Xcellis Workflow Storage

High-performance shared storage for collaborative workflows—powered by StorNext


Efficient, converged architecture

Powered by StorNext® 

Built-in deployment, management, monitoring, and reporting for multiple systems from a single interface.

Support for billions of files across up to 64 virtual file systems. Virtually unlimited capacity. Scale to hundreds of petabytes.



Workflow Director Nodes Dual rack servers
Redundant power supplies
Dual six-core high-performance Intel E5 v3 CPUs
Workflow Director Storage Quantum QXS-4
Dual redundant high-performance controllers
Quad 16Gb Fibre Channel per controller (eight ports total)
Available in 2U12, 2U24, and 4U56 options
Storage Support Supports Quantum QXS storage for combined metadata and data options; Quantum or 3rd-party storage for user data*

*3rd-party user data storage requires dedicated Quantum QXS metadata storage.


Included StorNext Software StorNext High Availability License Option, ten SAN clients available to the user for any OS type, one embedded SAN client for each Xcellis Workflow Director Node, and a Distributed Data Mover license (for the secondary node)
Optional NAS Connectivity License Allows connection of SMB and NFS clients directly to Xcellis;
does not require per-client licensing
Optional StorNext LAN Gateway License Allows connection of StorNext LAN clients directly to Xcellis;
does not require per-client licensing
Optional Dynamic Application Environment License Allows the use of a virtual machine for the purposes of hosting an application directly on an Xcellis

Connectivity Options

Fibre Channel Dual 16Gb Optical, Quad 16Gb Optical, or Quad 8Gb Optical
Onboard Ethernet Quad 1Gb for service, management, and metadata networks
Optional Ethernet Up to two additional NICs for StorNext LAN, NAS, Q-Cloud™,
and Lattus™ connections
Choose from quad 1GbE, dual 10GbE in Optical or Twinax, or dual 40GbE
Client Protocol Support StorNext SAN, StorNext LAN, SMB 1 (CIFS), SMB 2, SMB 3, NFS v3, NFS v4, Active Directory, OpenLDAP, RESTful API
Client Support Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, AIX
(see compatibility document for details)

Multi-Tier Options

Extended Online Quantum Lattus-M low-latency, massively scalable object storage
Tape Archive
StorNext AEL500, StorNext AEL6000 tape archive 3rd-party tape archive systems also supported
Cloud Storage Q-Cloud Archive simple access cloud storage
Q-Cloud Vault long-term deep-archive cloud storage

Xcellis Storage Nodes

  QXS-412 QXS-424 QXS-456
Combined user data and metadata
Dedicated metadata Combined user data and metadata
Capacity Options (Raw) 48TB, 72TB per chassis 2.4TB, 4.8TB, 9.6TB, 19.2TB 224TB, 336TB
RAID Array to Expansion Ratio Up to seven expansions per RAID Array RAID Array only Up to three expansions per RAID Array
Drive Type 3.5" 7200 RPM NL-SAS 2.5" SSD 3.5" 7200 RPM NL-SAS


  Xcellis Workflow Director Node
(per node, two nodes per
Workflow Director)
QXS-412 QXS-424 QXS-456
Rack Height 1U 2U 2U 4U
Height 1.68" (4.28 cm) 3.43" (8.71 cm) 3.5" (8.9 cm) 7" (17.8 cm)
Width 18.98" (48.32 cm) 18.99" (48.24 cm) 17.6" (44.7 cm) 17.6" (44.7 cm)
Depth 27.57" (70.05 cm) 20.46" (51.9 cm) 20.57" (52.25 cm) 36" (91.44 cm)
Max Weight 37.3 lb (16.9 kg) 78.2 lb (35.5 kg) 57.32 lb (26 kg) 210 lb (95.3 kg)
Watts 295 465 436 1200
BTU 1007 1587 1488 4095

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