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Quantum Corporation

October 19, 2010 08:00 ET

Quantum DXi-Series Customer Barclaycard US Wins SNW Fall 2010 "Best Practices" Award

Disaster Recovery Approach Integrating Deduplication and Tape Recognized for Best Practices in Storage Resiliency, Data Protection and Recovery

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - October 19, 2010) -  Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM), the leading global specialist in backup, recovery and archive, today announced that Barclaycard US, the payments business of Barclays in the United States and a Quantum DXi™-Series customer, won the SNW Fall 2010 "Best Practices" Award. Barclaycard US was acknowledged for their excellence in the Storage Resiliency, Data Protection and Recovery category based on their implementation of a lights-out Disaster Recovery system utilizing Quantum's DXi-Series of deduplication appliances.

"It's an honor to see Barclaycard US recognized for its work creating a lights-out DR facility," said Geoff Stafford, data protection team manager at Barclaycard US. "We implemented a backup and recovery strategy that has returned significant cost savings while improving the security of our customer data. Choosing a vendor that could integrate disk, deduplication and tape in a multi-tier solution was a key to the success of this initiative."

Barclaycard US is one of the fastest growing payment providers in the United States, with rapidly increasing DR requirements for vast amounts of customer data. When given the opportunity to create a multi-site DR strategy, Stafford turned to a Quantum-based solution which enabled the company to meet all recovery objectives without requiring on-site staff. Using Quantum's DXi7500 deduplication system as a backbone and Quantum's Scalar i2000 tape library, Barclaycard US cut its required disk capacity by 92 percent, significantly reduced time spent managing backups, and realized an annual cost savings of nearly $300,000.

SNW's twice annual "Best Practices" Awards Program identifies and acknowledges excellence among users of IT management solutions and approaches. A wide range of IT users/implementers and system integrators/consultants responded to an initial call for nominations to industry audiences, including Computerworld subscribers responsible for storage management. Finalists were evaluated by a panel of judges based on case study submissions that profiled the company, its IT department and storage challenges, as well as application deployment details, summaries of the key technology used and measurable solution outcomes.

"Innovative systems and strategies focused on data protection, energy efficiency, virtualization and cloud computing are redefining IT infrastructure management," said Ellen Daly, senior vice president, Events, IDG Enterprise. "The organizations and professionals judged to be winners in SNW's Fall 2010 'Best Practices' Awards Program are the best of the best when it comes to identifying and deploying the most strategic applications for their businesses."

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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,

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