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Quantum looks to solve the issue of unstructured data with latest releases

Quantum Corp has expanded its portfolio to classify, manage and protect unstructured data across the entire lifecycle.

The major expansion of solutions aims to address the need to manage data end to end, both on premise or in the cloud, the company states.

It is part of Quantum’s broader strategy to be a leading provider of management and storage services for unstructured data, according to a statement from the company.

The expanded portfolio includes Quantum ATFS, Quantum StorNext 7 File System and Quantum ActiveScale Object Storage.

Quantum ATFS is a new file-based storage platform with integrated data classification enabling the ability to visualise, automate, and purposefully place data.

Quantum StorNext 7 File System is the latest version of Quantum’s high-performance file system, now with new ways to automate data placement on NVMe for high-throughput, low latency workloads.

Quantum ActiveScale Object Storage is part of the ActiveScale line and has a smaller capacity three node object storage system, along with new features such as object lock to protect critical data.

These new solutions will be available via a software subscription license based on capacity. This demonstrates Quantum’s commitment to delivering unstructured data solutions with purchasing and deployment options that align to organisations’ needs, the company states.

On the demand for such solutions, Quantum states that accelerated data growth, lack of visibility and control over data, as well as more data movement, are contributing to organisations’ challenges of managing unstructured data sprawl and harnessing the value of unstructured data.

By managing data across its lifecycle, Quantum aims to empower customers to navigate the new data landscape and manage data and storage for greater productivity and efficiency.

IDC GVP of Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and Technologies, Ashish Nadkarni, says, “Massive unstructured data growth may be the defining factor for industries and economies of the 21st century.

"This data lives everywhere - it is created and processed at the edge, moved to both the cloud and the core data centre, and stored and protected in multiple locations.

"Quantum is offering the tools to help companies retain and protect this valuable data for decades, with the ability to easily search and access it for future analysis.”

Quantum president and CEO Jamie Lerner says, “Our customers are dealing with massive video and unstructured data growth, and it will be the ability to harness the value of this data - to ‘enrich’ this data - that will drive businesses forward.

"This is what will drive the next discovery, the next innovation, new ways to communicate and entertain, and new business models.

"We’re focusing our innovation on helping customers unlock the value in their video and unstructured data in new ways to solve their most pressing business challenges, and this expanded portfolio is an important step toward enabling that model.”