NAB 2018: Quantum To Showcase Performance Leadership Solutions
At NAB 2018, Quantum will highlight how the company is extending its performance leadership in supporting today’s high-res media workflows. Quantum recently introduced the Xcellis Scale-out NAS, which is powered by the StorNext shared storage and data management platform and delivers up to two times the performance of competitive offerings leveraging traditional storage (or up to 14X leveraging NVMe flash technology), as confirmed by testing that the company completed last month. In addition to showcasing Xcellis Scale-out NAS and unveiling the performance testing results at NAB 2018, Quantum will also feature a range of interactive demonstrations of new and enhanced solutions encompassing 8K playback with NVMe, local and cloud-based collaboration, multi-tier content management (including LTO-8 tape) and intelligent archive.
Quantum’s recent testing affirms that Xcellis Scale-out NAS solutions outperform offerings from enterprise-class NAS providers and NAS-focused startups for 4K, 8K and 16K projects. In combination with the solutions’ unmatched scalability and robust media and metadata management, this industry-leading performance makes Xcellis ideal for supporting content creators’ most demanding collaborative workflows in IP-based environments. Reflecting the strength of Xcellis Scale-out NAS, StudioDaily has named the solution as a finalist for its Prime Awards, which represent “game-changing new products, forward-thinking companies, and innovative people.”
As part of its Xcellis Scale-out NAS performance demonstration at NAB 2018, Quantum will also show how it is leveraging the latest NVMe flash technology in conjunction with StorNext’s data sharing capabilities to deliver intelligent and affordable management of media content from ingest to archive.
Other Quantum NAB Highlights
At booth #SL8511, Quantum will showcase the high-performance power and efficiency of its StorNext platform across the media lifecycle. In addition to Xcellis Scale-out NAS, demonstrations will focus on:
- Collaborative Postproduction: Users can see Xcellis Foundation, an entry-level storage system that delivers the benefits of enterprise-class Xcellis storage — including high performance and scalability — in an easy-to-deploy NAS appliance for under $25,000. Xcellis Foundation was designed for smaller production facilities that need the benefits of a collaborative workflow but have limited budgets.
- Multi-tier Content Management: This demonstration centers on StorNext 6, the latest, award-winning version of Quantum’s StorNext platform. StorNext 6 combines industry-leading performance and advanced data management features, including FlexSync multi-site synchronization, FlexTier public and private cloud access and FlexSpace shared archive.
- Intelligent Archive: In addition to showcasing tiering across secondary disk, object, LTO tape and cloud storage, Quantum will demonstrate the ability to seamlessly add automated indexing and artificial intelligence so that users can extract hidden value from their video and audio content. In addition, users will see how Oracle DIVArchive content can be migrated to a StorNext-managed environment.
“StorNext-based solutions have long been known to give our customers the power to overcome the most demanding storage and data management challenges,” Molly Presley, vice president, Product Management and Global Marketing, Quantum, says. “At NAB this year, users will be visiting Quantum to make decisions on how to ‘Power What’s Next’ in their media workflows. With this in mind, we will feature industry-leading NAS performance, simple tools to migrate LTO archives to StorNext and Quantum tape libraries, and enhancements to make the StorNext user experience more simple and intuitive.”