Quantum Triples StorNext's Strength

by CXOtoday Staff    Apr 03, 2007

Quantum Corp., the backup, recovery and archive company, has introduced StorNext 3.0 data management software to keep up the trend among vendors that are expanding storage systems for enterprises.

StorNext 3.0 offers resilient data sharing to servers on the local area network (LAN) and integrates Quantum’s patented data de-duplication technology to reduce data retention costs. It also enables customers to expand storage capacity and replace storage devices, while keeping the system online.

StorNext 3.0 provides users with the following:

Distributed LAN Client enables applications on the LAN to access a shared pool of storage faster, and with a higher level of resiliency. Using clustered gateways for access and an optimized communication protocol, it offers load balancing and transparent I/O failover.

Data Reduction Storage is a specialized tier of disk that uses data de-duplication to reduce a customer’s data footprint, saving money by lowering capacity requirements and enabling data to be retained on a fast recovery disk for a longer duration.

Dynamic Resource Allocation offers increased uptime by enabling online service operations. It allows customers to scale their storage - adding new storage capacity or transparently swapping out disk arrays during hardware upgrades - while the system is active.

Introduced in 2002, StorNext helps users share, retain and re-use digital assets such as video, images, audio files, and research-analysis data sets. It offers resilient, high speed access to shared pools of such assets from both LAN and SAN servers, so projects can be completed faster. StorNext also has embedded data movement technology, which transparently moves data between storage tiers for better cost control and data protection. Built on an open architecture, the solution can support a range of server platforms, operating systems, and storage types.

Quantum expects StorNext 3.0 to ship some time this quarter. It acquired StorNext when it bought Advanced Digital Information Corp. for Rs 3,465 crore in 2006.