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Quantum At BroadcastAsia2016
Q

uantum showcased the power
of its StorNext platform across
the full media life cycle, with stations
dedicated to production, delivery
and archive workflows, and content
management at BroadcastAsia2016.
The company stand featured
demonstrations of content delivery
with object storage, the use of hybrid
flash and disk storage in combination
to enable frame-based animation
creation and stream-based editing
on a single storage system, and
intuitive management of StorNext
environments with StorNext Connect.
The
award-winning
Xcellis
workflow storage system made
its BroadcastAsia2016 debut, and
Quantum demonstrated how the
unique converged capabilities of this
solution empower users to boost their
efficiency, productivity and creativity
in delivering the products and services
that drive their businesses. Xcellis
consolidates media and metadata
management, extends connectivity
options for both Fibre Channel and
Ethernet clients, and supports hosted

applications in a single hardware
solution
that
greatly
enhances productivity
in collaborative media
environments. Working
with a growing array
of technology partners
and
application
providers, Quantum is
continually extending
the
ways
in
which Xcellis can
optimize end-to-end workflows.
Based on the StorNext 5 platform,
Xcellis facilitates flexible configuration
of performance and capacity. The
solution supports online work in
process, ingest and delivery, and
archive through Quantum's portfolio
of Lattus object storage, LTO tape
and Q-Cloud services. In addition to
providing exceptional performance
and reliability, Xcellis enables
continuous scalability that not only
reduces the cost and complexity of
storage deployment and maintenance,
but also enables future expansion in
an intelligent, sophisticated manner.

highlighted a workflow in which
its Lattus object storage system is
integrated with media
management software
from Vidispine and
other
third-party
applications
for
efficient transcoding
and delivery within
the object storage
framework.
This
Quantum Xcellis for its StorNext platform model
enables
Modern high-resolution workflows content owners to transcode and
come with increased complexity - a deliver content directly from Lattus
greater number of ingest points, more without restoring it to online storage
delivery formats, many transcode or converting objects back to files.
steps and a significant dependency
Quantum also demonstrated a
on quality control steps. Just handling workflow-optimised shared storage
the high volume of content and large solution engineered to meet the
file sizes can lead to slowdowns, demanding requirements of animation
inconsistent operation and potentially and visual effects (VFX) workflows.
risky asset loss situations. Quantum Addressing the need for a streamlined
answers
these
challenges
by workflow
and
high-performance
seamlessly extending storage and access to media, the Quantum
workflow operations onto a low- storage solution takes advantage of
latency, massively scalable Lattus flash technology to deliver the faster
object storage system.
performance needed for frame-based
At BroadcastAsia2016, Quantum animation workloads.

SGL's State-Of-The-Art Archive
Workflow Tools

S

GL
showcased
its
elegant
dashboard FlashNet Infinity at
BroadcastAsia2016.
Due to be incrementally rolled
out over the next 12 months,
FlashNet Infinity further simplifies
archive procedures delivering a
sophisticated toolset for archive and
restore functionality, system health,
monitoring, analysis and more. It is
available as a free upgrade to all SGL
FlashNet users covered by a current
support contract.
As part of the FlashNet Infinity
demonstration
SGL
highlighted
features
including:
automated
workflows to offload or backup media
content from online storage to lowcost storage and deep archive; support
for inline partial file restore; and new
archive analytics to help improve
operational planning and efficiency.
Throughout
the
show,
SGL
demonstrated a full Avid Archive
Manager workflow in conjunction with
Avid Interplay on the Avid booth, as
well as the cost-effective FlashNet

IPWS workflow. The SGL demonstration
on the Avid booth showcased how
to efficiently restore SGL archived
Avid Interplay sequences using the
enterprise LTFS restore application
for emergency recovery. As well as the
Avid Archive demonstration, media
and workflow software developer
Gemiso demonstrated a highly
efficient media production workflow
with SGL FlashNet including remote
management using a Smartphone.
Ensuring
long-term
availability

of content in the future, regardless
of technology evolution, SGL now
supports reading and restoring from
SMPTE's Archive exchange Format
(AXF). SGL FlashNet can read and
process AXF objects providing greater
flexibility for customers working with
both LTFS and AXF archived objects.
This was highlighted throughout the
show.
Archiving to the cloud was also
a key focus on the SGL booth at
BroadcastAsia2016. SGL's integration
with
Data
Expedition's
high
performance file transfer software
Expedat allows media professionals

to create workflows from their MAM
or archive system, and to collaborate
on the creation and sharing of highquality, high-resolution content.
It utilises the low-cost, flexible nature
of AWS cloud storage services to 'park'
project content, or to create off-site
archive backups for disaster recovery
purposes. The SGL integration with
Expedat's
network
acceleration
gateway technology means that
broadcasters and content owners can
quickly and reliably transfer material
directly to remote sites, or to Amazon
AWS cloud storage from their MAM or
archive production systems using SGL
FlashNet.
SGL also featured additional key
archiving features throughout the
show including: pre-defined drives
for specific archive roles allowing
customers to allocate a pre-set
number of drives within their library
for a specific purpose; Avid Interplay
Web Services plug-in with Partial
File Restore powered by Glookast;
Enhanced API with support for REST
Integration; and support for LTO-7.

Sophisticated toolset:
SGL FlashNet Infinity


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