SAN JOSE, CA — Quantum Corporation (www.quantum.com), the provider of solutions for video and unstructured data, has released the H4000 Essential, an all-in-one appliance that integrates Quantum CatDV media asset management and Quantum StorNext 7 shared storage software on the H4000 storage platform. The H4000 Essential provides highly available shared storage and automatic content indexing, discovery and workflow collaboration for small creative teams. It does not require specialized IT skills to support and can be up and running in just minutes. By integrating media management and storage, teams can spend more time creating and less time searching for content.
"What's remarkable about the new H4000 Essential is that we've brought the most important capabilities of two powerful platforms - CatDV and StorNext - and taken away the complexity and time in configuring and managing them separately and setting up production workflows,” explains Dave Clack, vice president and general manager, cloud software and analytics for Quantum. “The H4000 Essential is the fastest solution to stand up for a new project or a new team – whether working directly on the storage, collaborating remotely from the field, managing multiple projects simultaneously, or all the above. For the first time, these industry-leading technologies are in reach of small creative groups everywhere."
The H4000 Essential includes the StorNext collaborative shared storage systems, with either 48TB or 96TB of raw storage in a compact 2U server. It is expandable to up to 384TBs with purchase of additional storage. The 25GbE connection allows for integration into customer networks. Additional features include automatic content ingest, metadata extraction, proxy, thumbnail and filmstrip creation; automatic content cataloging and indexing; and highly efficient StorNext and CatDV integration to avoid file system polling that can impact performance. Quantum CatDV is pre-installed and pre-configured for use by up to 10 named users, including use of the Adobe Premiere Pro CatDV Panel. Pricing starts at under $40,000.