Quantum F1000 NAS Storage System
Increase Productivity while Reducing Infrastructure Costs
Major studios, corporations, research institutions and government agencies use the Quantum F-Series to accelerate the capture, edit, and finishing of high-definition content, speed VFX and CGI render performance by 10x-100x, and develop cutting-edge augmented and virtual reality.
NVMe is enabling these customers to process higher-resolution content that drives higher data rates, and provide massive parallel performance for large render farms, while reducing both storage and network infrastructure costs and complexity.
NVMe Tuned for Video and Image-Based Workloads
Unlike more general-purpose NVMe storage arrays, the Quantum F-Series was designed specifically for the video and image-based workloads that are critical to our customers. This content can be high-definition video used for movie, TV, and sports production, marketing and advertising content, or image-based workloads that require high-speed processing, such as the data from a satellite feed, a drone, a car used in the development of automated driver assistance systems (ADAS), and more.
The F-Series uses NVMe flash drives for ultra-fast reads and writes and to support a huge amount of parallel processing. In addition, F-Series uses the latest RDMA networking technology to provide direct access between workstations and the NVMe storage devices, to provide predictable, ultra-fast network performance.
F-Series NVMe servers are deployed as part of a StorNext® scale-out file storage cluster. StorNext data management moves files and folders between NVMe storage pools and other storage pools, so customers can take advantage of the performance NVMe provides for the workloads that require it, while continuing to use lower-cost storage for data where performance is less critical.