Quantum/ATL and Quadratec partner to form strategic alliance Tuesday 17 April 2001 PDF Print Quantum|ATL certifies Quadratec's Time Navigator enterprise backup application with the company's GbE-based P-series DLTtape libraries Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) - based libraries and Time Navigator first to enable seamless single backup solution of production servers and NAS servers London, 17th April 2001 - Quantum|ATL, a subsidiary of Quantum Corporation (NYSE:DSS) and a leading supplier of intelligent DLTtape(tm) automation products for networked computers, today announced Quadratec's Time Navigator enterprise backup and restore solution is fully certified with Quantum|ATL's native Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) P2000 and P3000 Series libraries. This designation provides the companies' shared customers with the assurance of a fully tested, seamlessly operable storage solution. As the data explosion heightens, more organisations turn to NAS servers to quickly and simply satisfy user demand for data storage and availability. Unfortunately, this presents a serious backup/restore challenge, since these filers are deployed on client networks and with mixed platforms. Certification of Quadratec's Time Navigator with Quantum|ATL GbE P2000 and P3000 Series libraries allows users to directly backup NAS Network Data Management Protocol (NDMP) file servers, as well as other production servers, over a network to any available tape drive within the library. This highly scalable solution works with minimal backup host involvement, allows library sharing, reduces management complexity and easily integrates into existing Ethernet environments. "Today, NAS appliances are the de facto building blocks for a wide range of storage solutions. Unfortunately, organisations have found, that their easy-to-deploy, easy-to-use file servers are not so easy to back up or restore. Time Navigator enhances manageability and availability, simplifies administration, and removes backup and restore operations from the server, while retaining an open storage architecture," stated Jeff Corbett, professional and technical services, Quantum|ATL. "The certification of enterprise backup applications, such as Time Navigator, eliminates a sizeable hurdle customers face when implementing a storage solution for NAS. The result is an interoperable, highly available storage environment without compatibility problems or extensive in-house testing normally required for deployments of this kind." With its combination of dynamic drive sharing capabilities and NDMP support, Time Navigator alleviates server congestion associated with backup and restore operations while augmenting data availability and storage system performance. Additionally, Time Navigator and Quantum|ATL's GbE-ready libraries provide support for heterogeneous operating systems, including Windows NT/2000, Sun Solaris, IBM AIX and Linux. "The certification of Time Navigator by Quantum|ATL demonstrates our mutual commitment to providing open storage networking solutions that combine best-of-breed hardware and software components. The combination of Quantum|ATL GbE libraries and Time Navigator provides innovative functionality in the growing IP storage networking space," said Manuel Michel Tur, general manager for Quadratec UK. Quadratec's Time Navigator is certified for use with Quantum|ATL's native GbE P2000 and P3000 Series libraries running on Windows NT/2000, UNIX and Linux platforms. For more information on Quantum|ATL's certification programme, please e-mail email@example.com. About Quadratec Dually headquartered in Santa Clara, California and Paris, France, privately held Quadratec is a leading provider of backup and recovery software applications. Founded in 1992, Quadratec designs, develops and markets the award-winning Time Navigator software. The company focuses on providing scalable backup and recovery solutions to data-intensive industries such as XSPs, Communications and Financial Services. Time Navigator is sold through a worldwide network of VARs, resellers, OEM certified partners and direct sales offices. The product is available on Windows NT/2000, UNIX, and Linux platforms, and is compatible with most automated libraries on the data storage market. More than 700 customers worldwide already rely on Time Navigator for the protection and availability of data in heterogeneous IT environments. For more information, please visit Quadratec's Web site at www.quadratec-software.com. About Quantum|ATL Quantum|ATL is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and service of automated tape libraries used to manage, store and transfer data in enterprise networked computing environments. The company's DLTtape library systems are sold worldwide through direct sales, OEMs and an extensive network of authorised resellers and distributors. Headquartered in Irvine, California, the company operates one of the world's largest manufacturing facilities for DLTtape automation technology and complies with ISO 9001 quality system standards. Sales and service are provided throughout major cities in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia. For additional information visit the company's Web site at www.QuantumATL.com. This press release contains certain "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the ease-of-use, interoperability, compatibility and features of the products described in this release, as well as the increased availability and manageability of NAS systems. These statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements contained herein. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described herein include the future specifications of Quantum/ATL, Quadratec and other company products, changes in the strategic direction Quantum/ATL, Quadratec and other companies, acceptance of and demand for the products mentioned in this release, the significant uncertainty of competing products, the economic environment of the storage industry generally, and the general economic environment. More detailed information about these risk factors, and additional risk factors, are set forth in 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 - Trends and Uncertainties," pages 37-42, in Quantum's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 14, 2001. Quantum is under no obligation (and specifically disclaims any such obligation) to update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Quantum and the Quantum logo are trademarks of Quantum Corporation, registered in the United States and other countries. DLT and DLTtape are trademarks of Quantum Corporation. Quadratec, the Quadratec logo and Time Navigator are registered trademarks of Quadratec S.A. 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