SOURCE: Quantum Corporation

June 10, 2008 08:00 ET

Quantum Showcases Veritas NetBackup Aware Data Management Across Disk and Tape Tiers

Demonstration Provides a Preview of Quantum's Software Option for Veritas NetBackup OpenStorage API and Highlights Available DXi7500 Disk-to-Tape Capabilities

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - June 10, 2008) - Symantec Vision 08 -- Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM), the leading global specialist in backup, recovery and archive, today announced the first public demonstration of select capabilities of its planned software option based on the Veritas NetBackup OpenStorage API from Symantec. This live demonstration at the Symantec Vision conference this week highlights disk-as-disk backup and image duplication using Quantum's DXi7500 enterprise disk-based backup system with its OpenStorage API plug-in.

The collaborative technology demonstration underscores Quantum's goal to provide customers a set of tools that off-load key backup lifecycle operations (such as tape creation or image duplication) from media servers while maintaining the independent management of multiple data images across distributed sites and through NetBackup 6.5. Quantum and Symantec's integration of these offerings will allow customers to expand the strategic role of disk in backup, simplify backup lifecycle management and save time and money by allowing disk-based backup and replication systems to be more easily integrated into a tiered storage architecture.

"The long-standing and successful relationship between Quantum and Symantec offers customers a flexible and powerful solution for data protection," said Matt Kixmoeller, vice president of product management, Symantec Data Protection Group. "Our collaboration with Quantum on the development of their NetBackup OpenStorage plug-in enables NetBackup customers to realize the true value of the advanced features of the Quantum DXi7500 disk backup system."

Through ongoing development with the Symantec OpenStorage Initiative, the resulting Quantum software plug-in will extend the capabilities of its DXi™-Series platform. The plug-in will allow for the creation of duplicate backup images between multiple DXi systems, with management, cataloging and tracking of data handled completely through NetBackup, whether the data is ultimately stored on disk or on tape.

The companies are also highlighting direct tape creation using the NetBackup 6.5 Direct to Tape feature in exhibit demonstrations. Available today as an option on the DXi7500 for NetBackup users, Quantum has fully qualified integrated, direct tape creation with the NetBackup 6.5 Direct to Tape feature. This important capability can automatically duplicate data written from a VTL to physical tape over a dedicated high performance Fibre Channel connection. In addition, this solution can be combined with LTO-4 tape drives and LTO-4 equipped Quantum tape automation system platforms which have also been fully qualified through NetBackup 6.5 Direct to Tape feature. As a result, customers can now more easily consolidate data for compliance purposes and employ native tape encryption for secure, long-term retention and disaster recovery purposes.

Direct tape creation benefits customers by moving this process out of the backup window and off the media server, as well as by allowing users to manage independent data lifecycle policies or retention periods. Customers may now choose the most appropriate media types for each separate data set based upon service level objectives.

"Quantum is proud to be a partner in the Symantec Technology-Enabled Program, a foundational supporter of the NetBackup OpenStorage Initiative, and a long-time collaborator with Symantec's development team," said Janae Lee, vice president of corporate and product marketing for Quantum. "We're particularly excited about the opportunity to demonstrate the benefits thus far of our latest development efforts to the thousands of Symantec Vision attendees this week. This joint solution will deliver greater flexibility, tighter integration and more efficient utilization of disk- and tape-based resources throughout the entire backup lifecycle."

Symantec Vision attendees are encouraged to view the demonstrations taking place daily at Symantec's booth #213 in the exhibit area. Attendees can also receive more information on Quantum's data protection solutions by visiting booth #719. The Quantum DXi7500 currently supports NetBackup 6.5 Direct to Tape feature and the company is planning to make the OpenStorage software option available to DXi™ customers later this year.

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 de-duplication 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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"Safe Harbor" Statement under the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: This press release contains "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Specifically, without limitation, statements relating to customer benefits and value to customers from using Quantum's DXi systems integrated with Veritas NetBackup 6.5 Direct to Tape feature and OpenStorage platform and 2) the availability of the OpenStorage software option to DXi customers, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Safe Harbor. These statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties. As a result, actual results may differ materially from the forward-looking statements contained herein. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described herein include, but are not limited to, 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, and unanticipated changes in customers' needs or requirements. More detailed information about these risk factors, and additional 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," on pages 36 to 46 in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on February 8, 2008 and on pages 12 to 21 in our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 13, 2007, as amended, and those described in any subsequently filed reports. Such reports contain and identify important factors that could cause actual events and results to differ materially from those contained in our projections or forward-looking statement. 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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