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Quantum Continues Momentum in Big Data Management, Surpassing Milestone of 60,000 StorNext Licenses Sold

Also Begins Shipping New StorNext Disk Offerings and Archive Appliances (December 14, 2011)

SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/14/11 -- Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM), a proven global expert in data protection and big data management, today announced it has sold more than 60,000 StorNext® File System client licenses worldwide. This milestone signifies Quantum's continued leadership in enabling organizations to extract greater value from their big data content by tackling the complexities involved in managing, sharing and archiving extremely large files. It also demonstrates StorNext's expanded reach in Media and Entertainment, Public Safety, Defense and Intelligence, Life Sciences and other markets with increasing volumes of big data. Building on this key milestone, Quantum also announced today that the StorNext Q-Series Storage systems and the StorNext AEL500 Archive appliance are now generally available for purchase.

Big Data Drives StorNext Growth
With over 60,000 client licenses sold, organizations continue to select StorNext to help manage and leverage their growing amount of big data. Its flexibility and adaptability provide a unique value-add for managing this data across a broad set of applications. Examples include:

  • Helping research institutes accelerate genomic sequencing, where advanced scientific instruments generate streaming terabytes of big data on a daily basis;
  • Enabling government agencies to leverage large data output from sophisticated imaging and data capture technologies through high-performance sharing and archiving of this highly sensitive and detailed information; and
  • Extending StorNext's success in managing big data in the Media and Entertainment industry to corporations where departmental video management, such as editing of videos for sales training or marketing materials, is needed to cost effectively keep and reuse content for extended periods of time.

In all these industries, StorNext's integration of a high-performance file system with cost-effective tiered archive capabilities provides customers with a unique solution designed to handle big data growth economically. In fact, StorNext is often the only scale-out file system that can successfully manage the data workload found in these varied environments.

" produces and stores thousands of online training videos and efficiently delivers them to a fast growing membership base," says Joe Alfaro, senior vice president of Engineering at "Quantum's StorNext file sharing software provides high-speed access to all our video content, which enables us to quickly produce these course materials. Additionally, Quantum's StorNext AEL Archive product brings the benefit of intelligently managing all of our videos' storage life cycles in a cost-effective manner."

"Quantum's StorNext is squarely aimed at a range of markets where high performance and lowest long-term storage cost is a priority," said Mark Teter, CTO at Advanced Systems Group. "This includes optimizing operational workflows for big data, such as streaming media content or manipulating large analytical data files. StorNext is one of the highly prized jewels in Quantum's product portfolio."

New StorNext Offerings Simplify Big Data Management
In early September, Quantum announced an expansion to its StorNext appliance family, and these latest solutions are now generally available. Built to leverage industry-proven StorNext software, they deliver unparalleled performance, flexibility and cost-effectiveness for big data management.

The new StorNext Q-Series Storage offerings are disk-based systems that are optimized, validated and supported by Quantum for use in StorNext environments. The StorNext Q-Series can be purchased through Quantum and its worldwide channel partners as an optional storage solution along with StorNext software and StorNext appliances. Base model list price begins at $96,000.

Additionally, Quantum is now shipping the StorNext AEL500 Archive, a cost-effective tiered storage solution with long-term data integrity checking and slot-based pricing. The midrange StorNext AEL500, as well as the StorNext AEL6000 for enterprise environments, is available now through Quantum and its worldwide channel partners. Base model list price for the StorNext AEL500 is $101,000.

"Advancements in digital technologies and continuous uses for archived content are driving the need to access and share extremely large files at high speeds," said Janae Stow Lee, senior vice president, Filesystem and Archive Product Group, Quantum. "StorNext has been at the forefront of this big data movement with over 60,000 StorNext clients deployed. The general availability of the new StorNext appliances demonstrates our continued commitment to sharing our expertise and helping companies cost-effectively manage and maximize the value of their big data assets."

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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, StorNext Storage Manager 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 StorNext data management software and appliances, and 2) customer demand for and Quantum's future revenue from such software and 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, 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 9, 2011 and Quantum's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 14, 2011, 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.

Alice Borda
Public Relations
Quantum Corp.
(408) 944-6727
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