Quantum Joins iRODS Consortium; Testing Completed for Xcellis Scale-out NAS with iRODS Platform

Customers Can Now Deploy Xcellis Powered by StorNext in iRODS Environments

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SAN JOSE, Calif., June 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced the company has joined the iRODS Consortium, the foundation that leads development and support of the integrated Rule-Oriented Data System (iRODS). Testing for StorNext-powered Xcellis Scale-out NAS with iRODS is complete, and users may now deploy the combined solution where local workflows require high-performance data access, cost-effective mass storage and ease of integration. Powered by StorNext software, Xcellis Scale-out NAS is ideal for environments requiring easily-integrated high-performance storage combined more economical media such as tape, object storage or public cloud. iRODS is a complement to Xcellis, adding rich metadata and discovery, secure sharing and collaboration, and extensive workflow automation capabilities for research and corporate organizations worldwide.

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iRODS open source data management can be deployed seamlessly in an existing infrastructure, creating a unified namespace and a metadata catalog of all the data objects, storage, and users on a system. The iRODS rule engine framework enables users to completely automate an organization's data management policy.

Quantum's Mark Pastor to Present at iRODS UGM 2018

Mark Pastor, Quantum's director of archive solutions, will present at the upcoming iRODS User Group Meeting (UGM) 2018 on the value Xcellis Scale-out NAS can bring to an iRODS environment.

Title: The Virtues of Combining Locally Managed Storage with iRODS
Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Time: 10:30 a.m. EDT
Location: Durham Convention Center, Durham, North Carolina
For more information on iRODS and the iRODS consortium visit irods.org.

Supporting Quotes
Jason Coposky, executive director, iRODS Consortium
"Quantum is a leader in scale-out storage and they will offer great insight into their customers' data management needs. This is essential for software that is driven by the requirements of the user community. The addition of Xcellis Scale-out NAS to the body of product offerings that have been tested with iRODS shows great promise for the iRODS user community."

Mark Pastor, archive solution marketing director, Quantum
"The iRODS Consortium's efforts to create a more collaborative open source data management environment for research and business aligns perfectly with Quantum's StorNext-powered offerings such as Xcellis Scale-out NAS. Quantum's portfolio also includes enterprise class Scalar tape libraries as well as Lattus object storage, any of which could be used to augment the iRODS environment with a proven, tested solution that is easy of configure and integrate. We look forward to contributing to the development of the iRODS platform."

About Quantum

Quantum is a leading expert in scale-out tiered storage, archive and data protection. The company's StorNext platform powers modern high-performance workflows, enabling seamless, real-time collaboration and keeping content readily accessible for future use and re-monetization. More than 100,000 customers have trusted Quantum to address their most demanding content workflow needs, including large government agencies, broadcasters, research institutions and commercial enterprises. With Quantum, customers have the end-to-end storage platform they need to manage assets from ingest through finishing and into delivery and long-term preservation. See how at www.quantum.com/customerstories.

Quantum, the Quantum logo, Xcellis and StorNext are registered 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. Quantum advises caution in reliance on forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include, without limitation, the statements regarding the anticipated benefits and features of the the iRODS rule engine framework, Xcellis Scale-out NAS and other Quantum products.  All forward-looking statements 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 statement, including unexpected changes in the Company's business. More detailed information about these risk factors, and additional 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. 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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