BELLEVUE, Wash., Nov. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- OSNEXUS, the leading developer of Software Defined Storage (SDS) solutions, today announced that QuantaStor SDS v4.1 now provides advanced storage solution features for media professionals in TV, film, video, graphics, VFX, animation, virtual reality, audio and broadcast production. QuantaStor SDS' high-performance and flexible software defined storage infrastructure supports workflows including media ingest and acquisition, media staging, search and logging, editing, asset management, and broadcast delivery via file, block, and object storage in one platform on commodity hardware. "Our SDS platform is unique in that we've developed grid technology linking appliances together across sites enabling the entire storage environment to scale up and out while simultaneously being managed as a single unit," said Steve Umbehocker, CEO of OSNEXUS. "QuantaStor SDS uses the most advanced and mature open storage technologies so that our media customers can archive for the long term while ensuring integrity of the data for decades to come." QuantaStor SDS enables IT generalists to set up and manage complex, open source, scale-up and scale-out file, block, and object storage technologies with only a few mouse clicks, letting media and entertainment professionals focus on what they do best: content creation, production and distribution. QuantaStor SDS Shared Storage Solutions for Media Editing and Workflows Highlights: Global Namespaces - Global Namespaces group shares together into a globally accessible folder across selected appliance groups. The appliance groups can include all appliances in a grid or only a subset of QuantaStor SDS appliances and storage systems. Global Namespaces utilize Microsoft DFS technology to redirect SMB/CIFS clients to network share locations and can work together with Highly-Available (HA) storage pools via DFS or NFSv4. Universal Shared Digital Media Storage - QuantaStor SDS enables media production and editing teams to create and share digital media folders across storage networks via Global Namespaces to participate in media production, editing and broadcast workflows.