SOURCE: Quantum Corporation

December 15, 2008 13:45 ET

ESG Lab Results Validate Performance and Flexibility of Quantum's DXi7500 Disk-Based Backup Solution for the Enterprise

Lab Validation Report Highlights Value of Product's Policy-Based Deduplication, Replication and Manageability Features

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - December 15, 2008) - Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM), the leading global specialist in backup, recovery and archive, today announced further validation for the capacity reductions and performance of its DXi7500 disk-based backup solution from independent analyst firm Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG). The report also verifies that the DXi7500 fits seamlessly into existing backup environments and provides flexible policy-based deduplication technology, impressive remote replication abilities, high performance direct tape creation, and ease of management across multiple backup tiers.

Quantum's policy-based deduplication technology not only provides customers with significant savings in disk capacity requirements but also enables them to determine the most appropriate deduplication process for their backup application, including whether to carry out deduplication during ingest or as a post process. Lab tests conducted by ESG demonstrate that the DXi7500 can reduce disk capacity by up to 98 percent, enabling customers to achieve high backup performance while lowering the cost per gigabyte (GB) for data backup operations. ESG also verified DXi7500 enterprise performance levels, demonstrating the ability to back up as much as 32 terabytes (TB) of primary data in an eight-hour window and restore individual files within a matter of seconds.

"Quantum is the company to watch as the data deduplication market continues to gain momentum," said Brian Garrett, technical director of ESG Lab. "The DXi7500's policy-based deduplication, enterprise class performance, integrated tape creation support, and seamless scalability provide a unique approach for optimizing enterprise data protection and recovery strategies. Customers are able to retain more data for fast and reliable restores and longer periods on disk while minimizing impact on backups -- key factors organizations look for when evaluating their backup options."

Additional highlights from the ESG Lab Validation Report on Quantum's DXi7500 include:

--  Efficient and reliable remote replication for disaster recovery: ESG
    Lab configured remote replication to simulate site failure and disaster
    recovery scenarios, and the DXi7500 began restoring files immediately.
    Quantum's bandwidth-optimized remote replication is able to reduce network
    bandwidth requirements significantly when replicating backup data over the
    WAN, enabling a comprehensive data protection architecture covering remote
    and branch offices as well as multiple data centers.
--  Seamless path-to-tape functionality and integration into existing
    backup environments: The DXi7500's path-to-tape functionality integrates
    smoothly with the backup application's media management tools, enabling
    enterprises to meet offsite and deep archive requirements using the
    familiar tools and techniques of their backup application without burdening
    media servers or consuming SAN bandwidth.
--  Ease of implementation and management: Configuring deduplication
    policies and schedules on the DXi7500 is straightforward and intuitive. The
    backup application stored backup data on the DXi7500 just ten minutes after
    configuration. ESG Lab also tested and confirmed that the innovative
    Quantum Vision™ data management software provides a single interface
    with deep and intuitive capabilities for managing, monitoring, and
    analyzing disk, tape and remote replication systems and operations.
    

"ESG's rigorous lab testing confirms that the DXi7500 delivers much-needed enterprise capabilities and provides the foundation for a comprehensive multi-site, multi-tier data protection architecture," said Janae Lee, vice president of marketing for Quantum. "The lab results also highlight the value of our industry-first policy-based deduplication technology which sets us apart from competitors by empowering customers with the flexibility to choose the most viable dedup process for their backup requirements. This technology, along with remote replication and path-to-tape functionality, is one of the reasons why customers and major OEMs have turned to Quantum to meet their deduplication needs."

ESG Lab Report and Webcast Featuring Quantum DXi7500 Test Results

The complete ESG Lab Validation Report is available today to download. An exclusive TechTarget webcast featuring Brian Garrett is scheduled to debut Jan. 13, 2009.

ESG Lab's third-party validation is based on its own hands-on testing and discussions with end users. The report was commissioned by Quantum and tests were hosted in a Quantum facility.

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, www.quantum.com.

Quantum and the Quantum logo are registered trademarks of Quantum Corporation. DXi and Quantum Vision are trademarks of Quantum Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: This press release may contain "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Specifically, without limitation, statements relating to 1) customer benefits and value to customers from using the DXi-Series disk systems and the Vision software tools and 2) customer demand for and Quantum's future revenue from such systems and tools, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Safe Harbor. These statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties. As a result, actual results may differ materially from the forward-looking statements contained herein. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described herein include, but are not limited to, operational difficulties, unforeseen technical limitations, unexpected material deviation in product operation, 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. More detailed information about these risk factors, and additional risk factors, are set forth under "Risk Factors," on pages 33 to 44 in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on November 7, 2008 and on pages 12 to 22 in our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on June 13, 2008. 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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