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Insights from Quantum’s experts on scale-out storage, archive and data protection 

In Media & Entertainment, Scale-out Storage, Workflow Storage

A Partnership Built on Innovation – Not Just Bits on a Disk

It’s so exciting to see today’s announcement that Quantum will be taking on a larger role in selling Dot Hill storage. This is not just another storage channel deal – let me explain why. The partnership of Quantum and Dot Hill began in workflow storage. Quantum enjoys a unique position in the market in serving the needs of the most demanding workflow storage applications – from video production to surveillance, cybersecurity and research. These applications have storage needs which are quite different from traditional corporate applications. They need different solutions. Both companies have noticed that there are adjacent markets and customer needs where tighter collaboration between us—leveraging the technology of Dot Hill and the technology and channel reach of Quantum—can deliver broader value to our customers and partners. Which brings me to the announcement today: Quantum is becoming the branded face of Dot Hill storage.
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In Government, Scale-out Storage

7 Questions About Incident Response Every CISO Must Be Able To Answer

Anybody who has anything has something worth stealing. Today’s advanced cybersecurity threats are putting CISOs on the hot seat. And while detection and prevention remain the staples of security, effective incident response has become critical to the bottom line. When (not if) you are breached—how will you investigate, and how will you respond? This post explores 7 important questions that every Chief Information Security Officer must be able to answer about incident response.
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In Media & Entertainment, Object Storage, Scale-out Storage

Three Trends That Could Disrupt Your Workflow in 2015: Extended Online

There’s never been a bigger rush to transcode and deliver content worldwide to more distribution channels than today. A broad range of new delivery platforms and new audiences can bring new value to legacy content, but only if your workflow supports it. If you’re not ready to release content quickly when a new distribution opportunity arises, re-process it for special features, or even re-use content in a new project, you’re leaving money on the table. And that’s not so easy to explain to your boss or your investors. Unfortunately, most workflows are poorly set up to access, transcode and deliver content created years ago. The good news is that StorNext 5 workflows built with Quantum Lattus have specific capabilities that enable real-time and non-real-time operations to occur efficiently in the same storage infrastructure. Here's how.
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In Data Protection, VM Backup & Archive

World Backup Day – More Important Than Ever

Finally – a day to celebrate everything about backup! We know that backups can sometimes be seen as a necessarily evil, but let’s face it – backing up and protecting data is more important than ever. Both for consumers at a personal level, but also for businesses, digital information is more valuable than ever. And the nature of backup is changing – the idea of ‘batch backup’ that businesses have employed for years is going away, with new technologies and approaches for storing and protecting data coming out all the time. It’s an interesting opportunity to reflect on where Quantum has been in the world of backup as a leader in various technologies, and now where we’re going as a storage company.
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In Data Protection, Media & Entertainment, Scale-out Storage

Will the Real “Solution” Please Stand Up?

Storage by itself is not a solution. Neither is a media management application. Nor is an editing application. By themselves, they are just products. But customers don’t want products, they want “solutions”. If you put these products together, you can give the customer what they want…a solution to their problem…provided they all work well together. That’s why we introduced the Quantum Advantage program. It is a program that enables our technology partners to work closely together with Quantum for the sole purpose of creating great solutions in the market. At Quantum, we have long worked closely with technology partners and today’s program launch takes our commitment and support to partners to a whole new level.
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In Media & Entertainment, Scale-out Storage, Workflow Storage

Three Trends That Could Disrupt Your Workflow in 2015: 4K

In the fast-paced entertainment industry, the technology for both creating and consuming content can shift sharply and quickly. Making the right technology choices, at the right time, with well-timed implementation can mean the difference in moving your business forward or wasting a lot of time and budget fixing bad decisions, or worse, losing the business. These three market trends have the power to disrupt your workflow, but by making a few key decisions today you can transition smoothly in 2015, plus prepare for what’s to come in the future. In Pt.1 of the series we look at a technology that's going to be on everyone's mind at NAB 2015: 4K.
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In Data Protection, Scale-out Storage

CRN Channel Chiefs for 2015: Quantum’s Steve Burrows and Andy Brinck

For the 2nd year in a row CRN recognized Quantum's Steve Burrows, VP of America Channel Sales, as a who’s who of channel management; a leader who's heading up a Partner program that solution providers depend on to run their businesses. This year CRN also recognized Quantum's Andy Brinck, Senior Director for Channel Sales. Steve and Andy have been instrumental in navigating new business models, technology shifts and making sure Quantum partners succeed. Read on for more information about Steve and Andy as well as their thoughts on channel sales, yearly goals and channel sales advice.
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In Data Protection

