Quantum F-Series

NVMe Storage

Ultra-fast NVMe storage servers for editing, rendering, and processing of video content and other large unstructured data sets.

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Increase Productivity while Reducing Infrastructure Costs

Major studios, corporations, research institutions and government agencies use the Quantum F-Series to accelerate the capture, edit, and finishing of high-definition content, speed VFX and CGI render performance by 10x-100x, and develop cutting-edge augmented and virtual reality.

NVMe is enabling these customers to process higher-resolution content that drives higher data rates, and provide massive parallel performance for large render farms, while reducing both storage and network infrastructure costs and complexity.

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NVMe Tuned for Video and Image-Based Workloads

Unlike more general-purpose NVMe storage arrays, the Quantum F-Series was designed specifically for the video and image-based workloads that are critical to our customers. This content can be high-definition video used for movie, TV, and sports production, marketing and advertising content, or image-based workloads that require high-speed processing, such as the data from a satellite feed, a drone, a car used in the development of automated driver assistance systems (ADAS), and more.

The F-Series uses NVMe flash drives for ultra-fast reads and writes and to support a huge amount of parallel processing. In addition, F-Series uses the latest RDMA networking technology to provide direct access between workstations and the NVMe storage devices, to provide predictable, ultra-fast network performance.

F-Series NVMe servers are deployed as part of a StorNext® scale-out file storage cluster. StorNext data management moves files and folders between NVMe storage pools and other storage pools, so customers can take advantage of the performance NVMe provides for the workloads that require it, while continuing to use lower-cost storage for data where performance is less critical.

F-Series Product Line Overview

Quantum offers two models in the F-Series product line.

The F2000 is a 2U, dual-node server with two hot-swappable compute canisters and 24 dual-ported NVMe drives. It is designed for workloads that require the highest levels of availability, at three capacity points: 46 TB, 92 TB, and 184 TB.

The F1000 is a 1U NVMe server that provides the benefits of NVMe at a lower-priced entry point and is available in two capacity points: 76.8 TB and 153.6 TB.

Quantum F-Series Software: Powered by the Quantum Cloud Storage Platform
Quantum’s Cloud Storage Platform is a software-defined storage platform that was designed specifically for video and other large unstructured data sets.

Quantum Cloud Storage Platform

The Quantum Cloud Storage Platform is:

Software-defined: Run on bare metal, in a VM, or in the cloud. No hardware dependence.

Tuned for low latency and fast streaming performance: Because the Quantum Cloud Storage Platform was built for video and video-like data, we’ve stripped out the data services that don’t apply to video, making the architecture more efficient and maximizing streaming performance to the storage.

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Orders of Magnitude Faster than Traditional Flash Storage

NVMe is much faster than traditional flash storage, provides extremely low latency and instant response times for workloads that require a large amount of parallel access.

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Reduce Infrastructure Costs and Complexity

Quantum F-Series provides predictable, low-latency access via Fibre Channel or Ethernet, so users can achieve SAN performance with a less expensive Ethernet infrastructure.

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Meets Performance Requirements in Less Rack Space

Users that have had to use a large number of HDDs or SSDs to meet their performance requirements can gain back racks of data center space.

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Easily Integrates into a StorNext® File Storage Cluster

Enables workstations, applications, and server nodes to access content in file format and provides broad and deep integration with the entire media production ecosystem.

Specifications

Specification F1000 F2000
Form-Factor 1U rack-mounted chassis 2U rack-mounted chassis
Drives 10 NVMe U.2 24 Dual-port NVMe
Flash Capacity Options 15.36 TB
7.68 TB
1.92 TB
3.84 TB
7.68 TB
Connectivity (Ethernet Model) 4x 100 Gb Ethernet 1 Dual-port 100 Gb Ethernet
Connectivity (Fibre Channel Model) 8x 32 Gb Fibre Channel 2 Dual-port 32 Gb Fibre Channel
Onboard I/O 2x 10GBase-T 4 10 Gb Ethernet (RJ45)
2 USB 3.0
1 VGA, DB15
1 RJ45 BMC / Management
Management Integrated IPMI 2.0 + KVM with dedicated LAN Integrated IPMI 2.0
Physical Dimensions Height 1.7” (43 mm)
Width 17.2” (437 mm)
Depth 23.5” (597 mm)
Net Weight: 20 lbs (9.1 kg)
Gross Weight: 33 lbs (15.0 kg)
Height: 3.45” (87.6 mm)
Width: 17.58” (446.4 mm)
Depth: 32.93” (836.4 mm)
Net Weight: 86.0 lbs (39.1 Kg)
Gross Weight: 92.6 lbs (42.1 Kg)
Power Supplies 1+1 750 Watt 1+1 1800 Watt
Power Supply Input 100 - 140 Vac / 8 - 6 A / 50-60 Hz
200 - 240 Vac / 4.5 - 3.8 A / 50-60 Hz
200 - 240 Vdc / 4.5 - 3.8 A (CCC Only)
200 - 240 Vac
Power Supply Certification Platinum Platinum Level
Serviceability Status monitor for speed control
Pulse Width Modulated (PWM) fan connectors
Chassis Intrusion Detection
CPU Thermal Trip Support
Hot-swappable power supplies
Compute canister
SSD Modules
Environmental Operating Temp: 10 °C to 30 °C (50 °F to 86 °F)
Non-operating Temp: -40 °C to 70 °C (-40 °F to 158 °F)
Humidity: 8% to 90% (non-condensing)
Non-operating Humidity: 5% to 95% (non-condensing)
Operating Temp: 10 °C to 30 °C (50 °F to 86 °F)
Non-operating Temp: -40 °C to 70 °C (-40 °F to 158 °F)
Humidity: 8% to 85% (non-condensing)
Non-operating Humidity: 5% to 90% (non-condensing)

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