SOURCE: Quantum Corporation

Quantum Corporation

November 20, 2013 08:00 ET

New Quantum Archiving Solution Reduces Burden of Unstructured Data Growth on Primary Storage

Cuts Data Center Storage Costs 30% or More by Moving Static Data to Self-Protecting Object Storage

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 20, 2013) - Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM), a proven global expert in data protection and big data management, today announced a new solution integrating Rocket Arkivio data archiving software with Quantum's Lattus™ Object Storage to reduce primary storage and backup costs by archiving static, unstructured data. With the combined solution, customers can save 30 percent or more in annual storage expenses and, in many cases, pay back their investment within one year.

Highlights/Key Facts

  • For customers who need to retain and access hundreds of terabytes of unstructured data, Quantum Lattus Object Storage is a self-healing, self-protecting private cloud solution that enables more efficient primary storage usage, delivers extreme archive data resiliency and protection, and offers low latency disk access to archive data. Compared to RAID or tape storage, Lattus Object Storage provides the most effective solution on a cost/performance basis for active access, retention and protection of unstructured data in large archive environments.
  • Lattus' self-migrating feature also enables users to non-disruptively incorporate the latest storage technology, keeping their initial storage investment viable for much longer than with traditional storage platforms.
  • The policy-based tiering in Rocket Arkivio provides a comprehensive solution to assess data activity and move unstructured data from primary storage, enabling end users to take full advantage of the benefits of Lattus Object Storage for archival while eliminating unnecessary backups of static data.
  • Quantum's growing portfolio of archive solutions for the data center includes Scalar® tape libraries and the Scalar LTFS appliance as well as Lattus Object Storage.

Supporting Quotes
Brian Starr, vice president and general manager, Rocket Software
"Storage has fundamentally changed in the last five years as a result of massive increases in data and the advent of workflows that require new architectures that provide active access to archived data. Rocket has been working in this arena for almost 25 years, and we are excited to integrate our software with a great solution such as Quantum Lattus Object Storage to move unstructured data from primary storage while meeting users' budget requirements."

Robert Clark, senior vice president, Data Protection Group, Quantum
"IT organizations are managing more data than ever, data which has increasing business value and must be stored and protected for a long time. Most of this is unstructured file data, so there is a big opportunity to reduce storage costs through smart management, particularly archiving old files off to a less expensive tier. Our new solution uses Arkivio software to assess customers' primary storage environments based on policy, then move old files to Lattus Object Storage. Because Lattus is massively scalable and self-protecting, that data no longer has to be backed up in the traditional way, so customers can dramatically reduce the cost of their primary storage and backup."

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Quantum is a proven global expert in data protection and big data management, providing specialized storage solutions for physical, virtual and cloud environments. From small businesses to major enterprises, more than 100,000 customers have trusted Quantum to help maximize the value of their data by protecting and preserving it over its entire lifecycle. With Quantum, customers can Be Certain™ they're able to adapt in a changing world -- keeping more data longer, bridging from today to tomorrow, and reducing costs. See how at www.quantum.com.

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