Quantum Debuts Xcellis Workflow Storage System
At the heart of the new system is the Xcellis Workflow Director, a converged compute, network and file system controller.Quantum announced the launch of Xcellis workflow storage, the company’s next-generation storage system engineered to optimize demanding workflows. Powered by Quantum’s StorNext scale-out storage platform, Xcellis can be deployed as a standalone system or as the primary storage component within a tiered storage environment incorporating object storage, tape and cloud technologies. At the heart of the new system is the Xcellis Workflow Director, a converged compute, network and file system controller that integrates and streamlines the functionality of a StorNext environment. The Workflow Director consolidates multiple components into a single system, simplifying the overall storage architecture, operation, management and access for third-party applications; controls file system metadata and client access for SAN, distributed LAN client (DLC) and NAS connectivity, and supports hosted applications that benefit from direct file access.
"Organizations have reached a tipping point where the amount of unstructured data growth has made traditional data storage methods unsustainable when it comes to data-intensive workloads," Dave Frederick, senior director of product marketing for Quantum, told eWEEK. "They are finding that keeping their data on these traditional systems is too costly and requires too many admin hours to be sustainable. These organizations are increasingly finding that applying multi-tier storage enables them to reduce their overall storage costs as well as labor costs."