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Oscar-Winning Visual Effects Studio Selects Quantum StorNext

SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/27/13 -- Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM)

  • Manages massive content across collaborative workflow
  • Provides seamless use of best-of-breed applications across multiple platforms
  • Automates content migration and asset protection from ingest to archive
  • Enables replication for content repurposing and disaster recovery
  • Improves content management efficiency up to 60 percent

Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM), a proven global expert in big data management and data protection, today announced that Framestore, a leading visual effects and computer animation studio, has selected Quantum's StorNext® File System and StorNext Storage Manager™ for its high-performance workflow and digital content archive. With StorNext software, Framestore can collaborate seamlessly on its entire workspace of 130 TB of content, as well as automatically migrate assets across the entire workflow from edit to archive, resulting in a 30-60 percent increase in productivity.

Framestore uses a variety of edit and finish tools, including Apple Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer and Autodesk Flame, Smoke and Smoke on Mac. StorNext provides Framestore with high-performance shared access to its entire workflow tool set across a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac OS X and Windows OS. Additionally, because StorNext enables collaborative work to occur without moving large files from one workstation to another, there is less strain on the network and less time used in getting data where it needs to be.

To address the management challenges and costs of handling growing amounts of content, Framestore leverages StorNext Storage Manager and Quantum's Scalar i500 tape library to provide robust asset protection throughout the workflow process. Removing a manual process for managing archives, StorNext Storage Manager automatically moves terabytes of content through primary to near-line storage and also highly cost-effective tape. With this policy-based migration, Framestore frees up resources, improving content management efficiency up to 60 percent and providing more time to deliver projects on schedule.

In the future, Framestore plans to make use of StorNext Storage Manager to replicate assets automatically between its U.K. and New York facilities. Benefits from replication will include enabling seamless sharing of workloads between the two facilities, strengthening the company's disaster recovery capability, and providing employees with familiar equipment and processes as they move between offices.

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Andy Howard, head of Engineering, Framestore
"Quantum truly understands the challenges we experience in the post production world and knows how to work with the customer to deliver the ideal solution. Two or three years ago, people tended to work in isolation on projects, but now it is all about collaboration and huge numbers of files being shared by everyone. Having the StorNext File System really speeds up the workflow greatly, and with StorNext Storage Manager we are able to protect all of that content. It's very clever software that really makes a difference."

Alex Grossman, head of Media Industry Segment, Quantum
"Media content management continues to evolve rapidly. Post and broadcast facilities are increasingly dependent on high-performance collaborative workflows to improve the efficiency of their businesses. For over a decade, StorNext technology has helped customers in the media and entertainment industry address their specific needs for managing, sharing and archiving their massive libraries of video content. Framestore is an excellent example of how StorNext seamlessly fits with existing workflows and delivers the performance and scale to maximize productivity and return on investment."

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About Quantum
Quantum is a proven global expert in data protection and big data management, providing specialized storage solutions for physical, virtual and cloud environments. From small businesses to major enterprises, more than 100,000 customers have trusted Quantum to help maximize the value of their data by protecting and preserving it over its entire lifecycle. With Quantum, customers can Be Certain™ they're able to adapt in a changing world -- keeping more data longer, bridging from today to tomorrow, and reducing costs. See how at www.quantum.com/BeCertain.

Quantum, the Quantum logo, Be Certain, Scalar, StorNext and StorNext Storage Manager are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Quantum Corporation and its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

"Safe Harbor" Statement: This press release contains "forward-looking" statements. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements. Specifically, but without limitation, statements relating to 1) customer benefits and value to customers from using StorNext software and Scalar tape libraries and 2) customer demand for and Quantum's future revenue from such software and libraries are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Safe Harbor. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to Quantum on the date hereof. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause Quantum's actual results to differ materially from those implied by the forward-looking statements. These risks include operational difficulties, unexpected material deviation in product operation, unexpected changes in market conditions and unanticipated changes in customers' needs or requirements, as well as the risks 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 "Risk Factors," in Quantum's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 8, 2013 and Quantum's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 14, 2012. Quantum expressly disclaims any obligation to update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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