Quantum has expanded its StorNext platform with the addition of two metadata appliances.

Quantum said StorNext M445 SSD offers a seven-fold boost in metadata operations, while a second app, StorNext M660XL, provides support for up to 5 billion files and is compatible with Apple Xsan.

Quantum vice-president for media and entertainment Alex Grossman said: “The StorNext 5 appliances truly unleash the potential of StorNext 5 for broadcasters and post-production professionals, and are ready to meet their toughest workflow challenges.”