January 27, 2020

QStar and MediQuant Join the Active Archive Alliance

Industry Alliance Grows as Active Archive Solutions Become Integral to Solving Data Growth Challenges

 BOULDER, Colo. January 27, 2020 – The Active Archive Alliance today announced that MediQuant and QStar Technologies have joined the organization.  The companies join a growing number of industry-leading storage and IT vendors that together support the use of active archive solutions for data lifecycle management.

“Over the last 10 years, the Active Archive Alliance has brought together the best technologies and solutions to help organizations more effectively manage and access their data over the long term,” said Peter Faulhaber, chairman of the Active Archive Alliance and President and CEO of FUJIFILM Recording Media U.S.A., Inc. “The addition of MediQuant and QStar Technologies further expands the innovation and diversity of the Alliance membership and the awareness of active archive solutions for intelligent data management.”

New applications such as the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence, and machine learning are putting pressure on data storage infrastructures. Active archives provide modern strategies to solve today’s data growth challenges and are increasingly becoming an integral part of organizations’ data management road maps. An active archive leverages an intelligent data management layer and enables online access to data throughout its lifecycle regardless of which tier it resides in the storage hierarchy. Active archive file systems span all pools of storage, whether they are SSDs, HDDs, tape or cloud.

MediQuant provides comprehensive data life cycle management technology, working in close partnership with healthcare providers and other vendors to optimize data management, including revenue cycles. “The need for active data archiving solutions and comprehensive system-transition data management services will only continue to increase as new technologies and initiatives place greater demands on an organization’s data,” said Julie Fogel, MediQuant’s director of marketing. “As a pioneer in the healthcare active archiving space, MediQuant has been helping hospitals and health systems liberate their data from legacy systems since 1999 – and back then, there weren’t many others addressing the need. We’re excited about the opportunity to engage with other like-minded organizations through the Active Archive Alliance.”

QStar Technologies’ solutions enable medium and large companies worldwide to optimize their data assets and improve security while cutting costs. “We are very pleased to rejoin the Alliance after being one of the four founding partners in 2010. We enjoy the interaction of the group, whether that be co-operative or competitive, as we are all promoting a very similar message. The Active Archive message is even more relevant today than it was 10 years ago, as data capacities grow and the purging of data decreases,” said Dave Thomson, SVP sales and marketing, QStar Technologies.

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About Active Archive Alliance
The Active Archive Alliance serves as a vendor-neutral, trusted source for providing end-users with technical expertise and guidance to design and implement modern active archive strategies that solve data growth challenges through intelligent data management. Active archives enable reliable, online and cost-effective access to data throughout its life and are compatible with flash, disk, tape, or cloud as well as file, block or object storage systems. They help move data to the appropriate storage tiers to minimize cost while maintaining ease of user accessibility. Members and sponsors include Atempo, Fujifilm, Iron Mountain, Harmony Healthcare IT, Komprise, MediQuant, Quantum, Qumulo, QStar Technologies, Spectra Logic, StrongBox Data Solutions and Western Digital.


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