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News: Quantum to Showcase New NVMe Flash Platform, Solutions for Multiple Workflow Stages at 2019 NAB
on Mar 26, 2019 at 3:24:03 am

New Solutions for On-Set Production and Innovations for StorNext Underscore Quantum as Industry Choice for Demanding Environments, on view in Booth #SL4409

(San Jose, CA--March 26, 2019) Quantum Corp. today announced that at the 2019 NAB Show it will launch a new NVMe all-flash storage platform that is designed to dramatically accelerate media workflows. The company also announced general availability of StorNext 6.2, a major new release of the company's award-winning StorNext® high performance shared storage. StorNext 6.2 is shipping today with the latest generation Xcellis® appliances, the solution of choice to ingest, edit, share and preserve media content and provide an improved technical foundation for organizations to run their operations.

In addition to these developments, Quantum (booth #SL4409 at NAB) will also feature a range of interactive demonstrations of new and enhanced solutions encompassing removable storage for on-set production, NVMe for high performance ingest and edit, as well as color correction and finishing of UHD content, cloud-based solutions for low-cost long-term preservation, the latest StorNext features, and hyperconverged storage for surveillance recording.

"The entire media industry is producing more visually stunning and cutting-edge content than ever before, and they're doing it on Quantum," says Quantum President and CEO Jamie Lerner. "With our new NVMe appliances, the latest version of StorNext, and innovations like our R-Series ruggedized storage, customers old and new are coming to realize that a storage foundation built by Quantum is essential to the most demanding video workflows."

NVMe All-Flash Appliance
As customers deal with more and more UHD content, emerging storage technologies like NVMe are intended to help customers dramatically improve performance while simplifying their infrastructure. Quantum's new NVME all-flash appliances combine 100% NVMe storage media with a new software defined block storage architecture and StorNext, which is expected to deliver ultra high-performance storage capabilities for the most demanding environments in media today.

Showcasing StorNext 6.2 Advancements
StorNext 6.2 bolsters performance for high resolution video while enhancing integration with cloud-based workflows and global collaborative environments. With StorNext 6.2 Quantum offers an S3 interface to Xcellis appliances, enabling them to serve as targets for applications designed to write to RESTful interfaces. In addition, enhanced FlexSync® replication capabilities enable users to create local or remote replicas of multi-tier file system content and metadata, offering more flexibility to protect a single directory or an entire file system.

New Xcellis Models with More Efficient Network Capabilities for Greater Productivity
From leading post-houses to cutting-edge autonomous vehicle engineering firms, organizations are turning to the latest networking technologies to attain the most cost-effective storage solutions. The new Xcellis models offer the latest 100 Gb Ethernet and 32 Gb Fibre Channel connectivity options, enabling customers to utilize the latest generation networking infrastructure between their clients and storage arrays, thereby accelerating workflows and improving productivity. Combined with StorNext's comprehensive and coordinated file accessibility over NAS, SAN, and DLC architectures, the new Xcellis platform offers industry-leading architectural flexibility.

Other Quantum NAB Highlights
At NAB booth #SL4409, in addition to showing the new NVMe storage appliances managing VFX, color correction and finishing, Quantum demonstrations will focus on:
  • R-Series Ruggedized Storage: Designed specifically for mobile and remote capture of video and other IoT sensor data Quantum's R-Series removable storage is perfect for capturing on-set dailies.
  • Low Cost Digital Media Archive – Private or Public Cloud: Quantum will demonstrate the latest Scalar i6 archive tape technology for the lowest cost on-premise digital media archive, as well as new capabilities to archive content in the cloud.
  • Latest StorNext Features: Demonstrations include the latest features in StorNext 6.2, a streamlined more intuitive user interface, cloud-based monitoring and analytics software, and more.
  • Hyperconverged Surveillance Storage: Quantum will showcase a new product line for video surveillance recording and industrial IoT.


Additional Resources

About Quantum
Quantum technology and services help customers capture, create and share digital content – and preserve and protect it for decades. With solutions built for every stage of the data lifecycle, Quantum's platforms provide the fastest performance for high-resolution video, images, and industrial IoT. That's why the world's leading entertainment companies, sports franchises, researchers, government agencies, enterprises, and cloud providers are making the world happier, safer, and smarter on Quantum. See how at http://www.quantum.com.

Quantum, the Quantum logo, StorNext, Xcellis, FlexSpace, FlexSync and FlexTier are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Quantum Corporation and its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


"Safe Harbor" Statement: This press release contains "forward-looking" statements. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements. Specifically, but without limitation, the statements regarding the Company's NAB demonstrations and the features and expected future benefits of the Company's new and improved solutions – including a new NVMe all-flash storage platform, StorNext 6.2, the latest generation Xcellis® appliances, enhanced FlexSync® replication capabilities, and R-Series ruggedized storage, and a new product line for storing video surveillance and industrial IoT data are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Safe Harbor. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to Quantum on the date hereof. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause Quantum's actual results to differ materially from those implied by the forward-looking statements. More detailed information about these risk factors are set forth in Quantum's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, those risks and uncertainties listed in the section entitled "Risk Factors," in Quantum's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 1, 2017and in Quantum's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 9, 2017. Quantum expressly disclaims any obligation to update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.



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