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BlackBridge Offers New Stratus Cloud Backup Service Powered by Quantum

New BaaS Is 1 Cent per GB per Month, 100 Percent OPEX, 100 Percent Canada-Based

SAN JOSE, CA and CALGARY, AB -- (Marketwired) -- 05/29/13 -- Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM), a proven global expert in data protection and big data management, and BlackBridge Networks Ltd., a Canadian cloud and colocation provider, today announced an agreement to provide cloud-based enterprise backup as a service for customers in Canada. BlackBridge Stratus - Powered by Quantum™ enables customers to protect data both locally and in the BlackBridge secure cloud leveraging Quantum's patented deduplication and virtual data protection technologies. By teaming with Quantum, BlackBridge now offers an option for end-to-end managed data protection from the customer premise to the cloud.

Enterprise customers can utilize BlackBridge Stratus' simple, secure and flexible approach for as little as 1 cent/GB/month, assuming typical deduplication ratios. Subscription pricing converts capital expense to operating expense and allows customers to avoid the cost associated with under-utilized hardware, making it cost-effective to put an offsite backup and disaster recovery (DR) solution in place. Incorporating Quantum's DXi®-Series deduplication and Quantum vmPRO™ virtual data protection technologies, BlackBridge Stratus provides backup of both physical and virtual infrastructures from 1 TB up to 1 PB of protected data. With Stratus, BlackBridge offers the same industry-leading enterprise data protection as Quantum's Q-Cloud™ service in the U.S., while guaranteeing that protected data will remain in Canada.

BlackBridge Stratus - Powered by Quantum, DXi and vmPRO for Physical and Virtual Data Protection
Quantum's DXi solutions offer unique deduplication capabilities which revolutionize cloud backup economics. In addition, DXi-Series appliances enable BlackBridge Stratus to work with existing backup applications, including Backup Exec, CommVault, Data Protector, NetBackup, Tivoli Storage Manager, Veeam and vRanger. Also, Quantum vmPRO software allows customers to snapshot virtual machines and replicate them to the BlackBridge cloud.

As part of the new Quantum-BlackBridge agreement, BlackBridge will also offer Quantum's innovative backup and archive products to Canadian customers, providing solutions from the data center to the enterprise edge to the cloud.

Supporting Quotes

  • Scott Soenen, chief technology officer, BlackBridge Networks: "With on-premise Quantum DXi technology, BlackBridge Stratus customers get the speed and convenience of local recovery with the security of cloud-based backup. The BlackBridge Stratus solution contrasts with any cloud service that requires customers to buy additional expensive hardware as data grows, or to abandon prior investments as part of a 'rip and replace' cloud-only approach."
  • Henrik Rosendahl, senior vice president, Cloud Solutions, Quantum: "With BlackBridge Stratus - Powered by Quantum, Canadian customers can now see the kind of dramatic cost savings and security that customers have benefitted from with Q-Cloud in the U.S. and elsewhere. Stratus sets a great example for how to optimally leverage Quantum's industry-leading technology for data protection in the cloud."

Additional Resources

About BlackBridge Networks
BlackBridge Networks is a privately owned Canadian corporation providing a unique set of data center services, with a focus on supporting IT and business continuity strategies. Our core differentiator is the combination of reliable world-class facilities in low-risk locations, with a very high standard for customer service. Our team has been recognized for their attention to detail, quality of service, and ability to provide remote support quickly and effectively. BlackBridge Networks portfolio of services includes Replication & Backup, Hybrid Cloud Services, Colocation, and Network.

BlackBridge Networks is part of the BlackBridge group of companies; world leaders in geospatial imagery with business partners in over 70 countries. BlackBridge has been enabling land use decisions for over a decade through support of earth observation satellite missions and management of multi-petabyte data sets.

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, DXi, Powered by Quantum, Q-Cloud, and Quantum vmPRO 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 Quantum's products and solutions and 2) customer demand for and Quantum's future revenue from such products and solutions 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, the ability of competitors to introduce new solutions that compete more successfully with our solutions, 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.

Quantum Contact:
Bob Wientzen
Public Relations
(720) 406-5667
[email protected]

BlackBridge Networks Contact:
Nicole Geske
(403) 332-6005
[email protected]

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