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Quantum Expands Surveillance Portfolio with Xcellis Application Director

New Quantum application server, Xcellis Application Director brings greater versatility for VMS and analytic applications in surveillance environments

Quantum Corp has released 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.

As per the press release, 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.

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.

Wayne Arvidson, Vice President, Surveillance and Security Solutions, Quantum remarked, “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.”

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