Quantum introduces ActiveScale 6.0 software and new object storage platform


SAN JOSE, Calif., June 25, 2021 – Quantum Corporation announced a new version of ActiveScale object storage software that will transform the way companies store, manage, and extract value from their growing unstructured data assets. ActiveScale 6.0 software offers unlimited scalability and consistent performance at any scale without compromising data availability, durability, and security. This software is now available by subscription on qualifying platforms, including the new ActiveScale X200 platform, a simplified and converged system platform that provides high-density, high-capacity storage in a small footprint. ActiveScale 6.0 software is now also available through Supermicro, giving customers more purchase options and flexibility in deploying ActiveScale software on the platform of their choice.

Quantum solves Exabyte data management challenges with ActiveScale 6.0 software and new object storage platform

“The acceleration of digital transformation is also accelerating data growth, and we want our customers to have the tools they need to use data to drive their business,” said Jamie Lerner, President and CEO, Quantum. “The seamless scalability of our ActiveScale software enables you to get the most out of your data regardless of its size – be it to make new scientific discoveries, identify business trends that will give you a competitive advantage, or the next mega-hit on the big screen. “

Innovations in genomics, AI / ML, geo- and space sciences and the use of video are driving explosive data growth. IT and data center managers are faced with the challenge of not only storing this data inexpensively, but also keeping this data easily accessible for ongoing research, redesign, and reuse. ActiveScale 6.0 and the new X200 platform meet this need with simple, high-performance access at higher system density, increase user productivity and significantly reduce overall administration, power and infrastructure costs.

The new ActiveScale 6.0 software offers unlimited expansion of capacity, processing and number of objects, making it easier to grow and manage huge amounts of data. With ActiveScale, organizations can seamlessly expand compute, network, and storage resources for consistent performance at scale without the need for performance tuning or redistribution. The unique, two-tier software architecture optimizes flash and hard drive resources and uses real-time heuristics to dynamically place data on all system resources in parallel for maximum efficiency and balanced long-term performance. This is in direct contrast to other object storage solutions that use static or deterministic data layout guidelines that lead directly 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 that takes advantage of the latest generation of high-density, high-capacity server technologies. In a standard data center rack, an X200 ActiveScale object storage cluster with three modules now supports:

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

These advanced features reduce the overall system footprint and simplify deployment in both large and small configurations. When scaling out with the new platform, capacity, performance and number of objects are unlimited, creating a uniform system cluster that grows to exabytes of capacity and billions of objects. Existing ActiveScale customers benefit from the possibility of simply expanding their existing ActiveScale clusters with the new platform.

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

The ActiveScale 6.0 software and the X200 platform are available immediately. 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 designed for every phase of the data lifecycle, Quantum’s platforms offer the fastest performance for high definition video, images and industrial IoT. That’s why the world’s leading entertainment companies, sports franchises, researchers, government agencies, corporations, and cloud providers are making the world happier, safer, and smarter with Quantum. Quantum is listed on the Nasdaq (QMCO) and was added to the Russell 2000 Index in 2020. For more information, see www.quantum.com.

Source: Quantum Corp.


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