Quantum Selects Mellanox as InfiniBand Partner

November 19, 2013

DENVER, Colo., Nov. 19 — Quantum Corp., a proven global expert in big data management and data protection, today announced a partnership with Mellanox Technologies, a leading supplier of end-to-end InfiniBand and Ethernet interconnect solutions and services for servers and storage. The two companies are working together to leverage the greatly increased data sharing performance, scale and flexibility of Quantum’s recently announced StorNext 5 platform.

As customers blend high-performance computing and general collaborative compute environments, the collection of digital data has become easier and faster, and files are increasing in size and volumes. Sharing and accessing that information for data-intensive analysis and distribution, as well as managing and preserving the assets for rapid retrieval and repurpose, have become an overwhelming task. Having re-architected StorNext 5 from the ground up to address this evolving dataflow, Quantum is collaborating with Mellanox to address the needs of customers in high-intensity environments that can benefit from high-bandwidth, low-latency topologies made possible with InfiniBand.

Quantum will highlight StorNext 5, along with its Lattus Object Storage and StorNext AEL6000 Archive, for high-performance computing environments at SC13 booth #304 taking place this week at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.

The new StorNext 5 platform is designed to facilitate the managing of compute-intensive research data where high-performance sharing for analysis is required. It also serves as the engine for automatically moving data from primary to cost-effective storage tiers. StorNext 5 delivers up to 10 times greater performance and five times the scalability of previous StorNext versions. In addition, it is architected to provide globally distributed teams with greater efficiency for handling large and small unstructured data files over cloud, NAS and/or SAN topologies, including InfiniBand.

“We are excited to work with a respected leader in high-performance storage such as Quantum. As high-speed data sharing meshes with HPC-style computation, the combination of Quantum’s StorNext and Mellanox InfiniBand interconnects will open up tremendous performance potential for end customers and will enable them with quicker access to data at scale,” said John F. Kim, director, Storage Marketing, Mellanox Technologies.

“With the pending release of StorNext 5, and given its stunning new performance and scalability, it’s more important than ever to be able to harness that potential as customers are planning ever-larger deployments. As the use cases for StorNext 5 grow, we increasingly expect to see the need for more infrastructure options such as the high-speed, low-latency solution that Mellanox and InfiniBand offer,” said Jeffrey Lowe, director, Business Development, Quantum.

About Quantum

Quantum is a proven global expert in big data management and data protection, providing specialized storage solutions for physical, virtual and cloud environments. From small businesses to major enterprises, more than 100,000 customers have trusted Quantum to help maximize the value of their data by protecting and preserving it over its entire lifecycle. With Quantum, customers can Be Certain they’re able to adapt in a changing world — keeping more data longer, bridging from today to tomorrow, and reducing costs. See how at www.quantum.com.

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Source: Quantum Corp.

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