Quantum Releases New NVMe Storage Appliance

SAN JOSE, Calif. — The data storage company Quantum Corporation is rolling out the next generation of its Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) storage hardware.

Quantum released the latest iteration of its F-Series, the F2100 NVMe storage appliance, for faster performance and more NVMe storage capacity than previous generations, according to the company last month.

The appliance is intended to help media and entertainment companies and corporate video teams use the speed and parallel processing power of the NVMe transfer protocol to “speed up” production workflows, rendering, and video and image processing. 

Quantum believes the F2100 can now meet storage demands that would have previously required “many racks of spinning disk storage systems.” 

The F2100 includes the latest Quantum block storage software, including more flexible configuration options and improved reporting and monitoring. 

The F2100 is also integrated with Quantum Cloud-Based Analytics (CBA) software for proactive system monitoring. 

Quantum customers can access their customer applications using the MyQuantum service delivery platform.

The F2100 “builds on” what Quantum introduced a few years ago with its F-Series platform, said Brian Pawlowski, SVP and chief development officer, Quantum. 

Key Quantum F2100 NVMe storage appliance features

  • Dual-controller architecture on 2U, 24-drive system 
  • Benchmarked multi-client read performance of up to 55 GB/s and write performance of 20 GB/s
  • Several drive sizes in 24-drive arrays, including 15.36 TB, 7.68 TB, and 3.84 TB for a maximum raw storage capacity of 737.28 TB in only 2U
  • Pre-configured redundant array of independent disks (RAID) 6 volumes for faster deployment
  • Connectivity of eight ports of 100 Gb/s Ethernet or 16 ports of 32 Gb Fibre Channel
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