Quantum Storage Company Profile

By Brian Karas, Published Apr 28, 2016, 01:00pm EDT

Storage vendor Quantum is bringing their multi-tier storage architecture to the security industry, claiming cost-effective long-term data storage.

And they have been spending heavy building a sales team and marketing program focused on the video surveillance market.

Is multi-tier storage a cost-effective platform for security video?

We spoke with Quantum for a product briefing and in this report examine where their products fit in security.

Quantum **********

** ***** ** ************** if *** **** *** ***** ** Quantum ******.  **** **** been ****** *** **** 20 *****, *** **** mostly **** ******** ** very ***** ***** ******* applications, ***********, ***** *********** company ******* *****, *** large ******* ***** *******.

******* ** ******** ******, ***** ~***$**** ** ****** revenue.

**** *** **** ******* years, ** ******* ******* in *** ******** ******** have ***** **** ****** resolution *******, ******* *** been ****** * **** into *** ******-*** ***** surveillance ******* ***********.

Market Differentiator - ****** *******

****** ******* ****** *********** storage ******, ******* ** the ****** ********, ** ******** ************* ******.  *** ******** ***** value revolves ****** ***** "****** storage" *******, ***** **** refer ** ***** *** brand **** "********", **** different **** ******'* ****** of ********* ************** *** resiliency.

************** *** **** ** be ***** **** ********** expensive ******* *******, **** SSD ** ***, ** cheaper ******* **** **** drives.  

**** *** **** ** migrated ** ***** ******* arrays, ****** ******** ************ ** not ********* ******* *** collaboration/sharing ******* ** ***** storage *** **** ********** generate **** ******* **** make *****-******* *** ******.

*******'* ******** ******* *** **** migration ******* ************* ********* to ************* ***** *** user *******.  

*** *******, * ****** may ** ********** **** enough *** ******* ** have * ****** ** video ******, *** **** as ****** ***** **** beyond * ****** ** is ******** ** **** for ******-**** *******, ********** the ***** ***** ** automatically *********** **** *** video **** ****** * configured ********** ****.

File ******** *** *********

*******'* ********** ******** ******** handles *** **** ** moving ***** *** ******* track ** ***** * given **** ** ******* should ** **** ** be ********.  ***** * file *** ** ********* from * **** *****, this ** * ******* which *** ** ************* long ****-****, ******** ** reading * **** *** a **** ********.  **** applications **** **** *** or ***** *** ****** when **** ******* ** access * **** *** no **** ** ******** within * *** *******.

******** **** * "**** robot" ** ************* ***** and ******** ******* *****.  ******** customers **** ********* *** the ****** **** ** ****** *****, ***** *** **** up ** *** ** 180PB ************.

*******'* ********* ***** *** the ***** *** ***** of *** ******* ** operation:

*** ********* *******/********* ** tapes ** * *** factor ** **** ** use *** **********.  *** tape robots ********* *** ******** and ****** ********** **** having * **** ****** a ****, **** **, and **** ***** * file ******* *******.

**** ** ******* ** archived ******* ** ***** varies **** *** ****** of **** ***** *********.  It *** **** **** 2 ***** ** ******* an ****** *** ***-* tape (***** ** *****/* transfer *****), *** ********* only * ****** ** the **** ***** ** be *********.  *****, ** is ********* ** **** the *********** **** ** the ***** ***** *********.  If **** **** ******* cameras ***** ** ** restored, *** **** ******** for *** ***** *****, the ******* ***** **** a ******** *** ** more ** ********.

****** ******* ** *** practical *** ************ ***** quick ** ****** ** video ** ********, ****** this ** ****** *** case when ******* ** ***** that *** ** ****** or ***** ***.

VMS Integration ********

** ******* *** ************ from ******* **** ** on **** *********, ** integration ** ******** **** the *** ****** ** make ** ***** **** particular **** ********** **** take ****** **** ********. Milestone *** *** **** software ************ ******** ** support *******'* *****-**** ******* approach, **** ******* ** the *****.

