SOURCE: Quantum Corporation

February 22, 2010 08:00 ET

Quantum DXi7500 and Deduplication Earn Top Marks at Swiss University

Solution Reduces Storage Requirements by 95 Percent and Greatly Improves Backup and Recovery Performance

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - February 22, 2010) - Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM), the leading global specialist in backup, recovery and archive, today announced that the University of St. Gallen has overhauled its data retention and management strategy, utilizing a Quantum DXi7500 Enterprise disk-based backup system with deduplication. With the new system, the renowned Swiss graduate school of business, economics, law and social sciences has achieved a 95 percent reduction in needed storage capacity, faster data backup and recovery, seamless integration between the DXi7500 and Symantec NetBackup, and improved scalability for future data growth.

In recent years the university has faced skyrocketing student enrollments, a massive increase in email traffic and a growing number of research projects, all of which have contributed greatly to the amount of data produced. This additional data had become too much for the university's legacy tape library and disk subsystems.

To address this problem, the university chose Quantum's DXi7500 with 27 TB of usable capacity, paired with a Quantum Scalar® i500 tape library for longer-term data retention. Key factors cited by the university in its DXi7500 decision include the solution's cost efficiency, ease of integration and management, proven track record and scalability. The backup and deduplication system also scored well in terms of price, and the university was impressed with the level of customer support offered by Quantum and its channel partner, ITRIS, throughout the evaluation and implementation process.

Since deploying the DXi7500 the university has been very pleased with the results. The university's IT team estimates that without deduplication its current storage requirements would amount to roughly 193 TB instead of the 6.6 TB needed today. Thus, the university has reduced its storage capacity needs by more than 95 percent with a deduplication ratio of nearly 30:1. The IT team also likes the seamless integration with Symantec NetBackup, the direct path to the Scalar® i500 tape library, the easy scalability, and reporting capabilities which provide graphical information and statistical diagrams on activities such as deduplication operations and disk load reduction.

"This was our chance to reassess the infrastructure that had grown over the years and to eliminate any bottlenecks," said Kurt Städler, Head of Systems Technology at the University of St. Gallen. "We actually save time now, and our capacities are more than sufficient for future growth. I can definitely recommend Quantum and the DXi7500."

More information on the University of St. Gallen implementation and Quantum's full range of deduplication solutions can be found at http://salestools.quantum.com/querydocretriever_inc.cfm?ext=.pdf&mime=application/pdf&filename=635835.pdf and http://www.quantum.com/dedupe, respectively.

About the University of St. Gallen
Established more than a century ago, the University of St. Gallen (HSG) educates more than 6,200 students today in the fields of business administration, economics, law and social sciences. The HSG is among Europe's leading business universities, according to rankings by the Financial Times. Its holistic education meets the highest academic standards and has been accredited by both EQUIS and AACSB. Research at the University of St. Gallen is centered around the 40 institutes, research groups and specialized centers which are largely autonomous but still remain closely connected to university operations.

About Quantum
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, www.quantum.com.

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