Quantum at BIRTV 2017
At BRTV2017, Quantum will showcase StorNext 6, a new release of the company’s workflow storage platform. Quantum will also highlight its Xcellis solutions, recently enhanced with lab-validated 4K reference architectures. Features and capabilities within StorNext 6 and Xcellis give users control over storage performance across the entire facility, enable efficiency and productivity for 4K workflows, facilitate access to content for geographically distributed creative teams, and simplify use across operating systems.
StorNext 6 Release: New at BIRTV2017
A series of substantive updates within the StorNext 6 platform demonstrates Quantum’s ongoing leadership in workflow storage – with a particular focus on enabling high-resolution workflows. StorNext 6 highlights include:
- Quality of Service – A new quality of service (QoS) feature empowers facilities to tune and optimise performance across all client workstations and on a machine-by-machine basis, in turn guaranteeing that more demanding tasks, such as 4K playback or colour correction, get the bandwidth they need to maintain uncompromising video quality.
- FlexSpace Shared Archive – Addressing the challenges of global always-on production workflows, the new FlexSpace feature allows multiple instances of StorNext, located anywhere in the world, to share a common content repository. As a result any user within a StorNext environment can access, browse and pull files from a shared workspace. With this new capability a creative team member working in one city can create content that is automatically stored to the common repository and immediately available for further work by team members working elsewhere, without it being expressly shipped or explicitly transported to them.
- FlexSync Multisite Synchronisation – FlexSync is a new capability that provides a fast and flexible way to synchronise content between multiple StorNext systems in a manageable and automated fashion. FlexSync supports one-to-one, one-to-many and many-to-one file-replication scenarios and can be configured to operate at almost any level: specific files, specific folders or entire file systems. By leveraging enhancements in file-system metadata monitoring, FlexSync recognises changes instantly and can immediately begin reflecting those changes on another system.
FlexTier Public and Private Cloud Access
Quantum will highlight its FlexTier cloud-access feature, which makes it possible to integrate existing public-cloud storage accounts and third-party object storage (private cloud) into a StorNext environment and into familiar media workflows. FlexTier currently supports Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, NetApp StorageGRID, IBM Cleversafe and Scality RING as archive tiers. As a result, content owners can get all the content access and visibility benefits provided by StorNext, protect their investments in private-cloud object storage systems and public-cloud storage services, and reduce the cost and complexity of cloud storage administration.
New Xcellis 4K Reference Architectures
Quantum will highlight its new 4K reference architectures, created from exhaustive, real-world 4K testing and suitably scaled for facilities from small to large. In the testing, all Xcellis solutions were validated under intense 4K workloads, reflecting industry capabilities for streaming 4K to collaborative teams of content creators. The testing included characterisation of large- and small-form-factor disk drives and all-flash arrays in different configurations of compressed and uncompressed 4K formats. The resulting reference architectures have been tuned to deliver predictable-stream-count workloads for the full range of 4K formats.
BIRTV Forum Keynote Presentation: ‘How Quantum StorNext-powered Solutions Can Increase Efficiency and Productivity for Your 4K Workflows’
Quantum will deliver a keynote presentation to attendees of the BIRTV China Visual Effect Summit 2017 that runs in parallel with the BIRTV exhibition. Titled ‘How Quantum StorNext-powered Solutions Can Increase Efficiency and Productivity for Your 4K Workflows’, the presentation will include real examples from Quantum customers in China, as well as international markets. The China Visual Effect Summit 2017 will be held at the Radisson Blu Hotel Beijing on the 24th of August, 2017.
Live Digital Asset Management With CatDV
Within the presentation theatre on Quantum’s stand, the company will provide demonstrations of live editorial workflows. Showcasing the performance leadership of Xcellis and other Quantum storage systems, these demonstrations will give attendees a firsthand look at the remarkable performance levels that can be achieved with an optimal hardware configuration supported by the powerful StorNext platform.
During demonstrations throughout BIRTV2017, expert creatives will use Quantum’s Xcellis high-performance workflow storage with Square Box Systems’ CatDV suite of digital asset management applications. Demonstrations also will highlight the new performance and collaboration features of StorNext 6.