Scale-out NAS for the Most Demanding IP-based Media Workflows

Published on Dec 14, 2017 in Quantum

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Our innovative Xcellis Scale-out NAS is the first to bring the highest levels of storage performance and scalability to all-IP environments.

Just last week, Quantum announced a new Xcellis® Scale-out NAS solution that delivers the highest levels of storage performance and scalability in a cost-effective, Ethernet-based appliance.

Powered by our StorNext® shared storage and data management platform, the multi-protocol, multi-client Xcellis Scale-out NAS system unites robust media and metadata management with industry-leading performance — three times better than that of competing NAS systems — and unmatched scalability to support content creators’ most demanding collaborative workflows and ease their transition to an IP-based infrastructure.

Addressing Workflow Pressures and the IP Migration

High-resolution, high-volume media workflows like collaborative 4K editing and visual effects creation demand extreme performance and scalability from the underlying storage infrastructure. To meet this challenge, content creators have traditionally utilized high-throughput SAN solutions because NAS offerings were unable to provide adequate performance.

Our new Xcellis Scale-out NAS stands alone in its ability to deliver the uncompromising performance and scalability previously available only in a SAN to all-IP workflows at an affordable price. Plus, Quantum makes it possible for users to configure an Xcellis solution with both scale-out SAN and NAS for maximum flexibility.

Xcellis Scale-out NAS brings a host of benefits to high-performance media workflows, including:

  • Increased productivity in all-IP environments
  • Cost-effective scaling of performance and capacity
  • Lifecycle, location and cost management
  • Integrated artificial intelligence

Xcellis Scale-out NAS will be generally available this month with entry configurations and those leveraging tiering starting under $100 per terabyte (raw).

In the meantime, check out all the details and specs – and download the data sheet – right here.

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