SOURCE: Quantum Corporation

Quantum Corporation

August 15, 2013 08:00 ET

Quantum Debuts Comprehensive Object Storage Testing Environment at Switch SUPERNAP Data Center

Cloud-Scale Lattus Implementation Enables Onsite or Virtual POC Experiences

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 15, 2013) - Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM), a proven global expert in big data management and data protection, today introduced its new Lattus™ Demo Lab for customers to experience a full-scale, cloud-based object storage testing environment. Located inside Switch's state-of-the art SUPERNAP data centers and available for use now, the Lattus Demo Lab enables rigorous proof of concept (POC) testing at the facility, either onsite
 or virtually.

The Quantum Lattus family includes Lattus-X, a high-performance NAS-based object storage offering, and Lattus-M, an object storage solution which seamlessly integrates into StorNext® environments and leverages StorNext Storage Manager's policy-based tiering. Lattus object storage enables nearline access to archived data across global locations in a highly scalable and cost-effective disk-based solution that never requires a "forklift" upgrade -- a forever disk archive. With a private cloud-ready foundation today and public cloud integration in the future, Lattus offers much greater durability than traditional RAID offerings, including true self-healing and self-protection capabilities, and enables automatic multi-site protection without the need
 for replication.

At the Switch SUPERNAP, Lattus-X capabilities are accessed using a downloadable virtual Lattus A10 gateway node, while Lattus-M is accessed with a StorNext M440/660 metadata appliance in existing StorNext environments or from a downloadable StorNext virtual metadata controller. Both Lattus-X and Lattus-M test environments allow access from any Internet-capable device using HTTP REST.

Preconfigured for most evaluation use cases, the Lattus Demo Lab offers potential object storage customers an opportunity to test Lattus and experience all that object storage can deliver without having to invest their own installation resources or make onsite changes. Using a Quantum-provided access account, customers can see how Lattus-M can be used as a storage policy tier in a customer-defined workflow that could also include the cloud. In addition, the Lattus Demo Lab offers the chance to access a hybrid cloud archive and determine if there are integration opportunities with an HTTP REST interface. Because Lattus-M leverages StorNext file system technology to access object storage, customers can also test StorNext's performance and see how it fits into an application workflow.

Customers and partners seeking more information about the Lattus Demo Lab can contact Quantum directly.

Supporting Quotes
David Hekimian, founder and CEO, TechAccelerator
"Quantum is leading the way to help customers understand and benefit from object storage solutions. With a complete system installed at the Switch SUPERNAP, organizations considering Lattus will be able to conduct cloud-based POC testing quickly and easily without needing to wait for the required equipment and resources or investments involved in performing their own in-house POC evaluation."

Janae Stow Lee, senior vice president, Filesystem and Archive, Quantum
"We're partnering with one of the premier data center facilities in the world that's already used by major cloud service providers and entertainment companies. By providing a cloud-based, fully functional object storage testing environment and making it accessible with a variety of application integration options, we're giving customers and partners a unique opportunity to complete testing more efficiently and gain a thorough understanding of how Lattus can best be leveraged to meet their needs."

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    Quantum Corp.
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