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Quantum To Deliver Certified Solutions Worldwide Through INTEL® Enterprise Server Acceleration Alliance Program

  • 10 March, 2005 13:11

<p>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</p>
<p>Quantum To Deliver Certified Solutions Worldwide Through INTEL® Enterprise Server Acceleration Alliance Program</p>
<p>Will Make it Easier and Less Costly for OEMs to Adopt Quantum’s Leading Backup, Recovery and Archive Solutions</p>
<p>Sydney, Australia; 10 March, 2005 – Quantum Corp. (NYSE:DSS), a global leader in storage, today announced it has signed an agreement to participate in Intel Corporation’s Enterprise Server Acceleration Alliance (ESAA) program whose goal is to make it easier and less costly for server OEMs to deliver solutions based on Intel platforms. As one of the first companies in the program, Quantum, like other industry leaders such as EMC and Oracle, is already working to pre-test and certify its products with specified Intel-based server platforms. This will enable Intel’s extensive portfolio of regional OEMs to greatly reduce the time and costs associated with certification, while making it easier for them to bring to market Quantum’s leading tape drive, tape library and disk-based virtual tape library (VTL) systems for backup, recovery and archive.</p>
<p>“The Intel ESAA program is a collaborative effort to validate key software and hardware components so that OEMs can deliver a variety of validated Intel-based platform solutions to their customers as fast as possible and at the lowest possible cost,” said Jeff Richardson, vice president, Digital Enterprise Group, general manager, Server Platforms Group, Intel Corporation. “OEMs recognize the importance of providing validated backup, recovery, and archive products to their customers.”</p>
<p>Quantum has initially identified twelve primary solution areas and approximately 48 unique configurations to certify on the Intel platforms. The solutions focus on a range of important IT challenges, including those faced by small and medium businesses and by specific industry segments such as finance or government. Every configuration is a variation of one solution and comprises different software and hardware products from participating vendors. Quantum has completed testing of 32 such unique configurations and will soon offer them through the Intel program to the OEMs in the form of certified “recipes.” These recipes consist of documents from Intel and vendors like Quantum that the OEMs use as “how-to” instruction manuals for selling, architecting, and integrating a solution – one that is fully certified by the IHVs and ISVs. These solutions will encompass Quantum’s family of leading products for small, medium and enterprise customers including DLTtape® and LTO Ultrium technology-based tape drives, ValueLoader™ to PX720 tape automation and DX-Series disk-based backup systems.</p>
<p>“Participation in the Intel ESAA program is integral to Quantum’s strategy to expand market opportunities for our backup, recovery and archive solutions that address complex data management and application-specific challenges,” said Tony Carrozza, senior vice president, worldwide sales for Quantum. “We are pleased to be working with other industry leaders to certify platforms that Intel’s regional OEMs can use to accelerate their delivery of proven, reliable and cost-effective computing solutions.”</p>
<p>More information on the Intel Enterprise Server Acceleration Alliance is available at www.intel.com/go/esaa.</p>
<p>About Quantum
Quantum Corp. (NYSE:DSS), a global leader in storage, delivers highly reliable backup, recovery and archive solutions that meet demanding requirements for data integrity and availability with superior price/performance and comprehensive service and support. Quantum offers customers of all sizes an unparalleled range of solutions, from leading tape drive and media technologies, autoloaders and libraries to disk-based backup systems. Quantum is the world's largest volume supplier of both tape drives and tape automation and has pioneered the development of disk-based systems optimized for backup and recovery. Quantum Corp., 1650 Technology Drive, Suite 800, San Jose, CA 95110, (408) 944-4000, www.quantum.com.</p>
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Press Contact:
Woei Chyi Lim, PR &amp; Marcoms Manager, Quantum
(+ 65) 6432 2866, woeichyi.lim@quantum.com</p>
<p>Fiona Martin, General Manager, Max Australia
(61 2) 9954 3492, fiona.martin@maxaustralia.com.au</p>
<p>Quantum, the Quantum logo, DLT and DLTtape are trademarks of Quantum Corporation registered in the United States and other countries. ValueLoader is a trademark of Quantum Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.</p>
<p>"Safe Harbor" Statement under the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: This press release contains "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Specifically, without limitation, statements relating to: i) the benefits from Quantum’s participation in the Intel ESAA program; and ii) future product sales and market position of Quantum, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Safe Harbor. These statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties. As a result, actual results may differ materially from the forward-looking statements contained herein. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described herein include, but are not limited to, our ability to successfully execute to our product roadmaps and timely ship our products, changes in market conditions and unanticipated changes in customers’ needs or requirements. 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 "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations -- Risk Factors," on pages 38 to 49 in Quantum's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 2, 2005 and pages 38 to 49 in Quantum's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 14, 2004; and those described in any subsequently filed reports. Such reports contain and identify important factors that could cause actual events and results to differ materially from those contained in our projections or forward-looking statement..
Quantum expressly disclaims any obligation to update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.</p>

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