SUNNYVALE, Calif. and SAN JOSE, Calif., March 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Fujitsu America, a leading information communication technology company, and Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced an agreement to offer North American customers a joint solution for large enterprise and mainframe backup and archive storage that encompasses best-in-class disk and tape technologies. Broadening the relationship between the two companies, the joint solution leverages the Fujitsu ETERNUS® CS8000 unified data protection appliance for deduplicated disk-based backup and Quantum Scalar® LTO intelligent tape libraries for low-cost, long-term data retention.

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The Need to Protect Mainframe Applications
Many large enterprises have been running their critical business applications in mainframe environments for years. Because of mainframes' unique characteristics — as well as the highly specific nature of those applications — they continue to be prevalent in many industries. Protecting the applications and maintaining uptime are essential to the operation of these businesses; therefore, quick backups and restore times are vital. Enterprises also face compliance requirements mandating that mainframe application data be retained for years, creating a need for high storage capacity.

The combination of Fujitsu ETERNUS CS8000 backup and Quantum Scalar LTO tape archive enables mainframe customers to address storage workflow challenges and better manage their data storage requirements and costs. Together, these technologies use a tiered approach that leverages primary disk, deduplicated disk backup and archive tape to balance access speed with capacity needs and cost requirements. This allows enterprises seeking to consolidate legacy mainframe VTLs to replace old, proprietary tape libraries with more economical deduplication and LTO tape.

The Fujitsu ETERNUS CS8000 is a unified data protection appliance that incorporates Quantum's deduplication technology to consolidate backup and archiving infrastructures of open systems and mainframes. Quantum's Scalar tape libraries are the industry's most intelligent automated tape libraries, with built-in proactive diagnostics, intuitive management features to reduce operating expenses, and policy-based data integrity checking to ensure valuable data archived on tape can be recovered.

Availability
The combined Fujitsu-Quantum solution for customers in North America is available today.

Supporting Quotes
Alex Lam, Vice President, Enterprise Business, Fujitsu America
"Fujitsu and Quantum have achieved great success partnering in EMEA to deliver backup and archiving solutions to our customers, which includes enterprises with large mainframe environments. Fujitsu is excited to extend the partnership with Quantum to North America and will be using the combined scale of the partnership to reach a wider set of customers, especially those in key verticals like Federal, Media & Entertainment and Energy, with a comprehensive set of backup and archiving solutions."

Robert Clark, Senior Vice President, Product Operations, Quantum
"This new partnership enables us to provide mainframe customers here in North America with the same solution benefits that customers realize throughout Europe, including improving uptime and protection for mission-critical mainframe applications while reducing backup storage costs."

Additional Resources

About Fujitsu
Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 162,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.8 trillion yen (US$46 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.

About Fujitsu Americas
Fujitsu America, Inc., is the parent and/or management company of a group of Fujitsu-owned companies operating in North, Central and South America dedicated to delivering the full range of Fujitsu products, solutions and services in ICT to our customers in the Western Hemisphere. These companies are collectively referred to as Fujitsu Americas. Fujitsu enables clients to meet their business objectives through integrated offerings and solutions, including consulting, systems integration, managed services, outsourcing and cloud services for infrastructure, platforms and applications; data center and field services; and server, storage, software and mobile/tablet technologies. For more information, please visit: http://www.fujitsu.com/us/ and http://twitter.com/fujitsuamerica.

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 www.quantum.com/customerstories.

Fujitsu, the Fujitsu logo and ETERNUS are trademarks or registered trademarks of Fujitsu Limited in the United States and other countries. Quantum, the Quantum logo, Be Certain and Scalar 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) benefits from the Fujitsu-Quantum relationship, including customer benefits and value to customers from using the joint Fujitsu-Quantum solutions and 2) customer demand for and Quantum's future revenue from such solutions and partnering, 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 risks 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 February 6, 2015 and in Quantum's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 6, 2014, especially those risks listed in this section under the heading "Our operating results 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 operating results 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.

Contacts:
Bryan Hollar
Fujitsu America, Inc.
(408) 746-6412
bryan.hollar@us.fujitsu.com

Bob Wientzen
Quantum Corp.
(720) 201-8125
bob.wientzen@quantum.com

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