Quantum to highlight StorNext storage technology
Quantum StorNext is the market-leading storage technology for media and entertainment workflows, enabling high-performance, real-time collaboration and keeping content readily accessible for reuse and remonetisation.
All StorNext solutions are built on the power of StorNext 5, the new generation of Quantum’s award-winning storage platform. StorNext 5 solutions empower media professionals to rethink their workflows for higher performance and cost-effective efficiency. With StorNext 5, they can ingest more content from multiple camera sources, create more content, deliver it on time, and preserve owned content for future monetization.
At IBC2014, Quantum will showcase its StorNext Pro Solutions, which offer post-production and broadcast professionals three complete high-performance workflow storage solutions.
StorNext Pro 4K addresses the performance and scalability demands of true 4K production. With flash-based metadata performance using the StorNext M445 SSD metadata appliance and scalability provided by StorNext QX-1200 RAID Storage (144 TB raw capacity), this storage solution enables efficient 4K workflows, including ingest, post and delivery. StorNext Pro 4K empowers users to ramp up 4K production and meet aggressive deadlines while staying within budget.
StorNext Pro Studio refreshes or extends existing Xsan deployments with 100 percent compatibility. A complete solution for storage deployment in the production studio, StorNext Pro Studio is ideal for postproduction facilities with aging Xserve systems or with any other aging storage system that is incapable of expanding to meet the user’s growing demands. The solution combines the StorNext M441D metadata appliance with the StorNext QX-1200 RAID storage (48 TB raw capacity) in an integrated solution that is cost-effective and easy to deploy.
StorNext Pro Production enables content owners to manage workflows ranging from production to the creation and maintenance of long-term content libraries. The solution combines the powerful StorNext M662XL metadata appliance, StorNext QX-1200 RAID storage (96 TB raw capacity), and a StorNext AEL500 41-slot LTO-6 library with 102.5 TB raw capacity for cost-effective archiving automated by StorNext Storage Manager. The solution facilitates control, monetization and long-term management of content by uniting production, review, archive and LTFS sharing functions in one system, thus offering incredible storage capacity and very high performance.
For the first time at IBC, Quantum will introduce StorNext Connect, a new way to monitor and manage StorNext deployments. StorNext Connect simplifies the process of configuring systems and eases ongoing system management and health monitoring. Through StorNext Connect, customers can install StorNext software, upgrade StorNext clients and servers, restart clients, check status on automated tasks, and troubleshoot performance issues through real-time graphs.
During the IBC2014 exhibition, Quantum also will feature a demonstration of its StorNext technology in cloud-enabled environments. By building on its leadership in moving media workflows to the cloud and by working closely with its extensive partner ecosystem of leading media management and production automation vendors, Quantum has developed StorNext cloud solutions. These solutions enable wide-scale collaboration on content stored in the cloud without disrupting users’ existing and familiar workflows.