Quantum showcases StorNext 5 workflow storage platform
September 9, 2015

Quantum showcases StorNext 5 workflow storage platform

SAN JOSE, CA — Quantum (www.quantum.com) is showcasing a number of its solutions at IBC2015, including its StorNext 5 shared storage architecture, which includes high-performance online storage, extended online storage and tape- and cloud-based archives. The company is also highlighting StorNext Connect, a management and monitoring console that provides an at-a-glance dashboard of the entire StorNext environment, and its StorNext Pro Foundation, which offers collaborative storage for small workgroups.

StorNext 5 is the next-generation workflow storage platform designed by Quantum to support content production, distribution and archive with the performance and reliability operations need to meet extreme production and delivery deadlines. It provides a combination of fast collaborative file-streaming performance with integrated intelligence to put the right data in the right place at the right time for maximum efficiency and the lowest possible cost. StorNext 5 achieves this by automatically moving data across different storage technologies while maintaining full control of the data. 

Quantum is also highlighting its Q-Cloud Archive which extends StorNext workflow capabilities to the cloud, allowing end-to-end StorNext environments to leverage cloud storage fully with no additional hardware, separate applications or programming while maintaining full compatibility with existing software applications.

Q-Cloud Archive adds flexible, safe and secure off-site cloud archiving of valuable content to StorNext workflows. Users buy only the capacity they need and only as they need it, keeping assets archived long-term for re-monetization or simply as an off-site asset pool. Unlike other cloud services that require complex setup, third-party gateways or unfamiliar software, Q-Cloud Archive works seamlessly with existing workflows. Users don't have to worry about application compatibility or a learning curve. 

StorNext Pro Foundation offers collaborative storage for small workgroups and is a complete, integrated shared storage solution designed specifically for new users or new deployments in post, broadcast, corporate and government video. It gives smaller production workgroups a powerful and attractively priced solution for managing assets from ingest to delivery to archive. The underlying StorNext 5 platform also ensures that the solution can adapt as workflows evolve so that users can ingest more content from multiple camera sources, create more content and deliver it on time while preserving owned content for future monetization.
StorNext Pro Foundation offers high performance and full Xsan compatibility, an ideal pairing for smaller workgroups looking to renew or upgrade, as well as for current StorNext users wishing to add smaller remote and local workgroups for graphics, rendering and EFX. The solution is available in system configurations of 48TB and 96TB, which respectively support five and seven Xsan/Windows/Linux SAN clients. In addition, StorNext Pro Foundation connects seamlessly with Quantum Q-Cloud Archive to simplify extension into cloud-based storage.