Quantum Begins Shipping Xcellis Workflow Storage
Quantum Corp.’s aiWARE for Xcellis, an on-premise and cloud version of the artificial intelligence (AI) platform from Veritone, is now available. Bringing Veritone’s multi-engine AI capabilities into a Quantum StorNext-managed environment, aiWARE for Xcellis lets users leverage the power of Veritone’s cognitive services and applications Ã¢â‚¬â€¢ beginning with optical character recognition (OCR), object detection and speech-to-text transcription as the first network-isolated engines Ã¢â‚¬â€¢ from their on-premise video and audio content.
Putting AI processing behind corporate firewalls, the integrated solution is designed for companies with significant investments in on-premise storage and/or latency, cost or security concerns about cloud storage.
Using cognitive engines to delve deeper and faster into their content, media companies can:
- Create more customized video-on-demand offerings through robust metadata tagging of existing content.
- Provide better ROI data to sponsors by identifying where and how often logos, as well as spoken and text brand integrations, appear in broadcast media and redistributed clips.
- Accelerate postproduction work through enhanced context-based search and discovery.
Cognitive engines can deliver greater value when they have more data to analyze. The combination of Quantum’s StorNext-powered Xcellis with Veritone aiWARE enables users to apply AI to on-premise content that previously could not be leveraged for this purpose and to add new content for analysis as that content is captured. The integrated solution also provides the option to leverage Veritone’s continuously evolving array of best-of-breed cognitive engines in the cloud, either exclusively or in concert with on-premise engines, when desired or appropriate.
aiWARE for Xcellis is available now from Quantum and its reseller partners, with three initial deployment options: “Embedded” for containerized deployment on an existing Xcellis workflow storage system, “Standard” delivered on an Xcellis Application Director for more processing performance, and “High Performance” based on an enhanced Xcellis Application Director with additional processing cores and expanded memory. The integrated solution can easily scale with additional appliances as the environment grows.
Quantum will highlight the new solution at IBC 2017, Sept. 15-19, in Amsterdam (stand 7.B27), showcasing the three initial on-premise cognitive engines and integrated access to cloud-based engines. The company will add support for additional on-premise engines over the course of the year and beyond.