O ur new Xcellis Scale-out NAS is the first solution to combine economical performance and capacity with enterprise-class features.

Today, we announced our brand new 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 organizations need to address modern data growth.

As we mentioned in our blog post late last week, businesses that are built around “high-value data” have, for years, had to choose between enterprise-class capabilities and cost-effective scalability. Now, they can enjoy both from a single solution.

Xcellis Scale-out NAS delivers more than three times the performance of competitive enterprise NAS offerings and, with integrated storage tiering, can cost as little as 1/10 that of alternative enterprise NAS solutions with comparable capacity and performance. With this unique combination, Xcellis Scale-out NAS is able to comprehensively address the needs of high-value data environments where the organization’s revenue and products are all built around data.

Scale-out NAS

Unified Unstructured Data at Scale

It’s no secret that many environments—including IoT, media and entertainment, life sciences, manufacturing, video surveillance and enterprise high-performance computing (HPC)—are rapidly out-growing traditional enterprise NAS. Over the past decade, users have largely turned to scale-out NAS as an alternative but are finding that scaling capacity, integrating cloud strategies and sharing data are after-thoughts or not even possible with the solutions they’ve adopted.

Unlike enterprise IT workloads, high-value workload environments run on data that is constantly growing on every axis—ingest, processing, analysis, distribution, and archive. As a result, they require storage solutions that have the management and features of enterprise NAS, but can also cost-effectively scale performance and capacity.

Leveraging Quantum’s market-leading StorNext® parallel file system and data management platform, Xcellis Scale-out NAS offers industry-leading performance, scalability and management benefits for organizations with high-value workloads.

As you can expect, this brings a host of truly significant benefits, including:

  • Cost-Effective Scaling of Performance and Capacity: Clusters can scale performance and capacity together or independently to reach 100s of petabytes in capacity and terabytes per second in performance. A single client (SMB, NFS or high-performance client) can achieve more than three times the performance of competitive scale-out NAS offerings with multiple clients scaling a single cluster’s bandwidth to over a terabyte per second. Plus, 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.

Artificial Intelligence with Xcellis

What’s more, 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 under $100 per Terabyte (raw).

For all the juicy details, specs, and product downloads, please visit the Xcellis Scale-out NAS page.

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