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Quantum Highlights StorNext
Developments
T

his year at IBC, Quantum will
highlight a number of new features
and capabilities to its extensive storage
solution portfolio.
Building on the strong industry
success of its award-winning file
system, Quantum will highlight the
latest new developments for StorNext.
Designed with new enterprise
features focused on ease-of-use
and ease-of-management, StorNext
will provide an enhanced customer
experience and better facilitate
meeting increasingly tight production
deadlines. Additionally, customers will
benefit from new features to improve
integration with cloud resources,
making it even easier to implement
hybrid archive environments, while
at the same time delivering industryleading performance across both NAS
and SAN configurations.
Internal testing has demonstrated
Xcellis Scale-out NAS solutions
outperform offerings from enterpriseclass NAS providers and NAS-focused

startups for 4K, 8K and 16K
projects. In combination with the
solutions' unmatched scalability
and robust media and metadata
management, this performance
redefines the kind of workflows
that can be supported in all IPbased environments.
Quantum will also feature the
latest NVMe flash technology,
delivering over 17Gb/s bandwidth
streaming performance for the kinds
of ultra-demanding workflows that are
becoming commonplace in virtual and
augmented reality content creation.
Built for reliability without sacrificing
performance, Quantum will feature
the latest developments in hybrid
storage arrays, extending its storage
solution portfolio. These platforms will
provide Quantum's customers with an
even greater number of configurability
options and provide the foundation
for even more efficient streaming and
IOPS performance. Additionally, the
line-up will include new all-flash arrays

In the same context, StorNext
has also been enhanced
with new data replication
capabilities for managed file
systems, as well as APIs with
industry-leading MAMs, making
it easier to integrate within
a
heterogeneous
storage
environment. Finally, Quantum
will
demonstrate
StorNext
capability and integration with
the latest generation of AI
Quantum's Xcellis solutions will feature at IBC enhanced workflows, including
for maintaining uncompromising video its own on-premise AI solution,
quality on demanding post-production aiWARE.
tasks, such as multiple stream 4K
"Addressing the challenges of
playback or uncompressed HDR colour global "always-on" media production
correction.
workflows, Quantum continues to
Over the past year, Quantum has invest in our StorNext based storage
put significant effort into making it portfolio to give users greater
easier for customers to take advantage control over performance across
of the benefits a modern, feature- their entire production environment,
rich storage solution can provide. enable exceptional efficiency and
At IBC, Quantum will showcase productivity for 4K workflows, and
various software utilities for easier facilitate seamless access to content
data migration from existing archive for geographically distributed creative
environments, such as migrating teams," said Molly Presley, Vice
Oracle DIVArchive content into a President, Product Management and
StorNext-managed environment.
Global Marketing, Quantum.

ACA Vote Reveals Industry Insights
A

vid and the Avid Customer
Association
(ACA),
Avid's
customer-led
organisation,
has
announced the results of the second
annual ACA Vote.
The ACA Vote gives TV, film and
music professionals a hand in
influencing Avid's future offerings. The
results help prioritise Avid's product
and innovation roadmap for 2018 and
beyond, while calling attention to its
customers'
requirements
and concerns. The findings
on emerging technology and
new business requirements
also
provide
valuable
understanding
of
the
media industry's plans and
challenges.
"Each year, the ACA Vote
uncovers the most important
needs of Avid's customers -
and indeed the industry as
a whole," said ACA Co-Chair
Richard Friedel, Executive
Vice President and General
Manager for Fox Networks
Engineering & Operations.
The ACA Vote revealed
that across all sectors -

broadcast, video and audio - the
top three technology trends facing
media companies are: multi-platform
content delivery, remote production,
and 4K/UHD. Broadcast and video
professionals exclusively (not audio
professionals) also consider 4K/UHD,
file-based/tapeless workflows and HDR
to be significant trends.
Just under 57% indicated that
multi-platform content delivery is

Vote: Avid's customer-led report

the most important trend because
it allows content to be available on
all distributed platforms, with 17%
believing it provides the potential for
new revenue streams. Furthermore,
9.8% of respondents believe multiplatform content delivery helps
retain consumers' attention, while
9.2% believe it helps them achieve
a competitive advantage in the
marketplace.
According to respondents,
remote production is the
second most important
trend with 22.6% of voters
indicating
that
remote
production
saves
costs
compared to on-premise
event production. Some
17.4%
believe
remote
production better utilises
technology infrastructures at
existing facilities, with 13.9%
saying remote production
improves the quality of event
production capabilities.
4K/UHD is another trend
that continues to be top
for
media
companies.
The majority of media

professionals (47.9%) believe that
viewer demand for 4K will make it
a necessity to remain competitive.
While nearly 20% of respondents
believe 4K/UHD adds image quality
in the production process, and 19.7%
perceive it helpful to future-proof
content.
The ACA Vote results also showed
meaningful UHD penetration across
several categories, including encoding/
transcoding, graphics and branding,
production servers and video editing.
According to report findings, the
most significant obstacles to achieving
goals within these trend areas were
cost and interoperability. When
looking at end users' budgets and
their plans to allocate resources over
the next 12-18 months, 50% say they
will upgrade audio capabilities, 25%
say they will invest in cloud services
and technology, and 25% say they will
upgrade their infrastructure for 4K/
UHD operations.
This year, more than 4,800 people
working in all aspects of media and
representing over 3,500 organisations
in 117 countries participated in the
vote.


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