Quantum Corp. (News - Alert), a specialist in data protection and big data management, has helped customers solve big data challenges for over two decades with tiered storage solutions that integrate disk and tape technologies.
The company is now expanding its big data portfolio to include a new class of storage that utilizes next-gen object storage, to significantly exceed the capacity, durability and geographical limits of RAID, while delivering 100 percent predictable restore times often not met with tape.
The expanded set of solutions includes a new family of wide area storage solutions, Lattus, which offer a new approach to archiving that overcomes the limitations and inefficiencies posed by traditional disk architectures in multi-petabyte storage environments.
Later in 2013, in conjunction with partners, Quantum reportedly plans to introduce a set of Lattus-based services that will enable shared multi-tenant, encrypted storage with a combination of NAS, StorNext and native cloud interfaces as a second or third tier in the cloud.
"With our Lattus family, we're now able to provide global disk archives for data that must live forever, be cost-effectively accessible, and stored once on a system with no need for future migrations," Janae Stow Lee, senior vice president of Filesystem and Archive at Quantum, said in a statement.
Quantum’s Lattus is designed to provide globally distributed disk-based archives that are extremely scalable and cost-effective, and allows for the permanent storage of data on disks without interruption or migration.
Lattus products are optimized for managing large and growing repositories of big data indefinitely, enabling customers to extract the data's maximum value over its entire life.
Other benefits include unparalleled scalability to support flexible big data growth; self-healing, with up to fifteen 9's of durability to ensure data is never lost; self-migration for seamless upgrades to new storage technologies; native HTTP REST support for Web- and cloud-based access; and cost-effective enterprise archive capability across global locations.
Integrating dispersed object storage and Quantum file system technologies, Lattus-X, the first product in the Lattus family, is a wide area storage solution with NAS access that will be generally available in a few days. It is ideal for multi-site organizations that must cost-effectively share and archive large data files and maintain fast ingest and predictable retrieval times.
In addition to native HTTP REST access, Lattus-X also provides CIFS/NFS access for users and applications.
Lattus-M leverages the robust policy-based benefits of StorNext Storage Manager. Available in the first half of 2013, Lattus-M will enable customers to have a new secondary storage tier option that offers lower latency and more predictable restore times than tape, at a price appropriate for long-term storage.
StorNext will be able to migrate data automatically to a Lattus-based disk archive as well.
The new Lattus-X will be available in December from Quantum and its qualified resellers and partners. The Lattus-X base system, capable of storing 500 TB of big data, is likely to be made available for a price starting $675,000.
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