SOURCE: Quantum Corporation

Quantum Corporation

February 15, 2011 16:30 ET

Quantum Increases StorNext Investments and Expands Partnerships to Deliver New Solutions for Apple Customers

Co-Development Effort With Group Logic Brings First Ever Native Access Over IP to StorNext in Mac OS X System Environments

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - February 15, 2011) - Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM), the leading global specialist in backup, recovery and archive, today announced it is expanding its StorNext® commitment to Apple customers. In combination with technology and channel partners, Quantum plans to offer a new range of file storage products which will enable business organizations that use Apple products to leverage their existing IT investments more effectively. In the first of such offerings, Quantum also announced today software that brings new client access options to StorNext users. Quantum co-developed a new local area network (LAN) client for StorNext with Group Logic, the leading provider of enterprise file access, management and integration for heterogeneous computing environments. The Group Logic LAN Client for StorNext will enable desktop clients running the Mac OS X platform to have native access via a LAN to StorNext's high-performance shared file and archiving system.

Key Highlights

  • Quantum has extensive expertise in managing rich media files on the SAN in environments that include Apple products. StorNext is the leading, high-performance scale-out file system and archiving software deployed in the Media and Entertainment market, which is expected to increase 10X in digital storage capacity from 2009 and 2015.(1) The majority of creative professionals use Apple's graphics and editing tools to generate rich media files that are then stored on server and storage systems from Apple. Because StorNext is the only file system that offers native interoperability with Xsan, Quantum has the expertise to effectively address complex data management challenges in environments that include Apple products.

  • Quantum extends its commitment to Apple customers. The company is expanding partnerships and investing in enhanced usability and productivity features in StorNext for homogeneous and heterogeneous server environments that include Apple products. For example, Quantum's new partnership with Active Storage led to incorporating StorNext into the recently announced ActiveSAN appliance to be available next quarter.

  • First StorNext client to enable native Mac access over IP to StorNext File System and StorNext Storage Manager. Leveraging the Apple File Protocol standard, the Group Logic LAN Client for StorNext will provide greater flexibility for Mac users to leverage StorNext's powerful heterogeneous file system and StorNext Storage Manager™ tiered-archiving capabilities, as well as effectively utilize Windows-based storage and print servers. Native access support over LAN will also enable IT departments to cost effectively scale the number of StorNext Mac clients and improve operational efficiencies.

  • Group Logic partnership also brings ArchiveConnect to StorNext users. When used with the Group Logic LAN Client for StorNext, Group Logic's ArchiveConnect software operates between Mac clients and StorNext Storage Manager. Mac desktop users can eliminate inadvertent recall of archived files, easily ascertain the status of archived files and increase productivity by recalling batches of files and folders managed by StorNext Storage Manager.

Group Logic LAN Client for StorNext and Group Logic's ArchiveConnect will be available this month from Quantum and its worldwide distribution partners.

Supporting Quotes

  • Andy Lewis, senior vice president of Business Development, Group Logic: "Quantum has done an incredible job of bringing managed, scale-out file systems to Media and Entertainment and other segments that urgently need to scale storage in the face of explosive growth in content. We're particularly pleased that our investments in Mac integration technology can be leveraged by Quantum to quickly bring to market valuable new capabilities that help corporations with their rapidly growing Mac implementations."

  • Janae Stow Lee, senior vice president, Disk and Software Products Group, Quantum: "By increasing our investments around StorNext, we are well-positioned to leverage our expertise and better serve Apple customers with greater file sharing performance, scale and access options. Partnering with Group Logic and bringing a new LAN client for Mac workgroups to market is one of the first proof points of this initiative."


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,

Quantum, the Quantum logo, DXi, Scalar, StorNext and StorNext Storage Manager are either registered trademarks or 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) Quantum's intention to offer new file storage products for Apple customers and to increase its StorNext investments and expand its partnerships accordingly, 2) customer benefits and value to customers from using such products, 3) customer demand for and Quantum's future revenue from such products, and 4) the availability of such 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.

[1] According to Coughlin Associates, from 2009 to 2015 the Media and Entertainment industry is expected to see about a 10X increase in digital storage capacity and a 12X growth in new capacity shipped.