Quantum Unveils 'Big Data' Storage Systems

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2011-09-09

The advent of increasingly larger data workloads is affecting all facets of the IT world-especially storage. All that data has to be put somewhere where it is safe and easily accessible for sanctioned people.

Backup, recovery and archive provider Quantum (NYSE:QTM) on Sept. 8 revealed that it is fine-tuning its product line to handle these extra-large data loads that are coming into systems from  people and machines that include scientific instruments, sensors, videocams and other sources.

Quantum announced at the IBC 2011 Conference in the Amsterdam that it has expanded its StorNext appliance line to offer predictable high-performance file sharing and archiving in new, preconfigured metadata controllers, expansion appliances and disk, and archive enabled libraries.

The devices include the StorNext M330, first in a series of new metadata controller appliances; StorNext G300 Scale-Out Gateway Appliance with unlimited StorNext LAN client licensing; and the highly scalable StorNext QM1200, QS1200 and QD6000 Storage Systems. 

The company said the new high-end storage devices will work optimally with standard StorNext software and partner hardware offerings to provide additional options for building a shared SAN and scale-out NAS environment.

Quantum's StorNext appliances are aimed at a range of markets where high performance and lowest long-term cost for sharing "big data" files-such as streaming rich media content or large analytical data files-is a key part of the operational workflow.

Quantum is demonstrating its newest StorNext software and appliances through Sept. 13 at the conference in Amsterdam.


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