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Quantum Simplifies End-To-End Workflow Storage Management With New Version Of StorNext Connect

Latest Advances Provide Greater Control, Enhanced Visibility and More Actionable Insight for Optimizing StorNext Environments

Quantum Corp.  today announced the release of StorNext Connect 1.1, a significantly enhanced version of its easy-QUANTUM_LOGO_IT VOICEto-use management tool that simplifies the installation, discovery, administration and monitoring of StorNext® environments. StorNext Connect™ is the first product of its kind to integrate management and reporting into a multi-tier storage environment. Instead of having to work with separate monitoring and reporting tools unique to each distinct storage tier, StorNext Connect users can have a unified view of the entire multi-tier, end-to-end workflow storage environment, including disk, tape, object storage and cloud resources. Designed for Quantum StorNext-powered environments and built into the company’s new Xcellis™ workflow storage systems, StorNext Connect enables users to deploy and configure new equipment and then monitor and manage multiple systems at the same time.

StorNext Connect is equally capable of managing production and archive environments. For StorNext installations that utilize storage tiers (e.g., disk arrays, object storage and tape libraries), it provides a view of I/O performance along with real-time data, historical trends and archive media statistics across each tier. As an example, users can now monitor their storage resources to determine how much of their data is on disk, in a tape library, in the cloud or offline in a vault.

New StorNext Connect 1.1 features include:

  • An intuitive graphical dashboard that instantly describes the current state of the entire StorNext environment, including information on all resources — storage, CPU, memory and network interconnects.

  • Simultaneous display of multiple performance metrics over the same period of time to help users pinpoint and troubleshoot performance bottlenecks.

  • A self-guided interface for installation and configuration of Xcellis workflow storage systems.

  • A step-by-step configurator for NAS setup and management.

  • Support for monitoring and management of Quantum’s Lattus® object storage, including real-time status and historical reporting.

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