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Object Storage

See how ActiveScale is helping data-driven enterprises manage, scale, and protect their most valuable data.

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Gain Insights, Extract Value, and Improve Business Outcomes

Companies today strive to treat data as a business asset that enables valuable insights and improves their competitive position. But unlocking value requires overcoming the challenges of managing, scaling, protecting, and analyzing massive amounts of unstructured file and object data.

ActiveScale™ addresses these challenges with an integrated system that is built on an exabyte-scale architecture and designed to get you up and running quickly. This architectural design provides the foundation to help you store data forever and extract more value from it.

Object Storage Use Cases

In a diverse range of industries spanning media and entertainment, genomics and life sciences, autonomous vehicle research, and other forms of scientific research, ActiveScale object storage serves a number of use cases for:

HIGH-PERFORMANCE COMPUTING (HPC)

HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING (HPC)

Sensors, satellites, medical instruments, video devices, and computer simulators create extreme amounts of data, which can be stored in durable, forever archives, enabling researchers and engineers to move seamlessly from raw data to analysis to actionable insights.

MEDICAL AND SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH

MEDICAL AND SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH

Genomics sequencing, life sciences, and other types of scientific research generate a massive amount of data that must be processed, stored, and analyzed.

MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCTION

MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCTION

Movie studios and broadcasters require high-performance ingesting, editing, processing, and rendering of video files. Object storage enables seamless access to content for ongoing repurposing and long-term storage in a durable repository.

ENTERPRISE ARCHIVING AND LONG-TERM RETENTION

ENTERPRISE ARCHIVING AND LONG-TERM RETENTION

Enterprise IT departments are looking to object storage as a long-term content repository, which has the flexibility to store all unstructured data – billions of files and objects – in a single consolidated system.

VIDEO SURVEILLANCE

VIDEO SURVEILLANCE

Object storage is also used as an archive tier for multi-petabyte surveillance infrastructure. Video is typically captured and recorded on higher-performance servers, then stored in a durable, forever archive.

DATA PROTECTION

DATA PROTECTION

Critical data can be stored in large-scale backups, long-term data archives, and as 3-geo configurations for cost-effective data protection and disaster recovery.

Featured Case Studies

Historical Musical Content Preserved on ActiveScale

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Animated Films Library Stored on ActiveScale

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Financial Services Data Managed with ActiveScale

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Featured Products & Benefits

ActiveScale P100

ActiveScale P100

Our lowest-cost-of-entry system that scales to 27 PB (raw).

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ActiveScale X100

ActiveScale X100

Our hybrid cloud solution that scales to over 74 PB (raw).

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Massively Scalable

Store, manage, and analyze billions of objects, and over 74 PB of capacity.

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Highest Data Durability

ActiveScale object storage offers up to 19 nines of data durability using patented erasure coding protection technologies.

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Best-in-Class Performance

Delivers up to 75 GB/sec* projected throughput in scale-out configurations.
*Performance may vary based on network conditions, system configuration, workload, and other factors.

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Simplest to Deploy and Manage

Pre-configured systems speed implementation, while software architecture enables system administrators to manage billions of objects and petabytes of capacity in a single system.

