Quantum Corp., a provider of storage solutions, announced three new solutions that integrate the cloud into multi-tier, hybrid storage architectures for demanding data workloads. The vendor’s Q-Cloud solutions are intended to help enable customers to leverage Quantum's intelligent data management software to store data in the cloud when it makes the most sense for a given workflow or application.
Q-Cloud Archive and Q-Cloud Vault incorporate the power of the public cloud as an off-site tier within a Quantum StorNext 5 workflow environment, while Q-Cloud Protect for AWS enables customers using Quantum's DXi deduplication appliances to replicate data to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud.
“Effective data management is about putting data in the right place at the right time with the right technology, guided by a customer's workflow or application,” said Geoff Stedman, senior vice president of StorNext Solutions for Quantum. “That's why we designed our new Q-Cloud solutions to be deployed in broader, intelligently managed hybrid architectures that enable customers to optimize the use of both on-premises and cloud storage in the most efficient and cost-effective way possible."
Quantum's approach is to enable customers to combine public cloud storage with on-premises storage in a multi-tier, intelligently managed, application-centric architecture. Rather than treat the cloud as a passive repository or the answer to all needs, Quantum seeks to integrate the cloud as an active tier in a hybrid storage infrastructure driven by application requirements.
StorNext customers can also use Q-Cloud Archive and Q-Cloud Vault in conjunction with Quantum's Lattus extended online storage, including moving data from a Lattus object storage technology-based private cloud on premise to Q-Cloud.
With Q-Cloud Protect for AWS enables customers to replicate from either a physical or virtual DXi appliance on premise to a virtual DXi instance in the AWS cloud.
Q-Cloud Archive is available immediately in the Americas, EMEA and APAC, while Q-Cloud Vault will be available in the second half of this year. Q-Cloud Protect for AWS will be available next quarter.
More details are available from the Quantum website.