Quantum simplifies management with new StorNext Connect

Quantum has released StorNext Connect 1.1, an enhanced version of its management tool that simplifies the installation, discovery, administration and monitoring of StorNext environments. StorNext Connect is first product to integrate management and reporting into a multi-tier storage environment.

Instead of having to work with separate monitoring and reporting tools unique to each distinct storage tier, StorNext Connect users can have a unified view of the entire multi-tier, end-to-end workflow storage environment, including disk, tape, object storage and cloud resources. Designed for Quantum StorNext-powered environments and built into the company’s new Xcellis workflow storage systems, StorNext Connect enables users to deploy and configure new equipment and then monitor and manage multiple systems at the same time.

StorNext Connect is equally capable of managing production and archive environments. For StorNext installations that utilise storage tiers (e.g., disk arrays, object storage and tape libraries), it provides a view of I/O performance along with real-time data, historical trends and archive media statistics across each tier. As an example, users can now monitor their storage resources to determine how much of their data is on disk, in a tape library, in the cloud or offline in a vault.

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