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Quantum provides tape autoloader systems to strengthen Acer storage solutions

  • 22 March, 2004 09:26

<p>Quantum provides tape autoloader systems to strengthen Acer storage solutions</p>
<p>· Quantum ValueLoader™ and SuperLoader™ expand Acer’s storage offerings
·Quantam supports Acers rapid SAN growth</p>
<p>Sydney, 22 March 2004 - Acer Computer Australia has today signed an oceanic region OEM agreement with Quantum Corporation, a global storage leader. The joint initiative between Acer and Quantum gives Acer customers access to Quantum’s tape autoloader products –the award-winning Superloader™ and ValueLoader™ systems.</p>
<p>“Acer’s emphasis on selling and supporting industry-leading storage solutions, its local growth in the SAN market and the high-quality reputation of the Altos storage range make this an important relationship for Quantum,” said Simon Bills, OEM Sales Manager, Quantum Corporation, Asia Pacific. “We are confident that this agreement will broaden Australian customer access to backup, archive and disaster recovery systems.”</p>
<p>“Our customers expect high performing, reliable and cost-effective storage solutions to help them better manage backup processes and protect data integrity,” said Bert Noah, Director, Enterprise Systems Group, Acer Oceanic. “With Quantum’s autoloader range, Acer is providing a roadmap of scalability and reliability for our customers as their storage demands grow from entry-level into higher enterprise-class requirements.”</p>
<p>Acer Storage Solutions for the Masses
Today’s small and mid-sized companies and departments have a number of challenges automating their back up including budget constraints, reliability and flexibility. Acer’s award-winning storage solutions, now in conjunction with Quantum autoloaders give users the access to storage solutions that address the crucial issues of IT ROI - reducing backup management, maintenance and purchase overheads by improving security (of data) and tight integration with legacy systems.</p>
<p>The Quantum ValueLoader - Affordable Automation
Users large and small rely on automation because it offers increases in capacity over standalone tape drives, provides random access to several cartridges, and minimizes human intervention--the number one cause of data loss. The ValueLoader provides all of these benefits at a price that is comparable to some standalone tape drives. The ValueLoader is available with the DLT VS80, DLT VS160, or LTO-1 Ultrium tape drive. Each drive choice supports an optional barcode reader. Maximum native capacity is 800GB (using LTO-1 Ultrium drive technology).</p>
<p>The Quantum SuperLoader - Unprecedented upgradeability
The Quantum SuperLoader revolutionises autoloader technology by introducing unprecedented ease of upgradeability and scalability vs. conventional solutions. Its radical design utilises a Drive Carrier Assembly (DCA) that enables end-users to simply upgrade the SuperLoader between compatible drive technologies to increase performance and capacity as backup needs grow. The Quantum SuperLoader offers the use of one or two 8-cartridge magazines, affording flexibility and scalability as backup needs increase. All these benefits are packed into a standard 19-inch rack that takes up just 2U (3-1/2 inch) of space.</p>
<p>The SuperLoader includes a remote management facility that allows management of SuperLoaders in remote, distributed locations. The Ethernet management connector can be routed over the Internet to enable authorized users to control, monitor and operate it from anywhere in the world securely via a standard Web browser. The SuperLoader is available with the SDLT320, LTO-1 or LTO-2 Ultrium tape drives. Each drive choice supports an optional barcode reader. Maximum native capacity is 3.2TB (using LTO-2 Ultrium drive technology)</p>
About Quantum Corporation
Quantum Corp. (NYSE:DSS), founded in 1980, is a global leader in storage, delivering highly reliable backup, archive and recovery solutions that meet demanding requirements for data integrity and availability with superior price performance. Quantum is the world’s largest supplier of half-inch cartridge tape drives, and its DLTtape™ technology is the standard for tape backup, archiving, and recovery of business-critical data for the mid-range enterprise. Quantum is also a leader in the design, sale and service of autoloaders and automated tape libraries used to manage, store and transfer data. Over the past year, Quantum has been one of the pioneers in the emerging market of disk-based backup, offering solutions that emulate a tape library and are optimized for data protection. Quantum sales for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003, were approximately $871 million.</p>
<p>About Acer Computer Australia</p>
<p>Established in 1990, Acer Computer Australia has 320 employees, a head office in Sydney and sales and service offices in Melbourne, Perth, Canberra, Adelaide, Brisbane and Hobart. Uniload, an award winning build-to-order facility located in Sydney, enables Acer to efficiently deliver high-quality customised systems including desktop computers, notebooks and industry-leading servers and storage directly to its customers.</p>
<p>In line with its commitment to the Australian market, Acer operates from a purpose built AUD$15 million facility in Homebush Bay. These premises include a 1,200-sqm-assembly plant, which has a current capacity of 29,000 PCs per month and a 3,000-sqm-warehouse facility.</p>
<p>Acer ranks among the world's top ten branded PC vendors, designing and marketing easy, dependable IT solutions that empower people to reach their goals and enhance their lives. In 2000, Acer spun-off its manufacturing operation to focus on globally marketing its brand-name products: desktop and mobile PCs, servers and storage, displays, peripherals, and e-business solutions for business, government, education, and home users. Established in 1976, the pan Acer Group employs 39,000 people worldwide, supporting dealers and distributors in more than 100 countries. Revenues reached US$15.6 billion in 2003.</p>
<p>Acer and the Acer logo are registered trademarks. Other product/brand names are trademarks and registered trademarks of their respective companies.</p>
<p>Acer and the Acer logo are registered trademarks. Other product/brand names are trademarks and registered trademarks of their respective companies.</p>

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