Open Standards-Based Quantum RDX Delivers Backup, Disaster Recovery and Archiving for Small- to Medium-Sized Businesses
SAN JOSE, CA, Sep 14, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM), the leading global specialist in backup,
recovery and archive, today announced worldwide availability of
Quantum RDX, a removable disk-based data protection system that
leverages data reduction technology to decrease cartridge
requirements by up to 20:1. Ideal for small- to medium-sized
businesses, the non-proprietary Quantum RDX system offers removable
disk cartridges for onsite and offsite storage to cost effectively
meet data backup, disaster recovery and archiving requirements. This
flexible and easy-to-use disk system can serve as a replacement for
low-end tape devices, such as DDS/DAT.
The entry-level Quantum RDX system includes a dock (USB tabletop,
SATA or USB internal versions), removable cartridges and Quantum
GoProtect(TM) backup software for Windows. Quantum GoProtect data
reduction technology eliminates redundant data, thereby decreasing
the number of cartridges required for effective backups.
"The simplicity, speed and interoperability of the Quantum RDX system
make it an ideal, cost-effective backup solution for SMB customers
that like the portability of their current tape devices but also want
the performance advantages of disk," said Rob Clark, senior vice
president, Tape Business and OEM Partnerships at Quantum.
Open standards-based RDX cartridges are sold separately in 160 GB,
320 GB, 500 GB and 640 GB capacities to enable customers to grow and
customize their storage needs. Each cartridge contains a rugged 2.5
inch mobile hard drive in a highly effective shock-resistant mounting
that is read and write compatible and interchangeable with any RDX
Quantum's GoProtect software offers integrated protection plans that
can be quickly set up with just a few mouse clicks, while data
restores can be easily done with drag and drop functionality through
The Quantum RDX system is available now from Quantum's partners and
distributors worldwide. Pricing for tabletop solutions (dock,
removable cartridges, software) starts at just over $300 MSRP with
cartridges (160 GB) starting under $150 MSRP.
Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) is the leading global
storage company specializing in backup, recovery and archive.
Combining focused expertise, customer-driven innovation, and platform
independence, Quantum provides a comprehensive, integrated range of
disk, tape, and software solutions supported by a world-class sales
and service organization. This includes the DXi(TM)-Series, the first
disk backup solutions to extend the power of data deduplication and
replication across the distributed enterprise. As a long-standing and
trusted partner, the company works closely with a broad network of
resellers, OEMs and other suppliers to meet customers' evolving data
protection needs. Quantum Corp., 1650 Technology Drive, Suite 800,
San Jose, CA 95110, (408) 944-4000, www.quantum.com.
Quantum and the Quantum logo are registered trademarks of Quantum
Corporation. DXi and GoProtect are trademarks of Quantum Corporation.
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SOURCE: Quantum Corporation