Quantum Extends StorNext 5 With Advanced Data Management for Multi-Tier Storage and Hybrid Cloud Environments

New StorNext Software Enhances Performance for Demanding Workflows and Enables Integrated Low-Cost, Long-Term Cloud Archives

Dec 03, 2015, 16:43 ET from Quantum Corp.

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced StorNext 5.3, the latest version of its industry-leading scale-out storage platform, providing a range of advanced data management capabilities optimized for demanding workflows. In addition to powering the company's 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.

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The ability to store and manage ever-greater volumes of data, including larger and larger files, is a key challenge today, most notably in meeting requirements for high performance, low cost and quick, easy access. These requirements are particularly evident in highly demanding workflow environments such as video production, intelligence, surveillance and scientific research. Through its focus on multi-tier storage solutions and a unique ability to support hybrid on-premise/off-premise storage all managed by the new StorNext 5.3, Quantum enables users to meet these requirements without having to make trade-offs or compromises among them.

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.

Greater Storage Flexibility and Workflow Efficiency
In addition to powering the new Xcellis and Q-Cloud Vault storage solutions, StorNext 5.3 also 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. For example, a video file from a surveillance camera can be copied to high-performance disk storage for on-site analysis and concurrently archived to remote tape or cloud storage for long-term retention and disaster recovery. Then, when the analysis is completed, the file can be deleted from the more expensive on-site storage while the archive copy is preserved without any further action required.

StorNext 5.3 also provides full support for the latest generation of LTO tape systems and devices (LTO-7).

Availability
StorNext 5.3, Xcellis workflow storage and Q-Cloud Vault are all available today. StorNext 5.3 can also be immediately deployed on existing Quantum StorNext Pro™ Solutions, StorNext M-Series appliances and Artico NAS archive appliances.

Supporting Quote
Geoff Stedman, Senior Vice President, StorNext Solutions, Quantum
"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."

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Photo Caption: Workflow Storage with StorNext 5.3, Xcellis and Q-Cloud Vault

About Quantum
Quantum is a leading expert in scale-out storage, archive and data protection. The company's StorNext 5 platform powers modern high-performance workflows, enabling seamless, real-time collaboration and keeping content readily accessible for future use and re-monetization. More than 100,000 customers have trusted Quantum to address their most demanding content workflow needs, including large government agencies, broadcasters, research institutions and commercial enterprises. With Quantum, customers can Be Certain™ they have the end-to-end storage platform they need to manage assets from ingest through finishing and into delivery and long-term preservation. See how at www.quantum.com/stornext.

Quantum, the Quantum logo, Be Certain, Artico, Q-Cloud, Q-Cloud Archive, StorNext, StorNext Pro and Xcellis are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Quantum Corporation and its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

"Safe Harbor" Statement: This press release contains "forward-looking" statements. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements. Specifically, but without limitation, statements relating to 1) benefits and value to customers from using Quantum's StorNext 5.3 platform and Q-Cloud Vault service, and 2) customer demand for and Quantum's future revenue from such platform and services, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Safe Harbor. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to Quantum on the date hereof. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause Quantum's actual results to differ materially from those implied by the forward-looking statements. More detailed information about these risk factors are set forth in Quantum's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, those risks and uncertainties listed in the section entitled "Risk Factors," in Quantum's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 6, 2015 and in Quantum's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 12, 2015, especially those risks listed in this section under the headings "Our operating results depend on a limited number of products and on new product introductions, which may not be successful, in which case our business, financial condition and operating results may be materially and adversely affected." Quantum expressly disclaims any obligation to update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.

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Quantum Corp.
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lea.kozin@quantum.com  

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