StorNext Use in Autonomous Vehicle Research, Labs, Academia and Life Sciences Among Highlights

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 6, 2017 — / — Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced it will feature data storage and management solutions aimed at addressing the challenges of ingesting sensor and instrument data — and rapidly aggregating it for analytics and HPC cluster work — at the SC17 Conference and Exhibition, Nov. 12-17, in Denver.

The company will highlight how scale-out storage solutions powered by its StorNext® parallel file system enable advances in research with a unique combination of high performance, low-cost capacity and ready access to integrated multi-tiered storage, including tape and object storage archives. Quantum will feature an autonomous research vehicle in its booth (#343) to underscore the role the company plays in capturing and managing such research data.

[Click to tweet: Visit @QuantumCorp booth 343 at #SC17 to see how researchers manage data growth with Xcellis powered by @StorNext]

HPC Challenges and How to Address Them
HPC use cases are increasing in all types of data-driven organizations. This data is typically machine- or sensor-generated and is critical in many industries ? such as life sciences, higher education, research institutions, manufacturing and finance ? that are developing higher levels of automation and intelligence to improve business productivity or increase product value. Data growth is outpacing budget growth for many organizations, and existing storage budgets often can’t keep up.

Powered by Quantum’s StorNext file system software, the company’s Xcellis® scale-out storage solutions integrate high-performance shared storage — for active data — with automated data management to preserve and protect archive data on tape or object storage, offering unique advantages for HPC research:

Reduced storage costs — keep more data longer: Multitier storage provides hybrid disk storage for active content integrated with lower-cost storage tiers (tape, object storage and cloud) for less-active content, enabling researchers to store more data for longer periods at a lower cost than alternative solutions.
High performance: StorNext delivers the fastest streaming file system performance, and high-speed interfaces and networking protocols enable the most demanding workflows.
Automated data management and protection: Policy-based data tiering and data protection to tape, object storage and cloud ensures data is stored on the most appropriate storage technology and is immediately protected without the need for backup software.
Easy access: Content is transparently accessible in a single global namespace, regardless of its storage location — ensuring easy, fast accessibility to all content.
Independent scaling of capacity and performance: Users can add low-cost capacity tape and object storage as data volumes grow and introduce performance SSD/disk storage as more resources come online, increasing the volume of active content available.
Cloud made easy: User-defined policies make it easy for researchers to leverage cloud service of choice (AWS, Azure, Google, C2S, GovCloud) in a single, unified namespace with on-premise data as part of their storage, protection and sharing strategies.

Storage at the Heart of Autonomous Vehicle Innovation
Underscoring the critical role storage plays in research environments, Quantum will feature an autonomous research development platform from AutonomouStuff — a leading provider of autonomy-enabling technologies — in its booth. Attendees will get an up close look at an actual vehicle used in this research and see how the data it generates is efficiently stored and managed.

Presentation at Emerging Technologies Showcase
Further reinforcing Quantum’s expertise in enabling technical workflows, a team led by Dan Kerns, senior director of engineering, will present Rook™ cloud-native storage during the Emerging Technologies Showcase on Thursday, Nov. 16. Rook is an open source distributed storage system that exposes file, block, and object storage on top of shared resource pools. Designed for clustered computing, hyperscale infrastructures and enterprise HPC environments, Rook addresses many of the HPC community’s evolving requirements within life sciences, financial services, automotive and autonomous vehicle research. Rook is also suited to traditional enterprises which leverage HPC to solve modern scaling challenges of data-intensive environments.

Supporting Quote

Molly Presley, vice president of global marketing, Quantum
“The HPC community has been grappling with data growth and budget pressures for a long time, but increasingly they also need to manage group data, with secure access for data that is shared across multiple campuses, all within a single namespace. As a result, the management of data movement, access, and security has become much more complex, and users are turning to Quantum to help address this problem and ensure they can continue to achieve their business or organizational objectives.”

Additional Resources

  • To learn more about Quantum solutions for scientific research:
  • For the “This Week in HPC” Intersect360 podcast featuring Molly Presley discussing the storage challenges of HPC environments:
  • For more about Rook:
  • For a solution brief on how to accelerate autonomous vehicle development with intelligent data management:

About Quantum
Quantum is a leading expert in scale-out tiered storage, archive and data protection. The company’s StorNext platform powers modern high-performance workflows, enabling seamless, real-time collaboration and keeping content readily accessible for future use and remonetization. More than 100,000 customers have trusted Quantum to address their most demanding content workflow needs, including large government agencies, broadcasters, research institutions and commercial enterprises. With Quantum, customers have the end-to-end storage platform they need to manage assets from ingest through finishing and into delivery and long-term preservation. See how at

Quantum, the Quantum logo, Rook, StorNext and Xcellis are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Quantum Corporation and its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

“Safe Harbor” Statement: This press release contains “forward-looking” statements. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements. Quantum advises caution in reliance on forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include, without limitation, customer benefits from using StorNext and Xcellis solutions and Rook cloud-native storage. All forward-looking statements are based on information available to Quantum on the date hereof. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause Quantum’s actual results to differ materially from those implied by the forward-looking statement, including unexpected changes in the Company’s business. More detailed information about these risk factors, and additional risk factors, are set forth in Quantum’s periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, those risks and uncertainties listed in the section entitled “Risk Factors,” in Quantum’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 9, 2017, especially those risks listed in this section under the headings “Our results of operations depend on a limited number of products and on new product introductions, which may not be successful, in which case our business, financial condition and results of operations may be materially and adversely affected.” Quantum expressly disclaims any obligation to update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.

Public Relations Contact:
Bob Wientzen
Quantum Corp.

Source: Quantum Corp.



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