**** *********** ******* *** core ** *** ***'* storage **********, *** ** more ******* **** * typical ******* ***********, ***** may ***** *********** ******* with **** *********.

Quantum ****** *******

******* ****** ******* **** vary **** ~$***-$***/** *** system ***** * *** of *** *** **** storage.

* ** ****** ********* ************ offering ** **** **** retention *** * ** total ********* **** *** TB ****** ******** ** ~$60K ** $***/**.

* *** ****** ********* architecture ******** ** **** disk ********* *** * YR ***** ********* **** 3,384 ** ****** ******** is ~$**** ** $***/**.

**** ** ***** *** based ** ~**% ** the ******* ***** ****, and **% ***** ****.
 
****** ******* *** ** higher ** *****, ***** on ******* **** ******** tape ******, ** *******/******* add-ons.  **** ****** ***** to ** ********** ** the ***********.

Cost *********** **********

********* *** **** **** than ~***** ** ***** storage **** ****** **** the ******* ******* ** be *******.

** ********** **** ****** to *** ******* ** camera / ***** ******** would ***** ** ***** from $*** ** $****.

******** ~***** ** ******* using **** ********** *** RAID10 ***** ** **** $115,000 (* ********** ****** controller @$*,***, * ********** ****** Expansion ***** **** ** 6TB ****** **** @$**,*** each).  

******** **** ****** ** RAID6 ***** **** * Dell ******** ********** ****** to *** ******* ******, but ** ******* **** of ********* **** ** performance **** ****** * drive *******.

****** ** ********** ***** from **** **. **** storage *** ** ******** costs ** ***** ** time ***** *******.  * tiered ******* ****** ***** not ** ********* ** quick ****** ** ***** video ** ********.

*********** ******* ***** **** be ***** ** ******* power/cooling ******, *** ***** are ******** ** ** significant ******** ** ***** costs.

** ***** ****** **** savings ** **** **** ************* ** the ****** **** **** petabyte ** *****-******** **************.

Market ************

******* ********** ***** ******** is *** ************ ****** for ******* *******, *** says ***** ******* ******** is *** **** ***+ cameras *** ****-**** ******* requirements ********* ** **** and ********* ******** ** years.  ******** ** ***** customers *** ****** *******, government ***** *** ***-*********** related ************.

************ ********* ********* ** storage, *** ********** ****** to ******** ***** *** the ******* *** ****.

Marketing ********

****** **** ***** ****** on ********* *******, *******'* pitch ********** ********* ** use ***** ****** ******* ** that *** ******** ****** can ** ********* ** include **** ********, ****** resolutions *******, ** ******** like ***** *********.  ***** system ******** ***** *** **** for ********** ******* ** many systems. 

Sales *******

******* ******* * ******** security ******** ***** *******.  Product ** **** ******* system ************, *** ********* through ************ **** *******.  There ** ** ******* requirement *** ******** * Quantum ********, ****** **** tend ** ***** **** on ****** ******** *********** whose ********* *** **** apt ** ******* **** Quantum's ************.

*********** *******

*********** *****-**** ******* ******* with ******** ************ *** available.  ********* ****** * **** ****** approach **** ** **** robot, *** **** **** lower *******. 

************ *** ******* ********* ******* and *** ************ ** their********** *******, ***** **** ******** a **** ***** *** similar ******* ** *******. 

Comments (8)

Here I thought Maxtor bought Quantum back in the early 2000s?

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Ha, that's what I thought at first, but maybe a different Quantum...?

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Fireballs!

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OMG, don't bring up the nightmare of the Fireball hard drives.

"Quantum Fireballs: Our hard drives go down in flames!"

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What was worse was their 5.25" monstrosety called the Quantum Bigfoot!!!

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I think they were featured in some of the bludgeoning scenes in Braveheart.

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OMG, don't bring up the nightmare of the Fireball hard drives.

"Quantum Fireballs: Our hard drives go down in flames!"

The original 'hot spare'.

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Yes, that's correct. Quantum sent me an email clarifying the hard drive business was sold in April 2001, but not the entire company.

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