Quantum today announces three new solutions for its Q-Cloud platform, namely, Q-Cloud Archive, Q-Cloud Vault and Q-Cloud Protect for AWS. Q-Cloud Archive and Q-Cloud Vault are cloud-based storage solutions that allow enterprises to complement on-premise storage infrastructures with the infinite elasticity and scalability of the public cloud. Both the Q-Cloud Archive and Q-Cloud Vault solutions leverage Quantum’s StorNext 5 workflow and data management platform to manage the transfer of data from on-premise storage facilities to public cloud infrastructures by delivering workflows and policies for tiering data to the public cloud. Use cases for Q-Cloud Archive and Q-Cloud Vault involve the storage of massive amounts of digital media, streaming telemetry data or internet of things datasets in addition to disaster recovery and business continuity scenarios. Q-Cloud Archive and Q-Cloud Vault customers enjoy the benefits that automated StorNext-managed workflows deliver regarding which types of data are tiered to the cloud in addition to its ability to tag data for future recovery and retrieval purposes with no additional hardware required. All told, Q-Cloud Archive and Q-Cloud Vault represent yet another example of the recent proliferation of cloud and big data as recently exemplified by Datapipe’s acquisition of GoGrid, a leader in Big Data solutions for the cloud. The innovation of Q-Cloud’s solution consists in its ability to impose a level of intelligent management and tiering of the flow of data to the cloud that grants customers greater control over the archival of massive datasets and positions them to effectively take advantage of the public cloud as an extension of their on-premise infrastructures for backup , storage and data protection use cases. Meanwhile, Quantum’s Q-Cloud Protect for AWS enables customers to replicate data to the AWS cloud for disaster recovery purposes in ways that similarly enhance the ability of customers to leverage the public cloud to tackle the challenge of managing the contemporary proliferation of transactional, operational, financial, strategic and third party data.