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From DNA sequencing to high-definition video surveillance to seismic exploration, customers across industries are experiencing tremendous growth in unstructured digital assets called big data. This digital content is very high in volume, is growing at high rates, and has great value to the business or institution. Quantum's StorNext appliances are purpose-built for big data with big files, providing customers with high-performance, highly-scalable solutions that are cost-effective and easy to manage.
The StorNext AEL Archive uses automated, policy-based tiering and cost-effective tape storage to deliver petabytes of data accessible to users through a simple file system interface. By extending the StorNext file system with the StorNext AEL, customers can move seldom-accessed data to inexpensive tape media that requires very little power, cooling, or floor space. The data migration and tiering is all transparent to the customer - when a user saves a file to the StorNext File System, it remains accessible, regardless of its location.
The StorNext AEL Archive ensures data integrity through policy-based Extended Data Life Management (EDLM). EDLM tests and verifies the media in the archive and provides health reports for all cartridges. If EDLM identifies a suspect tape cartridge, EDLM interacts with StorNext, and the data on the original cartridge is automatically copied to a cartridge.