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Opening up the cloud

New at IBC is Quantum’s Q-Cloud Archive, developed to extend the company’s StorNext workflow capabilities to the cloud with no additional hardware, separate applications or programming. It aims to do this while maintaining compatibility with existing software applications.

Users buy only the capacity they need and only as they need it, keeping assets in long-term storage for re-monetisation or simply as an off-site asset pool, said the company

Quantum’s stand will also feature StorNext Pro Foundation, a shared storage system designed specifically for smaller workgroups or new deployments in post, broadcast, corporate and government video. It’s available in system configurations of 48TB and 96TB, which respectively support five and seven Xsan/Windows/Linux SAN clients. In addition, StorNext Pro Foundation connects with Quantum Q-Cloud Archive to simplify extension into cloud-based storage.

Another featured technology is the Lattus object storage system, aimed at allowing facilities to create a parallel workflow for non-realtime operations – such as ingest, transcode, rendering and delivery – by using IP connections to separate their network traffic from that of streaming realtime operations such as editing, colour correction and audio sweetening.

Also on the stand, Quantum’s Artico NAS archive appliance is making its European debut. It’s created to let broadcast and post production facilities using scale-out NAS systems to establish media archives – outside of StorNext environments – that can scale to hold petabytes of content across disk, extended online, tape and cloud storage.

Artico incorporates StorNext Storage Manager policies. When used in combination with any StorNext-qualified MAM system, Artico can move files from online storage to a longer-term storage with no user intervention while maintaining full access to the files.