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Quantum Deduplication Appliances for Physical and Virtual Environments Named Storage Magazine 2011 Products of the Year Finalists

(January 24, 2012)

SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/24/12 -- Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM), a proven global expert in data protection and big data management, today announced that its vmPRO 4000 virtual server data protection appliance and DXi6700 family of disk backup appliances have been selected as finalists in the Backup Hardware category of Storage magazine/ 2011 Products of the Year award.

The vmPRO 4000 is an all-in-one solution for simplifying backups in virtual environments. The first product to result from Quantum's acquisition of Pancetera Software® last June, the vmPRO 4000 is designed for small and medium-size businesses (SMBs) and remote offices and integrates Quantum DXi® deduplication technology to include both backup software and storage. Its high-speed backup application writes data directly to disk, leveraging deduplication technology for long-term retention and fast restores. Following the vmPRO 4000, Quantum also introduced vmPRO software for the data center, enabling customers to use a single Quantum DXi-Series appliance to dramatically simplify both physical and virtual server protection.

The DXi6700 family of appliances, comprised of the DXi6701 and the DXi6702, is a high-performance, easy-to-deploy disk backup solution with deduplication and replication for NAS and Fibre Channel environments. Combining the broadest scalability and highest performance in its class, the DXi6700 provides deduplication for a wide range of IT environments. Built on Quantum's DXi 2.0 software, the DXi6700 appliances easily scale from 8 TB to 80 TB of usable capacity in a single system and provide the fastest inline performance of any midrange-to-enterprise deduplication appliance -- up to 5.8 TB/hour. Quantum has also extended the same inline deduplication architecture in the DXi6700 to both its SMB and enterprise DXi data protection offerings to deliver leading price-performance and value across every segment of the deduplication market.

In June 2011, Quantum's DXi6000 appliances were named "Storage Product of the Year" at the 2011 Storage Awards: The Storries VIII. In December 2011, the vmPRO 4000 was named "Storage Virtualisation Product of the Year" at the 2011 Storage, Virtualisation and Cloud Computing (SVC) Awards.

"2011 was a huge year for Quantum as we expanded and refined our data protection offerings, and it was gratifying to see our products recognized with industry awards for excellence," said Rob Clark, senior vice president, Data Protection Group, Quantum. "It is noteworthy that our products aimed at meeting the challenge of data protection in virtual environments have been so well-received by the market, and this will continue to be an area of focus for Quantum. The accolade is further testament that we've been able to meet the needs of end users with market-leading performance and value."

The ninth annual Storage magazine awards received nearly 200 entries across six separate categories. The Backup Hardware category includes tape libraries, tape drives for backup, media, disk backup targets, virtual tape libraries (VTL), deduplication devices and gateways appliances for cloud backup. The Products of the Year winners will be announced in the February issue of Storage magazine.

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About Quantum
Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) is a proven global expert in data protection and big data management that provides a unique combination of intelligent storage solutions and unmatched value for traditional, virtual and cloud environments. From small businesses to multinational enterprises, more than 50,000 customers trust Quantum to help cost effectively manage data growth and extract the full value from their digital assets. Quantum's offerings include: DXi®-Series disk-based deduplication and replication systems for fast backup and restore, vmPRO™ solutions for protecting virtual machine data, Scalar® tape automation products for disaster recovery and long-term data retention, and StorNext® big data management software and appliances for high-performance file sharing and archiving. Quantum Corp., 1650 Technology Drive, Suite 800, San Jose, CA 95110, (408) 944-4000,

Quantum, the Quantum logo, DXi, Pancetera Software, Scalar, StorNext 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 DXi systems, vmPRO 4000 appliances and vmPRO software, and 2) customer demand for and Quantum's future revenue from such systems, appliances 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 9, 2011 and Quantum's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 14, 2011. Quantum expressly disclaims any obligation to update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Bob Wientzen
Public Relations
Quantum Corp.
(720) 406-5667
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