SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 05/09/12 -- Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM), a proven global expert in data protection and big data management, today announced that it will expand on its leadership position in managing big data content by integrating optimized object storage technology into new tiered storage and management offerings. These new offerings will enable both big data content and analytics customers to overcome current challenges in maintaining and protecting their data on disk over the long term.
Big Data Applications Outpace Traditional Disk Architecture Capabilities
Petabyte-sized information stores are increasingly viewed as a key source of business advantage or mission value -- for example, by manufacturers leveraging historical customer purchase data to develop new products or by genomics researchers who know that future life-saving discoveries might depend on data collected today. Big data customers therefore want to keep all this data forever in a way that ensures its integrity and is most cost-effective. However, traditional disk architectures can't meet the long-term availability, accessibility or affordability requirements associated with these data assets. For example:
- As the density of data per disk, per storage channel and per storage system grows, the risk of data outage and resulting negative business impact increases.