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Quantum DXi-Series Customer Named Finalist in SNW Fall 2010 "Best Practices" Awards Program
Recognized for Excellence in Storage Resiliency, Data Protection and Recovery

SAN JOSE, CA, Oct 06, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --

Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM), the leading global specialist in backup, recovery and archive, today announced that Barclaycard US, the payments business of Barclays in the United States and a Quantum DXi(TM) -Series customer, has been selected by Storage Networking World (SNW) as a finalist for its Fall 2010 "Best Practices" Awards Program. The award acknowledges excellence among users of IT management solutions in the Best Practices in Storage Resiliency, Data Protection and Recovery category. Five finalists and one winner will be recognized during an SNW awards ceremony on October 13, at the Gaylord Texan in Dallas, Texas.

Geoff Stafford, data protection team manager at Barclaycard US, and Scott Hamilton, senior director, Solutions Engineering at Quantum, will also present a case study Monday, October 11, at SNW Fall 2010 describing how Barclaycard US built a lights-out Disaster Recovery (DR) facility leveraging Quantum deduplication and tape technology.

"Barclaycard US has been a fast growing payments provider over the last few years and this growth increases our DR requirements for huge amounts of sensitive data," said Stafford. "Being nominated for this award is recognition that it's possible to build a cost-effective, lights-out DR facility that seamlessly integrates disk and tape."

To better serve its customers, the Barclaycard US IT staff created a DR facility that will reliably and cost-effectively replicate huge volumes of backup data to and from the primary data center. Using Quantum's DXi7500 deduplication system, Barclaycard US was able to reduce required disk capacity and saw significant savings in power and cooling over conventional disk. Barclaycard US also implemented a Quantum Scalar i2000 tape library to further limit its dependence on an outside DR specialist.

As a result of implementing a DXi(TM)-based solution, Barclaycard US decreased bandwidth needed for replication. In addition, the business did not need to place IT staff at the DR facility to manage tapes and reduced overall tape usage. With Quantum's deduplication system, Barclaycard US realized a 92 percent reduction in the amount of data being backed up, a significant reduction in time spent managing backups and annual cost savings of nearly $300,000.

"Innovative systems and strategies focused on data protection, energy efficiency, virtualization and cloud computing are redefining IT infrastructure management," said Ellen Daly, senior vice president, Events, IDG Enterprise. "The organizations and professionals judged to be winners in SNW's Fall 2010 'Best Practices' Awards Program are the best of the best when it comes to identifying and deploying the most strategic applications for their businesses."

About Barclaycard's Session at the SNW Fall 2010 Conference

  • Event Date: Monday, Oct. 11, 2010
  • Start Time: 1:55 p.m. CDT
  • Location: The Gaylord Texan in Dallas, TX
  • Session Title: Barclaycard US Case Study - How to Leverage Deduplication for Lights-Out Disaster Recovery
  • Speakers: Geoff Stafford, data protection team manager, Barclaycard US, and Scott Hamilton, senior director, Solutions Engineering, Quantum
  • Description: Learn how Barclaycard US created a lights-out disaster recovery facility in which huge volumes of backup data are cost-effectively replicated to/from the primary data center as part of a multi-tiered data protection solution centered on disk-based deduplication and leveraging tape for long-term retention and compliance. This session will focus on challenges leading up to the deployment and the benefits Barclaycard US experienced with deduplication technology.

For more information about Quantum backup, recovery and archive products, visit Quantum's booth #118 at SNW Fall 2010.

About Quantum 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,

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"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 DXi7500 systems and Scalar i2000 tape libraries and 2) customer demand for and Quantum's future revenue from such systems and libraries, 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, unforeseen technical limitations, 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 August 6, 2010 and in Quantum's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 11, 2010. 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.
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SOURCE: Quantum Corporation