SOURCE: Quantum Corporation

Quantum Corporation

February 12, 2013 08:00 ET

Quantum Disk-Tape Solution Expected to Save Serco $2 Million in Data Protection Costs

Disk Storage Need Cut by 96% and Restore Times Reduced by a Factor of Five

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 12, 2013) - Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM), a proven global expert in data protection and big data management, today announced that an integrated DXi® disk and Scalar® tape solution is expected to save Serco Global Technology Delivery $2 million in storage costs over the next five years. Serco, which delivers a range of managed and outsourced business solutions, has already benefited, reducing disk capacity needs by up to 96 percent and decreasing restore times by a factor of five.

In the last three years Serco's technology business has grown steadily from a 50-terabyte (TB) environment into an 800 TB infrastructure. Serco expects to reach five petabytes within five years and had sought a flexible solution to protect the increasing volumes of data while reducing excessive management costs. The company identified an integrated disk- and tape-based system as the obvious answer and turned to Quantum for help.

Serco now has eight Quantum DXi8500 disk-based backup systems and two Scalar i500 tape libraries to provide flexible deduplication, a scalable architecture, and enterprise-wide backup and disaster recovery for their clients. Serco runs CommVault backup software and relies on Quantum Vision® management software to manage its disk and tape environment from a single console. The IT team can even track Vision data through mobile devices.

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"The deduplication, encrypted replication and scalability features of the DXi technology ensure that we can adhere to contracted SLAs," said Mark Owen, senior infrastructure consultant at Serco. "We now have the flexibility to respond to customer requirements quickly and easily, and the disaster recovery is greatly enhanced through replication."

"When you think disk backup, there's only one name in the frame: Quantum," noted Duncan Smith, product manager at Serco. "We have enjoyed an excellent 12-year relationship with Quantum, and we trust their technology, people and product roadmap. We looked at Data Domain for deduplication, for example, but the Quantum 8 TB/hour data ingest speed beat them hands down for performance."

"Serco is a great example of a customer not just looking for products, but for a comprehensive solution with flexible deduplication and enterprise-wide backup and disaster recovery, including service, support and advanced management tools," said Stéphane Estevez, senior product marketing manager, EMEA & APAC at Quantum. "We have been helping customers address data protection challenges for over two decades. Today we offer tiered storage solutions that integrate disk and tape technologies, and this success story reinforces the unmatched value of our DXi and Scalar solutions."

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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/BeCertain.

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"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 disk and tape solutions, including its DXi8500 systems and Scalar libraries, and Quantum Vision software, and 2) customer demand for and Quantum's future revenue from such solutions and software 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 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 November 9, 2012 and Quantum's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 14, 2012. 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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