SOURCE: Quantum Corporation

Quantum Corporation

October 25, 2010 08:00 ET

Quantum Simplifies Legacy Archive Migration From Oracle's SAM-FS/QFS to StorNext Software

New Archive Conversion Utility Greatly Shortens "Time to Access" Files During Migration

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - October 25, 2010) - Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM), the leading global specialist in backup, recovery and archive, today announced it has added a new archive conversion feature to its StorNext® data management software to simplify migration from legacy archive platforms. This innovative capability provides greater control and significantly shortens "time to access" archived files on third-party archival platforms during migration to the StorNext system. Today's announcement is the latest enhancement to StorNext software following the addition of LTO-5 tape technology support earlier this year. These advancements reinforce the benefits of StorNext in enabling higher performance and cost effectiveness for tiered data storage and long-term data retention strategies in enterprise environments.

StorNext's new Archive Conversion Utility (ACU) is designed to minimize the burden associated with legacy storage platform migrations and significantly reduce the expense and time it takes to move files from existing legacy archives to a StorNext solution. The first release of this conversion tool will support the conversion of data from Oracle/Sun's SAM-FS and QFS software platform.

"Working closely with the Quantum StorNext team gave us the opportunity to test this exciting new archive utility in our environment," said Robert Plaster, CTO of RPI Consulting. "We are pleased to report that it has been easy to install and configure, and in fact, we've successfully converted and validated millions of QFS archived data files. The conversion process has been painless from our QFS archive system and we are now using our QFS archived files with our heterogeneous StorNext clients."

With the ACU, terabytes (TBs) or petabytes (PBs) of archived data located on tape media can be accessed within hours -- instead of months -- of initiating a data migration to StorNext. Quantum's innovative approach enables storage administrators to transfer only file system structure and metadata information about the associated data files to the StorNext Storage Manager™ file server. Once the transfer completes, normally within a matter of hours, all non-StorNext files on original media can be accessed and modified from the StorNext File System. Administrators can control data movement over time from the legacy media to StorNext Storage Manager native media without disruption to the organization's business workflow operations. This approach provides complete flexibility on how quickly physical data migrates to the StorNext supported system.

"Quantum continues to invest significant development resources behind the advancement of StorNext's unique capabilities," said Janae Lee, Quantum senior vice president, Disk and Software Products Group. "For enterprises that may feel locked into a limited file and archiving system, our new Archive Conversion Utility makes the migration process straightforward and fast, minimizing the impact on ongoing operations. This utility is another example of how, by leveraging our data management expertise in some of the world's most demanding and dynamic computing environments, we are focused on bringing cost-efficiency, flexibility and performance benefits to all StorNext customers."

LTO-5 Support
Complementing the ACU, Quantum's support of LTO-5 in StorNext Storage Manager enables administrators to take advantage of the new performance and capacity improvements available in this latest generation open-source tape technology. LTO-5-based tape libraries offer the lowest cost per gigabyte for data protection and consume less power and footprint, making them an ideal choice for archiving in cost- and energy-conscience enterprise organizations.

StorNext's Archive Conversion Utility with support for SAM-FS/QFS migration will be available from Quantum's worldwide distributors and partners in December 2010. Contact a local Quantum representative for more details on this utility and its professional service delivery.

For more information on Quantum's StorNext File System, StorNext Storage Manager™ and the new Archive Conversion Utility, please visit www.quantum.com/stornext.

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.

Quantum, the Quantum logo, DXi, 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) customer benefits and value to customers from using Quantum's StorNext File System, the StorNext Storage Manager, the Archive Conversion Utility, and LTO-5-based tape libraries, 2) customer demand for and Quantum's future revenue from such software and libraries and 3) the availability of StorNext's Archive Conversion Utility with support for SAM-FS/QFS migration, 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 August 6, 2010 and in Quantum's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 11, 2010. 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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