SAN JOSE, Calif., July 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM), the leading global specialist in backup, recovery and archive, today unveiled the results of a new Validation Report authored by Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) Lab. Based on hands-on testing of Quantum's StorNext(R) high-performance workflow and digital archiving software, the report verifies several key customer benefits, including a unique and versatile feature set, quick and simple installation, and industry-leading performance.
SAN JOSE, Calif., July 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM), the leading global specialist in backup, recovery and archive, today unveiled the results of a new Validation Report authored by Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) Lab. Based on hands-on testing of Quantum's StorNext(R) high-performance workflow and digital archiving software, the report verifies several key customer benefits, including a unique and versatile feature set, quick and simple installation, and industry-leading performance.
According to analysts at ESG, StorNext has evolved from a high-speed workflow and archival solution for media and entertainment and high-performance computing environments to a more mainstream offering that delivers a field-tested, reliable, shared file system with automated tiered storage migration and archiving for large and small enterprise customers. Released in April, StorNext 3.0 features include Distributed LAN Client, which speeds file sharing across the LAN; Data Reduction Storage that integrates Quantum's patented data de-duplication technology for reduced storage costs; and Dynamic Resource Allocation, which enables online expansion of storage capacity and replacement of storage devices while keeping the system online.
"Quantum's StorNext software solves mission-critical workflow problems requiring extreme performance and shared access," said Brian Garrett, technical director of ESG Lab. "It is unique in its ability to provide an extremely scalable platform for high-speed data sharing across the SAN and LAN, automated tiered storage migration to lower cost disk and tape, data reduction via de-duplication and enhanced online serviceability. ESG Lab verified the cost savings, enhanced performance and high-availability benefits offered in StorNext 3.0, affirming Quantum's position as a key provider of data protection and management solutions."
ESG Lab Validation Report highlights from the Quantum StorNext testing include:
— Industry-leading performance from Distributed LAN Client: ESG Lab validated that Quantum's StorNext Distributed LAN Client architecture performs almost three times faster than NFS, achieving near wire-rate performance of 111 MB/sec over a single Gigabit Ethernet interface and 210 MB/sec over two GigE interfaces. Distributed LAN Clients were used to extend the benefits of the shared file system to users and servers outside the reach of the Fibre Channel infrastructure. — Remarkable results using Data Reduction Storage: ESG Lab verified the ability of StorNext to achieve very large-scale data reduction using Quantum's patented de-duplication technology. For seven MPEG files used in the test, Data Reduction Storage delivered a40 percent reduction in the storage capacity required. In an overnight run that created large files of repeating random patterns of variable length, storage capacity was reduced by 99.47 percent. — Expansion of file systems with no downtime using Dynamic Resource Allocation: ESG Lab successfully expanded a file system and migrated it between disk arrays without taking the system offline. Using StorNext's Dynamic Resource Allocation feature, a test script creating a file every second ran without any errors or timeouts as the intuitive, wizard-driven processes were performed. — Unique and versatile feature set: ESG Lab noted that StorNext's new data de-duplication capability, enhanced online serviceability and a high-speed LAN Client made the software more versatile than previous versions. Furthermore, ESG Lab believes that StorNext is unique in its ability to combine all of these capabilities into a single solution. — Quick and simple installation and configuration: ESG Lab found the wizard-driven installation and configuration of shared StorNext file systems intuitive and straightforward. Linux, Windows and Solaris clients were accessing a shared file system within 20 minutes of installation, which ESG considers to be an excellent "time to first access" for this class of product.
"Quantum is pleased to receive such a positive validation of the StorNext data management software by the respected technologists at ESG Labs," said Greg Nuss, director of software for Quantum. "We continue to leverage our data de-duplication expertise across our product portfolio to enable better operations and enhanced data retention and protection capabilities — with our DXi disk systems greatly reducing the amount of capacity needed for backup and recovery and StorNext providing the same benefit for archive."
ESG Lab Webcast Featuring Quantum DXi-Series Test Results
An exclusive webcast presented by Tech Target — featuring Brian Garrett, technical director of ESG Lab and Nathan Moffitt, software product manager for Quantum — provides further insight and discussion regarding the tests and results highlighted in the ESG Lab Validation Report. To view this free webcast, please visit: http://SearchStorage.bitpipe.com/detail/RES/1182170729_86.html?src=wc_sstr_Qua ntum_06_27_07_c&li=59714.
For more information on Quantum's StorNext management software, or to download a free copy of the ESG Lab Validation Report, please visit: http://www.quantum.com/Products/Software/StorNext/Index.aspx.
ESG Lab's expert third-party perspective within its Lab Validation is based on its own hands-on testing as well as interviews with customers who use tested products in production environments. This Validation Report was commissioned by Quantum and tests were hosted in a Quantum facility.
Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) is the leading global storage company specializing in backup, recovery and archive. Combining focused expertise, customer-driven innovation, and platform independence, Quantum provides a comprehensive, integrated range of disk, tape, and software solutions supported by a world-class sales and service organization. As a long-standing and trusted partner, the company works closely with a broad network of resellers, OEMs and other suppliers to meet customers' evolving data protection needs. Quantum Corp., 1650 Technology Drive, Suite 700, San Jose, CA 95110, (408) 944-4000, http://www.quantum.com.
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