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Quantum Buys Western Digital ActiveScale Business, After Former Acquisition of IntelliFlash by DDN, to Exit System Business

This time for Quantum to bolster portfolio for managing video and unstructured data

Quantum Corporation entered into an agreement with Western Digital Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Western Digital Corp., to acquire its ActiveScale object storage.

The addition of the ActiveScale product line brings object storage software and erasure coding technology to Quantum’s portfolio, and enables the company to expand in the object storage market.

The acquisition demonstrates Quantum’s commitment to innovation, extending the company’s role in storing and managing video and unstructured data using a software-defined approach.

Both companies are committed to executing a smooth transition for customers and key stakeholders, with Quantum providing post-closing continued support for ActiveScale products and a commitment to invest in – and enhance – the ActiveScale product line.

The transaction is expected to close by March 31, 2020, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Quantum expects the initial financial impact of the transaction to be neutral to slightly accretive to current business operations and additional guidance will be provided with the release of the fiscal 4FFQ financial results.

Object Storage and Erasure Coding; Key Technologies for Managing Video and Unstructured Datasets
Video and other forms of unstructured data are growing exponentially in every industry. IDC forecasts this type of data will represent over 80% of all the world’s data by 2022.

Examples of this unstructured data include video and images for entertainment, surveillance and security, marketing and training. In addition, industries like genomics research, advanced driver assistance systems, geospatial exploration are generating amounts of similar data. This content requires high-speed capture and processing (typically done with a file system like StorNext), then is generally retained for many years or decades.

Object storage software has number of attributes that make it suited for range of datasets:
• Scalability: Store, manage and analyze billions of objects, and exabytes of capacity.
• Durable and Available: ActiveScale object storage offers up to 19 nines of data durability using patented erasure coding protection technologies.
• Easy to Manage at Scale: Because object storage has a flat namespace (compared to a hierarchical file system structure) managing billions of objects and hundreds of petabytes o capacity is easier than using traditional NAS. This reduces operational expenses.

Customers Increasingly Rely on Object Storage Software for Active Archives
Quantum has delivered object storage and has been selling and supporting the ActiveScale product line for over 5 years. Object storage can be used as an active-archive tier of storage – where StorNext file storage is used for performance ingest and processing of data, object storage acts as lower cost online content repository, and tape acts as the lowest cost cold storage tier.

In a diverse range of industries spanning M&E, genomics and life sciences, autonomous vehicle research, and university research, ActiveScale can serve a number of use cases:
• Object storage in media production: Object storage is used as a long-term content repository for video content, in movie and TV production, in sports video, and even for large corporate video departments. Customers in movie and TV production require high performance ingest, edit, processing, rendering of their video files, which typically is done with a file system like StorNext. Once content is finished, it is preserved in an object store, with StorNext data management handling the data movement between file and object tiers.
• Object storage for enterprise archiving and long-term retention: As object storage has matured, leading backup applications can now backup data to an object target, and enterprise IT departments are looking at object storage as a long-term content repository.
• Object storage for genomics and life sciences: Genomics sequencing and other life sciences research generates an amount of data, that must be processed and analyzed quickly (typically with a clustered file system like StorNext), then archived on object storage.
• Object storage for video surveillance: Object storage is also used as a tier for multi-petabyte surveillance infrastructure. Video is typically captured and recorded on higher-performance servers, then archived on object storage.

To serve the needs of these use cases and others, StorNext is certified with many public and private object stores today. With the addition of the ActiveScale product line, Quantum will remain committed to maintaining an open ecosystem of certified third-party object stores, with StorNext providing the ability to move data to these third-party object tiers.

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