SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced a new model in the DXi6900 series that has twice the density and quadruple the sustained performance of the current DXi6900. The DXi6900-S is the first deduplication appliance to incorporate 8TB self-encrypting drives, delivering the highest density backup available today — up to 544 useable TB in 18U of rack space. It is also significantly more efficient than other deduplication appliances, consuming 50 percent less power than competitive offerings. The DXi6900-S is designed for large, multi-site data protection environments, where customers are addressing the challenges posed by the latest software and data requirements. The new appliance enables customers to shrink backup windows and speed restore SLAs while reducing the hardware footprint, power and cooling in their data centers.

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First Deduplication Appliance to Use 8TB HDDs
By incorporating 8TB HDDs, the DXi6900-S delivers at least 50 percent greater density than any other deduplication appliance on the market. This enables customers to not only reduce the physical footprint of their data protection solutions but also achieve a 50 percent power reduction versus competing deduplication appliances.

The DXi6900-S scales from 34TB to 544TB of useable capacity and, at its maximum configuration, occupies just 18U of rack space. At a typical 20:1 deduplication ratio, this 18U configuration provides over 10PB of logical storage.

SSD Technology Yields 4X Performance Boost
The newly designed DXi6900-S node integrates the latest SSD technology to provide metadata storage and access. As a result, it dramatically speeds ingest, read, replication and space reclamation performance, enabling customers to complete all these tasks several times faster than with previous DXi® systems and numerous competitive products.

Unique DXi Software Capabilities
Powered by Quantum's StorNext® File System, the DXi6900-S yields consistently fast ingest and replication performance, even while utilizing fewer large-capacity physical hard drives. DXi software also incorporates Dynamic Disk Pooling (DDP), a unique technology that is significantly more efficient than RAID for rebuilding hard drives, providing the benefits of the 8TB HDDs without sacrificing performance or availability.

New Software Features for Large Enterprises
The latest version of Quantum's DXi software integrates with a new plug-in for Oracle RMAN, enabling reduced network traffic and higher performance. The combined solution can complete full backups in a fraction of the time typically needed and makes multiple image backups available to the Oracle Database Appliance.

Availability
The DXi6900-S, including the newest DXi software, is available today. The new DXi software will be available soon as an upgrade for existing DXi6900 and DXi4700 customers.

Supporting Quotes
Jason Buffington, Principal Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group
"To meet modern SLAs, you have to build your data protection strategy around reliable and high-performance protection storage — and to make that economically viable, you must have deduplication. Quantum continues to innovate and drive the deduplication appliance technology curve forward. The DXi6900-S provides impressive density, and the other new enhancements Quantum is delivering will be valuable to large, multi-site data protection environments as yet another core component to a comprehensive portfolio that includes Quantum disk, tape and cloud offerings."

Christophe Rossi, CEO, CNCR Group
"The DXi6900-S offers distinct advantages for large enterprise customers coping with the physical limits of their data centers, and we see tremendous potential for customers seeking a more efficient solution to their data protection challenges."

Eric Bassier, Senior Director, Data Center Solutions, Quantum
"As the strategic value of data continues to increase, IT professionals are looking for ways to manage and protect it more efficiently and cost-effectively, while minimizing the footprint of their data protection solutions. The new DXi6900-S model extends the DXi6900 series to serve the needs of those customers."

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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. Quantum's end-to-end, tiered storage foundation enables customers 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.

Quantum, the Quantum logo, DXi and StorNext 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 and value to customers from using Quantum's DXi6900-S appliances, 2) customer demand for and Quantum's future revenue from such appliances and 3) the availability of the new DXi software as an upgrade for existing DXi6900 and DXi4700 customers, 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 August 5, 2016 and in Quantum's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 3, 2016, as amended, 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.

Public Relations Contact:
Bob Wientzen
Quantum Corp.
+1 (720) 201-8125
bob.wientzen@quantum.com

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