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Quantum Delivers Simple, Open Standards Backup and Archive

Digital Content Manager: Cliff Boodoosingh on May 27, 2013
New vmPRO 3.1 Enables Data Protection and Archive of VMware Data to Disk, Tape or Cloud for Searchable Retrieval Without a Backup Application

SAN JOSE, CA, May 26, 2013 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- Quantum Corp. (QTM), a proven global expert in data protection and big data management, today announced enhancements to the popular Quantum vmPRO(TM) software that bring open standard data protection and archive capabilities to virtualized environments. In addition to disk or cloud, vmPRO 3.1 now leverages Scalar LTFS tape technology to provide user-accessible, searchable archive capabilities for VMware data. The new software also greatly simplifies management while improving performance and workload efficiency for backing up virtual machines in their native VMware (VMDK) format.

Open, Simple and Fast VM Protection and Archive
        --  User-Accessible, Searchable Data Protection and Archive in Native
            VMware Format: Quantum vmPRO 3.1 enables companies to access and
            recover backup and archive VM data from disk, tape or cloud across its
            lifecycle. By backing up VMs in native state, users can instantly boot
            VMs from any remote site, including the cloud, without requiring a
            proprietary backup application, ensuring future-proof flexibility to
            adopt the latest backup technology.
        --  VMware Data Protection Made Simple: Quantum vmPRO is designed to
            provide easy deployment for backup and recovery, allowing users to
            browse, search and retrieve individual files from any standard file
            browser with drag and drop simplicity. New features to reduce
            administrative time include automatic configuration protection and
            aggregated management for multiple Quantum vmPRO virtual appliance
        --  Significantly Higher Performance: Quantum vmPRO 3.1 achieves
            dramatically improved performance with the addition of HotAdd support
            from VMware, as well as the ability to perform multiple backup jobs
            simultaneously, and includes enhancements to its patented technology
            to efficiently read only what is truly necessary for a backup job.
        --  Improved Management: Customers can use Quantum Vision(TM) software
            to initiate and push upgrades to Quantum vmPRO for better overall
            management of VM backups.
All-Virtual Backup to Q-Cloud Continuing the advancement of virtual data protection technologies, Quantum also today announced the new DXi V4000. This all-software, all-virtual solution provides 24 TB of usable capacity for deduplication, encryption and replication to DXi(R) appliances as well as Q-Cloud, Quantum's cloud backup and disaster recovery solution. Combined with vmPRO 3.1, the DXi V-Series provides a simple, native, all-virtual data protection solution that works with existing customer environments.

Supporting Quotes:        
        --  Greg Sollenberger, solution architect, H.A. Storage: "vmPRO has proven
            itself as a simple but powerful approach to protecting VMs, and the
            addition of support for LTFS tape should broaden its appeal for
            customers looking for long-term, economical backup and archive

        --  Jason Buffington, senior analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group: "Quantum
            has the rather unique capability to offer customers the complete range
            of data protection, from deduplicated DXi disk to LTO tape to Q-Cloud,
            leveraging vmPRO software or other third-party data protection
            products. Combining VM protection with LTFS (and disk) makes sense to
            me, as customers look for ways to decommission VMs or make them
            portable -- as easily as they provision them these days. Combined with
            the announcement of the DXi V4000 -- which solution providers should
            be thrilled to hear about -- it is apparent that Quantum is committed
            to blazing a trail that meets customers' evolving needs."

        --  Robert Clark, senior vice president, Data Protection Group, Quantum:
            "Backup and archive continue to converge, and vmPRO 3.1 is on the
            front line of that trend. Companies increasingly treat their data as
            an asset, and by bringing open standards archive capabilities to
            virtual machines, vmPRO is enabling customers to enjoy the economic
            benefits of both virtualization and tape for long-term retention."   

Additional Resources
        --  To download a free, fully functional copy of Quantum vmPRO Standard        --  To view a SlideShare presentation on vmPRO 3.1, visit:        

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(TM) they're able to adapt in a changing world -- keeping more data longer, bridging from today to tomorrow, and reducing costs. See how at


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