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25 Most Promising Pharmaceutical & Life Science Solution Providers

Quantum: Commercializing Storage, Archiving and Data Protection

Geoff Stedman, Senior VP - Marketing

Technological revolution which has been under way since the turn of the millennium has had a positive effect on every industry, rendering efficiency and speed to businesses. The pharmaceutical industry is no exception to this and has benefited immensely by it. But, as life science technologies continue to evolve further, enterprises need high speed storage devices—primarily for enabling collaboration, creating efficient workflows and keeping data for decades—that can effort lessly store abundant amount of pre-analyzed data to be utilized by the clinicians and researchers to drive innovation. Though advancement in storage technology has inspired numerous Pharma companies over the years to sprout along, only a handful of enterprises have managed to sustain the initial burst of enthusiasm and maintain a steady growth. One such organization is Quantum Corporation. Formed in 1980, Quantum specializes in scale­ out storage, archive and data protection, providing intelligent solutions for capturing, sharing and preserving digital assets over the entire data lifecycle.

With a comprehensive portfolio of top notch disk, tape and software solutions for physical, virtual and cloud environments, Quantum enables customers to address their workflow challenges and opportunities. Geoff Stedman, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Scale-out Storage Solutions, adds, “We help our customers to maximize their value of assets to achieve goals such as top movie studios looking to create the next blockbuster, researchers working to accelerate scientific discovery, or small businesses trying to streamline their operations.” Quantum’s Xcellis workflow storage facilitates high-speed shared access to researchers’ critical data. When the Xcellis is powered by Store Next 5 data management software, it includes an Xcellis Workflow Director for system management and client connectivity, and RAID storage for data.

As Quantum’s software, compute and storage is packed into a single platform, researchers can single headedly focus on their workflows rather than dealing with the storage hassles.
Tape archives is yet another solution offered by Quantum which when attached to StorNext primary storage and powered by StorNext 5 data management software, provides a tier of massively scalable storage. The StorNext tape archives enable researchers to preserve data for long-term without any cost, space, power consumption, and management of primary disk. With StorNext AEL archives and Scalar tape libraries, researchers gain superior management, monitoring, and data security from the market share. Besides, Quantam’s StorNext tiered storage and Lattus object storage are ideal for NGS and medical imaging data that support billions of files and fit seamlessly into life sciences workflows.

Quantum helps its customers to maximize their value of assets to achieve business goals

Apart from these, Q­CloudTM Archive is it’s another storage freedom that balances capacity, costs and growth that comes while managing large files in rapidly changing environments. It provides easy, cost-effective and on demand access to cloud storage for increased flexibility, data protection, and availability. “While our StorNext is known for its automatic, policy based data management, Q­Cloud Archive, on the other hand, extends that to the cloud for reliability, maximum flexibility and round the clock availability of storage,” expounds Geoff.

The San Jose based organization which offers services to multiple sectors such as education, finance, government, creative etc., has an annual growth rate of 50 percent presently. The company’s drive to progress above and beyond has led Quantum to reach its zenith.