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Quantum Announces Agreement
to Acquire Object Storage Technology

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Keeping Data Forever Can Get Costly

Some of our customers have many petabytes of unstructured data—hi-res video content, satellite images, CAD drawings, scientific research data, or other IoT data—that they need to keep forever.

And the value of that data is persistent. It needs to be stored so that it can be analyzed, monetized, or otherwise reused in the future.

Problem is, it can’t be stored on flash forever (too expensive), and in some cases, the latencies of tape may not be acceptable. 

Keeping “Data Forever” Can Get Costly
Create an Active Archive with Object Storage

Create an Active Archive with Object Storage

Object storage solutions meet the extreme scalability, durability and access requirements of large-scale, long-term archives. It is a durable online storage that scales to hundreds of petabytes more economically than primary storage, with better performance than tape. 

Erasure-coding technology is used to store objects on disk in the most efficient way, reducing storage costs and providing a self-protecting active archive. 

It’s the perfect solution for an active archive – for your digital media assets, for your critical scientific research data, or maybe just for creating a big data lake. 



Quantum offers a range of products and solutions for storing data in object format:

For applications or users working with content in object format that require near-instant access to those objects, Quantum’s StorNext high performance shared storage offers an S3 interface in addition to file interfaces such as CIFS/NFS.

For users needing a low cost, long term archive, Quantum StorNext can archive content to tape, and users can access that content via the same S3 interface. This represents the lowest cost long term storage option, and content can be retrieved in minutes.

Where the latencies of tape are not acceptable, Quantum has certified a range of third-party object stores, both private and public. For a list of certified object stores, see our compatibility guide.



Extreme Scale for Active Archives

As an extension of your primary storage, Quantum object storage scales capacity to hundreds of petabytes, with the bandwidth to match.


Predictably Fast Retrieval Times

Low-latency disk storage yields predictably fast retrieval times, independent of physical location.


Durable, Self-healing Protection from Data Loss

Using field-proven forward error correction code technology, object storage provides extreme durability to ensure data is protected in the event of device or component failure.


Easy Integration with Existing Workflow

Content is accessed through Quantum’s StorNext high performance shared storage using standard file-interfaces, or directly from the object store’s native S3 HTTP REST protocol. 

Crown Media

Crown Media Selects Object Storage to Extend Online Storage for Content Explosion

“We have an essentially unlimited archive capacity that lets us bring back assets much faster than before—at disk speed. We’ve eliminated backup but have much better protection—there are always at least two copies of the assets, and we have full site loss protection.”

Roy Burns Director of Digital Asset Management, Crown Media
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Quantum StorNext and Extended Online Workflow Storage Enables 100% 4K Operation at Leading Hollywood Post-Production Facility

“We have deployed Quantum QXS SSD storage. It is capable of sustaining up to eight real-time 4K streams. That means that my facility is probably the most efficient facility in the world in terms of feeding artists real-time 4K.”

Larry Chernoff CEO, MTI Film
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Crawford Media Services

Crawford Media Services Revolutionizes Media Archiving with Object Storage

“Object storage gives us the ability to provide a level of archiving service that we have not seen from anyone else in the industry—100% data integrity, migration to newer technology in the future through nondisruptive scalability, and the option of storing duplicate copies of data in different locations for an additional level of DR protection.”

Steve Davis Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Crawford Media Services
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