F rom scientific research teams to post-production video studios, more and more organizations have key workflows that are centered around data. They are collecting vast amounts of data, much of it unstructured, and are processing and analyzing it to solve multi-physics problems, model insurance risks, discover new energy sources and produce blockbuster films, just to name a few.
These are high-value data workflows, requiring robust technology infrastructure, including scalable, high-performance storage. Network-attached storage (NAS) can be the right choice, but not all NAS solutions are equal.
What NAS capabilities do you need to best support your high-value data workflows? Here are three key requirements:
- Scalable performance
High-value data workflows require storage that can deliver scalable performance to meet evolving demands. While some organizations need multi-gigabyte-per-second performance for a single client, others require strong performance across multiple clients to support collaborative work. The best solution will utilize a high-performance file system and enable organizations to choose from multiple connectivity options so they can tailor the environment according to their precise performance and configuration requirements.
- Scalable capacity
As your organization collects and analyzes more data, from more sources, you will need a storage solution that can grow as your business dictates. The best storage solution will enable you to economically scale capacity independently from performance. You should be able to scale out—adding drives and arrays—without having to scale up through expensive upgrades. To help you control costs, the storage solution should also allow you to seamlessly integrate your NAS solution into a multi-tier environment that might include everything from object and tape storage to private cloud, public cloud and multi-cloud solutions.
- Enterprise-grade capabilities
You might want or need to start small, but probably don’t want to skimp on management functionality. The right solution should offer enterprise-class features, such as intelligent tiering, data protection, Virtual IP (VIP) and artificial intelligence (AI). At the same time, the solution should enable you to conduct critical administrative tasks from a central location, without excessive complexity.
Quantum Xcellis® Scale-out NAS is designed to meet the rigorous requirements of high-value data workflows. It offers the right combination of scalable performance and capacity, plus a full range of enterprise-grade capabilities. Powered by the StorNext® high-performance parallel file system, it gives you low-latency, unified access to your growing collection of unstructured data.
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