SOURCE: Quantum Corporation

Quantum Corporation

August 14, 2013 16:05 ET

Quantum Named Champion in Disk Backup Vendor Landscape

Info-Tech Research Group Singles Out Company as Trend Setter for Continued Innovation With DXi-Series Deduplication

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 14, 2013) - Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM), a proven global expert in data protection and big data management, today announced it has been listed as a Champion in Info-Tech Research Group's 2013 Disk Backup Vendor Landscape. Info-Tech recognized the company based on its DXi®-Series deduplication appliances' rich feature set, ease of scaling and management, and continued innovation in data protection. Quantum was also singled out with a Trend Setter Award, for innovation with upstream deduplication and the DXi V1000 virtual backup appliance, as well as for Dynamic Disk Pools (DDP) technology.

"Quantum delivers on all of the 'must have' features for most organizations, and expands on that with simplified management and scalability," noted Chris O'Connor, senior research analyst, Info-Tech. "Its backup software agnostic approach makes it a viable option for organizations of all sizes."

According to Info-Tech, Champions are those vendors that received high scores for most of the evaluation criteria in its vendor survey and offer excellent value. They also have a strong market presence and are usually the trend setters in the industry. Info-Tech highlighted a number of Quantum's strengths:

  • Quantum's DXi-Series lineup offers scalable solutions for needs ranging from 1-24 TB usable capacity with the DXi virtual appliances to 330 TB usable capacity with the DXi8500 enterprise system.
  • New DDP technology in the DXi6800 improves on RAID 6 architecture to enable faster drive rebuilds with less performance degradation and on-the-fly disk pool expansion.
  • "Pay-as-you-grow" scalability simplifies the addition of capacity to DXi6800 appliances using a software key, and DXi Accent™ source-side deduplication includes unlimited licenses for upstream data deduplication in the base price.
  • Quantum's self-encrypting drives enable encryption without a performance penalty.
  • Incorporation of 3 TB drives provides more efficient use of rack space.

"It's exciting to see Quantum recognized for the second year in a row as an Info-Tech Champion and as a Trend Setter in the backup market," said Robert Clark, senior vice president, Data Protection Group, Quantum. "When we introduced the DXi6800, it immediately set a new standard for performance, value and scalability in deduplication. With the addition of DXi virtual appliances, customers and partners now have the unique flexibility to choose between virtual or purpose-built appliances, depending on their environment. This flexible approach enables partners and service providers to offer their own backup and disaster recovery solutions based on Quantum technology."

Info-Tech Vendor Landscape reports recognize outstanding vendors in the technology marketplace. Assessing vendors by the strength of their offering and their strategy for the enterprise, Info-Tech Research Group Vendor Landscapes pay tribute to the contribution of exceptional vendors in a particular category.

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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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"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 DXi-Series deduplication appliances and software and 2) customer demand for and Quantum's future revenue from such appliances 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. More detailed information about risk factors are 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 August 9, 2013 and in Quantum's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 7, 2013. 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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