ActiveScale Object Storage

Build data lakes and private clouds to accelerate data insights.

Build Massive Data Lakes and Secure Private Clouds with Durable, S3-Compatible Object Storage

Organizations today need to retain all their unique data to train AI models that deliver differentiated outcomes. Whether you are developing solutions for life and earth sciences, media production, government programs, web services, IoT infrastructure, AI/ML, or video surveillance, ActiveScale puts an affordable scalable solution within reach. Now, you can build massive, low-cost data lakes for AI models and inferencing or your own private cloud storage environment - and seamlessly grow your data stores from terabytes to exabytes.

ActiveScale is also the industry’s only object storage solution architected for both hot and cold data storage classes. ActiveScale's cold storage feature reduces the cost of storing your cold data sets by up to 80% so you can retain all your data for AI, analysis, and insights.

Quantum Object Storage

Featured Benefits

Simple to Manage, Unlimited Scale

Non-disruptive expansion of compute, network, and storage meets the growing needs for billions of objects and exabytes of capacity. Dynamic Data Placement optimally places objects across available resources for performance at scale with no rebalancing.

Always Available Data Access

With rolling system upgrades, an S3-compatible RESTful protocol, and a geo-spread design, ActiveScale tolerates component and site failures to maximize access and productivity.

Lowest Total Cost of Ownership

Save up to 80% in storage costs with Active and Cold Storage Classes. Plus, without burdensome cloud access fees, continually enrich and extract value from your data sets without compromise.

Extreme Data Durability and Security

Advanced erasure coding, versioning, end-to-end encryption, object locking, and ongoing monitoring and repair ensure that data endures for years with up to 19 9’s of durability of both active and cold data.

ActiveScale Object Storage Software

With ActiveScale, performance, capacity, and scaling are seamless. As new nodes are added, network and computing resources come online immediately to load balance data requests and system tasks. New storage is added to the capacity pool and write activity is optimally distributed across storage resources using Dynamic Data Placement heuristics.

ActiveScale Object Storage Software

A Feature-Rich Software Environment

A Feature-Rich Software Environment > Object Storage > Quantum

Key Differentiators

  • Two Layer Hybrid Storage Architecture
  • Active and Cold Storage Classes
  • Advanced Erasure Encoding
  • Dynamic Data Placement (DDP)
  • Dynamic Data Repair (DDR)
  • Strong Consistency

Data Services

  • S3 Standard and S3 Glacier
  • NFS
  • Account Quotas
  • Object Lifecycle Policies
  • Object Versioning
  • Object Notifications
  • Large/Small Object Optimization

Security, Protection and Availability

  • Inflight & Keyless At-Rest Encryption
  • Immutable Object Locking
  • Single Site Deployment
  • Continuous Data Availability with 3-Geo Deployment
  • 2-Geo Deployments and Cloud Replication

Unified Management

  • Web UI, CLI, API
  • Predictive Cloud Monitoring
  • Prometheus Monitoring & Alerts

ActiveScale Platform Specifications

Built with high-density, high-capacity server technologies, ActiveScale appliances seamlessly expand to provide robust, reliable S3-compatible object storage for your most demanding workloads and data growth.

Specifications P100E3 P200 X200 Z200
Active Storage* min: 504 TB 648 TB 1080 TB 460.8 TB
Active Storage max: 1,008 TB
2 modules
Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Active Storage Media: HDD HDD HDD NVME SSD
Objects min / max: 235 M / 470 M 1.25 B / Unlimited 5 B / Unlimited 1 B / Unlimited
Cold Storage (optional) min/ max: 1 PB / Unlimited
Client Connectivity
Per Module/Server: 6 x 10 Gb per module 2 x 25 Gb per server 4 x 25 Gb per twin server 2 x 25 Gb per server
Max: 12 x 10 Gb Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Space Requirements: 3 RU per module 1 RU per server 4 RU per twin server 1 RU per server
Minimum Configuration: 1 module (3U) 3 servers (3U) 2 twin servers (8U) 3 servers (3U)
Power Consumption: Up to 760 watts per module Up to 433 watts per server Up to 2,500 watts per server Up to 660 watts per server
Built with high-density, high-capacity server technologies, ActiveScale appliances seamlessly expand to provide robust, reliable S3-compatible object storage for your most demanding workloads and data growth.Built with high-density, high-capacity server technologies, ActiveScale appliances seamlessly expand to provide robust, reliable S3-compatible object storage for your most demanding workloads and data growth.
*Minimum Active Storage Class software license is 100 TB.

Learn How ActiveScale is Helping these Organizations Achieve their Mission


Storing, Protecting, and Providing Access to Petabytes of Genomic Data

“We love the simplicity, ease of use, and architecture of the ActiveScale systems. These systems are truly designed to scale seamlessly to exabyte-scale deployments of on-premises and hybrid data storage solutions.”

David Ardley Head of Technical Delivery, Genomics England
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XENON Adopts Quantum Myriad to Support AI and Data-Intensive Workloads

"For our customers, Quantum Myriad will provide a key piece of the storage puzzle. They can gain the high-performance, low-latency storage they need for AI, life sciences, and HPC workloads as part of a holistic, end-to-end Quantum storage platform."

Jon Tinberg, Marketing Manager, XENON Systems
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Amidata Launches New Cloud-Based Storage Service with Quantum ActiveScale

"We needed a simple, scalable storage infrastructure that could last well into the future. The Quantum team showed us the ActiveScale Object Storage solution, and it ticked all the boxes."

Michael Whelan, Managing Director, Amidata
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Generating Captivating Sports Video Content at Ole Miss with Quantum Storage

“Quantum is reliable, it is stable, and the performance is there. It’s what we need, and it’s what everybody else should have.”

Stewart Pirani, Manager of Creative Services, Ole Miss Sports Productions
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