SATIS 2017: Quantum To Demo StorNext 6, aiWARE for Xcellis, and More
At SATIS 2017, 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 management options. StorNext 6 highlights include the following:
- Quality of Service — A new quality of service (QoS) feature 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 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 the 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 in other cities.
- 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.
New Xcellis Foundation Entry-Level NAS Appliance for Media Workflows
At Inter BEE 2017, 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 StorNext, the new system delivers the benefits of enterprise-class Xcellis storage, including high performance and scalability, in a NAS appliance for under US$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.
aiWARE for Xcellis: Veritone AI Platform in the StorNext Environment
aiWARE for Xcellis is a new hybrid on-premise and cloud version of the best-in-class 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 hidden value from their on-premise video and audio content.
ClarityNow for Xcellis
During SATIS 2017, Quantum will feature the integration of Data Frameworks’ ClarityNow with Xcellis workflow storage, powered by StorNext. Together these technologies allow users not only to look at the physical nature of the storage environment to see where files are kept but also to establish policies so that files are moved in a way that yields the most capacity.
By scanning content in near real time, building an index of that content, and then grouping similar content into collections, the integrated solution makes it easier to attach exact costs to storage related to specific content and projects. As a result, studios and other content creators can keep specific groups of content in the most economical and appropriate storage medium.