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Quantum Improves Data Protection For VMware Virtualized Server Infrastructure

SAN JOSE, CA, Jul 20, 2009 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM), the leading global specialist in backup, recovery and archive, today unveiled Quantum esXpress software module, which optimizes Quantum's DXi(TM)-Series disk backup and replication systems to back up and restore VMware ESX virtual servers. Extending the power of Quantum's patented data deduplication technology, esXpress and the DXi-Series together eliminate the need for physical servers to initiate a backup job and move data, and make WAN-based replication more affordable, providing an automated approach to replicating files to remote disaster recovery sites. This valuable combination lowers the cost of VMware data protection and optimizes the virtual infrastructure.

Quantum's esXpress software module is available for the entire DXi-Series of deduplication and replication solutions, which dramatically reduces bandwidth and disk requirements for transmitting and storing data. The DXi-Series provides powerful advantages for virtual environments, eliminating duplicate data that virtual machines create, reducing storage needs for end users and streamlining backup. While the DXi-Series supports all of the leading backup software applications, the new esXpress software module is specifically designed to offer optimized backup for VMware servers.

"Protecting our virtual servers through both file-based backup and VMware Consolidated Backup had been an ongoing challenge," said Rob Slaughter, IT director, J.R. Filanc Construction. "With esXpress, backup and restore operations have become a 'set it and forget it' solution that is allowing us to effectively utilize deduplication in our VMware environment. I've found esXpress to be quick and easy to use, and it's serving as an extremely effective DR-level backup solution."

With esXpress and the DXi(TM)-Series, Quantum combines innovative backup software with deduplication and replication technology to shorten backup windows, without adding servers to support data backup and restoration. Quantum's esXpress also features a policy-based approach to installations and configurations which can significantly reduce deployment times when adding ESX servers. With its powerful deduplication technology and intelligent replication capabilities, Quantum's DXi-Series is a compelling solution for organizations with both traditional and virtual backup needs, addressing cost, bandwidth and scalability concerns.

"Virtual server environments are rife with duplicate data, making them an ideal candidate for backup to a capacity optimized repository like the Quantum DXi-Series," noted Jeff Boles, senior analyst, Taneja Group. "The Quantum esXpress product virtualizes backup appliances and mobilizes the virtual backup infrastructure for better, more granular management. When combined with Quantum's broadly integrated, distributed deduplication solutions, esXpress simply kicks over many of the obstacles that stand in the way of good virtual server data protection."

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