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Quantum Introduces StorageCare Vision to Allow Global Management and Monitoring of Data Protection Environments

  • 21 August, 2007 10:57

<p>New Data Management Solution Enables Backup Optimisation with Diagnostics and Reporting Across Disk and Tape Systems, Backup Applications and SAN Switches</p>
<p>SYDNEY, Aust., August 21, 2007 – Quantum Corp. (NYSE:QTM), the leading global specialist in backup, recovery and archive, today announced StorageCare™ Vision, extending its line of intelligent data management solutions. StorageCare Vision works together with Quantum’s iLayer™ tape automation system management and StorageCare™ Guardian backup system remote monitoring application to automate the management of a customer’s entire data protection environment, including disk and tape systems, through a single user interface. For IT departments, the new tool offers increased data availability and uptime by automating and centralising status monitoring, capacity utilisation reporting, alerting and diagnostics across a user’s global backup infrastructure.</p>
<p>“According to TheInfoPro's Wave 9 Storage Study, Fortune 1000 organisations name managing complexity as a key storage pain point, particularly in relation to integration and responsive reporting issues,” said Robert Stevenson, managing director of storage research for TheInfoPro. “Most of these issues stem from the fact that these enterprises work with an average of eight separate vendors to fulfill their storage needs and they have to ensure that each technology integrates seamlessly with the others − a very tedious and time consuming task. End users are looking for more comprehensive solutions, such as Quantum's StorageCare Vision, which allows an end user to monitor their Quantum systems, SAN switches and backup applications from one screen and help optimise management of the entire heterogeneous data protection environment.”</p>
<p>Quantum’s StorageCare™ Vision enables customers to more effectively manage their data protection infrastructure across distributed environments, especially in remote or branch offices where data protection processes and IT support is limited. Quantum disk backup systems and automated tape libraries can be linked via a single, global management console to allow centralised visibility across tiers of backup, restore, archive and disaster recovery processes.</p>
<p>The StorageCare Vision application is easy to install and delivers results instantly after deployment. Key benefits include:</p>
<p>· Simplified Monitoring and Management – provides centralised, end-to-end management of Quantum disk systems and tape libraries, as well as popular SAN switches and backup software applications;</p>
<p>· Increased Backup Data Availability – reports immediately on the success of backups and aggregates event reporting for faster troubleshooting, minimising costly downtime;</p>
<p>· Optimised Backup Infrastructure – delivers valuable performance metrics via hundreds of packaged reports or customised ones that help administrators increase utilisation, identify bottlenecks, balance resources and manage growth.</p>
<p>“Quantum is committed to providing customers the highest level of management and serviceability across their data protection environments,” said Kevin Honeycutt, vice president of marketing for Quantum. “For years, customers have benefited from our system-level intelligence and remote monitoring capabilities. The introduction of StorageCare Vision delivers a complementary tool that extends visibility across the data protection infrastructure to proactively control and simplify backup, recovery and archive management through a single pane of glass.”</p>
<p>StorageCare Vision is available now through Quantum and its distribution partners. It runs on Windows 2000/2003 Server and supports Solaris, Linux, AIX and HPUX operating systems and several popular software packages, such as EMC Legato NetWorker, Symantec Veritas NetBackup and Backup Exec, and Tivoli Storage Manager. Supported systems include Quantum’s DXi-Series disk backup and replication family featuring data de-duplication, DX-Series disk-based backup systems and appliances, Scalar® iPlatform™ tape libraries, and PX-Series tape libraries, in addition to popular switches from Cisco, Brocade and McData.</p>
<p>For more information on Quantum’s StorageCare™ Vision, please visit: http://www.quantum.com/Products/Software/Storagecarevision/Index.aspx</p>
<p>About Quantum</p>
<p>Quantum Corp. (NYSE:QTM) is the leading global storage company specializing in backup, recovery and archive. Combining focused expertise, customer-driven innovation, and platform independence, Quantum provides a comprehensive, integrated range of disk, tape, and software solutions supported by a world-class sales and service organisation. As a long-standing and trusted partner, the company works closely with a broad network of resellers, OEMs and other suppliers to meet customers’ evolving data protection needs. Quantum Corp., 1650 Technology Drive, Suite 700, San Jose, CA 95110, (408) 944-4000, www.quantum.com.</p>
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<p>Quantum, the Quantum logo and Scalar are registered trademarks of Quantum Corporation and its affiliates. iLayer, iPlatform and StorageCare are trademarks of Quantum Corporation and its affiliates. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.</p>
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