December 18, 2008 08:00 ET

BlueArc Announces Interoperability for Titan Storage Solutions and Quantum DXi7500 Disk Backup and Deduplication System

Together, Companies' Solutions Offer Speed, Reliability, Savings

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - December 18, 2008) - BlueArc® Corporation, the leader in scalable, high-performance unified network storage, today announced that the company's Titan storage solutions have been certified for interoperability with Quantum Corporation's (NYSE: QTM) DXi7500 disk backup and deduplication system. Titan's world-record performance and the DXi7500's deduplication capabilities dramatically reduce disk space requirements, with significant storage cost savings and flexible, faster and more reliable data management.

"As companies optimize environments for streamlined management and consolidation of tiered storage assets, they are seeking the cost efficiencies that BlueArc's Titan series and Quantum's DXi-Series of data deduplication products can provide," said Jim Jonez, senior director of disk product and program management at Quantum. "Joint certification of our products demonstrates our commitment to extending the DXi7500 platform to provide advanced solutions to an expansive range of customers."

Titan's certified interoperability with the industry's leading deduplication systems lets customers take advantage of world-record performance and data management features along with the benefits of deduplication, whether automatically migrating data to deduplication storage or enabling access to that data during peak demand.

"Quantum certification is a powerful complement to BlueArc's recent data management enhancements," said Jon Affeld, senior director of product marketing and business development at BlueArc. "It's an important step toward helping customers address massive data growth and long-term retention requirements."

Integrated Solution Strengthens Data Management

The exponential growth of unstructured data is pushing up storage requirements and costs, while data retention policies increase the longevity of that data. Data deduplication is crucial to handling large, growing data sets efficiently without excessive investment in storage media. Along with Titan's world-record speed and capacity, customers can take advantage of Quantum's patented data deduplication technology that cuts required disk capacity by 90 percent or more, to save space, power, cooling and other storage costs while sustaining enterprise-class performance.

Certified interoperability makes it easy for storage managers to deploy BlueArc Titan and Quantum DXi7500 as the foundation of a multi-tier storage infrastructure, where BlueArc's software makes the DXi7500 and its contents part of Titan's unified directory structure -- always visible and accessible. BlueArc and Quantum solutions give customers greater control and more flexible use of their storage infrastructure with user-defined functionality.

The DXi7500 incorporates remote replication as well as flexible policy-based deduplication, which enables customers to deduplicate during ingest or in a post process mode. BlueArc's policy-based snapshot and replication capabilities further streamline data recovery, eliminating the need for nearline restoration from tape as well as automating both mass and incremental backups.

BlueArc's policy-based Intelligent Tiered Storage simplifies management by moving data to and from Quantum and other storage tiers as appropriate, without manual administration. Rules based Dynamic Read Caching automatically moves a read only copy of deduplicated data to a high speed data cache when unexpected read activity occurs, enhancing customer data access. Customers can use these features to implement the best storage and recovery strategies for their business.

About BlueArc

BlueArc is a leading provider of high-performance unified network storage systems to enterprise markets, as well as data intensive markets, such as electronic discovery, entertainment, federal government, higher education, Internet services, oil and gas and life sciences. Our products support both network attached storage, or NAS, and storage area network, or SAN, services on a converged network storage platform.

We enable companies to expand the ways they explore, discover, research, create, process and innovate in data-intensive environments. Our products replace complex and performance-limited products with high performance, scalable and easy to use systems capable of handling the most data intensive applications and environments. Further, we believe that our energy efficient design and our products' ability to consolidate legacy storage infrastructures, dramatically increases storage utilization rates and reduces our customers' total cost of ownership. Information about BlueArc solutions and services can be found at

Contact Information

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    Louis Gray
    BlueArc Corporation
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