Quantum Corp. announces the latest version of scale-out storage platform – StorNext 5.3, enabling advanced data management capabilities optimized for demanding workflows.
In an attempt to reinforce the new Xcellis high-performance workflow storage solution, StorNext 5.3 also supports Quantum’s new Q-Cloud Vault service and incorporates end-to-end encryption for all Q-Cloud offerings, enabling StorNext users to take advantage of secure, low-cost public cloud storage for long-term retention and protection of digital assets.
Along with Quantum’s Artico NAS archive appliance, also powered by StorNext, these new solutions allow customers to deploy advanced, multi-tier storage architectures that combine on-premise, high-performance storage for the most performance-dependent tasks with off-premise, highly scalable storage for low-cost, long-term archive. StorNext ensures that assets reside in the storage tier that best matches the workflow requirement and maintains complete visibility and accessibility to all assets regardless of physical location.
StorNext 5.3 can also be immediately deployed on existing Quantum StorNext Pro Solutions, StorNext M-Series appliances and Artico NAS archive appliances said Geoff Stedman, Senior Vice President, StorNext Solutions, Quantum.
Q-Cloud Vault: Low-Cost, Long-Term Archive in the Cloud
Fully integrated as a tier within workflows powered by StorNext, Q-Cloud Vault provides low-cost, Quantum-managed “cold storage” in the public cloud. Benefits include:
- Automated, policy-based data movement to the cloud.
- No need for additional hardware, separate applications or programming.
- End-to-end encryption — on the client side, in transit and at rest in the cloud.
- Full user control of encryption keys and data access.
- Straight-forward pricing and billing directly from Quantum.
- Quantum world-class service and support.
Q-Cloud Vault incorporates Amazon Glacier storage for lower-cost, long-term data storage and is a complement to Quantum’s Q-Cloud Archive service, which leverages Amazon S3 as a storage tier for more active archive data.
“The ability to manage data in a way that simultaneously meets highly demanding performance, cost and access requirements is essential as users look to maximize the business value of their digital assets. StorNext 5.3 addresses this challenge, powering a range of solutions that integrate on-premise and cloud storage as part of a multi-tier storage strategy and enable seamless movement of data to deliver optimal workflow efficiency and productivity added Stedman.”
Greater Storage Flexibility and Workflow Efficiency
StorNext 5.3 gives users of any StorNext-based deployment new options for managing data, including Alternate Store Location, a highly configurable feature that facilitates the automatic copying of files to multiple sites or storage tiers, including on ingest of the data.
StorNext 5.3 also provides full support for the latest generation of LTO tape systems and devices (LTO-7).
StorNext 5.3, Xcellis workflow storage and Q-Cloud Vault are exclusively obtainable.