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Quantum's Scalar i6000 Wins "Tape-Based Product of the Year" at Storage Awards

Continued Enhancements Provide Best-in-Class Enterprise Solution for Archive, Disaster Recovery and Long-Term Data Storage

SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/26/13 -- Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM), a proven global expert in data protection and big data management, today announced that its Scalar i6000 enterprise tape library has won the award for "Tape Based Product of the Year" at the 2013 Storage Awards: The Storries X. The award recognizes the Scalar i6000 as a highly secure and cost-effective solution for archiving and long-term data storage.

Quantum was also honored as a finalist in several other key categories:

  • Storage Company of the Year
  • Big Data Company of the Year
  • Archiving & Compliance Product of the Year for the Quantum StorNext Archive
    Enabled Library
  • Editors Choice Hardware for the vmPRO 4000 virtual data protection appliance

"We appreciate the recognition Quantum continues to receive from customers, partners and peers for the innovation and benefits we deliver in both data protection and big data management," commented Eric Bassier, director of product marketing for Quantum's Data Protection Group. "The Scalar i6000 award validates the acquisition and operational cost advantages, as well as the high availability, that IT departments can expect from our industry-leading intelligent tape libraries."

As data continues to grow and provide greater strategic value, Quantum's Scalar® family provides highly reliable and cost-effective long-term data storage and large-scale archiving, including in tiered environments behind disk-based deduplication and object storage systems. Scalar libraries scales from terabytes to more than 75 petabytes and incorporate Quantum's unique iLayer™ proactive monitoring and intelligent diagnostic capabilities for optimal efficiency. With EDLM, the company's policy-based tape data integrity checking feature, the libraries also deliver more reliable data retention over a longer period. In addition, Quantum's new High Density Expansion Module (HDEM) for the Scalar i6000 provides the highest storage density in its class, saving valuable floor space.

"The Scalar i6000 offers high density to reduce its data center footprint, and Quantum's continued enhancements have delivered higher availability, even greater data integrity and advanced active archive features," noted Knox McCormac, director of operations with Optimus. "As a result the Scalar i6000 is a critical component in our data protection and archive solution."

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About Quantum
Quantum is a proven global expert in data protection and big data management, providing specialized storage solutions for physical, virtual and cloud environments. From small businesses to major enterprises, more than 100,000 customers have trusted Quantum to help maximize the value of their data by protecting and preserving it over its entire lifecycle. With Quantum, customers can Be Certain™ they're able to adapt in a changing world -- keeping more data longer, bridging from today to tomorrow, and reducing costs. See how at www.quantum.com/BeCertain.

Quantum, the Quantum logo, Be Certain, Quantum vmPRO, Scalar and iLayer 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) customer benefits and value to customers from using Quantum's tape products and libraries, including Quantum's Scalar i6000 and 2) customer demand for and Quantum's future revenue from such products and libraries 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. These risks include operational difficulties, unexpected material deviation in product operation, the ability of competitors to introduce new solutions that compete more successfully with our solutions, unexpected changes in market conditions and unanticipated changes in customers' needs or requirements, as well as the risks 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-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 7, 2013. Quantum expressly disclaims any obligation to update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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