StorNext 4.0 Launch Event, Morton’s Burbank 1-26-10

Posted By Barry Goch on February 01, 2010 12:00 am | Permalink
Hello Post readers. Happy New Year! After a brief and restful break, I'm back to my continuing adventures in the world of LA post production. And what a great way to start the year off by having lunch at Morton's Steak House in Burbank, CA, courtesy of Quantum! This is part of a multi-city launch tour to celebrate the release of StorNext 4.0.

Now I'm not Mr. IT, so a lot of what they talked about was a bit over my head, but hey that's how you learn. StorNext is software for high performance file sharing, as well as enterprise data-management and protection. Chris Duffy, product marketing manager, lead the presentation.

The two main things that I picked up were deduplication and time-code based partial file recover. Data deduplication is the process of reducing storage requirements by reducing the number of instances a same file that is saved and saving pointers, instead of data, for each additional occurrence of the file.Here is a link to the definition on the Quantum Website:

The other topic (see photo) is timecode-based partial file recovery. It allows you to grab part of a longer clip and create a new piece of media for that shorter section. I can see this as a huge benefit for sports, for example, where you only need a few short clips of a game for a highlight package.

Shawn Klein, director of partner development, said that the Genome project is generating 2TB of data daily and that StorNext is the system that manages such a large and important data set.

The next two events are in New York and D.C. this week.