Quantum unveiled StorNext 6.4 software at VirtualQ | NAB, a virtual video event. Quantum’s new advancements for its StorNext will significantly improve read and write speeds for any cloud and object store based storage solution.
File system and data management software, StorNext now features enable hybrid-cloud and multi-cloud storage use cases, delivering greater flexibility for media and entertainment and other data-intensive environments such as genomics, academic research, video surveillance, oil and gas, and government security. StorNext 6.4 brings new features:
Self-Describing Objects: StorNext 6.4 software incorporates self-describing objects to make cloud content more easily accessible, enabling new hybrid-cloud workflows. The client writes files into the StorNext file system then, based on policy, StorNext 6.4 software copies files to the public or private cloud, with the option to include additional object metadata.
Improved Retrieval Speed from Large Object Stores: Multi-threaded put/get operations to improve retrieval speed to and from large object stores and the cloud. Users can expect to see a 5X to 7X performance increase with StorNext 6.4 software, depending on the size of their objects and other factors.
StorNext Dynamic Library Pooling: This feature improves resiliency for large tape archives, enabling the use of multiple libraries for performance and redundancy, including scale-out tape with vertical libraries like Quantum’s Scalar i6 tape library. Customers can rotate file stores to different libraries to increase availability.
Support for AWS Glacier Deep Archive Service: Quantum’s StorNext 6.4 software adds support for Amazon Glacier Deep Archive to StorNext’s already-robust integration with Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, and others.