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Quantum Expands Management Tools

Quantum expands global management and reporting tools, offers new entry capacity point for DXi7500 disk backup system

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM), the leading global specialist in backup, recovery and archive, today announced significant enhancements to the company's Vision global management and reporting software and to its DXi7500 enterprise disk backup system featuring data de-duplication and replication. Quantum's Vision software, which offers "single pane of glass" administration for all Quantum disk backup and tape automation systems, has expanded its multi-unit monitoring and reporting features to help further increase the return on investment (ROI) across users' global data protection environments. Quantum has also added a new DXi7500 model with 9 terabytes (TB) of usable capacity, extending the scalability of the company's enterprise disk backup system and offering an entry point well suited for midrange data center environments. Together, these enhancements allow IT departments to more effectively combine disk, tape and replication in a unified strategy that boosts short-term backup and restore performance while reducing disk requirements by 90 percent or more, increases data recovery points, improves long-term compliance and disaster recovery protection, and allows users to proactively manage their backup resources from a central console.

The new Quantum Vision software tools provide detailed trend analyses of DXi-Series performance, data de-duplication ratios, capacity utilization and replication functionality. For example, customers can easily track data reduction efficiencies over time and across DXi(TM) systems installed around the world and quickly develop reports to accurately demonstrate ROI metrics and predict future capacity needs. Additionally, IT managers can centrally monitor operational status at a glance and administer all Quantum systems through a simple, intuitive user interface.

"Quantum's Vision software personifies the company's depth and breadth of end-to-end solutions for backup, recovery and archive encompassing disk AND tape, and it should bring significant value to customers grappling with the challenges associated with effective management of their data protection resources," said Brian Garrett, technical director of ESG Lab. "Having recently evaluated the new functionality of Quantum's Vision management application, I found tools such as the de-duplication trend analysis to be an excellent example of the deep, yet intuitive value of Vision's rich set of capabilities."

Quantum Corp.

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