— ESG Testing Demonstrates Agile, Intelligent Data Protection Powered by StorNext 5

— DXi6900 Takes Silver in Storage Magazine/SearchStorage.com 2014 Products of the Year Backup Hardware Category

SAN JOSE, CA – Feb. 24, 2015 — /BackupReview.info/ — Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced the results of industry analyst firm Enterprise Strategy Group’s (ESG) evaluation of Quantum’s DXi6900 deduplication and backup appliance and related data protection offerings. ESG Lab’s testing confirmed the DXi6900 provides enterprise-class performance while reducing complexity with capacity-on-demand scalability. Further underscoring these strengths, the DXi6900 recently won the Silver medal in the Storage magazine/SearchStorage.com 2014 Products of the Year Backup Hardware category.

ESG Lab Validation Highlights
ESG Lab performed evaluation and testing of the Quantum DXi6900 in the areas of performance, data reduction, scalability and flexibility, as well as how it fits into the Quantum ecosystem.

Key findings included:
Sustained Performance: ESG Lab validated that Quantum’s DXi6902 was able to sustain 16.3TB per hour of multithreaded enterprise backup throughput. A single Quantum DXi6902 disk backup system could be used to protect more than 130TB of data in an eight-hour shift using less than 20TB of disk space and restore individual files in a matter of seconds.

Benefits of Variable-Length over Fixed-Length Dedupe: Quantum DXi® variable-length deduplication provided 85 percent data reduction for both structured and unstructured data, using full and incremental backup schedules, compared to just 50 percent reduction for the fixed-length deduplication method tested. The greater data reduction results in easier integration into an organization’s existing backup environment and substantial disk capacity and network bandwidth savings in large environments.

StorNext Advantage: ESG Lab found that the StorNext® file system’s intelligent metadata management, storage optimized for balanced performance, data integrity checking and Dynamic Disk Pools technology work together to improve availability and performance.

Simple Scalability: With “pay-as-you-grow” scalability, capacity can be added with a simple license key, reducing the complexity of capacity and performance planning.

Insightful Management: Quantum Vision™ reporting software effectively provides insight into the status and health of the DXi6900, enabling users to manage remote sites and multiple technologies more easily though the entire data lifecycle.

Cloud-ready: The DXi6900 works seamlessly with Quantum Q-Cloud™ Protect to provide a cloud-based data protection and DR service using encrypted, deduplicated replication to optimize off-site protection and recovery.
Supporting Quotes

Tony Palmer, Senior Lab Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group
“Quantum continues to excel at providing flexible, robust, high-performance data protection. With the DXi6900, Quantum enables customers to retain more data for fast and reliable restores and longer retention periods while minimizing impact on backups, and its tiered storage approach ensures data resides on storage matched to its business value. Comprehensive infrastructure management and analytics provided by Quantum tie the global environment together into a single, manageable entity.”

Robert Clark, Senior Vice President, Product Operations, Quantum
“The validation and accolades offered by ESG Lab and the editorial staff at Storage magazine and SearchStorage.com add to the growing body of industry praise for the DXi6900. Data center workloads increasingly demand the ability to protect data across sites and in the cloud, and the DXi6900 is proving to be a superior choice for customers to address that need.”

Additional Resources

  • Read the complete ESG report “Quantum DXi6900 Deduplication Appliance, Powered by StorNext 5”: www.quantum.com/dxi6900esg
  • Read about the DXi6900 in Storage magazine/SearchStorage.com 2014 Products of the Year Backup Hardware category: http://searchdatabackup.techtarget.com/feature/Quantum-Corp-DXi6900-Deduplication-Appliance
  • Learn more about DXi6900: www.quantum.com/dxi6900
  • See how BlackBridge Networks built its cloud backup and DR service on DXi: www.quantum.com/customerstories/blackbridge/index.aspx
  • Learn how Santa Barbara City College protects its virtual environment with DXi: www.quantum.com/customerstories/sbcc/index.aspx

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, Be Certain, DXi, Q-Cloud, Quantum Vision 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.

Forward-looking Statements
“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 offerings and solutions, including DXi6900 and StorNext solutions, Quantum Vision software and Quantum Q-Cloud Protect and 2) customer demand for and Quantum’s future revenue from such offerings and 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. 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.
(720) 201-8125

Source: Quantum Corporation