Quantum has released a new version of its ActiveScale object storage software that reshapes the way organisations store, manage and extract value from their stores of unstructured data.

ActiveScale 6.0 is said to deliver unlimited scalability and consistent performance at any scale without compromising data availability, durability and security. The software is now available as a subscription on qualified platforms including the new ActiveScale X200, a simplified and converged system platform that delivers high-density, high-capacity storage in a small footprint.

“The acceleration towards digital transformation is also accelerating data growth and we want our customers to have the tools they need to use data to drive their businesses forward,” said Jamie Lerner, president and CEO, Quantum. “The seamless scalability of our ActiveScale software positions them to use their data, regardless of how much there is, to its greatest potential – whether they’re making new scientific discoveries, identifying the business trends that give them a competitive edge, or delivering the next mega hit to the big screen.”


The ActiveScale X200 object storage platform is new from Quantum

Innovations in genomics, AI/ML, earth and space sciences, and the use of video are driving explosive data growth. IT and data center managers are challenged to not only affordably store this data but also to keep it easily accessible for ongoing research, remodelling, and reuse. ActiveScale 6.0 and the X200 platform are said to meet this need with high-performance access at greater system density, increasing user productivity and reducing overall management, power and infrastructure costs.

ActiveScale 6.0 software provides unlimited expansion of capacity, processing and object count, making it easy to grow and manage massive data. With ActiveScale, organisations can seamlessly expand compute, networking and storage resources for consistent performance at scale with no performance tuning or rebalancing required. The two-layer software architecture optimises flash and disk resources, employing real-time heuristics to dynamically place data across all system resources in parallel for maximum efficiency and balanced long-term performance.

Quantum’s new ActiveScale X200 object storage platform benefits from the latest generation of high-density, high-capacity server technologies. Within a standard data centre rack, as compared to the previous generation platform, an X200 three-module ActiveScale object storage cluster now supports 78% greater storage density (14.6 petabytes raw), up to 7x greater sustained throughput (up to 51 gigabytes per second) and 6x more objects (30 billion).

These capabilities reduce overall system footprint and simplify deployment in both large and small configurations. When scaling out with the new platform, capacity, performance and object count are unlimited, creating a unified system cluster that grows to exabytes of capacity and billions of objects.

The ActiveScale X200 joins the recently announced ActiveScale P100E3 entry object storage platform. With this expanded portfolio, ActiveScale systems can be deployed from hundreds of terabytes to hundreds of exabytes and beyond.