Quantum Adds Data De-Dupe

Quantum introduced StorNext 3.0 data management software

April 2, 2007

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM), the leading global specialist in backup, recovery and archive, today introduced StorNext(R) 3.0 data management software. With this newestgeneration of Quantum's StorNext solution, the company has enhanced thearchitecture to add more value to business operations. StorNext 3.0 extendshigh performance, resilient data sharing to servers on the local areanetwork (LAN) and integrates Quantum's patented data de-duplicationtechnology to reduce data retention costs even further. In addition, itenables customers to expand storage capacity and replace storage deviceswhile keeping the system online.

"While the competition scrambles to integrate disparate products tomeet the needs of content-driven markets, Quantum has raised the bar withStorNext version 3.0," said Brian Garrett, an industry analyst with theEnterprise Strategy Group. "The new and improved StorNext will beappreciated not only by thousands of existing customers in the rich mediaand HPC markets who rely on StorNext software for fast access to sharedfile systems, improved workflow and automated HSM, but also by enterpriseslooking for a better way to share and manage unstructured digital assets."

Demonstrating Quantum's leadership in meeting customers' evolvingstorage challenges, StorNext 3.0 provides users with the following newbenefits:

-- Distributed LAN Client enables applications on the LAN to access a shared pool of storage faster, and with a higher level of resiliency, than most traditional network sharing methods can provide. Using clustered gateways for access and an optimized communication protocol for performance, LAN Client not only extends data sharing but also delivers enterprise features such as load balancing and transparent I/O failover.
-- Data Reduction Storage is a specialized tier of disk that uses data de-duplication to reduce a customer's data footprint, saving money by lowering capacity requirements and enabling data to be retained on fast recovery disk for a much longer period of time. Quantum has pioneering data de-duplication technology, a fundamental enabler for storage applications in backup and archive. StorNext is the first product of its kind to include such intuitive, user-specific data reduction technology.
-- Dynamic Resource Allocation increases uptime by enabling online service operations. It allows customers to scale their storage -- adding new storage capacity or transparently swapping out disk arrays during hardware upgrades -- while the system is active.

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