Quantum SIGGRAPH 2016 Product Preview

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Last Updated: July 18, 2016 12:10 pm GMT
(July 18, 2016) At SIGGRAPH 2016 Quantum brings the animation, visual effects (VFX) and virtual reality (VR) market a workflow storage designed to support a complete end-to-end workflow for both frame-based and stream-based content with resolutions of uncompressed 4K, 6K and beyond. At SIGGRAPH 2016 the company will showcase the power of its StorNext® platform across the full media life cycle, and demonstrate how its support of hybrid flash and disk storage in combination enables frame-based animation creation and stream-based editing on a single storage system. Quantum also will feature content created by high-resolution VR specialist Felix & Paul Studios using a model of this storage solution, built on the new Quantum Xcellis™ workflow storage.

Quantum Products and Solutions at SIGGRAPH 2016

Animation Workflow Reference Architecture for Increased Collaboration and Performance
At its SIGGRAPH booth, Quantum will present a new animation workflow reference architecture built on the company's award-winning Xcellis™ high-performance workflow storage. Powered by Quantum's StorNext® platform, this robust and exceptionally flexible architecture supports an end-to-end workflow for both frame-based and stream-based content with resolutions of uncompressed 4K, 6K and beyond.

By optimizing storage characteristics for both content types in a single storage environment, Quantum's animation workflow reference architecture reduces network traffic, streamlines workflow and boosts overall efficiency and productivity. For animators, the Ethernet-based NAS and DLC access provides the speed and availability needed, and the built-in flash as a tier — with automatic movement between flash and disk storage — provides random I/O performance at a fraction of the cost of an all-flash device. For the editorial department, direct Fibre Channel connections provide highly predicable performance for demanding high-resolution content.

Because Quantum supports the current animation ecosystem — creative applications from Autodesk, Adobe and others, plus productivity apps such as Shotgun and render farms — this approach augments workflow performance and collaborative capabilities without altering the tools and processes upon which creatives depend.

Quantum Technology Demonstration at SIGGRAPH 2016

Felix & Paul Studios 5K Edit Workflow for Virtual Reality
As part of its presence at SIGGRAPH, Quantum will highlight a stereo 5K output for VR created by Montreal-based Felix & Paul Studios using Quantum Xcellis™ workflow storage. Quantum will provide booth visitors with VR goggles for interactive viewing of this content. Visitors to the Quantum booth also can enter a drawing to win one of three Oculus Gear VR headsets.

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 top studios, major broadcasters and cutting-edge content creators. With Quantum, users 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/customerstories-mediaent. The company's new Xcellis™ workflow storage enables users to blend the highest-performance ultra-high-definition workflows over Fibre Channel, scaling out to thousands of clients over NAS connectivity. Powered by StorNext®, Xcellis makes SAN, NAS, object storage and the public cloud behave as one seamless, easy-to-manage storage environment.

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