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

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.


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.

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