Raising the Bar for Active Archive Solutions

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As recently announced in this press release, Quantum has joined the Active Archive Alliance. This makes tremendous sense for Quantum as we are in an elite field of companies that develop and offer a comprehensive set of storage solutions, covering the entire storage infrastructure for organizations whose businesses capitalize on the enormous value of their unstructured data. Key to these organizations’ success is their ability to mine their data. Active archiving is about enabling nimble data searches in a rapidly expanding universe of files and objects, when companies need it, and being able to retrieve it quickly and put it into the appropriate workflow.

Unlocking the Value of Archival Data

An active archive workflow allows users to effectively retrieve data or content from where it lives and copy it into a process flow. Some processes require extreme compute power, such as scientific analysis, AI, or intensive video editing. Other tasks are less compute-intensive, such as viewing, sharing or annotating video or other unstructured data.

Quantum has been a long-standing member of the active archive solution provider industry, but with our recent additions of Atavium and ActiveScale, we are raising the bar for active archive solutions.

The technology we gained through Atavium provides substantial value to organizations by enabling automatic discovery of data with real-time analytics, using zero-touch data classification and tagging on ingest. Users can manage the data automatically according to its lifecycle requirements and simplify risk and compliance by managing data according to policy. It also provides global search and analytics to scan data for abnormalities in seconds instead of days or weeks.

ActiveScale is a best-in-class on-premise object storage solution that has proven itself as a real customer pleaser by delivering on these key value propositions:

  • Set and forget operation: Self-checking, self-healing, extremely durable, and simple to manage. Customers have 100PB+ environments managed by a single admin who rarely needs to interact with the solution outside of monthly check-in and monitoring.
  • High performance at scale: A unique, patented method for spreading erasure coded data across components to eliminate the need for disruptive rebalancing in the event of component failure or system upgrades. ActiveScale just keeps performing.
  • Multi-geo deployment: Our unique approach to spreading data delivers a high performing, fully consistent 3-geo capability that provides up to 19 9’s durability and maintains full access to data even in the event of a site disaster.

In addition to these newer entries into Quantum’s portfolio, Quantum is a leading provider of tape solutions for enterprises and massive hyperscale scale environments where tape is a key element of low-cost archive as well as ransomware protection. Quantum also provides primary storage solutions satisfying the needs of some of the most demanding video and unstructured data workflows in the world.

We are excited about this opportunity to help Active Archive Alliance subscribers to architect the most performant and cost-effective solutions possible to meet their demanding requirements.

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