Quantum announces aiWARE for Xcellis
Quantum Corp. has announced aiWARE™ for Xcellis®, an on-premise and cloud version of the artificial intelligence (AI) platform from Veritone. Bringing Veritone’s multi-engine AI capabilities into a Quantum StorNext®-managed environment, aiWARE for Xcellis enables users to leverage the power of Veritone’s cognitive services and applications to extract new value from their on-premise video and audio content. Situating powerful AI processing behind corporate firewalls, the integrated solution is suitable for companies with significant investments in on-premise storage and/or latency, cost or security concerns about cloud storage.
Nick Gold, Chief Revenue Officer, Chesapeake Systems, explains: “Our customers are extremely excited about the prospect of using cognitive engines to mine their content repositories. Up until the availability of aiWARE for Xcellis, they haven’t seen a way to smoothly integrate AI processing with their on-premise content. Quantum’s approach solves the on-premise challenges while maintaining access to cloud-based engines and orchestration of everything for fantastic flexibility and options.”
Keith Lissak, Senior Director, Media and Entertainment Solutions Marketing, Quantum, continues: “The integration of AI with on-premise storage enables organizations to apply cognitive analytics to video and audio content and generate much more robust metadata without the cost and hassle of moving their extensive media libraries to the cloud. This will be a game-changing capability for many media companies, as it opens up new realms of possibility for monetizing these libraries.”
Quantum will highlight the new solution at IBC2017, 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.