In March 2019, we named data storage manufacturer Quantum as our storage vendor of choice, enabling us to deliver its premium end-to-end storage solutions for both in-vehicle and data centre environments. The agreement includes Quantum’s R-Series, which provides ruggedised, in-vehicle storage specifically for mobile and remote capture of video and other IoT sensor data.
Quantum has been helping customers capture, create and share digital content for decades. Its platforms provide the fastest performance for high-resolution video, images and industrial IoT. Quantum currently works with some of the world’s leading entertainment companies, sports franchises, researchers, government agencies, enterprises and cloud providers.
Bringing leading data storage solutions to the UK
“Quantum is the best-known company working on data storage in the autonomous vehicle R&D ecosystem, with a long history of innovative storage solutions in many markets, so it’s an exciting prospect to represent them to the UK and European CAV community,” says Alex Lawrence-Berkeley, CEO of Level Five Supplies.
“As an international company, they have significant roots in the UK and we look forward to working with them closely to serve customers working on CAV R&D projects. We appreciate that data storage is a complex problem, so we’ll be offering a range of flexible solutions from the outset, catering for projects ranging in size from a single vehicle in-car storage unit up to multi-vehicle and data centre ecosystems.”
A complete workflow for AV development
Quantum’s R-Series products are designed for mobile environments such as autonomous vehicle development, where each vehicle produces several terabytes of video, image and sensor data every day. Combined with Quantum’s StorNext high-performance parallel file system, R-Series products enable a complete workflow for autonomous vehicle development.
StorNext environments provide shared data access in a unified global namespace across multiple tiers of workflow-optimized storage. The combination of StorNext and the R-Series delivers substantial efficiencies to autonomous vehicle developers, shortening their test and development cycles.
Balancing performance with cost
“In partnership with Level Five Supplies, Quantum is providing storage solutions that balance performance with cost to help advance research with enormous global potential,” says Brandon Cass, Director, Americas Channel and Distribution Sales at Quantum. “The promise of safer, more autonomous vehicles is of paramount importance. Level Five understands that intelligent storage solutions are fundamental to delivering on that promise.”
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