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Quantum solves exabyte-scale data management challenges with ActiveScale 6.0 Software and New Object Storage Platform

Provides unlimited scalability without sacrificing performance or availability, allowing enterprises to extract more value from growing data stores

Quantum Corporation today announced a new release of ActiveScale™ object storage software that reshapes the way organisations store, manage, and extract value from their growing stores of unstructured data. ActiveScale 6.0 software delivers unlimited scalability, and consistent performance at any scale without compromising data availability, durability, and security. This software is now available as a subscription on qualified platforms including the new ActiveScale X200 platform, a simplified and converged system platform that delivers high-density, high-capacity storage in a small footprint. ActiveScale 6.0 software is also now available for purchase through Supermicro®, giving customers more purchasing options and flexibility to deploy ActiveScale software on the platform of their choice.

“The acceleration toward digital transformation is also accelerating data growth, and we want our customers to have the tools they need to use data to drive their businesses forward,” said Jamie Lerner, President and CEO, Quantum. “The seamless scalability of our ActiveScale software positions them to use their data, regardless of how much there is, to its greatest potential – whether they’re making new scientific discoveries, identifying the business trends that give them a competitive edge, or delivering the next mega hit to the big screen.”

Innovations in genomics, AI/ML, earth and space sciences, and the use of video are driving explosive data growth.  IT and data centre managers are challenged to not only affordably store this data but also keep this data easily accessible for ongoing research, remodelling, and reuse. ActiveScale 6.0 and the new X200 platform meet this need with simple, high-performance access at greater system density, increasing user productivity and greatly reducing overall management, power and infrastructure costs.

The new ActiveScale 6.0 software provides unlimited expansion of capacity, processing, and object count, making it easy to grow and manage massive data. With ActiveScale, organisations can seamlessly expand compute, networking, and storage resources for consistent performance at scale with no performance tuning or rebalancing required. The unique, two-layer software architecture optimises flash and disk resources, employing real-time heuristics to dynamically place data across all system resources in parallel for maximum efficiency and balanced long-term performance. This is in direct contrast to other object storage solutions that employ static or deterministic data layout policies that directly lead to hotspots and rebalancing tasks that overwhelm the system as it grows.

 

Quantum’s ActiveScale X200 object storage platform is a new, simplified and converged system platform, benefitting from the latest generation of high-density, high-capacity server technologies. Within a standard data centre rack, as compared to the previous generation platform, an X200 three-module ActiveScale object storage cluster now supports:

  • 78% greater storage density (14.6 petabytes raw),
  • up to 7X greater sustained throughput (up to 51 gigabytes per second), and
  • 6X more objects (30 billion)

These greater capabilities reduce overall system footprint and simplify deployment in both large and small configurations. When scaling out with the new platform, capacity, performance and object count are unlimited, creating a unified system cluster that grows to exabytes of capacity and billions of objects. Current ActiveScale customers benefit with the ability to easily expand their existing ActiveScale clusters with the new platform.

 

The ActiveScale X200 joins the recently announced ActiveScale P100E3 entry object storage platform. With the expanded portfolio, ActiveScale systems can be deployed from hundreds of terabytes to hundreds of exabytes and beyond.

ActiveScale 6.0 software and the X200 platform are available now. Visit the Quantum website for more information.

About Quantum
Quantum technology and services help customers capture, create and share digital content – and preserve and protect it for decades. With solutions built for every stage of the data lifecycle, Quantum’s platforms provide the fastest performance for high-resolution video, images, and industrial IoT. That’s why the world’s leading entertainment companies, sports franchises, researchers, government agencies, enterprises, and cloud providers are making the world happier, safer, and smarter on Quantum. Quantum is listed on Nasdaq (QMCO) and was added to the Russell 2000® Index in 2020. For more information visit www.quantum.com.

Quantum collaborates with Supermicro to expand reach of Next-Gen Object Storage Software

 ActiveScale object storage software combined with Supermicro high-capacity servers addresses explosive unstructured data growth

Quantum Corporation is collaborating with global enterprise computing leader Supermicro® to deliver object storage solutions to customers demanding the ability to extract more value from their increasing data stores. The engagement enables Supermicro’s customers, resellers, and integrators to easily purchase scalable, software-defined object storage software to manage and monetise massive amounts of unstructured data. Combined with Supermicro high-density, high-capacity servers, the solution delivers the scale, flexibility, and performance required for massive data workloads. Enterprises will deploy the new technology to enable enterprise archiving services, genomic research, AI/deep learning and other applications where large-scale data management and analysis is critical.

“We are excited about this relationship as a new route to market for ActiveScale software,” said Liz King, Chief Revenue Officer, Quantum. “Our latest version of ActiveScale software enables performance at any scale, from terabytes to exabytes, without compromising data availability or durability. By combining this software with high-capacity, high-density servers from Supermicro, we provide a best-in-class object storage platform that meets the extreme scale and performance of the most demanding enterprise data workloads.”

Next-Generation Storage Architecture Addresses the Desire to Increase Data Access and Value

Massive data growth driven by digital transformation, video, imagery and telemetry data, and web-scale operations are putting tremendous pressure on IT budgets and teams. At the same time, these organisations are looking to unlock the value in this data to drive new innovations and new business models. ActiveScale software on the latest generation Supermicro servers enables organisations to actively leverage their data without requiring budgets to scale at the same pace.

“Combining Quantum’s ActiveScale object storage software with Supermicro’s high-density server and storage systems delivers to customers solutions that optimisFe complex and unstructured data sets, said Don Clegg, senior vice president, Worldwide Sales, Supermicro. “Supermicro’s most integrated and highest-capacity systems, such as Ultra, BigTwin and SuperBlade, along with Supermicro’s significant time-to-market advantage, are ideal for the global data management market.”

The Quantum ActiveScale object storage software is now available for purchase worldwide through Supermicro’s extensive network of resellers and systems integrators.

For more information on Quantum ActiveScale, visit www.quantum.com/object-storage. More information on the Quantum and Supermicro reference architecture can be found at https://www.supermicro.com/solutions/Solution-Brief_Quantum_ActiveScale.pdf

About Quantum
Quantum technology and services help customers capture, create and share digital content – and preserve and protect it for decades. With solutions built for every stage of the data lifecycle, Quantum’s platforms provide the fastest performance for high-resolution video, images, and industrial IoT. That’s why the world’s leading entertainment companies, sports franchises, researchers, government agencies, enterprises, and cloud providers are making the world happier, safer, and smarter on Quantum. Quantum is listed on Nasdaq (QMCO) and was added to the Russell 2000® Index in 2020. For more information visit www.quantum.com.

 

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