SOURCE: Quantum Corporation

Quantum Corporation

June 19, 2013 16:05 ET

Quantum Expands Lattus Object Storage Offerings and Eases Path to Customer Adoption

Addresses Big Data Archive Needs of Growing Organizations and Customer Interest in Using Object Storage for General Purpose Secondary Storage

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 19, 2013) - Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM), a proven global expert in big data management and data protection, today announced expansion of its Lattus™ product line to include a lower-capacity, lower-cost model that extends the value of Lattus object storage beyond big data archive for large enterprises. In engaging with customers since introducing Lattus last fall, Quantum has found significant interest in the value it can also provide for smaller organizations with rapidly growing big data archives as well as commercial data center customers seeking a consolidated backup and archive solution. Lattus enables nearline access to archived data in an extremely durable, highly scalable and cost-effective disk-based solution that never requires a "forklift" upgrade -- a forever disk archive. To make it easier for customers to see and evaluate all that Lattus can deliver without having to invest their own installation resources, Quantum also announced today that it will be deploying Lattus at Switch's state-of-the-art SuperNAP data centers to enable rigorous proof of concept (POC) testing in the cloud.

As customers find ways to extract greater value from their data, they want to keep more of it for longer periods of time, even indefinitely. However, traditional disk architectures increasingly can't meet the resulting data availability, accessibility and affordability requirements. For example, as data volumes grow, the risk of disk failures and system outages increases, and integrating new processor or disk technologies often requires a planned outage or forklift upgrade, all of which imposes greater operational and management costs.

Lattus object storage solutions overcome these limitations by providing:

  • Unparalleled scalability to support flexible data growth;
  • Much greater durability than traditional RAID offerings, including true self-healing and self-protection capabilities;
  • Low disk-type latency for predictably fast retrieval times;
  • Automatic multi-site protection without the need for replication;
  • Self-migration for seamless upgrades to accommodate new storage technologies;
  • Fast file access leveraging Quantum's StorNext® File System, HTTP REST and CIFS/NFS;
  • Cost-effective, high-capacity archive across global locations; and
  • A private cloud-ready foundation today and public cloud integration in the future.

New Lattus Model
Quantum's new, smaller Lattus model starts at 126 TB of usable capacity for $375 thousand and provides the same benefits of larger Lattus offerings. In addition, customers can seamlessly upgrade to the larger-capacity Lattus system as their data demands increase.

Quantum's Lattus-X and Lattus-M solutions are both available in the lower-capacity configuration for big data customers. Lattus-X provides multi-petabyte object storage with NAS access and is ideal for distributed workgroups that need to share and archive large data files cost effectively while maintaining fast ingest and retrieval. Lattus-M integrates the automatic, policy-based tiering and archiving capabilities of StorNext Storage Manager™ with object storage technology.

For commercial data center customers, Lattus offers a disk-based archive with high durability, self-healing and automatic multi-site protection features, thereby eliminating the need for a separate backup infrastructure and also saving on the related costs and resources involved in managing backups. In addition, Lattus enables these customers to move data off expensive primary NAS systems to a nearline disk archive tier, reducing primary storage usage while providing the required data availability and accessibility at a significantly lower cost.

Lattus at the SuperNAPs
Next month, Quantum will install Lattus at the SuperNAPs in Las Vegas owned and operated by Switch, a leading global provider of colocation, connectivity, cloud and content ecosystems. Organizations considering Lattus will be able to conduct cloud-based POC testing at the SuperNAPs quickly and easily without needing to wait for the required equipment and resources or bear the costs involved in performing their own in-house POC evaluation. As a result, customers will be able to complete POC testing more efficiently and gain a thorough understanding of how Lattus can best be leveraged to meet their needs. In addition, Quantum will offer the ability for both software and channel partners to leverage the SuperNAPs for solution integration and testing.

Supporting Quotes

Janae Stow Lee, senior vice president, Filesystem and Archive, Quantum
"We developed Lattus so that customers could fully leverage the value of their growing big data archives. Over the past six months, we've talked with users having smaller entry needs that could clearly benefit from object storage, and we've seen a general need to make it easier for users to test, evaluate and deploy object storage solutions. Today's announcements reflect our ongoing commitment to incorporating customer feedback into our product plans and sales engagements."

David Hekimian, founder and CEO, TechAccelerator
"Being able to test object storage solutions at scale is key to adoption for many customers. However, securing the necessary physical space, network bandwidth, power, cooling and management resources to conduct a full POC onsite just isn't feasible for most. SuperNAPs are the ideal way to overcome this challenge because they allow customers to do the testing without any of these complications. Combined with the expansion of its Lattus product line, Quantum's decision to leverage the SuperNAPs speaks to the leadership position it's establishing in object storage."

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