High-Performance, Massively Scalable Primary Storage
Most organizations that work with large amounts of unstructured data are familiar with the causes of their pain—large files, even larger data sets, more collaborators, shorter deadlines, nearly constant upgrades—but far less obvious is a way to address the situation. The ideal solution would be a storage system flexible enough to be right-sized for any large data workflow. One that is scalable enough to keep up with growing demands without performance degradation. A system collaborative enough to provide access, regardless of geographic location or performance requirements. And finally, efficient enough to do all this and stay on budget. Quantum Xcellis™ scale-out workflow storage is just that.
Xcellis optimizes workflow and shared access by combining functions that were formerly provided by separate components into a compact, space- and energy-saving solution. Xcellis manages high-speed disk for the most demanding workflows, multi-protocol SAN and LAN client access, single-pane-of-glass management and monitoring, and policy-driven data movement to low-cost storage such as cloud, object, and tape. Xcellis maximizes operational and workflow efficiency, and reduces the cost of data storage.
Other scalable storage systems require additional system acceleration units or compute-heavy expansion nodes in order to scale. These units increase the cost and network complexity of scaling. Xcellis scales simply by adding storage arrays so every dollar invested pays off in more capacity and greater bandwidth. Plus, the initial investment in Xcellis is protected, eliminating forklift upgrades in order to scale.
Demanding workflows have spawned an increased need for collaboration and expanded teams. By combining both SAN performance and the ease of NAS connectivity, Xcellis extends collaboration to the broadest range of users. This provides the right level of performance to the right people, improves collaboration, and simplifies deployments and workflows.
EFFICIENCY AND ENABLEMENT
Xcellis reduces or eliminates the need to maintain multiple storage systems, the network traffic to move data between them, and the time and headcount to manage them. By using converged storage and access, organizations can scale their storage system more efficiently by leveraging every dollar spent to benefit all connected users.
DYNAMIC APPLICATION ENVIRONMENT
Enabled by StorNext 5.4, Xcellis has the unique capability of supporting applications running on the Workflow Director as virtual machines (VMs) using a feature called the Dynamic Application Environment. Now with over ten supported applications, users can deploy, launch, and operate media management, WAN acceleration, transcoding, and other third-party applications without the need for additional server hardware or networking infrastructure.
Xcellis optimizes workflows, accelerates time to insight, and empowers organizations to do more with their data.