Speed will be of the essence when Quantum introduces a new NVMe all-flash storage appliance at NAB Show 2019.
The company said its new appliance — which will benefit from NVMe’s dramatic increase in transfer speed versus SATA disks — is geared toward users who require the highest possible performance for UHD-resolution workflow. It will combine 100% high-speed NVMe storage with a new software-defined block storage architecture and the company’s StorNext file system.
Debuting alongside the new NVMe device will be StorNext v6.2, which Quantum said is available today. The latest revision is designed for better integration with collaborative and cloud-based workflows as well as better performance with high-resolution video. Xcellis appliances running StorNext 6.2 can serve sa targets for applications designed to write to RESTful interfaces, Quantum said, with an interface to Amazon S3 object storage. And Quantum’s FlexSync has been extended with the ability to create replicas of multi-tiered file system content and metadata, either locally or remotely.
Meanwhile, also beginning today, Quantum’s Xcellis line-up is being updated to support 100 Gb Ethernet and 32 Gb Fibre Channel connectivity. The latest generation of Xcellis appliances are shipping with StorNext 6.2.
Quantum also plans to address the NAB market with demos of high-speed NVMe-based ingest and edit, UHD color-correction and finishing, and cloud-based long-term archive and preservation systems.
Quantum said it will also show its R-Series storage, originally designed for recording data in moving vehicles but recast in the role of on-set dailies capture; its Scalar i6 tape archive; and a new product line aimed at the surveillance and industrial Internet of Things markets.
Quantum will be at NAB 2019 in booth SL4409.