NAB Show NY: Quantum To Showcase Xcellis Shared Storage Powered by StorNext
Quantum will showcase the power of its StorNext platform across the full media life cycle, including production, delivery and archive workflows, and content management. The company’s booth will feature the converged storage architecture of Xcellis and the benefits that media companies can realize when embedded applications run natively on high-performance workflow storage.
“The power of the StorNext platform and innovative converged architecture of our Xcellis workflow storage system enable unprecedented efficiencies in today’s demanding production environments,” says Dave Frederick, Senior Director of Media and Entertainment, Quantum. “During the 2016 NAB Show New York, experts from Quantum and our technology and integration partners will highlight how StorNext ‘powers what’s next’ by supporting the Xcellis dynamic application environment.”
End-to-End Workflow Support: Xcellis Shared Storage Powered by StorNext
Quantum will showcase its award-winning Xcellis workflow storage and demonstrate how the unique converged capabilities of this system empower users to boost their efficiency, productivity and creativity in delivering the products and services that drive their businesses. Xcellis consolidates media management, extends connectivity options for both Fibre Channel and Ethernet clients and supports hosted applications in a single hardware system that greatly enhances productivity in collaborative media environments. Working with a growing array of technology partners and application providers, Quantum is continually extending the ways in which Xcellis can optimize end-to-end workflows.
Based on the powerful StorNext 5 platform, Xcellis facilitates flexible configuration of performance and capacity. The system supports online work-in-process, ingest and delivery, and archive through Quantum’s portfolio of Lattus object storage, LTO tape and Q-Cloud services. In addition to providing exceptional performance and reliability, Xcellis enables continuous scalability that not only reduces the cost and complexity of storage deployment and maintenance but also enables future expansion in an intelligent, sophisticated manner.
Xcellis Dynamic Application Environment
Xcellis has the unique ability to support embedded applications, which run on the system to deliver valuable functionality while streamlining operations. During the 2016 NAB Show New York, Quantum will showcase this capability, the execution of applications via virtual machines within the storage system and how this approach both reduces the need for dedicated application servers and provides a flexible foundation for future technologies and workflows. A growing number of Quantum technology partners have introduced embedded applications for Xcellis that address tasks such as media asset management, transcoding and QC, provisioning resources in an exceptionally efficient on-demand model.
Quantum Technology Demonstration at 2016 NAB Show New York
IPV Curator Running on the Xcellis
Dynamic Application Environment
Quantum will demonstrate the IPV Curator media asset management (MAM) system running natively on its Xcellis high-performance shared workflow storage system. Deploying Curator and its operating system environment as a virtual machine on Xcellis, users realize advanced asset management capabilities while eliminating the need to invest in and maintain a new server to support the application and its functionality.