DRIVING INTO STORAGE Quantum Corp CEO Jamie Lerner talks to Jenny Priestley about the company’s move into driverless cars
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uantum Corp has long had a history in the media and entertainment industry for providing content producers and owners with a place to store their archive, be that on-premise, in the Cloud or a hybrid of both. With clients including HBO, Sony Pictures, Framestore and BBC Northern Ireland, the company is used to dealing with video storage. It is now starting to branch out to other industries including surgical video, satellite video, video surveillance, and autonomous cars, an area where Quantum CEO Jamie Lerner feels the company has plenty to offer: “When we first started thinking about video, we really thought about media and entertainment, so when you make a movie, you have a workflow - a camera shoots the movie or the TV
episode, it’s then ingested and put on to storage, then it’s edited and manipulated, then it’s distributed, and finally it’s archived for many years,” he explains. “What we’re finding now is that same workflow in a vehicle. Basically, a test vehicle has cameras, it has Lidar, Radar, it has all this rich data collection, and again they’re all video-like.” Quantum’s R-Series product fits inside the boot of a vehicle and stores the key data. The products are able to handle very high temperatures, very low temperatures, shock and vibration, and still collect the information. Once the vehicle enters a garage, the data is ingested into Quantum’s StorNext File System where it is edited, annotated, analysed, and often distributed to other locations in order for autonomous vehicle experts to
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