Content owners offered multi-petabyte storage architecture

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Quantum extends storage scale with multi-petabyte size stores

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ Storage behemoth Quantum is to expand its big data content offerings by integrating optimised object storage tech into new tiered-storage and management offerings, the corporation has stated.

According to Quantum, the new offerings will enable both big data content and analytics customers to overcome current challenges in maintaining and protecting their data on disk over the long term.

Quantum said that petabyte-sized information stores are increasingly viewed as a key source of business advantage or mission value – for example, by manufacturers leveraging historical customer purchase data to develop new products or by genomics researchers who know that future life-saving discoveries might depend on data collected today. Big data customers therefore want to keep all this data forever in a way that ensures its integrity and is most cost-effective.

Drawing on its expertise in big data management and long-term retention, Quantum will address the shortcomings of traditional disk architectures by integrating optimised object storage technology from Amplidata with Quantum’s policy-based tiering and data management software in a family of new disk solutions.

“Many of the world’s largest content owners – in government, media and entertainment, energy and life sciences – rely on Quantum’s StorNext® software and appliances for tiering and long-term management of big data content,” said Jon Gacek, president and CEO of Quantum. “Incorporating the unique capabilities of this new technology into a broader set of big data solutions is a natural extension of our long-standing leadership in providing customers with storage technology that delivers unmatched value and scalability, as well as the performance and management capabilities they need across the data lifecycle.”

These new Quantum disk solutions will enable customers to dramatically improve the availability and accessibility of long-term content while also making the management of this content much easier and more cost-effective:

These new Quantum disk solutions will enable customers to dramatically improve the availability and accessibility of long-term content while also making the management of this content much easier and more cost-effective:

Amplidata’s underlying technology includes dispersed data algorithms that provide
100 per cent data accessibility over the extended content lifecycle. This ability to deliver continuous access to content even when disks fail, when entire sites have outages, or when customers want to upgrade to newer, denser or more powerful technology results in significant cost savings.

Quantum said it also plans to introduce the first of its new disk solutions later this year and lso intends to offer a portfolio of cloud services.

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