SOURCE: Quantum Corporation

January 14, 2010 09:00 ET

Quantum Named 2010 Best Channel Vendor by Business Solutions Magazine

Partner Program Recognized by Resellers for Product Reliability and Channel Friendliness

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - January 14, 2010) - Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM), the leading global specialist in backup, recovery and archive, has been selected by Business Solutions magazine as one of the Best Channel Vendors of 2010. Value Added Resellers (VARs) participating in Business Solutions' annual survey ranked Quantum in the top 15 percent of all storage vendors for its reliable product offerings and exceptional service and support.

"Quantum certainly earned its spot on this year's Business Solutions Magazine Best Channel Vendors list," said Sue Bresee, publisher of Business Solutions magazine. "Quantum rated exceptionally well overall in the Storage category, but particularly high in 'Product Reliability' and 'Channel Friendly.' Our survey results clearly show that Quantum has many satisfied resellers."

Quantum's ranking is based on survey results gathered in September and October 2009 from more than 1,300 verified Business Solutions Magazine reseller subscribers. VARs were asked to cast their votes in a Web-based survey to rate their partners on their overall VAR margins, overall channel program, service/support and friendliness, as well as vendors' product features, reliability and innovation. Scores were then calculated by Penn State University and Business Solutions to determine the top 15 percent of vendors in each category for the 2010 Best Channel Vendors award.

Reflecting its channel focus, in the last three months Quantum introduced new disk and tape products optimized for sales through its reseller partners. In October, Quantum launched the DXi6500 family of NAS backup appliances, offering a turnkey approach to data deduplication technology which enables channel partners to offer on-site installation with their own deployment services. In November, Quantum introduced the Scalar® i40 and i80 tape libraries to its industry-leading Scalar iLayer™ tape automation portfolio, providing resellers a truly differentiated product for the entry and midrange markets.

"Being recognized as one of the best storage vendors in the industry by the readers of Business Solutions is validation of our dedication to channel sales," said Mark Bramel, vice president of North American sales for Quantum. "High scores in channel friendliness and product support demonstrate that Quantum provides its partners with the products and services needed to increase sales velocity and ensure end-user customer satisfaction. We remain committed to working closely with our channel partners to offer a wide range of disk and tape solutions that enable customers to easily and cost-effectively preserve, protect and manage data at individual sites and across distributed enterprises."

Additional award details can be found at or in the January issue of Business Solutions magazine.

About Quantum

Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) is the leading global storage company specializing in backup, recovery and archive. Combining focused expertise, customer-driven innovation, and platform independence, Quantum provides a comprehensive, integrated range of disk, tape, and software solutions supported by a world-class sales and service organization. This includes the DXi™-Series, the first disk backup solutions to extend the power of data deduplication and replication across the distributed enterprise. As a long-standing and trusted partner, the company works closely with a broad network of resellers, OEMs and other suppliers to meet customers' evolving data protection needs. Quantum Corp., 1650 Technology Drive, Suite 800, San Jose, CA 95110, (408) 944-4000,

Quantum, the Quantum logo and Scalar are registered trademarks of Quantum Corporation and its affiliates. DXi and iLayer are trademarks of Quantum Corporation and its affiliates. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

"Safe Harbor" Statement: This press release contains "forward-looking" statements. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements. Specifically, but without limitation, statements relating to 1) benefits from participating in Quantum's channel program and 2) customer demand for and future sales of Quantum products, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Safe Harbor. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to Quantum on the date hereof. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause Quantum's actual results to differ materially from those implied by the forward-looking statements. These risks include operational difficulties, the ability of competitors to introduce new solutions that compete more successfully with our solutions, changes in market conditions and unanticipated changes in customers' needs or requirements, as well as the risks set forth in Quantum's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, those risks and uncertainties listed in the section entitled "Risk Factors," in Quantum's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 6, 2009 and in Quantum's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 30, 2009. Quantum expressly disclaims any obligation to update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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