Quantum Corp Joins iRODS Consortium

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Today Quantum Corp. announced the company has joined the iRODS Consortium, the foundation that leads development and support of the integrated Rule-Oriented Data System (iRODS).

Quantum is a leader in scale-out storage and they will offer great insight into their customers’ data management needs,” said Mark Pastor, archive solution marketing director, Quantum. “This is essential for software that is driven by the requirements of the user community. The addition of Xcellis Scale-out NAS to the body of product offerings that have been tested with iRODS shows great promise for the iRODS user community.”

Testing for StorNext-powered Xcellis Scale-out NAS with iRODS is complete, and users may now deploy the combined solution where local workflows require high-performance data access, cost-effective mass storage and ease of integration. Powered by StorNext software, Xcellis Scale-out NAS is ideal for environments requiring easily-integrated high-performance storage combined more economical media such as tape, object storage or public cloud. iRODS is a complement to Xcellis, adding rich metadata and discovery, secure sharing and collaboration, and extensive workflow automation capabilities for research and corporate organizations worldwide.

iRODS open source data management can be deployed seamlessly in an existing infrastructure, creating a unified namespace and a metadata catalog of all the data objects, storage, and users on a system. The iRODS rule engine framework enables users to completely automate an organization’s data management policy.

The iRODS Consortium’s efforts to create a more collaborative open source data management environment for research and business aligns perfectly with Quantum’s StorNext-powered offerings such as Xcellis Scale-out NAS. Quantum’s portfolio also includes enterprise class Scalar tape libraries as well as Lattus object storage, any of which could be used to augment the iRODS environment with a proven, tested solution that is easy of configure and integrate. We look forward to contributing to the development of the iRODS platform.”

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