SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced that two of its products have been named finalists in the Storage magazine/ 2016 Product of the Year Awards. Highlighting innovation in Quantum's scale-out tiered storage and data protection solutions, the products were recognized in two categories — Xcellis™ in the Hard Disk/Hybrid Storage Systems category and the DXi6900-S backup and deduplication appliance in the Data Backup Hardware category.

The Power Behind Today's Storage Workflows
Xcellis and the DXi6900-S are part of a broad portfolio of specialized solutions for managing and protecting data in a wide range of end user implementations.

  • Xcellis Scale-out Workflow Storage: Xcellis is a high-performance shared workflow storage system that boosts efficiency and user productivity in the most demanding environments. Delivering a combination of client access and intelligent data management, Xcellis manages data across multiple storage tiers, including private and public clouds, while supporting connectivity requirements for both Fibre Channel and Ethernet clients. With a converged architecture that unifies the functions of multiple components into a single 4 RU system, Xcellis simplifies storage architectures, streamlines operations and opens the door to more sophisticated and efficient media workflows. Powered by Quantum's award-winning StorNext 5 file system and data management software, Xcellis offers industry-best streaming performance for demanding high-resolution and high data throughput workflows, along with cost-effective long-term retention of data in an easy-to-access archive.
  • DXi6900-S: The DXi6900-S was the first deduplication appliance to incorporate 8TB self-encrypting drives for the highest density backup available — up to 544 useable TB in 18U of rack space. It consumes 50 percent less power than competitors and is designed for large, multi-site data protection environments where customers are grappling with the latest software and data requirements. With the DXi6900-S, customers can shrink backup windows and speed restore SLAs while reducing hardware footprint, power and cooling in the data center.

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.

Supporting Quote
Molly Rector, Vice President, Global Marketing, Quantum
"The strategic value of data continues to rise, and IT professionals are challenged to manage and protect it with greater efficiency. The market's response to Xcellis and the DXi6900-S reflects the critical nature of storage strategies that help customers maximize the value of data in a growing range of environments. Quantum's comprehensive solutions portfolio offers a unique combination of high-performance, low-cost capacity and efficient access in managing and protecting data throughout its lifecycle."

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About Quantum
Quantum is a leading expert in scale-out tiered 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

Quantum, the Quantum logo, DXi, StorNext and Xcellis 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 Xcellis storage systems and DXi6900-S appliances and 2) customer demand for and Quantum's future revenue from such systems and appliances, 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 4, 2016 and in Quantum's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 3, 2016, as amended. 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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Bob Wientzen
Quantum Corp.


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