Quantum Corporation

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Quantum Corporation Overview:

For more than 30 years, Quantum has been serving the storage needs of customers in over 125 countries. From Fortune 100 companies to emerging businesses, customers trust Quantum to provide highly reliable solutions backed by a world-class service and support organisation committed to the StorageCare® philosophy.

Quantum is a leading expert in scale-out tiered storage, archive and data protection, providing intelligent solutions for capturing, sharing and preserving digital assets over the entire data lifecycle.

Quantum helps customers maximise the value of these assets to achieve their goals, whether it’s top movie studios looking to create the next blockbuster, researchers working to accelerate scientific discovery, or small businesses trying to streamline their operations.

With a comprehensive portfolio of best-in-class disk, tape and software solutions for physical, virtual and cloud environments, Quantum enables customers to address their most demanding workflow challenges and opportunities.

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Government institutions should utilise VSaaS for an integrated video surveillance system

Video surveillance as a service (VSaaS) is not just for commercial organisations. Federal, state and local governments can also realise benefits from the technology—and use it to deliver an integrated video surveillance system that addresses some of their unique security needs. Video Surveillance as a Service (VSaaS) What is VSaaS? Simply stated, it’s a cloud-based video surveillance solution that is packaged and delivered as a service over the internet. The price varies depending on the features of your plan (i.e. number of cameras, amount of storage, software features, etc.), and you pay a monthly subscription price to use it. How does it work? Internet Protocol (IP) cameras are installed at site locations, and the video is captured and streamed to a service provider’s data center via an internet connection. The video management software (VMS) runs on backend infrastructure provided by the service provider’s cloud. All video processing is done in the cloud, and all that is required to view the footage is an internet-connected device and a web browser. Retail, health care, education, and transportation all benefit from the flexibility and architecture of VSaas Growing VSaaS providers Solution providers such as Axis Communications, Genetec, and G4S among many others offer VSaaS solutions, and the market is growing. According to IHS Markit, the market is expected to reach $2.3 billion in 2021. VSaaS is a solution with cross-industry appeal. Retail, health care, education, and transportation all benefit from the flexibility and architecture of the solution. But how does VSaaS address the surveillance needs of government institutions? Geographic coverage and access To protect cities and towns, law enforcement must watch over widespread geographic areas. Their work involves monitoring and policing many different neighborhoods, buildings, garages, parks, and walking paths—basically anywhere there is property or people to protect. They rely on video surveillance to help them keep these environments safe. But it’s more than local law enforcement officers who use video footage. From local city officials to federal and state law enforcement agencies, many other people, at times, need access to video footage captured by city surveillance cameras. Centralised remote monitoring How does VSaaS help? VSaaS enables the installation of cameras throughout cities and communities and stream footage to a central location via the Internet. Because the system is centralised, it eliminates the need to manage a lot of different standalone DVRs or NVRs, which enables organisations to monitor a large area from a remote command center. VSaaS enables the installation of cameras throughout cities and communities and stream footage to a central location via the Internet Plus, anyone with proper credentials can access the footage from an Internet-connected device—whether that be a smartphone, laptop, desktop, or tablet. That makes it easier for multiple agencies to work together, which in turn can improve communication and response time to incidents. Budget concerns and flexibility Tight budgets are normal in government. As a result, it’s often a challenge to procure capital for new technology purchases—and that sometimes leads to underfunded projects and difficulty upgrading old technology. VSaaS changes the expense model. It allows you to shift from a capital expenditure (CapEx) model, where large capital funding is required to purchase equipment, to an operational expenditure (OpEx) model, where the costs of the solution become an operating expense. Since the cameras, installation, storage, and software are packaged into a service, you don’t need a large capital outlay up front—you simply pay a predictable expense every month. VSaaS provides the capability for you to increase storage capacity when you need it Feature and storage capacity upgrade features VSaaS also makes it easier to upgrade old technology. When new technology becomes available, you can upgrade to it as part of the service. You no longer have to stick with old technology because of capital budget restrictions. Instead, you can upgrade to better cameras and management software features as they become available. The same is true for storage capacity. As camera resolution increases, the amount of data captured also increases. In addition, with the evolution of smart city technology and big data analytics, video data has become more valuable. As a result, there is a need not only to store more data but also to keep that data accessible for a longer period of time. VSaaS provides the capability for you to increase storage capacity when you need it. You can scale to accommodate growth, and since the storage is delivered as part of the service, you can leverage the “pay for use” model to manage your costs. On-premise storage or hybrid Where should surveillance video be stored? It’s an important question. After all, government entities must always comply with data privacy laws and handle data properly to ensure it can be used as evidence if needed. As a result, officials may prefer to be selective about where they store video data. In fact, the concern over regulatory requirements and security and privacy issues, according to Gartner, will lead governments to implement private cloud at twice the rate of public cloud through 2021. The provider’s ability to store large amounts of data cost-effectively makes VSaaS possible That’s not necessarily a show-stopper when it comes to video surveillance. Some VSaaS providers offer hybrid options. Plus, one of the things that makes VSaaS possible is the provider’s ability to store large amounts of data cost-effectively. Because service providers can manage their storage infrastructures economically, they can offer their service at an attractive price. Multi-tier storage infrastructure In a way, government institutions (as well as commercial organisations) can do the same thing. If a government entity—for example, a small municipality—wanted to store their data on-premise or implement a hybrid configuration, they could solve some of their video storage challenges by implementing a multi-tier storage infrastructure similar to what a VSaaS provider might use to provide the actual service. A multi-tier storage infrastructure uses different storage media—disk, object storage, tape, and cloud—and combines them to deliver the total capacity needed while balancing performance and cost. The diagram below is an illustration of a multi-tier infrastructure: As the diagram shows, storage capacity grows using lower cost forms of media as volume and long-term retention requirements change. Files are moved between tiers based on user-defined policies. When the policies are met, the files are moved to a lower cost tier. Some file systems allow for multiple copies be written at ingest which not only minimises the traffic of moving files across the network, but also provides much needed data protection through a second copy on a lower-cost tier. This scenario enables you to optimise the amount of high-performance media in your infrastructure and lower the long-term cost of retaining files. VSaaS offers many benefits for government institutions and commercial organisations alike Choice of implementations VSaaS offers many benefits for government institutions and commercial organisations alike. But not every implementation has the same needs or requirements. The good news is, when it comes to video surveillance solutions, you have options. You can leverage the benefits of VSaaS, in either a public cloud or hybrid scenario, depending on the service provider. Or if your needs dictate, you can achieve some of the same capacity and cost-saving benefits you would get from a VSaaS solution by implementing an on-premise solution based on a centralised VMS system and multi-tier storage. The choice is yours.

