New Quantum application server brings greater versatility for VMS and analytic applications in surveillance environments

Xcellis Application Director offers superior efficiency for expanded range of security implementations

SAN JOSE, Calif.,— Quantum Corp. today announced Xcellis™ Application Director, a new addition to its surveillance and security solution family which enables customers to run video management systems (VMS) or analytic applications with directly attached storage. With the new server, these applications can connect directly to Quantum's QXS™ Series disk storage or as clients in an Xcellis environment powered by Quantum's industry-leading StorNext® data management platform. As a result, users can access data without adding to network traffic for a more efficient video surveillance infrastructure, regardless of scope.

A fresh approach to managing surveillance and security data
By incorporating Xcellis Application Director into a video surveillance solution, Quantum offers the unique ability to scale from simple environments with fewer than 50 cameras to complex infrastructures integrating more than 10,000 cameras, as well as other distinct advantages:

"Quantum Xcellis Application Director brings intelligent, scalable storage to a wide range of video surveillance environments. (Photo courtesy of Quantum)"

•Large Environments: Because Xcellis is powered by StorNext, Application Director users can meet the most demanding performance requirements, scale to hundreds of petabytes and integrate easily into existing video surveillance workflows.

•Small Environments: When coupled with QXS-3 Series, QXS-4 Series or QXS-6 Series disk storage, Xcellis Application Director offers a powerful solution enabling small camera count environments to achieve the same data management efficiencies as larger deployments. As an implementation grows, it also provides the flexibility to evolve into a tiered environment.

A design that anticipates future growth
Xcellis Application Director offers multiple methods of connecting to storage for efficient data management. This versatile approach allows smaller systems to directly attach to QXS storage systems and enables the redeployment of assets as the infrastructure changes, unlike other appliance-based solutions. As these smaller installations expand capacity they can connect their Xcellis Application Director to a StorNext-based environment. The QXS hardware can later be integrated as part of a StorNext infrastructure, allowing users to take advantage of a multi-tier storage approach utilizing low-cost high-capacity disk, file-based tape, or cloud as a security infrastructure grows, and avoiding a complete forklift upgrade.

Supporting quotes
"With Xcellis Application Director, system integrators can easily configure storage solutions to address a uniquely expansive range of surveillance customers. Now smaller implementations can enjoy the kind of access, performance and enhanced value previously reserved for more complex environments and then scale to realize the benefits of a Quantum tiered architecture, all while protecting their original investment."
Jim Ricker, Vice President, Supplier Relations, Anixter

"Xcellis Application Director extends the benefits of Quantum solutions to a broader range of customers and eliminates the gap between appliance-based surveillance storage solutions and large scalable models that haven't historically been a good fit for small camera count environments."
Wayne Arvidson, Vice President, Surveillance and Security Solutions, Quantum

Additional resources
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About Quantum
Quantum is a leading expert in scale-out storage, archive and data protection. The company's data management platform and tiered storage approach provide a unique combination of high performance, low-cost capacity and easy access that enables security and law enforcement professionals to address the challenges created by more cameras, higher resolutions, and increasingly sophisticated analytics. Learn more at

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