Quantum’s New Flash-Based Stornext 5 Appliance Delivers Unmatched Performance For Media Workflows

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StorNext 5 Platform Powers Two New Offerings; Also Now Integrated into Existing Metadata Appliances

Last Updated: January 28, 2014 11:22 pm GMT
(San Jose, California--January 28, 2014) Quantum Corp. (NYSE:QTM) today announced it has expanded its StorNext® platform with two new StorNext 5 metadata appliances. The new StorNext M445 SSD leverages flash technology to maximize the benefits of StorNext 5, the company’s completely re-architected solution optimized to deliver the greatest level of performance and reliability in modern workflow environments. The StorNext M445 SSD significantly raises the performance bar with a 7x boost in metadata operations. A second new metadata appliance, the StorNext M660XL, offers greater capacity and scale with support for up to 5 billion files, 100 percent compatibility with Apple Xsan, and fully integrated scale-out IP connectivity for Windows and Linux workstations.

In addition to introducing the two new metadata appliances, Quantum also announced that StorNext 5 is now available to existing StorNext appliance users, enabling greater efficiencies in their media workflows. StorNext 5 provides optimized support for IP, NAS, SAN and cloud-based networks, up to 10x higher performance, native object storage and LTFS support, and 5x greater scale. Along with unparalleled speed and flexibility, StorNext 5 also enables seamless access and cost-effective management of shared content in a 100 percent digital, end-to-end workflow.

StorNext 5 appliances are designed with modern digital workflows in mind. Because it serves as the underlying platform for extremely fast sharing and moving content from ingest to archive and back, StorNext 5 is highly optimized to provide the flexibility, scale and performance required for the unique characteristics of video and other types of unstructured content in varying file sizes.

Current StorNext metadata appliance owners under service contract can receive a StorNext 5 upgrade for free. For more information on StorNext 5, please visit: http://www.stornext.com.

Nicholas Stokes, chief technology officer, XPlatform Consulting
“Quantum clearly has a strong understanding of the business and operational demands of today’s all-digital content workflow. They’ve taken the industry-leading StorNext platform and elegantly re-architected it to meet modern workflow environments. It takes advantage of the newest technologies, making it blazingly fast and effective when sharing large amounts of video for editing and repurposing.”

Alex Grossman, vice president, Media and Entertainment, Quantum
“The new StorNext 5 appliances truly unleash the potential of StorNext 5 for broadcasters and post production professionals and are ready to meet their toughest workflow challenges. With more than two years of development in modernizing every component of StorNext to take advantage of the newest system architectures and technologies – beginning with flash metadata storage – the results are stunning and deliver dramatically new levels of performance and scalability. We are excited to see what our customers will create on the StorNext 5 optimized appliance platform.”

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About Quantum
Quantum is a leading provider of specialized scale-out storage and data protection solutions for sharing, preserving and accessing digital assets over the entire data lifecycle. From small businesses to major enterprises, more than 100,000 customers have trusted Quantum to address their most demanding backup, archive and content workflow challenges. With Quantum, customers can Be Certain™ they have the end-to-end storage framework to maximize the value of their data by making it accessible whenever and wherever needed, retaining it longer and reducing total cost and complexity. See how at http://www.quantum.com/customerstories.

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