SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced that two of its products have been named finalists in Storage magazine/'s 2014 Product of the Year Awards. Encompassing Quantum's data protection and scale-out storage solutions, the products were recognized in two categories — StorNext 5 in the Storage System Software category and DXi6900 backup and deduplication appliances in the Backup Hardware category.

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Enabling Modern Storage Workflows

Quantum's finalist products are part of a broad portfolio of specialized solutions for managing and protecting data in an end-to-end workflow. Each serves a vital role in helping customers meet their storage needs with solutions such as tiered storage, active archive and cloud-based data protection.

  • StorNext 5: StorNext 5 is a scale-out storage platform designed for today's modern workflow challenges of capturing, sharing and preserving the massive amounts of data associated with today's most demanding environments. It provides fast access and unmatched streaming file performance, making it ideal for deployments with large files, shared access, and multi-platform and multi-protocol client access. StorNext 5 includes policy-based tiering to automatically move data to the most cost-effective storage. It offers significant improvements in performance, scalability and manageability without the need for complex and disruptive hardware updates.
  • DXi6900: Powered by Quantum's DXi® software with StorNext 5 technology at its core, the DXi6900 accelerates storage workflows for data center, multi-site and cloud environments. Designed for midrange to enterprise customer needs, the DXi6900 utilizes capacity-on-demand licensing, enabling users to scale from 17TB to 510TB via a simple licensing key. The DXi6900 offers industry-leading scalability and faster backups, restores and replication while easing the strain on network bandwidth and reducing overall operating expenses. Self-encrypting drives with military-grade AES-256 bit encryption provide security at rest and across the wire, without degrading performance. The entire DXi-Series utilizes variable-length deduplication to increase the amount of information that can be stored on disk arrays, as well as the effective amount of data that can be transmitted over networks.

Product of the Year finalists are judged by a panel of users, analysts, consultants, and Storage magazine and editors. Ratings are based on innovation, performance, ease of integration, ease of use, functionality and value. Storage magazine will announce the winners in the February issue.

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Robert Clark, senior vice president, Product Operations, Quantum

"We've entered an era of more demanding workflows — more collaboration, more automation, more asset management — spanning from data ingest to delivery of content. As customers grapple with storage strategies to maximize the value of data in a range of environments, Quantum's comprehensive solutions portfolio and specialized expertise offer a cost-effective approach to protecting and accessing data throughout its lifecycle. The industry can look for StorNext® and the DXi6900 to play increasing roles in making distributed workflows and approaches to cloud storage more practical."

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About Quantum

Quantum is a leading expert in scale-out storage, archive and data protection, providing solutions for capturing, sharing and preserving digital assets over the entire data lifecycle. From small businesses to major enterprises, more than 100,000 customers have trusted Quantum to address their most demanding data workflow challenges. With Quantum, customers can Be Certain™ they have the end-to-end storage foundation to maximize the value of their data by making it accessible whenever and wherever needed, retaining it indefinitely and reducing total cost and complexity. See how at

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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) benefits and value to customers from using Quantum's StorNext and DXi solutions, including StorNext 5 and DXi6900 and 2) customer demand for and Quantum's future revenue from such solutions, 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 7, 2014 and in Quantum's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 6, 2014. 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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