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TMCNet:  Quantum's New Deduplication Appliance Offers Best-in-Class Scalability, Density and Cost per TB With Pay-as-You-Grow Model

[January 21, 2014]

Quantum's New Deduplication Appliance Offers Best-in-Class Scalability, Density and Cost per TB With Pay-as-You-Grow Model

(Marketwire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/21/14 -- Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced the new DXi4700 Series deduplication appliances, which deliver broad and simple scalability with an industry-leading cost per TB. The first model in the series, the DXi4701, offers an expansive usable capacity range from 5 TB to 135 TB and is the only deduplication appliance available today providing capacity-on-demand with 4 TB high density disk drives. The DXi4700 Series provides an easy "pay-as-you-grow" deduplication solution, while offering security, performance and value features that make it a particularly good fit in the datacenter, hosted environments and remote sites.

An Efficient, Scalable and Easy-to-Use Extension for the DXi4000 SeriesClosely following the introduction of the DXi V4000 virtual deduplication appliance, the DXi4700 extends the DXi4000 Series' low-cost physical and virtual backup options and offers a number of distinct advantages over the competition: Highest Efficiency: The DXi4700 enables significant power and footprint savings -- up to 42 percent lower power consumption and a 192 percent denser footprint than the leading competitive offering. This makes the DXi4700 an ideal choice for managed services providers and anyone concerned with energy costs and datacenter space. Pay-as-You-Grow Scalability: The DXi4700 is the only deduplication appliance available with 4 TB self-encrypting drives (SEDs) that scales in license-based increments of usable storage, thereby providing simple, predictable and easy-to-install storage capacity. Ease-of-Use: Like other DXi®-Series appliances, the DXi4700 features install wizards, graphical reporting and replication scheduling, as well as NAS to VTL presentations and 1 GbE to 10 GbE connectivity, enabling users to easily install, configure and upgrade the system within hours. Industry-Leading Value: With the lowest cost per TB, the DXi4700 enables a quick return on investment, while providing up to 5 TB per hour native performance. Like all DXi-Series offerings, the DXi4700 also includes all software licenses in its base price: NAS, VTL or OST, deduplication, replication and DXi Accent® software for distributed deduplication. Enterprise-Class Data Availability: The DXi4700 provides reliable recovery and access through data integrity checking, new hot spare capability and the ability to replicate offsite to multiple DXi appliances or Quantum's Q-Cloud�. Comprehensive Data Security: SEDs protect against breaches of data at rest without degrading performance, unlike software-based encryption which can suffer a 25 to 30 percent performance impact when enabled. Data is encrypted during replication using an AES 256-bit algorithm to remain secure in flight.Supporting Quotes Trevor Fougere, IT director and computer systems analyst, Monticello Associates Inc."Businesses like ours increasingly depend on keeping data secure and available when they need it most -- no matter their architecture, scale or location. In our experience the DXi-Series provides investment protection with a scalability range that addresses the ever-increasing growth of data." Robert Amatruda, research director, IDC"SMB customers need cost-effective, scalable and flexible storage solutions that provide key features such as deduplication. Quantum's DXi4700 provides them with a pay-as-you-grow capacity licensing approach and eliminates the uncertainty from capacity planning for IT managers." Robert Clark, senior vice president, Product Operations, Quantum"One way customers are rethinking their approach to backup and archive is in the area of multi-site backup. For example, customers are increasingly combining on-premise backup with off-premise cloud for data protection. The DXi4700 is an ideal solution both for customers and managed service providers seeking to reduce the cost and complexity of backup, enabling a quick return on investment by providing the lowest cost per TB and a scalable platform to meet user needs from small remote sites to the datacenter." Tweet ThisBetter backup still top of mind for datacenters, new @QuantumCorp DXi scalable, cloud ready http://bit.ly/1c0ZtR3 #backup #dedupe Additional Resources Resource: www.quantum.com/products/disk-basedbackup/dxi4700/index.aspx To read Quantum's Q&U blog, visit: http://blog.quantum.com Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/quantumcorp Add us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/quantumcorpAbout QuantumQuantum is a leading provider of specialized scale-out storage and data protection solutions for sharing, preserving and accessing 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 backup, archive and content workflow challenges. With Quantum, customers can Be Certain� they have the end-to-end storage framework to maximize the value of their data by making it accessible whenever and wherever needed, retaining it longer and reducing total cost and complexity. See how at www.quantum.com/customerstories.

Quantum, the Quantum logo, Be Certain, DXi, DXi Accent and Q-Cloud 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 DXi4700 Series deduplication appliances, including its DXi4701 and 2) availability of, customer demand for and Quantum's future revenue from such appliances, 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, 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 12, 2013 and in Quantum's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 7, 2013, especially those risks listed in this section under the heading "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.

Contact: Bob Wientzen Public Relations Quantum Corp.

(720) 406-5667 bob.wientzen@quantum.com Source: Quantum Corporation

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