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    Quantum Revolutionizes Hybrid Cloud Solutions with Cutting-Edge Features

    ByThemba Hadebe

    Nov 17, 2023
    Quantum Revolutionizes Hybrid Cloud Solutions with Cutting-Edge Features

    Quantum Corporation, the leader in unstructured data solutions, is proud to announce the introduction of groundbreaking features to its comprehensive data platform. These advancements empower customers to build customized hybrid cloud workflows that seamlessly integrate on-premises deployments with multi-cloud environments. By leveraging these new capabilities, customers gain the flexibility to place their data exactly where and when it is needed, enhancing operational agility, reducing business risks, and optimizing costs.

    Brian Pawlowski, the chief development officer at Quantum, emphasizes that their vision is to provide the best end-to-end data platform for customers, catering to their unstructured data requirements throughout the data lifecycle. Rather than offering a one-size-fits-all solution, Quantum aims to empower customers with choices, enabling them to create flexible hybrid cloud workflows tailored to their unique needs and goals.

    Let’s take a closer look at the new capabilities that Quantum brings to the table:

    Quantum DXi™ Cloud Share: Unlocking New Levels of Flexibility

    Quantum’s DXi backup appliances have long been trusted for their high performance, scalability, and reliability. With the introduction of DXi Cloud Share, customers can now leverage the power of DXi appliances to tier compressed, deduplicated backup data sets to both private and public storage clouds. This enables up to 70 times more efficient use of cloud storage, reducing business risks and costs while ensuring offsite protection against ransomware and long-term retention of backup data for regulatory and in-house compliance.

    Quantum FlexSync 3: Empowering Seamless Data Replication

    FlexSync, Quantum’s renowned data mover, has been upgraded to FlexSync 3, offering fast and simple data replication to and from public and private clouds. This includes seamless integration with Quantum’s ActiveScale and, in a future release, Quantum Myriad. FlexSync 3 allows customers to unite multiple on-premises and public cloud workflows, enabling better collaboration among dispersed teams, enhanced data protection, and improved disaster recovery capabilities.

    Quantum ActiveScale™ Cold Replication: Cost-Effective Data Preservation

    As organizations continue to accumulate and analyze large volumes of data, it becomes essential to reduce the total cost of ownership associated with data preservation. With ActiveScale Cold Replication, Quantum introduces the industry’s first and only immutable object replication between cold data services. This allows for the replication of cold data between ActiveScale systems, as well as the replication of ActiveScale cold data to AWS S3 Glacier Flexible Retrieval and Glacier Deep Archive Services. By delivering the most durable and cost-effective multi-copy solution for long-term retention, Quantum enables customers to analyze and derive insights from their data, driving their businesses forward.

    These new features, including ActiveScale Cold Replication and FlexSync 3, are available immediately. DXi Cloud Share is planned for release in Q4 2023, while FlexSync 3 for Myriad is expected in the following year.

    At Quantum, we are committed to providing cutting-edge solutions that enable organizations to harness the full potential of their unstructured data. With our end-to-end platform, we orchestrate, protect, and enrich data across its lifecycle, offering enhanced intelligence and actionable insights. As trusted by leading organizations across various industries, Quantum continues to empower businesses by bringing their data to life, making it work for them. For more information, please visit our website at www.quantum.com.

    What is a hybrid cloud workflow?
    A hybrid cloud workflow refers to a data management approach that combines both on-premises infrastructure and public or private cloud resources. It allows organizations to strategically place their data in the most suitable environment based on factors like accessibility, budget, and compliance requirements.

    What are the benefits of a hybrid cloud workflow?
    A hybrid cloud workflow offers increased operational agility, reduced business risk, and optimized costs. By leveraging the strengths of both on-premises and cloud resources, organizations can dynamically allocate their data based on specific needs and goals, enabling seamless collaboration and data management.

    Why is data replication important?
    Data replication is crucial for ensuring data availability, protection, and disaster recovery. By replicating data to multiple locations or cloud services, organizations can safeguard against data loss and easily recover from any unexpected events or system failures.

    What is object storage?
    Object storage is a data storage architecture that organizes data as discrete units called objects, each having its own unique identifier. Unlike traditional file systems, which organize data hierarchically, object storage offers a flat structure, making it highly scalable and suitable for handling large volumes of unstructured data.

    (Source: quantum.com)