Quantum Object Storage Testing Lab Debuts At SuperNAP
August 16th, 2013 By: John Rath
Hoping to help customers conduct cloud-based proof of concept trials for object storage, Quantum (QTM) launched a new Lattus Demo Lab, located inside Switch SuperNAP data centers in Las Vegas. As a full-scale, cloud-based object storage testing environment, the Lattus Demo Lab features Lattus-X NAS-based object storage and Lattus-M, an object storage solution which integrates into StorNext environments and leverages StorNext Manager’s policy-based tiering.
“Quantum is leading the way to help customers understand and benefit from object storage solutions,” said David Hekimian, founder and CEO of TechAccelerator. “With a complete system installed at the Switch SUPERNAP, organizations considering Lattus will be able to conduct cloud-based POC testing quickly and easily without needing to wait for the required equipment and resources or investments involved in performing their own in-house POC evaluation.”
Lattus object storage enables access to archived data across global locations in a scalable disk-based solution that never requires a “forklift” upgrade. At the Switch SuperNAP, Lattus-X capabilities are accessed using a downloadable virtual Lattus A10 gateway node, while Lattus-M is accessed with a StorNext M440/660 metadata appliance in existing StorNext environments or from a downloadable StorNext virtual metadata controller. The lab affords customers an opportunity to test Lattus and experience all that object storage can deliver without having to invest their own installation resources or make onsite changes.
“We’re partnering with one of the premier data center facilities in the world that’s already used by major cloud service providers and entertainment companies,” said Janae Stow Lee, senior vice president, Filesystem and Archive at Quantum. “By providing a cloud-based, fully functional object storage testing environment and making it accessible with a variety of application integration options, we’re giving customers and partners a unique opportunity to complete testing more efficiently and gain a thorough understanding of how Lattus can best be leveraged to meet their needs.”