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Quantum DXi6500 and StorNext 4.0 Named Storage Magazine/SearchStorage.com 2010 Products of the Year Finalists

SAN JOSE, CA, Jan 19, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM), the leading global specialist in backup, recovery and archive, today announced that its DXi6500 family of disk backup and deduplication appliances and StorNext 4.0 data management and archiving software have been named Storage magazine/SearchStorage.com 2010 Products of the Year finalists in the "Backup Hardware" and "Storage Management Tools" categories, respectively. They were selected from among 200 entries in the 8th Annual Storage Magazine/SearchStorage.com Products of the Year Awards, which recognize enterprise data storage equipment vendors and their technological developments based on innovation, functionality and value.

Quantum's DXi6500 family provides a simple and cost-effective solution for user backup challenges. The DXi6500 products integrate disk-to-disk backup-and-restore performance that include a simple NAS interface, built-in deduplication and replication, support for Symantec's OpenStorage (OST) API, and backup software for VMware environments. With Quantum's patented data deduplication technology, DXi6500 solutions reduce typical disk requirements by 90 percent and scale easily as data grows, up to 56 TB capacity. Moreover, DXi6500 replicates encrypted backup data between sites using deduplication to reduce typical network bandwidth requirements by a factor of 20 for disaster recovery protection and provide direct tape creation for long-term retention.

Designed for scale-out data management, StorNext(R) software delivers simultaneous, high-speed file sharing with advanced data archiving across heterogenous server platforms and storage systems. Key new features in StorNext 4.0 include replication, native file system deduplication, distributed data movers, partial file retrieval and a streamlined management console. Ideal for media and entertainment, oil and gas, life sciences and other high-performance computing environments, StorNext 4.0 builds on Quantum's expertise in delivering workflow and tiered storage solutions for greater efficiency and reduced management overhead.

"In just a little more than a year, Quantum has refreshed and expanded nearly its entire portfolio of disk, software and tape products, including introducing DXi6500 and StorNext 4.0," said Mike Dickstein, senior vice president, Marketing and Alliances, Quantum. "We are very pleased to have them recognized as Products of the Year finalists, as these accolades reinforce the overall strength of Quantum's data protection and management offerings and the superior value they provide to customers."

The Products of the Year winners in each category will be announced in the February issue of Storage magazine.

A complete list of Enterprise Data Storage 2010 Product of the Year finalists can be found at: http://searchstorage.techtarget.com/generic/0,295582,sid5_gci1525950,00.html  

Useful links: DXi6500 Data Deplication Technology Overview StorNext 4.0 Overview StorNext 4.0 GUI Demo

About Quantum Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) is the leading global specialist in backup, recovery, and archive. 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 three market-leading, highly scalable platforms: DXi(R)-Series disk-based deduplication and replication systems for fast backup and restore, Scalar(R) tape automation products for disaster recovery and long-term data retention, and StorNext(R) data management software for high-performance file sharing and archiving. Quantum Corp., 1650 Technology Drive, Suite 800, San Jose, CA 95110, (408) 944-4000, www.quantum.com.

Quantum, the Quantum logo, DXi, Scalar and StorNext are registered 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 DXi6500 solutions and StorNext 4.0 software and 2) customer demand for and Quantum's future revenue from such solutions and software 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, unexpected material deviation in product operation, 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 5, 2010 and in Quantum's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 11, 2010. 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:
Alice Borda
Public Relations
Quantum Corp.
(408) 944-6727
alice.borda@quantum.com

SOURCE: Quantum Corporation

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