P100 Specifications

  Base Configuration Scale-up Module Standard
(Base+2 Scale-up Modules)
Capacity1      
Configuration capacity (raw) 1,008 TB 1,008 TB 3.02 PB
Maximum multi-part object size 50 TB
Software      
Operating system software ActiveScale OS 5.x
Management interfaces Real-time System Management Console, CLI, RESTful API
System analytics ActiveScale CM, a cloud-based storage analytics service
Security Data encryption in flight SSL/TLS using AES-256, Data encryption at rest (AES-256)
Data protection BitSpread: Advanced Erasure Coding and Dynamic Data Placement
SW/FW upgrades Non-disruptive rolling upgrades
Characteristics      
Performance Client throughput performance up to 6 GB/sec
Data durability Up to 19 nines
Connectivity      
Protocols RESTful S3
Client connectivity 60 Gbps/base (6x10 Gb/sec)
Physical size2      
Rack space requirements (rack units) 12RU 6RU 24RU
Configuration weight (kg/lbs) 274 kg/605 lbs 191 kg/421 lbs 656 kg/1,447 lbs
Power      
Power consumption – typical/max (W) 1.85/2.03 KW 1.38/1.51 KW 4.61/5.08 KW
Power consumption – typical/max (KVA) 1.89/2.06 KVA 1.39/1.53 KVA 4.67/5.12 KVA
Power characteristics 208-240 V, single-phase or three-phase with redundancy and intelligent power
Environmental2      
Cooling Redundant high-efficiency fans
Temperature range – operating 5 °C to 35 °C
Temperature range – non-operating -40 °C to 65 °C
Humidity 8% to 90% (non-condensing)
Compliance FCC/ICES-003, CE, VCCI, CISPR 22, CISPR 24, KN22, KN24, EN60950-1 2nd edition, UL60950-1 2nd edition
BTUs/hr (typical/max) 6.31/6.92 K BTU/h 4.70/5.15 K BTU/h 15.71/17.22 K BTU/h
Carbon footprint (max) 0.001 Metric Tons 0.001 Metric Tons 0.003 Metric Tons

1One MB is equal to one million bytes, one GB is equal to one billion bytes, one TB equals 1,000 GB (one trillion bytes) and one PB equals 1,000 TB when referring to storage capacity. Usable capacity will vary from the raw capacity due to object storage methodologies and other factors.
2Rack not included, customer must supply rack and PDU.

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X100 Specifications

  Base Configuration Scale-up Module Standard
(Base+6 Scale-up Modules)
Capacity1      
Configuration capacity (raw) 1,176 TB 1,176 TB 8,232 TB
Maximum multi-part object size 50 TB
Software      
Operating system software ActiveScale OS 5.x
Management interfaces Real-time System Management Console, CLI, RESTful API
System analytics ActiveScale CM, a cloud-based storage analytics service
Security Data encryption in flight SSL/TLS using AES-256, Data encryption at rest using AES-256
Data protection BitSpread: Advanced Rateless Erasure Coding + Dynamic Data Placement
SW/FW upgrades Non-disruptive rolling upgrades
Characteristics      
Performance Client throughput performance up to 8 GB/sec
Data durability Up to 19 nines
Connectivity      
Protocols RESTful S3
Client connectivity 60 Gbps/base (6x10 Gb/sec)
Physical size      
Rack dimensions (mm/in) 2060 x 600 x 1200 mm (81 x 23.6 x 52.6 in)
Configuration weight (kg/lbs) 713 kg/1,572 lbs   1,010 kg/2,457 lbs
Power      
Power consumption – typical/max (W) 2.45/3.72 KW 0.65 KW 6.37/7.45 KW
Power consumption – typical/max (KVA) 2.5/3.8 KVA 0.67 KVA 6.5/7.6 KVA
Power characteristics 208-240 V, single-phase or three-phase with redundancy and intelligent power
Environmental      
Cooling Redundant high-efficiency fans
Temperature range – operating
(C, F)
10 °C to 35 °C (50 °F to 95 °F) derated 1 °C per 300 m over 960 m altitude increase
Temperature range – non-operating -40 °C to 66 °C (-40 °F to 151 °F) derated 1 °C per 300 m over 3,000 m altitude increase
Humidity 8% to 90% (non-condensing)
Compliance FCC/IES-003, CE, VCCI, CISPR 22, CISPR 24, KN22, KN24, EN60950-1 2nd edition, UL60950-1 2nd edition
BTUs/hr (typical/max) 6.31/6.92 K BTU/h 4.70/5.15 K BTU/h 15.71/17.22 K BTU/h
Carbon footprint (max) 0.001 Metric Tons 0.001 Metric Tons 0.003 Metric Tons

1One MB is equal to one million bytes, one GB is equal to one billion bytes, one TB equals 1,000 GB (one trillion bytes) and one PB equals 1,000 TB when referring to storage capacity. Usable capacity will vary from the raw capacity due to object storage methodologies and other factors.

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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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Consolidating IT by Standardizing on Quantum Across Business Divisions

“With StorNext and Storage Manager, we can implement a very flexible data protection model that taps into the performance and scalability of object storage.”

Steven Butler Production Technology Director, Hogarth Worldwide
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