BUILDING BLOCKS OF THE STORNEXT ARCHITECTURE
The building blocks of the StorNext architecture include primary storage, extended online storage, tape archives, and cloud—all powered by StorNext 5 data management, the industry’s fastest streaming file system and policy-driven tiering software.
STORNEXT 5 DATA MANAGEMENT
StorNext 5 data management software manages file sharing for complex workflows in StorNext scale-out storage environments, for files stored on primary disk, extended online storage, tape, and cloud. And while StorNext 5 meets the most demanding performance requirements, enables customers to scale to hundreds of petabytes, and integrates easily into collaborative workflows—that’s not why customers choose it. They choose StorNext 5 because it’s all of that—combined. StorNext 5 data management, with its high-performance file system and policy-driven tiering software, combines performance, scale, and flexibility into a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts.
StorNext primary storage enables high-speed shared access to your critical data. Powered by StorNext 5 data management software, it includes a metadata appliance with a dedicated metadata array, and RAID storage for data. This combination of software, compute, and storage is engineered to solve the world’s biggest storage challenges—and enables you to focus on your workflows rather than the storage. So you can do what you do best.
EXTENDED ONLINE STORAGE
Built on next-generation object storage technology, Lattus™ is durable online storage that scales to hundreds of petabytes—more economical than primary storage, with better performance than tape. As a policy-driven tier in a StorNext scale-out storage solution, Lattus enables you to extend primary storage with scalable and more cost-effective online storage—ideal for large repositories that have unpredictable access patterns, and for organizations struggling with the challenges of data growth.
When attached to StorNext primary storage and powered by StorNext 5 data management software, tape archives provide a tier of massively scalable storage. StorNext tape archives enable you to preserve data for the long-term without the cost, space, power consumption, and management of primary disk. With StorNext tape archives and Scalar® tape libraries, you get best-in-class management, monitoring, and data security from the market share leader in LTO tape automation.
Q-Cloud™ Archive is storage freedom for businesses that struggle to balance capacity, costs, and growth that come with managing content in rapidly changing environments. StorNext 5 users have easy access to cost-effective, on-demand cloud storage for increased flexibility, data protection, and availability. Q-Cloud Archive is integrated with StorNext so there is no additional hardware or software, separate applications, or programming. Q-Cloud Archive integrates cloud into workflows for reliable, always-available storage and maximum flexibility. Precisely the right amount of storage, exactly when you need it.