Why surveillance will reach a wider consumer audience in 2018

In 2017 we foresaw the emergence of video surveillance as a service. We also predicted an increase in intelligence in cameras, greater adoption of analytics, and more content aggregation. We saw biometrics taking increasing importance as a measure to prevent massive data breaches. We took on more projects that were larger in scope and size. More implementations involved higher-resolution cameras and longer retention times leading to greater adoption of multi-tier storage. Looking ahead to 2018 Surveillance-as-a-service takes off: In 2017 customers “dipped their toes in the water” with surveillance-as-a-service, and in 2018 it should gain acceptance with a wider audience. Increase in analytics: In 2017 neural networks, machine-learning, real-time analytics, and artificial intelligence all got significant airplay, and are turning into real offerings for 2018.Retention times aren’t shrinking, and tape is increasingly viewed as a vital element in surveillance storage architectures More data will be created and retained longer: Retention times aren’t shrinking, and tape is increasingly viewed as a vital element in surveillance storage architectures. With more data being produced that is vulnerable to cyber-attack, people are also recognising the advantage of the air-gapped protection against ransomware that is inherent with tape. LTO-8 tape technology lowers the barrier to multi-tiered storage: LTO-8 doubles tape cartridge capacity from the previous generation, enabling customers to store up to 30TB per cartridge for more cost-effective, long-term data retention. We will leverage these enhancements to deliver multi-tier solutions for persistent data growth and protection challenges in video surveillance, to offer cost-effective tiering for as little as half-a-petabyte of data. What multi-tier storage offers The multi-tier storage architecture as an enabling technology for video surveillance is clearly seeing traction going into the new year. There are market challenges – both political and technical – but the trend is one of progress. The market is in a state of flux, and additional stakeholders want to use surveillance data, so educating the market on how to use these architectures to resolve these problems is increasingly important.

