NASA has chosen Quantum’s StorNext as the foundation for its new content management and storage system at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC). The system will be deployed in a new data centre being built at KSC.
Systems integrator StorExcel will deploy a solution combining StorNext, IPV’s Curator digital asset management system and Telestream’s Vantage media processing platform. The integrated solution will enable the Kennedy Space Center to centralise, manage and preserve all its digital content, including footage from high-speed cameras used during launches and production video.
The StorNext system to be deployed by NASA provides multitier storage, including a metadata appliance, primary disk storage and an archive-enabled tape library. In combination with IPV Curator and Telestream’s Vantage system, StorNext will enable the agency to manage more than 15 different digital formats across the content lifecycle; search, preview and access content through a web-based interface; and scale to more than 10PB of storage capacity.
NASA is a longtime StorNext customer and, according to Geoff Stedman, senior vice president, StorNext Solutions at Quantum, the new solution at the KSC will enable NASA to “maximise the value of their digital content in the most efficient and cost-effective way.”
“When it comes to meeting the storage needs of demanding workflows, StorNext is far superior to any other scale-out storage solution,” added Lance Hukill, president, StorExcel. “In addition to providing the highest performance, lowest possible TCO and anytime/anywhere access to data, it works seamlessly with other leading technologies in an extremely powerful ecosystem — as is the case here with IPV Curator and Telestream Vantage.”