Award Recognizes Quantum’s Innovation in Virtual Data Protection

SAN JOSE, CA, Dec 12, 2012 –/– Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM – News), a proven global expert in data protection and big data management, today announced that the company’s vmPRO 4000 integrated solution for protecting data on virtual servers was named “Storage Virtualization Product of the Year” at the 2011 Storage, Virtualization and Cloud Computing (SVC) Awards. The award recognizes Quantum’s commitment to building on its data protection expertise by combining innovative technologies and adding unique value to meet customers’ evolving storage needs.

Quantum’s vmPRO™ family of products, which includes the vmPRO 4000, provides an innovative way to protect virtual machines (VMs) simply and cost effectively within an organization’s larger backup, disaster recovery (DR), and retention process. vmPRO technology operates as a virtual appliance integrated into VMware vCenter for streamlined management. Its progressive optimization reduces the amount of data to be protected by up to 75 percent and pre-conditions data to make deduplication more effective for faster backups and greater utilization of storage, server, and network resources. It also stores the virtual machines in their native format for fast recovery of whole VMs and individual files and supports third-party backup applications.

“These awards recognize the users, manufacturers and suppliers of storage, virtualization and cloud solutions in the European market and are voted on by the readers of our wide range of print and online publications,” commented Bill Dunlop, CEO of award organizers Angel Business Communications. “The selections are made by IT professionals with a practical understanding of the challenges facing them. Quantum was the clear winner in its category: Storage Virtualization Product of the Year.”

“We are grateful to our customers, partners and peers within the storage industry for recognizing the innovation and value of the vmPRO family in this year’s SVC Awards,” said Gabriel Chaher, vice president, EMEA/APAC Marketing, Quantum. “We believe that it validates the technical and business benefits IT departments can expect from our unique combination of VM protection and industry-leading deduplication.”

Additional Resources
For a Quantum Data Sheet on the vmPRO 4000, visit:

To listen to a podcast featuring Quantum Vice President of Virtualization Henrik Rosendahl discussing the vmPRO 4601 and vmPRO software, visit:

About Quantum
Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) is a proven global expert in data protection and big data management. From small businesses to multinational enterprises, more than 50,000 customers trust Quantum to solve their data protection, retention and management challenges. Quantum’s best-of-breed, open systems solutions provide significant storage efficiencies and cost savings while minimizing risk and protecting prior investments. They include: DXi®-Series disk-based deduplication and replication systems for fast backup and restore, Scalar® tape automation products for disaster recovery and long-term data retention, StorNext® data management software and appliances for high-performance file sharing and archiving and vmPRO™ solutions for protecting virtual machine data. Quantum Corp., 1650 Technology Drive, Suite 800, San Jose, CA 95110, (408) 944-4000,

Quantum, the Quantum logo, DXi, Scalar, StorNext and vmPRO 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) customer benefits and value to customers from using Quantum’s vmPRO family of products, and 2) customer demand for and Quantum’s future revenue from such products, 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. These risks include operational difficulties, unforeseen technical limitations, the ability of competitors to introduce new solutions that compete more successfully with our solutions, unexpected changes in market conditions and unanticipated changes in customers’ needs or requirements, as well as the risks 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 November 9, 2011 and in Quantum’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 14, 2011. Quantum expressly disclaims any obligation to update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Bob Wientzen
Public Relations
Quantum Corp.
(720) 406-5667

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