StorNext Named Network Computing Product of the Year Finalist

Network Computing readers have nominated Quantum Corporation’s StorNext 5 scale-out file system and multi-tier data management software as a finalist in the Storage Product of the Year category for the 2017 Network Computing Awards.

Long used throughout the media and entertainment industry for high-performance storage and large-scale archive of video content, StorNext® is increasingly being deployed in other highly data-intensive use cases, including technical computing and big data analytics in imaging environments such as genomics, academic research and video surveillance.

The Power of StorNext for Managing Unstructured Data

StorNext has been deployed in more than 120,000 clients around the world, providing a unique combination of:

  • The fastest streaming file system performance.
  • Automated, policy-based data management for cost-effective tiering across primary disk, object storage, tape and the cloud.
  • Heterogeneous OS support (Windows, Linux, UNIX, MacOS).
  • Multi-protocol support, including Fibre Channel, Ethernet, InfiniBand, iSCSI, NFS, SMB/CIFS and S3.

Last December, Quantum announced significant new enhancements in StorNext release 5.4. They include the ability to integrate existing public cloud storage accounts and third-party object storage — starting with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, NetApp StorageGRID, IBM Cleversafe and Scality RING — as tiers in a StorNext-unified namespace.

Another new feature provides embedded application deployment in StorNext appliances to simplify integration with asset manager, data management and data sharing applications.

(StorNext Connect: Why is it needed, and what can it do for me? Courtesy of Quantum and YouTube)

Network Computing Awards Nominations

The Network Computing Awards invite readers to nominate companies, products or services in various categories that have made a lasting impression over the year.

Quantum was one of eight finalists to be chosen from top storage companies.

The awards recognize the hardware, software and services which have most impressed the readers of Network Computing, the UK’s longest established computer networking publication. Awards will be presented March 30 at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms, London.

“Advances such as 4K video cameras, higher-resolution microscopes and genome sequencers, and IoT sensor technologies and the opportunity to analyze and leverage the massive amounts of unstructured data they generate have resulted in significant storage challenges,” saidMolly Rector, Vice President, Global Marketing, Quantum.

“StorNext has been helping users overcome these challenges in the most demanding environments for many years, providing a multi-tier, scale-out architecture that delivers the optimal combination of performance, capacity, access and cost to support an organization’s business objectives.”

Quantum is a leading expert in scale-out tiered storage, archive and data protection, providing solutions for capturing, sharing and preserving digital assets over the entire data lifecycle.

From small businesses to major enterprises, more than 100,000 customers have trusted Quantum to address their most demanding data workflow challenges.

Quantum’s end-to-end, tiered storage foundation enables customers to maximize the value of their data by making it accessible whenever and wherever needed, retaining it indefinitely and reducing total cost and complexity.