SOURCE: Quantum Corporation

Quantum Corporation

March 19, 2013 08:00 ET

Quantum StorNext Recognized in Turner Studios' Broadcast Engineering Excellence Award Win

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - Mar 19, 2013) -  Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM), a proven global expert in big data management and data protection, today announced that its StorNext® software is part of Turner Studios' Sports Central solution, which recently received a prestigious 2012 Excellence Award from Broadcast Engineering magazine. Turner Studios built this system to streamline and centralize the video ingest, management and multi-screen distribution of its sports content and selected Quantum's StorNext File System and StorNext Storage Manager™ software to manage the high-performance sharing, accessing and archiving of content within the system. Other companies providing key technologies in Turner's award-winning solution include Dalet, EVS, NetApp and Stainless Code.

With its partner, Turner Sports, Turner Studios covers approximately 6,000 events each year resulting in 27,000 hours of recorded live content -- or an average of 74 hours of video a day -- and close to two million highlights. Additionally, Turner's database references nearly 3,000 teams and 30,000 players. To manage this massive amount of content, Turner built a centralized system configured for 26 ingest and 16 playout channels, with any content available for logging, editing and viewing within 10 seconds. The company launched this new asset management solution on Christmas Day 2011, after just 15 months of specification and development.

Quantum's contribution to the solution is based on its long-standing leadership in helping organizations manage, share and archive large, big data files. Its StorNext File System software offers the industry's fastest single stream performance that scales to meet demanding workflow environments. The software also provides high-performance shared access for multiple operating systems and applications, offering tremendous flexibility for changing business needs. Quantum's StorNext Storage Manager is architected for robust policy-based tiering and provides a cost-effective approach for managing video archives.

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Craig Heyl, senior vice president, Turner Studios
"Using Quantum's StorNext software, Turner Studios has created a sophisticated video ingest, management and multi-screen distribution system which leverages high-performance sharing, accessing and archiving of content. StorNext support for multiple platforms and software tools provides the underlying framework that enables seamless workflow collaboration for end-to-end content lifecycle management."

Janae Stow Lee, senior vice president, Filesystem and Archive, Quantum
"We are honored that Turner Studios selected our StorNext technology to serve as a key element in their asset management system. In the media and entertainment industry, StorNext is often the only solution that can successfully address the high-performance speed, scale and tiering requirements for managing massive amounts of video content that broadcasters such as Turner create on a daily basis. Congratulations to Turner for this well-deserved award recognizing their vision and drive in building a system which delivers even more value to their viewers."

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About Turner Studios
Turner Studios is the full service production division of Turner Broadcasting Systems Inc. aligned under Turner's Global Technology and Operations division. Turner Studios services include studio operations, live broadcast production operations, post production, visual effects and animation, design and creative services, digital media production, remote and outside broadcast production. Turner Studios services all of Turner's Entertainment Networks including TBS, TNT, TCM, Cartoon Network and TruTV, as well as Turner's news networks including CNN, and many of Turner's International Networks such as TNT and Cartoon Latin America.

About Quantum
Quantum is a proven global expert in big data management and data protection, providing specialized storage solutions for physical, virtual and cloud environments. From small businesses to major enterprises, more than 100,000 customers have trusted Quantum to help maximize the value of their data by protecting and preserving it over its entire lifecycle. With Quantum, customers can Be Certain™ they're able to adapt in a changing world -- keeping more data longer, bridging from today to tomorrow, and reducing costs. See how at www.quantum.com/BeCertain.

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