Quantum Storage Company Profile

By Brian Karas, Published Apr 28, 2016, 01:00pm EDT (Info+)

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 **********

** ***** ** ************** ** *** **** not heard ** ******* ******.  **** **** been ****** *** **** ** *****, but **** ****** **** ******** ** very ***** ***** ******* ************, ***********, media *********** ******* ******* *****, *** large ******* ***** *******.

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

**** *** **** ******* *****, ** storage ******* ** *** ******** ******** have ***** **** ****** ********** *******, Quantum *** **** ****** * **** into *** ******-*** ***** ************ ******* deployments.

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

****** ******* ****** *********** ******* ******, similar ** *** ****** ********, ** ******** ************* ******.  *** ******** ***** ***** ******** ****** their "****** *******" *******, ***** **** refer ** ***** *** ***** **** "StorNext", **** ********* **** ******'* ****** of ********* ************** *** **********.

************** *** **** ** ** ***** from ********** ********* ******* *******, **** SSD ** ***, ** ******* ******* like **** ******.  

**** *** **** ** ******** ** cloud ******* ******, ****** ******** ************ ** not ********* ******* *** *************/******* ******* of ***** ******* *** **** ********** generate **** ******* **** **** *****-******* too ******.

*******'* ******** ******* *** **** ********* ******* automatically ********* ** ************* ***** *** user *******.  

*** *******, * ****** *** ** configured **** ****** *** ******* ** have * ****** ** ***** ******, and **** ** ****** ***** **** beyond * ****** ** ** ******** to **** *** ******-**** *******, ********** the ***** ***** ** ************* *********** when *** ***** **** ****** * configured ********** ****.

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

*******'* ********** ******** ******** ******* *** work ** ****** ***** *** ******* track ** ***** * ***** **** is ******* ****** ** **** ** be ********.  ***** * **** *** be ********* **** * **** *****, this ** * ******* ***** *** an ************* **** ****-****, ******** ** reading * **** *** * **** directly.  **** ************ **** **** *** or ***** *** ****** **** **** attempt ** ****** * **** *** no **** ** ******** ****** * few *******.

******** **** * "**** *****" ** automatically ***** *** ******** ******* *****.  ******** customers **** ********* *** *** ****** **** ** ****** *****, ***** *** **** ** ** 6PB ** ***** ************.

*******'* ********* ***** *** *** ***** has ***** ** *** ******* ** operation:

*** ********* *******/********* ** ***** ** a *** ****** ** **** ** use *** **********.  *** **** ****** ********* the ******** *** ****** ********** **** having * **** ****** * ****, load **, *** **** ***** * file ******* *******.

**** ** ******* ** ******** ******* of ***** ****** **** *** ****** of **** ***** *********.  ** *** take **** * ***** ** ******* an ****** *** ***-* **** (***** on *****/* ******** *****), *** ********* only * ****** ** *** **** needs ** ** *********.  *****, ** is ********* ** **** *** *********** time ** *** ***** ***** *********.  If **** **** ******* ******* ***** to ** ********, *** **** ******** for *** ***** *****, *** ******* could **** * ******** *** ** more ** ********.

****** ******* ** *** ********* *** applications ***** ***** ** ****** ** video ** ********, ****** **** ** rarely *** **** **** ******* ** ***** that *** ** ****** ** ***** old.

VMS Integration ********

** ******* *** ************ **** ******* hung ** ** **** *********, ** integration ** ******** **** *** *** system ** **** ** ***** **** particular **** ********** **** **** ****** than ********. ********* *** *** **** software ************ ******** ** ******* *******'* multi-tier ******* ********, **** ******* ** the *****.

**** *********** ******* *** **** ** the ***'* ******* **********, *** ** more ******* **** * ******* ******* integration, ***** *** ***** *********** ******* with **** *********.

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

******* ****** ******* **** **** **** ~$150-$200/TB *** ****** ***** * *** of *** *** **** *******.

* ** ****** ********* ************ ******** ** days **** ********* *** * ** total ********* **** *** ** ****** capacity ** ~$*** ** $***/**.

* *** ****** ********* ************ ******** 30 **** **** ********* *** * YR ***** ********* **** *,*** ** usable ******** ** ~$**** ** $***/**.

**** ** ***** *** ***** ** ~10% ** *** ******* ***** ****, and **% ***** ****.
 
****** ******* *** ** ****** ** lower, ***** ** ******* **** ******** tape ******, ** *******/******* ***-***.  **** system ***** ** ** ********** ** the ***********.

Cost *********** **********

********* *** **** **** **** ~***** of ***** ******* **** ****** **** the ******* ******* ** ** *******.

** ********** **** ****** ** *** Quantum ** ****** / ***** ******** would ***** ** ***** **** $*** to $****.

******** ~***** ** ******* ***** **** components *** ****** ***** ** **** $115,000 (* ********** ****** ********** @$*,***, 2 PowerVault ****** ********* ***** **** ** 6TB ****** **** @$**,*** ****).  

******** **** ****** ** ***** ***** make * **** ******** ********** ****** to *** ******* ******, *** ** greater **** ** ********* **** ** performance **** ****** * ***** *******.

****** ** ********** ***** **** **** vs. **** ******* *** ** ******** costs ** ***** ** **** ***** waiting.  * ****** ******* ****** ***** not ** ********* ** ***** ****** to ***** ***** ** ********.

*********** ******* ***** **** ** ***** in ******* *****/******* ******, *** ***** are ******** ** ** *********** ******** to ***** *****.

** ***** ****** **** ******* ** rise **** ************* ** *** ****** **** **** petabyte ** *****-******** **************.

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

******* ********** ***** ******** ** *** particularly ****** *** ******* *******, *** says ***** ******* ******** ** *** with ***+ ******* *** ****-**** ******* requirements ********* ** **** *** ********* measured ** *****.  ******** ** ***** customers *** ****** *******, ********** ***** and ***-*********** ******* ************.

************ ********* ********* ** *******, *** infrequent ****** ** ******** ***** *** the ******* *** ****.

Marketing ********

****** **** ***** ****** ** ********* savings, *******'* ***** ********** ********* ** use ***** ****** ******* ** **** *** security ****** *** ** ********* ** include **** ********, ****** *********** *******, or ******** **** ***** *********.  ***** system ******** ***** *** **** *** ********** storage ** **** *******. 

Sales *******

******* ******* * ******** ******** ******** sales *******.  ******* ** **** ******* system ************, *** ********* ******* ************ like *******.  ***** ** ** ******* requirement *** ******** * ******* ********, though **** **** ** ***** **** on ****** ******** *********** ***** ********* are **** *** ** ******* **** Quantum's ************.

*********** *******

*********** *****-**** ******* ******* **** ******** integrations *** *********.  ********* ****** * **** ****** ******** **** no **** *****, *** **** **** lower *******. 

************ *** ******* ********* ******* *** *** integrations ** *************** *******, ***** **** ******** * **** robot *** ******* ******* ** *******. 

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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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