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Powering workflows and content management

The Xcellis workflow storage system from Quantum is being highlighted at IBC.

Xcellis is aimed at consolidating media management, extending connectivity options for both Fibre Channel and Ethernet clients, and supporting hosted applications in a single hardware system for collaborative media environments.

Based on the StorNext 5 platform, Xcellis facilitates flexible configurations, claimed Quantum. That could include online work-in-process, ingest and delivery, and archive through Quantum’s Lattus object storage, LTO tape and Q-Cloud services.

Xcellis has the ability to support embedded applications, and at IBC Quantum is demonstrating this capability. Quantum and a growing number of partners have introduced embedded applications for Xcellis that address tasks such as media asset management, transcoding and QC.

Quantum is also showing a workflow in which its Lattus object storage system is integrated with media management software from Vidispine and other third-party applications for transcoding and delivery within the object storage framework. This model is designed to enable content owners to transcode and deliver content directly from Lattus without restoring it to online storage or converting objects back to files.

Also at the stand, Quantum is demoing an Xcellis-based workflow that includes combined hybrid flash and disk storage to meet the requirements of animation and visual effects. This capability enables Xcellis to support workflows beyond video editing, such as rendering, compositing, finishing and colouring.

Geoff Stedman, senior vice president, marketing and scale-out storage solutions, Quantum, said: “[We’re highlighting] ways in which StorNext ‘powers what’s next,’ how Xcellis supports media workflows from end to end, and how media companies can realise added storage efficiencies by extending their operations onto our low-latency, massively scalable Lattus object storage system.”