StorNext 6, the latest release of Quantum’s award-winning StorNext® platform, adds new advanced data management features to the industry-leading streaming performance of the company’s scale-out tiered storage solutions portfolio, which includes flash, disk, tape, and public and private cloud storage offerings. With this unique combination of performance and management, Quantum continues to extend the power of StorNext in not only media and entertainment but also other highly data-intensive environments such as genomics, academic research, video surveillance, oil and gas, and government security.
StorNext 6 addresses the needs of companies grappling with using their existing NAS solutions to store large, rapidly growing data sets and drive business value from that data. These enterprises are quickly realizing that traditional NAS is too difficult to upgrade, cannot deliver sufficient performance and is unable to handle parallel workloads. StorNext 6 not only overcomes these limitations but also provides more efficient and cost-effective ways to share and access files across geographically distributed teams, manage and protect archived data, and audit changes to data throughout its lifecycle.
FlexSync is a powerful new capability in StorNext 6 that provides a fast, flexible and simple way to synchronize data between multiple StorNext systems in a highly manageable and automated fashion. FlexSync supports one-to-one, one-to-many and many-to-one file replication scenarios, and can be configured to operate at almost any level: specific files, specific folders or entire file systems.
FlexSpace allows multiple instances of StorNext―and geographically distributed teams―located anywhere in the world to share a single archive repository and easily access the same data set. Users at different sites can store files in the shared archive, as well as browse and pull data from the repository.
With StorNext 6, Quantum delivers a new quality of service (QoS) feature that empowers users to further tune and optimize performance across all client workstations, and on a machine-by-machine basis. StorNext 6 also enables client platforms to browse archive directories that contain offline files―which can number in the hundreds of thousands, or even millions―without having to retrieve the entire directory.
StorNext 6 adds a new copy expiration feature, enabling automated removal of file copies from more expensive storage tiers, thereby freeing up space and increasing the overall return on investment. StorNext 6 also can now efficiently track changes in files across the data lifecycle and provide reports on who changed a file, when the changes were made, what was changed and whether and to where a file was moved.
Quantum's StorNext Pro 4K solution provided a fully Xsan compatible foundation to address today's workflow challenges and future growth needs.Chris Collum
The StorNext / Vantage workflow reduced the time needed to post content dramatically—projects that could take hours to complete were out and to the fans in minutes.Scott Rinehart
It’s safe to say that the installation of the Quantum solution has made our video productivity at least double what it was without it. Without Quantum, upwards of 50% of those videos, and [associated] revenue, would not have been actualized.Bill Amstutz
What I like about StorNext is you set it and forget it. Once you set up your relations, the file system scales with the growth in rich media files.Keith LeValley
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 least two copies of the assets, and we have full site loss protection.Roy Burns