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    New Generation Cold Data Storage Solutions Simplify Cloud Integration

    ByThemba Hadebe

    Nov 10, 2023
    New Generation Cold Data Storage Solutions Simplify Cloud Integration

    SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 18, 2023 – Global technology leader Quantum Corporation recently unveiled innovative pre-configured bundles that streamline the procurement and deployment process for Quantum ActiveScale Cold Storage. This revolutionary solution, designed for both active and cold data sets, is the industry’s only S3-enabled object storage platform that reduces cold storage costs by up to 60 percent.

    Modern businesses face a daunting challenge of managing and retaining immense volumes of data for compliance and operational purposes. To address this, organizations are leveraging public and private cloud resources to store and manage their data, taking into account their budgetary constraints, data accessibility requirements, and data protection needs. The ActiveScale Cold Storage empowers customers to build their own versatile cloud storage infrastructure, enabling cost control, easy data accessibility for compliance and analysis, and data-driven insights to propel business growth.

    Amidata, a prestigious managed service provider based in Australia, is utilizing Quantum ActiveScale to develop Amidata Secure Cloud Storage. This cutting-edge offering provides highly scalable, available, and affordable storage solutions for organizations, allowing them to leverage the benefits of cloud storage regardless of their cloud expertise.

    ActiveScale stands out as a top performer in the GigaOm Object Storage: Enterprise Radar Report due to its combination of advanced object store software and hyperscale tape technology. The platform offers unmatched scalability, durability, and cost-effectiveness for archiving cold data. This empowers businesses to retain control over their most valuable data assets and unlock the potential value inherent in cold data over extended periods without incurring unpredictable and expensive access fees. ActiveScale caters to a diverse range of industries, including life and earth sciences, media production, government programs, web services, IoT infrastructure, and video surveillance. It is an ideal solution for unstructured data management, data analytics, AI workloads, active archiving, and long-term retention and protection of massive data sets.

    To simplify the purchasing process, Quantum now offers pre-configured bundles of ActiveScale Cold Storage that include all necessary components for seamless deployment. These bundles are available in four standard capacity sizes, namely Small, Medium, Large, and Extra Large, offering a range of storage options between 10 and 100 petabytes.

    Brian Pawlowski, the Chief Development Officer for Quantum, emphasized the company’s commitment to empowering customers by offering an end-to-end platform that addresses all their unstructured data needs throughout the data lifecycle. He further highlighted the platform’s ability to create flexible and hybrid cloud workflows that are custom-tailored to each customer’s unique needs and goals. With the new ActiveScale Cold Storage bundles, customers can quickly adopt an on-premises cloud resource, accelerating the realization of benefits.

    John Steiner, the Senior Vice President of Services for Encore Technologies, a leading data center and IT solutions company, described ActiveScale as a ground-breaking object storage solution that allows organizations generating petabytes of data to deploy S3 Glacier Class storage within their own infrastructure or hosted IT environment. The new pre-configured bundles now make this process even more straightforward, enabling organizations to harness the power of ActiveScale effortlessly.

    Jochen Kraus, the Managing Director of MR Datentechnik, a renowned German managed service provider, praised ActiveScale for providing reliable, highly scalable, and S3-compatible object storage. This flexibility empowers them to meet diverse customer needs effectively.

    The ActiveScale Cold Storage bundles are immediately available for purchase, offering businesses an efficient and cost-effective solution for their cold data storage requirements. For more information, please visit www.quantum.com/cold-data-storage.


    What is Quantum ActiveScale Cold Storage?

    Quantum ActiveScale Cold Storage is a cutting-edge, S3-enabled object storage solution designed for both active and cold data sets. It significantly reduces cold storage costs while providing easy data access for compliance, analysis, and business insights.

    What are the primary benefits of Quantum ActiveScale Cold Storage?

    The key advantages of ActiveScale Cold Storage include cost reduction, easy data accessibility, control over data assets, scalability, durability, and compatibility with various industries and data management needs.

    How can organizations simplify the procurement and deployment process for ActiveScale Cold Storage?

    Quantum now offers pre-configured bundles of ActiveScale Cold Storage complete with all necessary components, making it easier for organizations to purchase and deploy the solution.

    Which industries can benefit from Quantum ActiveScale Cold Storage?

    ActiveScale Cold Storage caters to a wide range of industries, including life and earth sciences, media production, government programs, web services, IoT infrastructure, and video surveillance, among others.