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Quantum Announces New Archive Solutions Designed To Reduce Unstructured Data Storage Costs

Comprehensive Solutions Dramatically Improve TCO and Access to Retained Data

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced three new archive solutions that empower customers to address the challenge of unstructured data growth with cost-effective tiered storage strategies:

  • Artico™ NAS appliance, which can intelligently store and move data to a public or private cloud, as well as tape.
  • A joint, certified solution combining Quantum DXi® appliances and Rocket Arkivio Autostor software that can be used for both backup and archive data simultaneously.
  • A Lattus™ extended online storage offering with object storage nodes that integrate new 6TB disk drives for increased density and lower cost per TB.

These archive solutions can help customers save as much as 60 percent or more on total storage costs by moving data to lower-cost tiers of storage while offering a flexible, scalable approach to protecting data, improving backup windows and reducing network loads.

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Artico: Smart and Simple Archive
Quantum's new Artico intelligent NAS appliance provides a flexible, low-cost entry point for archive, with the ability to scale to petabytes of data as demand grows. Powered by StorNext 5 data management policies, Artico enables customers to store and retain data in a tiered storage system that intelligently places the data on the right technology at the right time, both on-premise or in the cloud. The combination of Arkivio Autostor's data migration tools with Artico's intelligent StorNext®-enabled policies also enables users to move files seamlessly from primary storage to less expensive storage while maintaining full access to all files. Other benefits include:

  • Artico's integrated disk storage extends online access to stored content while reducing the need for primary storage.
  • NAS connectivity makes Artico easy to deploy and integrate into a data center and is well-suited to a wide range of environments.
  • With its intelligent data movement capabilities supporting LTO tape, LTFS, object storage and cloud archive targets, Artico balances data access with storage TCO.
  • Intelligent policies can also create multiple archive copies and support multiple archive targets to deliver powerful levels of protection for archive data.
  • Combining Artico with Arkivio Autostor enables customers to share, store and protect files without backup software.

Extending the Power of DXi with Archiving
Quantum's award-winning DXi4700 and DXi6900 deduplication appliances have set new standards for high-performance backup and overall value. Now these appliances can also be used simultaneously for native format archiving. A DXi4700 or DXi6900 complemented by Arkivio data archiving software offers both backup and archive functionality in the same multipurpose appliance, significantly improving the ROI of a DXi investment:

  • Arkivio Autostor provides a comprehensive solution to assess data attributes and enable intelligent policies based on those attributes for moving unstructured data from primary storage to a DXi appliance.
  • The combination of a DXi appliance and Arkivio software can help customers save in excess of 60 percent on total storage costs for each TB of unstructured data that is moved from primary storage to archive, while retaining access to the data when needed.
  • By storing files in their native format, Arkivio offers long-term data retention independent from backup software applications.

Greater Data Center Efficiency with Lattus 6TB Drives
Lattus leverages object storage technology to extend online storage and provide immediate data access with unmatched levels of scalability, durability and cost effectiveness. Today Lattus leads the market in offering new S30 storage nodes with 6TB data center archive drives, providing 50 percent greater density while lowering cost per TB by 15 percent, compared to current S20 storage nodes. Lattus data spread technology not only delivers extreme data durability but also enables new storage nodes to integrate seamlessly and non-disruptively into existing environments.

Supporting Quotes
John Zammett, Principal, HorizonTek
"Many of our customers are either struggling to find archive solutions suited to their environment or are seeking new ways to extend their data center investments. Quantum's new archive solutions will help alleviate the pressures of data growth and meet the demand for smarter data storage cost management."

Liz Conner, Research Manager, IDC
"As data growth continues to accelerate, most of this growth will be unstructured data, which puts even more pressure on overall storage budgets. To meet this challenge, Quantum continues to enhance its archive portfolio by addressing the rising significance and shifting economics of data retention."

Robert Clark, Senior Vice President, Product Operations, Quantum
"We're seeing more data centers reaching a tipping point where their old approaches to backup and archive have simply been overwhelmed by unstructured data growth. When data is intelligently tiered to archive storage, the need for primary and backup storage can be reduced, dramatically improving operational efficiency while cutting a customer's overall storage costs."

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About Quantum
Quantum is a leading expert in scale-out storage, archive and data protection, providing solutions for capturing, sharing and preserving digital assets over the entire data lifecycle. From small businesses to major enterprises, more than 100,000 customers have trusted Quantum to address their most demanding data workflow challenges. With Quantum, customers can Be Certain™ they have the end-to-end storage foundation to maximize the value of their data by making it accessible whenever and wherever needed, retaining it indefinitely and reducing total cost and complexity. See how at www.quantum.com/customerstories.

Quantum, the Quantum logo, Artico, Be Certain, DXi, Lattus and StorNext are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Quantum Corporation and its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

"Safe Harbor" Statement: This press release contains "forward-looking" statements. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements. Specifically, but without limitation, statements relating to 1) benefits and value to customers from using Quantum's archive solutions, including Quantum Artico NAS appliances, Lattus offerings, and joint solutions combining DXi appliances and Rocket Arkivio Autostor software and 2) customer demand for and Quantum's future revenue from such solutions, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Safe Harbor. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to Quantum on the date hereof. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause Quantum's actual results to differ materially from those implied by the forward-looking statements. More detailed information about these risk factors are set forth in Quantum's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, those risks and uncertainties listed in the section entitled "Risk Factors," in Quantum's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 6, 2015 and in Quantum's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 6, 2014, especially those risks listed in this section under the headings "Our operating results depend on a limited number of products and on new product introductions, which may not be successful, in which case our business, financial condition and operating results may be materially and adversely affected." Quantum expressly disclaims any obligation to update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.

Public Relations Contact:
Bob Wientzen
Quantum Corp.
+1 (408) 944-6500
pr@quantum.com

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