SOURCE: Quantum Corporation

Quantum Corporation

March 20, 2013 08:00 ET

Quantum to Debut "Forever Disk Archive" -- StorNext-Managed Object Storage at NAB

Will Also Showcase Highest Density Tape Archive, Providing Multiple Options for Long-Term Digital Content Preservation

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - Mar 20, 2013) - Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM), a proven global expert in big data management and data protection, today announced plans to unveil two new highly scalable, long-term content preservation options for StorNext®-based systems at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) conference next month. Quantum's Lattus™-M disk archive incorporates object storage technology to serve as an active nearline archive and enable rapid retrieval of content and assets for repurposing in a StorNext-managed environment. With Lattus-M as a new archive tier, content can automatically move between online primary disk, object storage and tape, including the StorNext AEL Archive. Additionally, Quantum is introducing a new High Density (HD) module which will enable the StorNext AEL6000 Archive to provide policy-based tiering to an LTO archive with slot densities that are twice those offered by competitors. Quantum's new Lattus-M and StorNext AEL6000 HD are built to provide scalable onsite and globally distributed content preservation choices for managing petabytes of video assets created and maintained by post production facilities, broadcasters, and other organizations where video plays a central role.

At NAB booth #SL9016, Quantum will demonstrate how StorNext leverages object storage technology in Lattus-M to enable a policy-based nearline archive. By seamlessly moving assets from archive to work-in-process at nearly primary online disk speeds, Lattus-M provides tremendous value for content preservation. Quantum will also highlight several customer use cases, including one from Ultimate Fighting Championship, where StorNext is the underlying technology that serves as the platform for a complete end-to-end content workflow. NAB will take place at the Las Vegas Convention Center, April 8-11.

Lattus-M Wide Area Storage
Ideal for multi-petabyte digital asset preservation environments, Lattus-M combines next-generation object storage technology with the automatic tiering capabilities of StorNext Storage Manager™. As part of a StorNext-managed content archive, Lattus-M offers a new nearline storage option that is more durable than RAID with self-healing and protection capabilities and lower latency for predictably fast retrieval times at a price more typical of long-term storage. Other Lattus-M benefits include:

  • Unparalleled scalability to support flexible media asset growth;
  • Extreme durability to ensure content is not lost;
  • Automatic multi-site protection without the need for replication;
  • Self-migration for seamless upgrades to new storage technologies;
  • Fast file access using StorNext File System, HTTP REST or optional CIFS/NFS; and
  • Cost-effective, high-capacity archive capability across global locations.

Lattus-M will be generally available in May.

StorNext AEL6000 Archive HD
Quantum's new StorNext AEL6000 Archive HD offers 5 PB of LTO-6 tape in a single 19" rack and scales to over 75 PB of capacity. It combines StorNext's policy-based tiering engine for intelligent data movement between storage platforms and unique Extended Data Life Management (EDLM) feature for automatic tape integrity checking. The StorNext AEL6000 Archive provides the convenience of controlled tiering that capitalizes on the industry's highest tape slot density for a highly cost-effective, long-term content preservation solution.

StorNext AEL6000 Archive HD will be generally available next quarter.

Supporting Quotes
David J. Donald, president, Keeper Technology
"Keeper Technology has rapidly growing, petabyte-scale big data archives that are architected to be readily accessible using today's technology as well as scale seamlessly into tomorrow's requirements. Because it's built on object storage, Lattus offers the massive scale our customers demand. Lattus has inherent self-healing capabilities leading to lower operating costs, especially when deployed with StorNext's policy-based management capabilities. In fact, Keeper Technology is deploying Lattus-M with StorNext tiering for a key customer today to effectively store, manage and preserve their multi-petabyte archive."

Tom Coughlin, president and chief analyst, Coughlin Associates
"The media and entertainment industry has a great and immediate need for long-term and available storage of ever larger video projects. Quantum brings a new level of scalability and protection for archived digital assets with its object-based Lattus-M disk archive. Products such as this will be an important element in providing long-term preservation of digital assets while making them readily available for future use."

Janae Stow Lee, senior vice president, Filesystem and Archive, Quantum
"As digital content continues to grow and the length of time it must remain available increases, a new option for nearline archives is required that does not compromise reliability or manageability. We've listened to our customers and built Lattus-M to help them address long-term content preservation challenges and benefit from rapid asset retrieval by enabling them to more effectively repurpose and monetize their content."

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