Quantum Artico NAS Archive Appliance Set for NAB

Quantum Corp will be highlighting its new Artico intelligent NAS archive appliance at NAB next week. The company says Artico offers broadcast and postproduction facilities using scale-out NAS systems a flexible, low-cost entry point for establishing media archives — outside of StorNext environments — that can scale to hold petabytes of content across Quantum’s Lattus extended online, Scalar tape and Q-Cloud Archive storage.

“The Artico intelligent NAS archive appliance delivers critical media management capabilities with the power to transform the way an organization handles its content archive,” says Alex Grossman, Quantum, VP of media and entertainment. “With Artico, scale-out NAS users can optimize their use of media storage while gaining the ability to access content from any archive platform — all of which results in significant time and cost savings that make it easier for media facilities to achieve their creative and business goals.”

Powered by Quantum’s StorNext 5 software and providing a NAS presentation, the company says Artico incorporates StorNext Storage Manager policies to put the right content in the right place at the right time for maximizing storage efficiency and reducing total costs. When used in combination with any StorNext-qualified media asset management (MAM) system, Artico can move files seamlessly from online storage to longer-term archive with no user intervention, while maintaining full access to the files.

“In today’s media facilities, critical file-based workflows — including video production, animation, rendering and creative graphics — depend on sharing content across a variety of storage systems and media,” says Grossman. “As these workflows evolve and the quantity of large files stored on disparate storage systems grows, these facilities can rely on Artico to provide transparent, scalable and efficient archiving of all media content and assets. As a result, users can confidently offload large files from expensive NAS systems and reduce overall storage costs, including those related to space, power and cooling.”

StorNext Storage Manager has been deployed broadly by media facilities around the world. Artico incorporates this proven technology to streamline operations, improve use of existing capacity and simplify expansion of media storage to accommodate changing business and operational demands. Additional Artico-StorNext Storage Manager features include NAS connectivity for easy deployment and integration into broadcast and postproduction environment;  balance of media access and storage TCO through intelligent, policy-driven file movement across LTO tape, LTFS, object storage and cloud archive systems; long-term protection of content, including through the ability to create multiple archive copies and with support for multiple archive systems; and automatic integration with StorNext-qualified MAM systems, enabling users to store, share and preserve media files seamlessly.

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