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Quantum's DXi6700 Deduplication Family Named Network Computing Storage Product of the Year

Latest in Series of Awards Reinforces Breadth of Company's Data Protection Leadership (March 28, 2012)

SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/28/12 -- Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM), a proven global expert in data protection and big data management, today announced that its DXi6700 family of midrange disk backup and deduplication appliances has been named Storage Product of the Year at the 2012 Network Computing Awards in London. This is the latest in a series of top honors the company has received around the world for its DXi®-Series, Quantum vmPRO™ virtual machine protection and Scalar® tape automation solutions, a testament to the company's leadership in providing superior data protection offerings across technologies and environments.

The DXi6701 and DXi6702 appliances combine best-in-class performance, price-performance and scalability in an easy-to-deploy backup and deduplication solution that frees customers from having to make the compromises required by competitive offerings.

The Network Computing award is the second "Product of the Year" honor for the DXi6700, which was similarly recognized last June at the 2011 Storage Awards: The Storries VIII. In addition, today's announcement follows a string of accolades Quantum's data protection solutions have received recently, including:

"We are very pleased that Quantum's DXi6700 family has again been recognized as the best storage product of the year," said Robert Clark, senior vice president, Data Protection Group, Quantum. "As demonstrated by the numerous top honors we've received in recent months, no other company can match the breadth of Quantum's industry-leading data protection solutions -- disk and tape; hardware and software; physical, virtual and cloud. These offerings provide customers with tremendous flexibility and value, whether deployed individually or together as part of a storage strategy encompassing multiple sites and/or mixed environments."

The sixth annual Network Computing Awards invited industry experts and readers from Computer Networking publications to nominate companies, products or services in various categories that made a lasting impression over the year. The awards recognize the hardware, software and services which have most impressed the readers of Network Computing, the UK's longest established computer networking publication.

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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 DXi6700 family of appliances and 2) 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, 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. 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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