Thursday, May 24, 2018

AutonomouStuff Primary Quantum Partner for Storage Distribution Quantum Storage Solutions

Quantum Corp. named AutonomouStuff, LLC its primary partner for storage distribution in the automotive market, enabling them to deliver Quantum's end-to-end storage solutions for both in-vehicle and data center environments.

Quantum's StorNext-powered scale-out storage provides ingest of data into the data center when test vehicles return to the garage, thereby speeding time to result for sensor-generated in-vehicle data. Quantum in-vehicle storage is designed to fit the environmental and space requirements of autonomous vehicles. The combined solution enables AutonomouStuff to extend its offerings beyond in-vehicle solutions to include data center storage to support analysis and long-term data retention.

Active Data Management Enables Large-Scale Research
StorNext solutions combine storage with archive storage to enable data integration and management for the transition between analysis and long-term retention. With this type of active data management large-scale projects are substantially more economically viable, lowering storage costs by an order of magnitude.

Storage Designed to Scale with Autonomous Vehicle Research Requirements
Quantum has worked with AutonomouStuff and its customers to define and create a complete end-to-end research solution that includes durable in-vehicle storage for test vehicles. The resulting solution is self-protecting, self-managed data center storage where analysis and solution development takes place. It also provides autonomous vehicle developers with a way to move data from test vehicles to the data center while achieving low cost storage and delivering shared access, integrated protection and data life cycle management. Quantum's multi-tiered storage approach automatically places less active data on the most cost-effective storage media while active data resides on performing storage. This is critical for autonomous vehicle development environments that generate petabytes of data which needs to be retained for many years to meet regulations and to validate algorithms as designs evolve.

Bobby Hambrick, founder and CEO, AutonomouStuff, said: "Autonomous research generates an enormous volume of data which is vital to achieving the goal of a safe autonomous vehicle. Quantum multitier storage kits powered by StorNext offer a highly scalable and economical solution to the data dilemma researchers face."

Molly Presley, VP, global marketing, Quantum, said: "The promise of safer, more autonomous vehicles has captured the public imagination, and intelligent storage solutions are key to delivery of that promise. In partnership with AutonomouStuff, Quantum is in the vanguard of delivering storage solutions that balance performance with cost to help advance research of significant value to society."

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Atto Shipping ThunderLink 3128 Thunderbolt 3 to 12Gb SAS/SATA Adapter

Interoperability tested with popular media and entertainment applications, HDDs, SSDs and LTO-8 drives

Atto Technology, Inc. announced they are shipping the ThunderLink 3128 Thunderbolt 3 to 12Gb SAS/SATA adapter.

The latest addition to the Atto Thunderbolt provides users with fast and reliable storage connectivity while enabling scalability for next generation platforms and infrastructures. Optimized for low latency and high-bandwidth data transfers, ThunderLink 3128 offers flexibility and reliability for demanding applications.

"The anticipated Thunderbolt 3 to 12Gb SAS/SATA adapter enhances the industry's broadest portfolio of Thunderbolt adapters for storage and network connectivity," said Tom Kolniak, senior director, marketing, Atto. "What sets Atto apart is our extensive history of SAS/SATA development, creating Thunderbolt solutions and working to create products which are optimized to meet modern workflow demands."

The increased performance of Thunderbolt 3 allows users to maximize their workflow, providing flexibility in otherwise restrictive considerations like lead times, footprints, personnel costs and scheduling. ThunderLink 3128 has been certified for both Mac and Windows and supports the latest Tunderbolt 3 platforms including all-in-ones and desktop and mobile workstations.

In addition to the Thunderbolt 3 platforms, ThunderLink 3128 has been interoperability tested with popular media and entertainment applications, HDDs, SSDs and the LTO-8 tape drives.

Connecting a Thunderbolt 3 to 12Gb/s SAS/SATA adapter outfitted with LTO-8 tape drives provides a simple and affordable means to store, archive and transport large amounts of content. This combination is a cost effective way to manage media files and their increasing sizes (UHD, 4K, 3D, etc.). ThunderLink 3128 also provides a faster ROI for storage by addressing the need to grow storage capacity on the fly which has become more critical across a number of industries.

The 3128 is the latest in portfolio of the firm's ThunderLink adapters providing solutions in Thunderbolt 3 and 2 environments for FC, Ethernet and SAS/SATA connectivity. These adapters deliver creative, engineering and technical professionals a high performance and low latency Thunderbolt connectivity solution engineered for applications where optimized performance and high throughput are essential.