Quantum has launched Xcellis Foundation, a cost effective workflow storage system targeting the small- to medium-sized postproduction facilities and corporate video departments.
The new entry-level workflow storage system — based on Quantum’s StorNext shared file system and data management platform — delivers the benefits of enterprise-class Xcellis storage in a NAS appliance for under $25,000.
Xcellis Foundation is ideal for smaller video production facilities that need the benefits of a shared workflow but have limited budgets to spend on shared storage.
Xcellis Foundation, with the latest-generation StorNext 6 software at its core, offers smaller video facilities and workgroups significant performance, scalability and management benefits.
The 3U Xcellis Foundation system includes Quantum’s QXS disk storage chassis and Workflow Director appliance, which provides NAS connectivity and support for billions of files across up to 64 virtual file systems.
Xcellis Foundation comes standard with 48 TB of raw capacity, and users can upgrade to 72 TB or 96 TB. Connectivity is via dual 10 GbE or optional 40 GbE, and NAS protocol support is included with no per-seat licensing.
“We’re offering a great entry-level product without sacrificing our customers’ ability to scale and grow their workflow storage systems. Every component of the system can be scaled or changed as their needs evolve. It’s all the goodness of Xcellis, now available at a smaller starting point,” said Keith Lissak, senior director, Media and Entertainment Solutions Marketing, Quantum.