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Quantum Partners With Dimension Data To Support Customer Requirements For Data Integrity And Availability

  • 21 March, 2005 11:05

<p>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</p>
<p>Quantum Partners With Dimension Data To Support Customer Requirements For Data Integrity And Availability</p>
<p>Agreement allows Dimension Data to distribute Quantum Backup, Recovery and Archive Solutions</p>
<p>Sydney, Australia; 21 March, 2005 –– Quantum Corporation, a global leader in storage, has announced the appointment of Dimension Data as a value-added reseller for Australia. The agreement serves to support the increasingly complex environment and high growth levels of data storage.</p>
<p>With offices throughout Australia, Dimension Data will integrate Quantum’s complete line of storage products for backup, recovery and archive, including tape drives, autoloaders, disk-based backup systems, tape libraries and media.</p>
<p>“The appointment of Dimension Data strengthens Quantum’s channel strategy in Australia as we focus on continuing to grow our share of the backup and recovery market, secure in the knowledge that our customers will receive the highest quality support and service,” commented Craig Tamlin, Australia and New Zealand country manager for Quantum. “Dimension Data comes with a proven record of success, and we are confident that together we will expand Quantum’s product reach and increase our market-share in the Australian market.”</p>
<p>The extension of Quantum’s go-to-market channel directly follows the recent acquisition of Certance, a global supplier of tape drives and data protection solutions. As a result of the acquisition, Quantum is the world's largest volume supplier of both tape drives and tape automation.*</p>
<p>“Quantum’s leadership in bringing innovation to the company’s backup, recovery and archive solutions is exactly what our customers now demand. As a consequence of this agreement with Quantum, we are able to extend and consolidate our service and solution offerings in the information management market,” commented Dave D'Aprano, National Solutions and Services Director, Dimension Data Australia</p>
<p>Quantum’s global channel program, Quantum Alliance™, in conjunction with its broad product portfolio will provide significant opportunities for channel partners with a single source of backup, recovery and archive solutions not available anywhere else.</p>
<p>“We’re confident the partnership with Dimension Data in Australia and the recent completion of the Certance acquisition will offer customers of all sizes in Australia an unparalleled range of Quantum backup, recovery and archive solutions,” said Tamlin.</p>
<p>* Based on Gartner Corporation's published unit shipment data for 2003.</p>
<p>About Quantum Alliance
The Quantum Alliance program provides channel partners a single comprehensive program for lead generation, online training, technology and marketing information, sales discounts and incentives, and technical support. For more information please visit us at www.qa-apac.com</p>
<p>About Dimension Data
Dimension Data plc (LSE:DDT) is a specialist IT services and solution provider that helps clients plan, build and support their IT infrastructures. Dimension Data applies its expertise in networking, security, operating environments, storage and contact centre technologies and its unique skills in consulting, integration and managed services to create customised client solutions. For further information, please visit: www.didata.com</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>Press Contact:
Woei Chyi Lim, PR &amp; Marcoms Manager, Quantum
(+ 65) 6334 0660, 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, Quantum Alliance, SDLT, SuperLoader and ValueLoader are trademarks 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. These forward-looking statements include our statements regarding 1) our product sales, sales and channel strategy and future market share inAustralia; and 2) the expected benefits of Dimension Data’s appointment as a value-added reseller and of Quantum’s acquisition of Certance. 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 inability to successfully integrate the businesses of Quantum and Certance, our ability to successfully execute to our product roadmaps and timely ship our products, acceptance of, or demand for, our products being lower than anticipated and changes in market conditions. More detailed information about risk factors and uncertainties relating to Quantum’s business generally, including risk factors and uncertainties in addition to those described above, are set forth in Quantum’s periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), including, but not limited to, those described 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 on pages 38 to 48 in our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC 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>
<p>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>
<p>ANNENDUM: FULL LIST OF QUANTUM PRODUCTS</p>
<p>DLTtape Drives:</p>
<p>DLT VS80
DLT VS160
SDLT 320
SDLT 600</p>
<p>LTO Drives
CL 200 (LTO-1)
CL 400 (LTO-2)
CL 800 (LTO-3)</p>
<p>DAT/DDS Drives
CD 72 (DAT 72)
CD 40 (DDS-4)
CD 24(DDS-3)</p>
<p>Travan Drives</p>
<p>CT 40 (Travan 40)
CT 20 (Travan 20)</p>
<p>Disk-Based Backup Systems</p>
<p>DX30
DX100
CP 3100</p>
<p>L-series Autoloaders
ValueLoader
SuperLoader</p>
<p>Tape Libraries</p>
<p>M-Series Tape Libraries
M1500
M1800
M2500</p>
<p>PX-Series Tape Libraries
P4000
P7000
PX720</p>
<p>Media</p>
<p>DLTtape Media
LTO Ultrium Media
DDS Media</p>

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