SOURCE: Quantum Corporation

Quantum Corporation

March 14, 2011 16:05 ET

Quantum Announces General Availability of DXi 2.0 Backup and Deduplication Software

Provides Industry's Fastest Entry-Level and Midrange Inline Deduplication

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - March 14, 2011) -

News Facts

Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM), the leading global specialist in backup, recovery and archive, today announced general availability of the DXi 2.0 software platform for its SMB and midrange-focused DXi®-Series disk backup and deduplication solutions. Quantum's DXi4500 and DXi6500 models are now shipping with DXi 2.0 software, delivering the highest deduplication speeds available for any open protocol inline appliance in their respective classes and doubling the performance over earlier generation DXi products with no change in price.

Upgrade Yields Best-in-Class Price-Performance

  • Offered at the same price as the DXi products with version 1.x software, DXi appliances running DXi 2.0 software are clear price-performance leaders in their segments, with as much as a 5X advantage over the nearest competitive offerings.
  • A DXi4500 with DXi 2.0 software deduplicates faster than any other entry-level open protocol appliance -- up to 1.4 TB/hour for NAS and 1.7 TB/hour for Symantec OpenStorage (OST).
  • A DXi6500 with DXi 2.0 software deduplicates faster than any other midrange open protocol appliance -- up to 4.3 TB/hour for NAS and 4.6 TB/hour for OST.
  • Existing DXi4500 and DXi6500 customers can upgrade to DXi 2.0 software at no charge and on-site with no requirement for data migration.
  • DXi 2.0 software offers full replication compatibility with earlier generation DXi appliances, protecting users' prior investments.
  • Quantum's high-performance DXi6700 VTL and multi-protocol, enterprise-class DXi8500 appliances will begin shipping with DXi 2.0 software this summer.

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  • Rob Clark, senior vice president, Disk and Tape Backup Products, Quantum: "Our early access customers have seen stellar results running DXi 2.0, demonstrating the unmatched midrange NAS deduplication performance and value we provide. We're looking forward to extending the benefits of DXi 2.0 software to our DXi6700 and DXi8500 customers this summer."

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About Quantum
Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) is the leading global specialist in backup, recovery, and archive. From small businesses to multinational enterprises, more than 50,000 customers trust Quantum to solve their data protection, retention and management challenges. Quantum's best-of-breed, open systems solutions provide significant storage efficiencies and cost savings while minimizing risk and protecting prior investments. They include three market-leading, highly scalable platforms: DXi®-Series disk-based deduplication and replication systems for fast backup and restore, Scalar® tape automation products for disaster recovery and long-term data retention, and StorNext® data management software for high-performance file sharing and archiving. Quantum Corp., 1650 Technology Drive, Suite 800, San Jose, CA 95110, (408) 944-4000, www.quantum.com.

Quantum, the Quantum logo, DXi, Scalar and StorNext are registered trademarks of Quantum Corporation and its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. 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) customer benefits and value to customers from using Quantum's DXi 2.0 software and DXi-Series products running such software, 2) customer demand for and Quantum's future revenue from such products and software, and 3) the availability of such software for Quantum's DXi6700 and DXi8500 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, unforeseen technical limitations, unexpected material deviation in product operation, the ability of competitors to introduce new solutions that compete more successfully with our solutions, unexpected 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 February 8, 2011 and in Quantum's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 11, 2010, especially those risks listed in this section under the heading "Our operating results depend on new product introductions, which may not be successful, in which case our business, financial condition and operating results may be materially and adversely affected." Quantum expressly disclaims any obligation to update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.