SIGGRAPH 2017: Quantum To Release New Workflow Storage Platform, Highlight Xcellis Workflow Storage Solutions

Quantum will feature StorNext 6, a new release of the company’s workflow storage platform that showcases the company’s workflow-optimized storage. Quantum also will highlight its Xcellis workflow storage solutions, recently enhanced with lab-validated 4K reference architectures for facilities of all sizes and including all-flash storage configurations that maximize performance for demanding creative workflows. Equipped with the power to support multistream 4K workflows, Xcellis allows creative teams to produce richer animation, visual effects and virtual reality content more quickly and cost-effectively.

Quantum’s Xcellis Workflow Storage

New Xcellis 4K Reference Architectures
Quantum will highlight its new 4K reference architectures, created from exhaustive real-world 4K testing and suitably scaled for facilities from small to large. In the testing, all Xcellis solutions were validated under intense 4K workloads, reflecting industry-leading capabilities for streaming 4K to collaborative teams of content creators. The testing included characterization of large- and small-form-factor disk drives and all-flash arrays in different configurations of compressed and uncompressed 4K formats. The resulting reference architectures have been tuned to deliver predictable stream-count workloads for the full range of 4K formats.

New All-Flash Arrays for VFX Workflows
Quantum will also highlight the combination of StorNext and the performance of all-flash arrays to get the most out of both technologies. StorNext is well-known for enabling users to maximize workflow efficiency. This efficiency is no different with flash when it comes to meeting or exceeding the needs of the most demanding workflows, with use cases such as visual effects, color correction, or high-end compositing and finishing deriving the greatest benefit.