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Solving the 100-Year Data Lifecycle Dilemma

Using Quantum ActiveScale technology to archive data "forever". Presented at GlobusWorld 2021 by Jordan Winkelman.

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Solving the 100-Year Data Lifecycle Dilemma

  1. 1. Solving the 100-Year data lifecycle dilemma Jordan Winkelman Field Solutions CTO for the Americas, Quantum Corporation May 12, 2021
  2. 2. 2 © 2020 Quantum Corporation | Company Confidential Quantum Overview – Who We Are (NASDAQ: QMCO) Years storing and protecting data Years of expertise working with video in Hollywood Active support contracts around the world Exabytes of data preserved 40 20 30,000+ 44+ Blockbusters are created… On Quantum. Critical Infrastructure is protected… On Quantum. The world’s biggest brands are built… On Quantum. Exploration and adventure happens… On Quantum. Your favorite sports are captured… On Quantum. Our planet is studied… On Quantum. Autonomous vehicles are developed… On Quantum. Leading Enterprises are protected... On Quantum. Nations are secured… On Quantum. Breakthroughs are discovered… On Quantum. Hyperscaler archives... On Quantum. Your memories are preserved... On Quantum.
  3. 3. 3 © 2020 Quantum Corporation | Company Confidential The 100-Year data lifecycle dilemma Must be designed to survive disasters of any kinds – economic faults – human factors – component problems – organizational faults – various levels of software EOL Retention of data must be enforced – Legal risk and Compliance Regulation – Business and security risks Storage Systems must be scalable, durable and easy to manage – Data lives beyond the life of any storage technology or media type – Data must be secure with access control – Data must be preservable § Accounting for media migration
  4. 4. 4 © 2020 Quantum Corporation | Company Confidential The “Forever Data Archive” Challenge ENTERTAINMENT AND SPORTS MRI AND PATIENT RECORDS RESEARCH DATA
  5. 5. 5 © 2020 Quantum Corporation | Company Confidential Why Object Storage? Disaster Recovery protection via dispersal or replication Policy-based retention, data expiration, immutability Key-less encryption at rest, encryption in flight, object lock Security / Authentication/ Access Control Object Versioning
  6. 6. 6 © 2020 Quantum Corporation | Company Confidential Multi-geo Data Retention and Preservation 3-way Geo Dispersal for site resiliency – Strong consistency retained – Globus endpoints in each site accessing single geo-spread global namespace minimizes data movement Up to 19 - 9’s Durability – Erasure Coding down to tape – Site level recoverability Dynamic Data Repair – No drive rebuilds or rebalancing – Continuous monitoring and data repair Data Security – Key-less encryption in place – Encryption in flight – Object lock - immutability Site B Site A Site C WAN
  7. 7. 7 © 2020 Quantum Corporation | Company Confidential Erasure Coded Tape Deep Archive Low Cost, Durable, Secure Storage for Archiving and Long-Term Retention with end-to-end encryption Entertainment & Sports Research Institutions Government Agencies Telco & Service Providers Surveillance Archives S3 / Glacier API Quantum Redundant Array of Independent Libraries (“RAIL”) ActiveScale Object Software Hyperscalers and Web Scale Businesses ü Extremely low cost ü Highly durable ü Secure ü No egress charges
  8. 8. 8 © 2020 Quantum Corporation | Company Confidential © 2020 Quantum Corporation. Company Confidential. Forward-looking information is based upon multiple assumptions and uncertainties, does not necessarily represent the company’s outlook and is for planning purposes only.