Quantum announces Xcellis Scale-out NAS, industry’s first workflow storage appliance

Quantum Corp. announced Xcellis Scale-out NAS, the industry’s first workflow storage appliance to provide the management capabilities and robust features of enterprise scale-out NAS with the cost-effective scaling that organisations need to address modern data growth. It delivers greater than 3X the performance of competitive enterprise NAS offerings and, with integrated storage tiering, an end-to-end solution can cost as little as 1/10 that of alternative enterprise NAS solutions with the same capacity and performance. This combination makes Xcellis Scale-out NAS unique in comprehensively addressing the needs of high-value data environments where the organisation’s revenue and products are all built around data. Xcellis Scale-out NAS offers industry-leading performance Many IoT, media and entertainment, life sciences, manufacturing, video surveillance and enterprise high-performance computing (HPC) environments are outgrowing traditional enterprise NAS. Users have typically turned to scale-out NAS over the past decade as an alternative but are finding that scaling capacity, integrating cloud strategies and sharing data are afterthoughts or not even possible with the solutions they’ve adopted. Unlike enterprise IT workloads, data in high-value workload environments is constantly growing on every axis — ingest, processing, analysis, distribution, archive. These environments require storage solutions with the management and features of enterprise NAS, but which can also cost-effectively scale performance and capacity. Leveraging Quantum’s industry-leading StorNext parallel file system and data management platform, Xcellis Scale-out NAS offers industry-leading performance, scalability and management benefits for organisations with high-value workloads: Cost-effective scaling of performance and capacity: Clusters can scale performance and capacity together or independently to reach hundreds of petabytes in capacity and terabytes per second in performance. A single client (SMB, NFS or high-performance client) can achieve over 3X the performance of competitive scale-out NAS offerings with multiple clients scaling a single cluster’s bandwidth to over a terabyte per second. In addition, an end-to-end solution with Xcellis has been shown to manage petabytes of data in a simplified workflow incorporating tape or cloud that provides greater performance than leading NAS-only alternatives for as little as a tenth of the cost. Advanced features and flexible management: With simple installation and setup, a modern administrative single-screen interface provides in-depth monitoring, alerting and management functions as well as rapid scanning and search capabilities that tame large data repositories. Xcellis Scale-out NAS is designed to integrate with the highest performance Ethernet networks through SMB and NFS interfaces and offers the flexibility to also support high-performance block storage in the same converged solution. Lifecycle, location and cost management: Xcellis Scale-out NAS leverages more than 15 years of data management experience built into StorNext. Xcellis data management provides automatic tiering between SSD, disk, tape, object storage and public cloud. Copies can be created for content distribution, collaboration, data protection and disaster recovery. Xcellis featuring integrated artificial intelligence Xcellis Scale-out NAS is the industry’s only NAS solution with integrated artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities that enable customers to create more value from new and existing data. It can actively interrogate data across multiple axes to uncover events, objects, faces, words and sentiments, automatically generating custom metadata that unlocks new possibilities for using stored assets. Availability Xcellis Scale-out NAS will be generally available this month with entry configurations and those leveraging tiering starting at under $100 per terabyte (raw). Supporting quotes Vincent Chang, president, Arrosoft Solutions “Frankly, it is hard to find an offering that can deliver on performance, scale and management while keeping costs down. Xcellis Scale-out NAS provides the reseller community with a Quantum solution that is easy to position for organisations facing unstructured data growth challenges across any of a number of areas including performance, capacity, cost, management, protection, cloud strategy and artificial intelligence.” Scott Sinclair, senior analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group “The proliferation of unstructured data in a vast array of industries offers virtually unlimited opportunity for discovery and monetisation, but traditional storage and management of that data has kept many organisations from achieving their full potential. Xcellis Scale-out NAS is designed to empower users to scale performance and capacity independently and cost-effectively to keep storage from becoming an obstacle to progress.” Molly Presley, vice president, global marketing, Quantum “There is a gap in the market between NAS systems designed for enterprise data management and HPC solutions designed for data-intensive workloads. Xcellis Scale-out NAS fills this gap with the features needed by enterprises and the performance required by HPC in a single solution. Xcellis uniquely delivers capacity with the economics of tape and cloud, and integrated AI for advanced data insights and can even support traditional block storage demands within the same platform.”