SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - Dec 5, 2012) - Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM), a proven global expert in data protection and big data management, today announced the integration of Q-Cloud™ with Symantec OpenStorage (OST) technology, providing NetBackup and Backup Exec customers with multiple options for leveraging Q-Cloud's business-class cloud backup at consumer prices. These customers can now directly access Quantum's Q-Cloud backup and disaster recovery services.
Q-Cloud now directly supports NetBackup and Backup Exec software, enabling both backup applications to stay completely aware of all copies of data backed up to a Q-Cloud DXi® appliance. OST offers backup control across distributed sites and tiers of storage, providing application-aware replication for both NetBackup and Backup Exec. That capability can also leverage the deduplication-powered replication of OST-certified DXi appliances to move data between sites.
As a result of Q-Cloud's integration with OST, any NetBackup or Backup Exec user has two ways to leverage Q-Cloud:
- Back up locally to a Quantum physical or virtual DXi using NetBackup or Backup Exec and replicate a copy to a DXi appliance in the cloud using Symantec Optimized Duplication (OpDup).
- Use Symantec OST together with Quantum's free DXi Accent™ plug-in to back up directly to Q-Cloud, in cases where there is not a local DXi appliance.
DXi Accent deduplicates the data on the backup server and sends only new unique data to Q-Cloud. This approach eliminates the cost of on-premise hardware at remote locations, minimizes WAN costs, provides visibility from the backup application to the backup in the cloud, and enables backups to be stored securely and reliably in the cloud.
The combination of OST and Q-Cloud enables customers to build an archive in Q-Cloud, and restore files directly from a Q-Cloud copy even after the local copy has expired or been moved.
"Offering OST integration with Q-Cloud has particularly significant ramifications for midrange companies that use Symantec backup software," said Jason Buffington, senior data protection analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group. "For many IT managers, this could represent the easy, economical step from on-premise backup to cloud-based backup-as-a-service that they've been seeking."
"The combination of Q-Cloud and NetBackup or Backup Exec can offer a very cost-effective approach to customers who want to leverage their existing software with the easy scalability of cloud," said Henrik Rosendahl, senior vice president, Cloud Solutions, Quantum. "This makes the advantages of Q-Cloud available to many customers that previously had limited choices for their cloud solutions."
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 50,000 customers trust 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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