NAB NY 2017: Quantum To Show Latest Systems for Demanding Storage Workflows

At 2017 NAB Show New York, Quantum will showcase its latest innovations for demanding storage workflows: StorNext 6, aiWARE for Xcellis and Xcellis Foundation.

StorNext 6 Release
A series of substantive updates within the StorNext 6 platform demonstrates Quantum’s ongoing leadership in workflow storage — with a particular focus on extending collaboration globally and providing new data protection options. StorNext 6 highlights include the following:

Quality of Service
A new quality of service (QoS) feature that empowers facilities to tune and optimize performance across all client workstations, and on a machine-by-machine basis, in turn guaranteeing that more demanding tasks, such as 4K playback or color correction, get the bandwidth they need to maintain ideal video quality.

FlexSpace Shared Archive
Addressing the challenges of global “always-on” production workflows, the new FlexSpace feature allows multiple instances of StorNext, located anywhere in the world, to share a common content repository. As a result, any user within a StorNext environment can access, browse and pull files from a shared workspace. With this new capability, a creative team member working in one city can create content that is automatically stored to the common repository and make it immediately available for further work by team members working elsewhere

FlexSync Multisite Synchronization
FlexSync is a powerful new capability that provides a fast, flexible and simple way to synchronize content between multiple StorNext systems in a highly manageable and automated fashion. FlexSync supports one-to-one, one-to-many and many-to-one file-replication scenarios, and can be configured to operate on specific files, specific folders or entire file systems. By leveraging enhancements in file-system metadata monitoring, FlexSync recognizes changes instantly and can immediately begin reflecting those changes on another system.

aiWARE for Xcellis: Veritone AI Platform in the StorNext Environment
aiWARE for Xcellis is a new hybrid on-premise and cloud version of the quality cloud-based multi-engine artificial intelligence (AI) platform from Veritone. This solution allows users to leverage the power of Veritone’s best-of-breed cognitive analytics ― in areas such as object recognition, optical character recognition and transcription ― to extract new value from their on-premise video and audio content without moving it to the cloud.

New Xcellis Foundation Entry-Level NAS Appliance for Media Workflows
At 2017 NAB Show New York, Quantum will also feature Xcellis Foundation, a new high-performance, entry-level workflow storage system specifically designed to address the technical and budgetary requirements of small- to medium-sized postproduction facilities and corporate video departments. Based on Quantum’s industry-leading StorNext shared file system and data management platform, the new system delivers the benefits of enterprise-class Xcellis storage, including high performance and scalability, in a NAS appliance for under $25,000. By providing a more powerful, more feature-rich alternative to other entry-level storage systems at a similar price point, Xcellis Foundation is ideal for smaller video production facilities that need the benefits of a shared workflow but have limited budgets to spend on shared storage.

Quantum Presentations and Demos at 2017 NAB Show New York
Quantum Senior Director of Media & Entertainment Solutions Marketing Keith Lissak will join Drew Hilles, senior vice president at Veritone, and Mike Petro, senior director of global customer success at Ooyala, for a Lightning Talk titled “AI: A World of Solutions.” The session, slated for 3-3:30 p.m. on Oct. 19 on the FOCUS FWD Keynote Stage, will address the ways in which artificial intelligence is driving greater efficiencies in production and distribution workflows and enabling media organizations to extract much greater value from their digital content libraries.

On the Quantum booth (N336), the company’s representatives will feature demos and slideware showcasing StorNext 6, aiWARE for Xcellis and Xcellis Foundation.

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