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Quantum Raises the Bar for Delivering Extreme Performance and Scalability in Big Data Environments

New StorNext M660 Metadata Appliance Provides Industry-Leading Streaming Performance and Manages Up to 800 Million Files (May 15, 2012)

SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 05/15/12 -- Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM), a proven global expert in data protection and big data management, today announced it is adding a larger, more scalable metadata appliance with greater functionality to its StorNext® product line. Quantum's new StorNext M660 metadata appliance is built to centrally control up to eight StorNext file systems for a total of 800 million files and to manage large-scale, fast-growing datasets, including up to petabytes of economical, tiered content archives. By combining this extended scalability with the industry's leading streaming performance, the StorNext M660 provides the power and flexibility required for data-intensive environments that span from digital media and life science research to surveillance and energy exploration.


  • With the simplicity and convenience of a pre-configured appliance, the StorNext M660 increases the number and size of file systems a StorNext appliance can manage, while providing the industry's highest streaming client performance for faster ingest, file sharing and data analysis.
  • The StorNext M660 appliance includes an embedded gateway function which delivers Ethernet-based access with significant performance improvement over traditional NFS or CIFS protocols. It is offered in two models, 1 Gb Ethernet and 10 Gb Ethernet for higher StorNext gateway performance.
  • The flexibility to interoperate with heterogeneous server platforms, applications and storage is a critical factor for long-term cost-effectiveness and investment protection. The
    StorNext M660 appliance enables reliable and fast access to applications running on Windows, Unix, Linux and Mac platforms and interoperates with workflow environments that leverage industry-standard storage offerings.
  • The StorNext M660 appliance provides ready-to-deploy compatibility with the
    StorNext AEL for building multi-petabyte, cost-effective online archives. Additionally, StorNext enables built-in data protection and policy-based data migration between storage tiers for secure long-term retention and disaster recovery protection.
  • By leveraging StorNext 4.3 software when it becomes available this summer, the
    StorNext M660 will dramatically increase the number of managed files supported from
    400 million to 800 million per appliance.
  • Quantum will begin shipping the StorNext M660 appliance next month. Pricing starts at $120,000, which includes 10 StorNext File System SAN client licenses, dual nodes for high availability, dual gateways for high-speed LAN access and distributed data mover software to speed archive times.

Supporting Quotes
Jason Kranitz, vice president of Sales, Integrated Media Technologies
"Quantum's StorNext M660 will answer the need for a higher powered, more fully featured metadata appliance for customers with large-scale operations. The media and entertainment industry faces continuous digital content growth that must be effectively managed and kept available forever. With more StorNext appliance options, customers can choose the solution that best fits their environment."

Janae Stow Lee, senior vice president, Filesystem and Archive, Quantum
"There is a fundamental shift taking place for organizations that manage workflow and archives in data-intensive environments. StorNext's flexibility, performance and scalability enable customers to stay ahead of these market changes, leverage prior investments and continue operations. We've built the StorNext M660 to simplify the daunting task of managing very large scale, fast-growing datasets, so customers can focus on extracting more value from their assets or collected information."

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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. The company's offerings include: DXi®-Series disk-based deduplication and replication systems for fast backup and restore, Quantum 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, Quantum vmPRO, Scalar and StorNext 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 new StorNext M660 metadata appliances and StorNext 4.3 software, 2) customer demand for and Quantum's future revenue from such appliances and software and 3) the availability of such 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 February 9, 2012 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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