The DXi6900: Lab Tested and Industry Approved

By now I’ve participated in quite a few lab validations with industry analysts, many of them testing the DXi-Series. It has been interesting to see the progression of the DXi as deduplication has evolved to take a more vital role in data center workflows, extending data protection to the cloud. Recently Storage magazine/SearchStorage.com awarded the DXi6900 the Silver medal in the 2014 Products of the Year backup hardware category, adding to the industry recognition the DXi has garnered since its introduction, and highlighting the role of the StorNext 5 file system in the appliance. Industry analyst Tony Palmer with ESG Lab has conducted more DXi lab validations than anyone and truly understands the deduplication marketplace, so he recently put the DXi6900 through its paces in a lab testing.
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In Archive Storage, Object Storage

Western Digital/HGST Acquires Amplidata: Object Storage is the Place to Be

As you may have heard already, there’s exciting news today in the object storage marketplace: Western Digital Corp., a leader in storage technology, announced that its HGST subsidiary is acquiring Amplidata, Quantum’s object storage technology partner. We’re happy for Amplidata and looking forward to expanded partnership opportunities with WDC and the HGST group. As a reminder, Quantum announced in 2012 that we were leveraging the performance and availability of Amplidata’s object storage technology by embedding it in our Lattus family of unique active archive solutions. Since that time, many Quantum customers have been able to increase the value of their data by extending cost-effective online access to massive volumes (PBs) of information, so let's look at how this announcement is great news for three major reasons.
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In Data Protection, VM Backup & Archive

Is DXi6900 the Silver Bullet for Your Growing Backup Pains?

Quantum's DXi6900 proudly received the Silver Award in Storage Magazine/SearchStorage.com's 2014 "Product of the Year Backup Hardware" category. This industry recognition comes just as industry analyst ESG released the results of their recent lab testing, validating DXi6900’s performance claims. Both the award and lab validation are a big deal for us and reinforce what we’ve already been hearing from our happy customers: DXi6900 is a high performance appliance that is very well suited to the needs of mid-size and enterprise-scale companies as well as managed service providers.
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In Media & Entertainment, Scale-out Storage

Field Report – HDR Video at the Hollywood Post Alliance Tech Retreat

At the recent Hollywood Post Alliance Tech Retreat the conversations and reporting centered on the expected technologies: 4K/UHD, laser cinema projection and the latest cameras. But one topic was a surprise: HDR video. This kind of ‘better than real life’ imagery is exactly what creative professionals are looking for. Imagine this complete range of dynamic lighting for imagery applied to an entire clip of video and you start to see why people are excited. But can this HDR technique be applied to post and broadcast video workflows?
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In Cloud Services, VM Backup & Archive

Choosing Which Secondary Data to Migrate to the Cloud – Part 1: Disaster Recovery

As I noted in an earlier blog, customers planning to move data applications (e.g., backup and archive) to the cloud must consider five key factors in selecting and migrating data. These are: Ongoing data transfer volume, expected frequency of ongoing data usage, data recall performance requirements, and application integration. In the next several blogs, I’d like to illustrate the importance of these factors by illustrating how they impact your design and planning as you migrate a few common data use cases to the cloud. The four use cases we’ll consider are: Site disaster recovery, data center off-site copy (for backup), compliance archive, remote site primary, archive and backup and ongoing management. Let’s start by looking at central site disaster recovery.
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In Media & Entertainment, Scale-out Storage, Workflow Storage

Reasons to Upgrade to StorNext 5: Liquid Metadata

When you work in a StorNext collaborative environment every day, you can take for granted what goes on behind the scenes to make its cross-platform, simultaneous workflows possible. How do you manage user access and file transfers to the shared storage seamlessly? It turns out that managing users wanting to access to files on a shared resource is one of the hardest computer challenges and a direct, high-performance, controlled group access to shared folders requires a Storage Area Network or SAN. The way StorNext delivers this "magic" is by ensuring that a highly redundant ‘controller' managers the users, permissions and file traffic. And with the recent release of StorNext 5, the critical area of storing and managing this metadata received a dramatic performance improvement thanks to three main innovations.
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