Quantum Corp. today announced the general availability of StorNext 6, a major new release of the company’s award-winning StorNext® scale-out file system.
It delivers a unique combination of new advanced data management features for on-premise, hybrid cloud and public cloud environments and industry-leading streaming performance. StorNext 6 is now shipping with the company’s Xcellis® workflow storage solutions, enabling users to overcome the limitations of traditional NAS systems in keeping up with the demands of large, rapidly growing data-intensive workloads and driving business value from that data.
Multi-Site File Replication and Sharing for Easier Collaboration
One of the key challenges in highly data-intensive environments such as genomics, academic research, video surveillance and government security is enabling dispersed teams to work together using a common data set for creative, analytical or other purposes. StorNext 6 addresses this challenge with two new features, FlexSync and FlexSpace.
Enhanced StorNext-Client Functionality for Greater Agility
High-performance file storage users may have dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of clients accessing a system at any time, which can hinder workflows and create other inefficiencies. To address this problem, StorNext 6 includes a new quality of service (QoS) for optimizing performance across all client workstations, and on a machine-by-machine basis, to align with business priorities.
StorNext 6 also enables client platforms to browse archive directories that contain offline files — which can number in the hundreds of thousands, or even millions ― without having to retrieve the entire directory. As a result, this feature significantly streamlines the archive retrieval process, enabling users to get the files they need more quickly.
File Copy Expiration for Increased ROI and File Auditing for Deeper Insights
As the foundation for a single, integrated solution that can span a single namespace across flash, spinning disk, object storage, tape and the cloud, StorNext has long reduced overall storage costs through tiering.
StorNext 6 is now shipping with all newly purchased Xcellis appliances and is also available at no additional cost to current Xcellis users running StorNext 5 under existing support contracts.