Accelerate. Scale. Empower.

Xcellis Workflow Storage is high-performance shared storage for collaborative workflows. Powered by StorNext, the industry’s fastest streaming file system, it is engineered to tackle the world’s most demanding data-intensive workloads.

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What is Xcellis Workflow Storage?

Xcellis workflow storage enables high-speed shared access to your critical data. Powered by StorNext advanced data management software, it includes an Xcellis Workflow Director for system management and client connectivity, and RAID storage for data. This combination of software, compute, and storage is engineered to solve the world’s biggest storage challenges—and enables you to focus on your workflows rather than the storage. So you can do what you do best.

Featured Benefits

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Flexible for Your Unique Workflow

To stay competitive and meet demanding schedules, high-performance workflow storage is a key requirement. Xcellis workflow storage, powered by StorNext, is screaming fast. Bandwidth scales as needed by adding storage arrays. Regardless of the amount of data, the size of the files or the number of collaborators, there’s a configuration of Xcellis that will keep everyone productive.

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Maximizing Scale

Explosive growth in file sizes and quantities is now the norm. Organizations need storage that scales easily and continuously, without costly forklift upgrades. Xcellis can be sized to precisely fit current requirements and scaled to meet future demands simply by adding storage arrays. Capacity and performance can grow independently, and no additional accelerators or controllers are needed to reach petabyte scale.

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Enabling Collaboration Across Boundaries

Productivity requirements are higher than ever and demanding workflows have spawned an increased need for collaboration and expanded, sometimes geographically dispersed team members. By combining Xcellis direct SAN access via fibre channel, with DLC and NAS connectivity over Ethernet, Xcellis provides the best of performance and accessibility, extending collaboration to the broadest range of users.

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Accelerating Performance

Xcellis workflow storage enables virtually limitless range of configurations and options. It combines support for up to 64 individually configurable volumes, multiple disk performance profiles and unified access via all high-performance network protocols.

Specifications

  • CONFIGURATION OPTIONS Available with combined metadata and user storage or dedicated metadata storage.
  • STORAGE SUPPORT Supports Quantum QXS storage for combined metadata and data options; Quantum or 3rd party storage with dedicated metadata models.
  • WORKFLOW DIRECTOR NODES Quantum QXS-3 and QXS-4 Dual redundant high-performance controllers Quad 16 Gb Fibre Channel per controller (eight ports total) Available in 2U12, 2U24, and 4U56 options.
  • CONNECTIVITY OPTIONS Fibre Channel: Quad 16Gb Optical, Dual 16 Gb Optical, or Quad 8 Gb Optical Onboard Ethernet: Quad 1Gb for service, management, and metadata networks Optional Ethernet: Up to two additional NICs for StorNext LAN, NAS, public cloud, and Lattus™ or other object storage connections Choose from quad 1GbE, dual 10GbE, or dual 40GbE 10GbE and 40GbE in Optical or Twinax Optional InfiniBand: Up to two additional NICs for dual QSFP FDR InfiniBand connectivity Client Support: Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, AIX (see compatibility document for details) Client Protocol Support: StorNext SAN, StorNext LAN, SMB 1 (CIFS), SMB 2, SMB 3, NFS v3, Active Directory, OpenLDAP, RESTful API.

Xcellis Workflow Director

The “brains” of a StorNext environment.

Factory-installed with StorNext advanced data management software and preconfigured with metadata storage, Xcellis Workflow Directors are purpose-built to enable high-speed ingest and shared access, at scale, with reliability you can trust.

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Choice of StorNext QXS Series Storage

Optimized for the speed, scale and sharing required by complex workflows.

StorNext QXS Series storage is offered in several different chassis and drive sizes, providing a range of capacities, densities and performance for different workflows.

 
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Introducing Xcellis Scale-out NAS

Xcellis® Scale-out NAS is the industry’s first storage solution to comprehensively address the needs of high-value data environments, where an organization’s revenue and products are all built around data. The latest evolution of Quantum’s market-leading, scale-out shared workflow storage platform, Xcellis Scale-out NAS is engineered to deliver the management capabilities and robust features of enterprise NAS with the cost-effective scaling organizations demand to address modern data growth.

Xcellis Scale-out NAS Diagram

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