SOURCE: Quantum Corporation

Quantum Corporation

August 26, 2013 09:00 ET

Quantum and CommVault Revolutionize How Data Is Stored, Shared and Protected With New Object Storage Solution

Lattus-D and Simpana 10 Combine to Deliver an Ideal Solution for Converged Backup and Archive

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 26, 2013) - Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM), a proven global expert in data protection and big data management, today announced it is extending its object storage offerings by joining with CommVault to provide a unique solution for converged backup and archive in the data center. Based on Quantum' Lattus™ object storage technology and CommVault Simpana 10 software, the validated solution enables a comprehensive data protection and archive strategy that reduces primary storage costs and optimizes backup performance while minimizing management complexity, administrative overhead and capital expenditures in multi-petabyte environments.

Combining the Power of Lattus and Simpana to Enable the New Converged Data Center
Quantum Lattus provides nearline access to archived data across global locations in a highly scalable and cost-effective disk-based solution that never requires a "forklift" upgrade -- a forever disk archive. Lattus offers much greater durability than traditional RAID offerings, including true self-healing and self-protection capabilities, and enables automatic multi-site protection without the need for replication. The result is a highly resilient, disaster tolerant, scalable archival repository that doesn't need to be backed up. CommVault Simpana unifies backup, archive, reporting and disaster recovery (DR) on a single software platform, providing a converged data management solution to control cost and risk. With the combination of Quantum Lattus-D and CommVault Simpana, enterprises can now store a single instance of archive data on Lattus and be confident that it is retained in a manner that can exceed the protection offered by traditional redundant copy data protection schemes. Customers can also benefit from low-latency access delivered on a global scale.

Bringing Cloud-Based Object Storage to the Data Center
Lattus-D capitalizes on Simpana's comprehensive backup, archive and DR management capabilities, easily integrating with Simpana via an S3 REST interface. In turn, Simpana software leverages the native Lattus REST API to offer cloud archive technology for petabyte-scale environments and simple, automated data movement and management. As a result, data center customers can realize the benefits of private cloud storage.

Cloud-Scale Lattus Implementation
Quantum also recently established the Lattus Demo Lab, located inside Switch's state of the art SUPERNAP data centers and available for use today. With today's announcement customers will now be able to leverage Lattus within the SUPERNAP data centers as a cloud-based component of their data protection strategy.

Supporting Quotes

Jeff Echols, senior director, Worldwide Product Marketing and Business Development, CommVault
"Enterprises are turning to modern data management strategies to help ensure their data is always available on the most efficient storage and improve their ability to respond to business needs. CommVault's Simpana 10 software platform increases the value of information by intelligently archiving data and allowing IT and end-users alike to repurpose it in innovative ways. Lattus-D offers an excellent self-protecting container for archive data, and together Lattus and Simpana 10 create an ideal combination to economically protect data that might otherwise be kept on primary disk."

Dave Russell, senior analyst, Gartner
"IT organizations that fail to optimize data retention and the number of data copies will suffer continuously increasing storage costs and increase their governance risk. Certainly, archiving can reduce the amount of storage an organization must procure and manage."

Robert Clark, senior vice president, Data Protection Group, Quantum
"Drawing from our experience with object storage for big data, we see enormous needs in the traditional data protection space that the combined Lattus-D and Simpana solution clearly addresses. Users now have a new backup and archive architecture that empowers them to retain their valuable archive assets without constantly adding more primary disk, reduce costs with automated, policy-based tiering for active and static data, and improve access to business information for increased productivity."

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About Quantum
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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