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Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) Selects Quantum Tape Libraries and StorNext Archive File System to Manage Massive Archives

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Quantum Corp. (OTCPK:QMCO) today announced the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin has selected a Quantum Scalar i6000 tape library with Quantum StorNext® as their archive file system providing dedicated Hierarchical Storage Management (HSM).

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Tackling the Archive Challenge for Scientific Data
TACC designs and operates some of the world's most powerful computing resources. The center's mission is to enable discoveries that advance science and society through the application of advanced computing technologies. TACC's environment includes a comprehensive cyberinfrastructure ecosystem of leading-edge resources in high performance computing (HPC), visualization, data analysis, storage, archive, cloud, data-driven computing, connectivity, tools, APIs, algorithms, consulting, and software. TACC experts work with thousands of researchers on more than 3,000 projects each year.

Researchers from around the globe leverage TACC's computing resources for projects that span pure research and include partnerships with industry, generating an enormous volume of data which must be archived and accessible for future use. The Quantum system combined with DDN SFA14KX primary storage replaces TACC's original Oracle solution for migrating files to and from tape archive.  The new system will utilize LTO technologies, taking an open approach to archive which is designed for future growth without the limitations of proprietary tape.

Supporting Quotes

  • Tommy Minyard, Director of Advanced Computing, TACC: "Our ability to archive data is vital to TACC's success, and the combination of StorNext as our archive file system managing Quantum hybrid storage, Scalar tape and our DDN primary disk will enable us to meet our commitments to the talented researchers who depend on TACC now and in the future."
  • Eric Bassier, Senior Director of Product Marketing, Quantum: "TACC's focus on constant innovation creates an environment that places tremendous stress on storage and Quantum has long been at the forefront in managing solutions that meet the most extreme reliability, accessibility and massive scalability requirements. Combining Scalar tape with StorNext data management capabilities creates an HSM solution that is capable of delivering under the demanding conditions of the TACC environment."

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Photo Caption: Quantum Scalar i6000 tape library

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About Quantum
Quantum technology and services help customers capture, create and share digital content – and preserve and protect it for decades.  With solutions built for every stage of the data lifecycle, Quantum's platforms provide the fastest performance for high-resolution video, images, and industrial IoT.  That's why the world's leading entertainment companies, sports franchises, researchers, government agencies, enterprises, and cloud providers are making the world happier, safer, and smarter on Quantum.  See how at www.quantum.com.

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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 the anticipated performance of StorNext and LTO technology at the Texas Advanced Computing Center 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. More detailed information about these risk factors are 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, 2017, especially those risks listed in this section under the headings "Our results of operations 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 results of operations 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, except as required by applicable law.

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Quantum Corp.
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