Quantum Enhances Xcellis Scale-out Storage with StorNext 6.2 Software and NVMe Technology

New Features Offer Improved Manageability, Unified Access Across SAN, NAS and S3 

Integrated NVMe Technology Delivers 10X Faster Ingest to Accelerate Media Workflows

SAN JOSE, Calif.Sept. 12, 2018Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced significant enhancements to the Xcellis® scale-out storage appliance portfolio:

  • StorNext® 2 bolsters performance for 4K and 8K video while enhancing integration with cloud-based workflows and global collaborative environments.
  • NVMe storage significantly accelerates ingest and other aspects of media workflows.

These enhancements reinforce Xcellis as the solution of choice to ingest, edit, share and store rich media content for thousands of customers worldwide. 

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NVMe Storage Builds on Industry Leading Ingest Performance

Quantum’s Xcellis scale-out appliances have long been trusted to deliver high performance to increasingly demanding applications and higher resolution content. The introduction of NVMe storage to the Xcellis appliances offers ultra-fast performance: 22 GB/s single-client, uncached streaming bandwidth. Leveraging Excelero’s NVMesh® technology in combination with StorNext, all data is accessible by multiple clients in a global namespace, making it easy to access and cost-effectively share flash-based resources.

Quantum NVMe storage using Excelero NVMesh with Xcellis appliances offers industry-leading performance with 22 GB/s single-client, uncached streaming bandwidth

Most Comprehensive SAN and NAS Access – Now with Protocol Locking

As more organizations depend on broad collaboration among their staff to meet project deadlines and workflows extend from on-premise into the cloud, being able to effectively manage and access data across complex, hybrid environments has become a requirement for modern file systems. Now with the ability to provide cross protocol locking for shared access across SAN, NFS, and SMB, Xcellis is an optimal solution for organizations that need to share content across both Fibre Channel and Ethernet.

Integration with S3 Cloud-enabled Workflows

With StorNext 6.2 Quantum now offers an S3 interface to Xcellis appliances, enabling them to serve as targets for applications designed to write to RESTful interfaces. Organizations gain greater flexibility to use Xcellis as either a gateway to the cloud or as an S3 target for web-based applications. 

New Cloud-Based Monitoring Tool Delivers Insights, Maximizes Uptime

With storage environments becoming increasingly complex, users need more powerful tools to proactively manage their storage resources. Xcellis environments can now be managed with a new cloud monitoring tool that enables Quantum’s support team to monitor critical customer environmental factors, speed time to resolution, and ultimately increase uptime.  When combined with Xcellis Web Services – a suite of services that enables users to set policies, adjust system configuration, and more – overall system management is simplified and streamlined.

Quantum StorNext 6.2 includes New Cloud-based monitoring tools.

 Enhanced Multi-Site Data Synchronization

Available with StorNext 6.2, enhanced FlexSync® replication capabilities enable users to create local or remote replicas of multi-tier file system content and metadata. With the ability to protect data for both high-performance systems as well as massive archives, users now have more flexibility to protect a single directory or an entire file system. 

Bolstered Functionality for Media Archives

Organizations that provide storage as a service to departmental users require additional management tools to support their business processes. StorNext 6.2 enables administrators to provide defined and enforceable quotas, implement quality of service levels for specific users, and allows for simplified reporting of used storage capacity. These new features make it easier for administrators to efficiently manage large-scale media archives. 

The new S3 interface and NVMe storage option are both available today. Other StorNext features and capabilities described in this release will be available by December 2018.

Supporting Quotes

Tom Coughlin, President, The Coughlin Group
“Across multiple industries, and especially in media and entertainment, organizations are continuing to move more workflows into the cloud, which requires storage solutions to efficiently ingest and offload data to and from the cloud.  By building on the existing capabilities of StorNext, Quantum’s new release will help customers maximize the benefits of the cloud and provide a more effective foundation for the industry’s most modern workflows.”

Lior Gal, CEO and co-founder, Excelero
“As 4K goes mainstream and adoption rates of 8K media continue to rise, the need for future-proof, high-performance storage is greater than ever before. Excelero and Quantum have partnered to build on the capability of StorNext, the industry’s number one choice for storage, and offer an appliance that can support the requirements of the most demanding workflows for years to come.”

Molly Presley, Vice President, Product Management and Global Marketing, Quantum
“The new economy increasingly requires the ability to manipulate and manage rapid real-time types of unstructured data. Whether editing multiple streams of high-resolution content in multiple formats, reams of information produced by commuters on their way to work, or the flood of data from hundreds of sensors on an autonomous vehicle, this broad Xcellis platform refresh provides the storage foundation to effectively preserve, manage, and protect this valuable data.”

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About Quantum
Quantum is a leading expert in scale-out tiered storage, archive and data protection. The company’s StorNext 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, customers 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


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