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Quantum Adds Data De-Dupe
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 newest
generation of Quantum's StorNext solution, the company has enhanced the
architecture to add more value to business operations. StorNext 3.0 extends
high performance, resilient data sharing to servers on the local area
network (LAN) and integrates Quantum's patented data de-duplication
technology to reduce data retention costs even further. In addition, it
enables customers to expand storage capacity and replace storage devices
while keeping the system online.
"While the competition scrambles to integrate disparate products to
meet the needs of content-driven markets, Quantum has raised the bar with
StorNext version 3.0," said Brian Garrett, an industry analyst with the
Enterprise Strategy Group. "The new and improved StorNext will be
appreciated not only by thousands of existing customers in the rich media
and HPC markets who rely on StorNext software for fast access to shared
file systems, improved workflow and automated HSM, but also by enterprises
looking for a better way to share and manage unstructured digital assets."
Demonstrating Quantum's leadership in meeting customers' evolving
storage challenges, StorNext 3.0 provides users with the following new
-- 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
-- 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
-- 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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