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Leading Creative Agency Automates Backup and Archiving, Locally and in the Cloud, While Facilitating Faster Access to All Stored Media
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – Aug. 16, 2016 — /BackupReview.info/ — Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced that TBWA Australia, one of the country’s top advertising and creative agencies, is using a Quantum storage solution powered by StorNext® to streamline content sharing, keep content protected and available and reduce administrative overhead by hundreds of hours a year.
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“With growing demand for digital media production outpacing our existing storage systems, we needed a solution that could ensure data protection while saving staff time,” said Jaymz Hingert, regional IT manager at TBWA Australia. “Of the solutions we evaluated, only StorNext was capable of addressing our data protection and productivity requirements; every other solution would have demanded a great deal of manual intervention. And we discovered Quantum had a StorNext solution designed for smaller offices.”
Pushing the Limits of Direct-Attached and RAID Storage
TBWA Australia’s rapidly increasing workload — and corresponding increase in the volume of high-resolution files requiring storage — put further pressure on storage. Teams worked on RAID arrays until they were full and then stored them on-site with rarely enough time for a real backup. Preservation of this growing store of client content was a significant concern because moving data off-site for disaster recovery (DR) protection simply wasn’t possible.
Automating Content Protection and Streamlining Collaborative Workflow
Within the agency’s new workflow, StorNext Storage Manager™ automatically creates a tape copy of any file saved on Xcellis shared storage. Stored in the StorNext AEL archive, this tape copy serves as a backup while work is in progress. When a project is complete, StorNext then removes the content from shared storage, while the tape copy remains accessible from that storage as an active archive, minimizing the disk space required on the shared storage. The IT team also has established a policy so that whenever StorNext makes a copy to the tape archive, it creates and sends a copy to Q-Cloud. As a result, TBWA Australia can use the tape for normal recovery and archive access while maintaining DR protection.
“Q-Cloud provides automated, indefinite DR protection,” added Hingert. “If the building burns down tomorrow, we’ve got a copy of everything — current projects and old material — safely on Q-Cloud.”
Collaboration across TBWA Australia is also much easier and more efficient because editors are able to see everything, no matter where it’s stored, through the same file system. LAN connections facilitate transmission of files between offices for faster, simpler sharing of content across the agency.
“StorNext has helped our creative team to realize an immense gain in productivity,” said Hingert, “and we all sleep much better knowing that all our data is safe, both on tape and in the cloud.”
Quantum, the Quantum logo, StorNext, StorNext Storage Manager, Q-Cloud and Xcellis 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 StorNext storage solutions 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 August 5, 2016 and in Quantum’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 3, 2016, as amended. 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.
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