Quantum Joined Integrated Rule-Oriented Data System Consortium

Customers can deploy Xcellis powered by StorNext in iRODS environments.
This is a Press Release edited by on 2018.06.12

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

Powered by StorNext software, Xcellis Scale-out NAS with iRODS is complete, and users may deploy the combined solution where local workflows require performing data access, cost-effective mass storage and ease of integration. Powered by StorNext software, Xcellis Scale-out NAS is for environments requiring easily-integrated 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 in an existing infrastructure, creating a unified namespace and a metadata catalogue of all the data objects, storage, and users on a system. The iRODS rule engine framework enables users to automate an organization's data management policy.

Mark Pastor, Quantum's director of archive solutions, presented at the iRODS User Group Meeting (UGM) on June 6, 2018, the value Xcellis Scale-out NAS can bring to an iRODS environment.

Jason Coposky, executive director, iRODS Consortium, said: "Quantum is a leader in scale-out storage and they will offer great insight into their customers' data management needs. 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."

Pastor said: "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 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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