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Quantum integrates DataFrameworks’ ClarityNow software

Quantum has integrated DataFrameworks’ ClarityNow with its Xcellis workflow storage and Artico archive gateway appliances to enable migration of files from any other NAS environment to take advantage of the better performance, access, sharing and cost management which its StorNext-powered appliances provide.

The combined solution provides business-relevant views across all file systems, allowing users to manage files by project, client, researcher, storage cost or other metrics.

The combination of Quantum scale-out storage appliances and ClarityNow enables data owners to view and search the archive without an IT request. This reduces the drain on limited IT resources and decreases both the operating costs and capital expenditures associated with managing large amounts of file-based data across complex storage environments.

Will Hall, CEO, DataFrameworks, said: “Disciplines such as life sciences, engineering design, energy, large government agencies and university research depend on workflows that involve storing, managing and moving large numbers of files. Files related to a single project can reside in multiple folders across multiple file systems, making it difficult to get a project-wide view of storage usage. For these complex environments, the combination of DataFrameworks ClarityNow and Quantum StorNext-based appliances for data management and archive offers an unmatched level of data visibility and access.”

Molly Presley, VP, global marketing, Quantum, said: “Together, Quantum and DataFrameworks are providing the storage foundation that enables data-intensive HPC environments to extend the knowledge base for key data management decisions. Data owners, operations personnel or even scheduling systems can drive ‘what to archive and when to archive’ decisions, creating a more efficient environment for managing data associated with project-based workflows.”