This latest version of StorNext software aims to advance Quantum’s software-defined product portfolio strategy.
Quantum Corp has announced new advancements to its StorNext file system and data management software, designed to make cloud content more accessible, with significantly improved read and write speeds for any cloud and object store based storage solution.
The new StorNext software features enable hybrid-cloud and multi-cloud storage use cases, delivering 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 software incorporates self-describing objects to make cloud content more easily accessible, enabling new hybrid-cloud workflows. The client writes files into 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. Non-StorNext software clients and cloud-resident processes may now access objects directly, leveraging the new extended metadata.
Multi-threaded put/get operations to improve retrieval speed to and from large object stores and the cloud. Users can expect to see a five to seven times performance increase with StorNext 6.4 software, depending on the size of their objects and other factors. This feature looks to enhance performance where single stream object performance is limited.
Other features in StorNext 6.4 include dynamic library pooling which promises to improve 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.
Quantum’s StorNext 6.4 software adds support for Amazon Glacier Deep Archive to StorNext’s integration with Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, and others.
Commenting on the upgrades, Ed Fiore, Vice President and General Manager, Primary Storage, Quantum, said: “We are working closely with our customers to innovate and enhance the capabilities of our StorNext file system. At this time when customers are forced to work remotely, the flexibility to move content between locations, both on-premise and cloud data centres, is critical. This latest version of StorNext software adds new ways to archive content and access it in the cloud and is another step toward providing a seamless bridge between on-premise and the cloud.”