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Autodesk Connects to Quantum’s New StorNext 3.0 Software to Power its Media and Entertainment Solutions

  • 08 May, 2007 12:49

<p>StorNext Provides High-Speed, Low-Latency Backbone for Content Delivery and Data Sharing Across Autodesk Visual Effects, Editing/Finishing and Colour Grading Technologies</p>
<p>SYDNEY, Aust., May 8, 2007 – Quantum Corp. (NYSE:QTM), the leading global specialist in backup, recovery and archive, today announced that Autodesk, a world leader in 2D and 3D design software, is using Quantum’s StorNext® data management software with its suite of media and entertainment systems products.[1] The use of StorNext with Autodesk products provides a scalable solution that can enable digital artists to generate high-quality content more quickly.</p>
<p>“The rapidly increasing demand for editing and mastering of High-Definition (HD) television content requires a powerful infrastructure capable of handling the rigors of HD,” said Laurent Guittard, product manager at Autodesk Media &amp; Entertainment. “Autodesk is using Quantum as one of our storage solution providers because of Quantum’s proven track record for providing high-speed data sharing workflow solutions to the media and entertainment markets.”</p>
<p>From standard definition and HD for television to 4K for digital cinema masters, customers worldwide choose Autodesk tools to create and deliver content loaded with unparalleled visual effects, finishing, color grading and animation. Generating a final product requires applications to have rapid, low-latency access to content. StorNext adds value by creating a consolidated storage pool that applications can access over highly scalable, low-latency data paths. This enables rapid open, create and write operations.</p>
<p>While high-performance content delivery is a key benefit of StorNext, its data sharing capability reduces the overall time required to create, finalise and distribute content. For customers that need to retain finished products cost-effectively, StorNext offers an optional data movement component that transparently moves and protects content on lower-cost tiers of storage.</p>
<p>“In rich media, content is seldom generated on a single operating system, storage device or application,” said Mark Devins, director of Digital Media and Broadcast for Quantum. “StorNext automatically moves data between different storage resources, extending its speed, heterogeneity and data-sharing benefits across all the systems involved in generating a final cut. This further helps customers create content faster and store, protect and re-use it more cost efficiently.”</p>
<p>About Quantum
Quantum Corp. (NYSE:QTM) is the leading global storage company specialising 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, .</p>
<p>Quantum, the Quantum logo and StorNext are registered trademarks of Quantum Corporation and its affiliates. Autodesk, Backdraft, Fire, Flame, Flint, Inferno, Lustre and Smoke are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., and/or Autodesk Canada Co. in the USA and/or other countries. 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. Specifically, without limitation, statements relating to the benefits from using the StorNext software are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Safe Harbor. 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 unexpected material deviation in product operation and unanticipated changes in customers’ needs or requirements. More detailed information about these risk factors, and additional risk factors, are 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," on pages 39 to 50 in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on February 8, 2007 and on pages 14 to 25 in Quantum's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 12, 2006; 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>
Rebecca Blasina
MAX Australia
+612 9954 3492</p>

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