Quantum Unveils High-Performance, Low-Cost Deduplication Appliance and Backup Management Software Enhancements

Remote office-focused DXi2500-D System and Quantum Vision 3.0 central management software expand multi-tier data protection offerings.

June 1, 2009

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SAN JOSE, Calif., June 1, 2009 - Quantum Corp., the leading global specialist in backup, recovery and archive, today announced two new product releases designed to help end users solve the challenges of data backup and recovery across distributed environments by improving local data protection and disaster recovery (DR) while streamlining management and reducing costs.

The latest addition to Quantum's DXi-Series of disk backup solutions with deduplication and replication, the DXi2500-D appliance is optimized for remote and branch office environments that are part of a distributed enterprise. The other product release announced today - version 3.0 of the Quantum Vision software - provides new centralized multi-tier management and reporting capabilities for unifying backup resources, including disk and tape.

DXi2500-D

Designed to be deployed in conjunction with Quantum's DXi7500 system, the DXi2500-D is a high-performance, cost-effective deduplication solution, offering remote and branch offices disk backup reliability while reducing disk capacity requirements by 90% or more. For DR protection, the DXi2500-D can replicate encrypted data to a central DXi7500 utilizing a global deduplication approach that reduces both disk capacity and network bandwidth requirements. Replication also enables centralization of all tape operations in the data center for long term retention, reduces removable media management across distributed environments and lowers overall costs.

The DXi2500-D has 1.8TB of usable capacity, 300GB per hour ingest performance and RAID 6 data protection. It offers a simple-to-use NAS interface and embedded replication, supports the leading backup software programs, and is compatible with all products based on Quantum deduplication technology, enabling easy adoption into existing environments. Customers can choose to use either simple scheduled replication or event-based replication, with the latter allowing for the automated unpacking of replicated files or shares at the core for immediate production use. The DXi2500-D appliance includes support for the Symantec OpenStorage (OST) API, enabling Veritas NetBackup customers to deploy application-aware replication and to streamline the management of backup across sites. Running DXi??? deduplication technology on an industry-standard Dell PowerEdge server platform, the DXi2500-D is a simple-to-install, economical and reliable solution.Quantum Vision 3.0

The new Quantum Vision 3.0 software provides centralized management, monitoring, and reporting for Quantum storage systems through a single console. Customers can now begin utilizing Quantum Vision 3.0 to monitor and report on a single unit and then scale up to unify a multi-tiered storage environment. Quantum Vision's reporting capabilities encompass both the Quantum DXi-Series disk portfolio and Scalar tape libraries, providing detailed analyses which can be used to reduce inefficiencies and lower an organization's total cost of ownership. Included in Quantum Vision 3.0 reports are:

-- Information on scheduled replication and file and cartridge-based replication -- Detailed performance and throughput history over time-- Scalar tape library status (with integrated reporting from Quantum Vision and Quantum's iLayer??? tape automation system management software)-- Capacity planning information that factors in historical disk utilization and deduplication ratios -- Proactive email notifications of any change in status of Quantum's disk and tape systems.

"Quantum's new product introductions round out its portfolio--an array of products based on a single disk platform that offers tight integration with tape systems, is supported by a comprehensive suite of management and reporting tools, and scales from less than a terabyte in remote offices to over 200 terabytes in the data center," noted Lauren Whitehouse, analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group. "Quantum's storage systems leveraging deduplication and replication should prove quite compelling to IT organizations challenged by relentless data growth and constrained budgets who are looking for multi-site, multi-tier data protection solutions." "Improving data protection and disaster recovery for the branch office continues to be a high priority - and a major problem - for many customers," said Janae Lee, senior vice president of marketing at Quantum. "This challenge is complicated by the need to manage backups with fewer resources and tighter budgets. The combination of the cost-effective DXi2500-D and the management capabilities of Quantum Vision 3.0 eliminates media handling in remote offices and empowers IT managers to keep a close watch over distributed disk resources, replicated data and tape creation from their data center."

Complete descriptions of the DXi2500-D and Quantum Vision 3.0 can be found at www.quantum.com. The DXi2500-D is available today with an MSRP of $12,500, including replication and OST licenses. Quantum Vision??? is available today with an MSRP of $3750 for a single device license. Quantum also offers a Remote Office Starter Pack including three DXi2500-D units, Quantum Vision 3.0 and a replication license for the DXi7500.About QuantumQuantum 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.

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