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Quantum and VERITAS to provide SMB customers complete out-of-box backup, recovery and archive solution

  • 31 May, 2005 11:23

<p>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</p>
<p>Quantum AND VERITAS to provide SMB customers complete out-of-box backup, recovery and archive solution</p>
<p>Quantum Tape Drives and Autoloaders Will Include VERITAS Backup Exec QuickStart Edition</p>
<p>Sydney, Australia, – May 31, 2005 – Quantum Corp. (NYSE:DSS) and VERITAS Software Corp. (Nasdaq:VRTS) today announced that they will provide small-to-medium-size businesses (SMB) and workgroup customers with a bundled solution that will enable them to backup and restore critical data, with no additional cost for the software. Quantum will make available VERITAS Backup Exec™ 10 QuickStart Edition software with its tape autoloaders and DDS/DAT-, DLT®- and LTO-based stand-alone tape drives. These combined products create a reliable, high-speed backup solution for customers, out of the box – with the ability to scale as their data storage needs grow.</p>
<p>“Protecting critical data is hard enough for under-staffed SMB companies without having to worry about whether the products will work together,” said Janet Waxman, vice president, hardware channels research for IDC. “They probably do not have the luxury of an IT administrator dedicated specifically to backup. By partnering with VERITAS, the world's number one supplier of backup and archive software, Quantum has made it easy and affordable to have a reliable, certified solution.”</p>
<p>This Quantum-VERITAS solution is ideal for customers that need an easy-to-use, reliable backup for a single server and reflects the continuing close work of the two companies to test and certify hardware and software to ensure full interoperability. Customers who purchase the bundled solutions will also be able to leverage Quantum’s technical support resources, a team of experts that understand the integration of backup hardware and software.</p>
<p>“Bundling Backup Exec QuickStart with Quantum tape drives and autoloaders provides customers with easy access to leading Windows backup and recovery solutions from VERITAS,” said Jeremy Burton, executive vice president, Data Management Group, VERITAS Software. “We’re thrilled to partner with Quantum to offer a solution that delivers value to the customer right out of the box.”</p>
<p>The OEM agreement between VERITAS and Quantum will benefit not only customers directly but also the resellers, system integrators and distributors that provide the solutions. The two companies are creating new opportunities for channel partners by providing an introductory backup solution for small office home office (SOHO) to medium-size businesses that can be upgraded as customers’ storage demands require it. For example, channel partners will have the opportunity to upgrade or migrate customers to tape automation systems, as well as sell additional tape media, service and support, and software enhancements, including all Agents and Options available with Backup Exec 10.0.</p>
<p>"Our goal is to provide clients with best of breed solutions they need to protect their business-critical data, quickly and effectively," said Paul Harris, National Infrastructure Solutions Manager, Volante. "Our partnership with Quantum and VERITAS enables us to provide our customers a single-source, certified solution that quickly resolves business continuity issues and addresses important storage needs."</p>
<p>“The SMB market is a growing segment which has basic IT needs that Quantum and VERITAS are addressing with turn-key solutions such as this,” said Craig Tamlin, Australia and New Zealand country manager for Quantum. “Pairing our leadership in tape drives and autoloaders with VERITAS, the leader in backup and recovery software, further strengthens our value proposition and ability to serve customers now and in the future.”</p>
<p>Quantum-branded autoloaders and tape drives with VERITAS Backup Exec QuickStart Edition 10.0 for Windows and Backup Exec QuickStart Edition 9.1 for NetWare include: SuperLoader™, ValueLoader™, DAT autoloader, SDLT 600, SDLT 320, DLT VS160, DLT VS80, DAT 72, DDS 4, DDS 3, LTO-3, LTO-2, and LTO-2 half-height. These bundled solutions, which will also include a media and cleaning cartridge, are scheduled to be available in July through Quantum’s channel network of value-added resellers, system integrators and distributors such as ACA Pacific, Express Data, Synnex, and Digital Tape Solutions.</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>
<p>About VERITAS Software
VERITAS Software (Nasdaq:VRTS), one of the 10 largest software companies in the world, is a leading provider of software and services to enable utility computing. In a utility computing model, IT resources are aligned with business needs and business applications are delivered with optimal performance and availability on top of shared computing infrastructure, minimizing hardware and labor costs. With 2004 revenue of $2.04 billion, VERITAS delivers products and services for data protection, storage &amp; server management, high availability and application performance management that are used by 99 percent of the Fortune 500. More information about VERITAS Software can be found at www.veritas.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, Managing Director, 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. DLT VS, SDLT, SuperLoader and ValueLoader are trademarks of Quantum Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
VERITAS, Backup Exec, and VERITAS VISION are trademarks or registered trademarks of VERITAS Software Corporation or its affiliates in the U.S. and other countries.
Safe Harbor Statement under the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: This press release contains certain "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Specifically, without limitation, statements regarding: 1) benefits of Quantum’s solutions including VERITAS software to customers, resellers, system integrators and distributors 2)the availability of such solutions and 3) the importance of the SMB market 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, operational difficulties, unforeseen technological limitations, 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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