WASHINGTON, March 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Quantum Corp. (NYSE: DSS), a leading provider of data protection and network storage systems, is demonstrating at FOSE 2002 its complete line of Network Attached Storage (NAS) products, including the recently announced portable Snap Server(R) 1100 and rack-mountable Snap Server 4100, which was recently upgraded to provide increased capacity. Quantum is showcasing its NAS appliances at FOSE Booth #1340 from March 19-21, 2002 at the Washington, D.C. Convention Center. "Federal IT spending is escalating at an incredible rate, and administrators are finding that NAS appliances provide reliable solutions for file archiving, data backups and portable field storage," said Jim Simon, director of channel marketing for Quantum's Network Attached Storage Division. "The Snap Server's low cost, ease of configuration and minimal maintenance make it an attractive storage option for government agencies looking for high-performance products that require little administration." Air Force Base Relies on Quantum Snap Servers for Storage of Mission- critical Data The 414th Combat Training Squadron, known as RED FLAG, is based at Nellis Air Force Base (AFB) in Nevada. American and Allied fighter pilots are trained at the base through real world simulated combat. With five separate training missions each year, Nellis AFB generates hundreds of gigabytes of data that are critical to these missions. Don Wells, director of information technologies for RED FLAG, needed a reliable, secure place to store this data. "During training sessions, our computer operations center will support more than 500 users, and we needed a place to store the large amounts of data that are generated and shared by so many users," said Wells. "We added multiple rack-mountable Snap Servers to provide a reliable storage repository for the mission-critical data that is generated prior to and during these training sessions." Availability Quantum's NAS products are sold by many of the top government resellers through Government Services Administration schedules and/or Blanket Purchase Agreements in order to best benefit federal, state and local government agencies. Ingram Micro's Partnership America Program, Tech Data's Partner Procurement Program, Bell Microproducts, and Arrow Electronics also provide discounts for government resellers. The Snap Server Product Line The Snap Server product family includes the desktop model Snap Server 1100 40GB and 80GB, and the Snap Server 2200 160GB. The Snap Server 4100 240GB, 320GB and 480GB are 1U rack-mountable units. The Snap Server 12000 is a 3U 960GB product featuring hot swap drives and redundant hardware for corporate departments and large workgroups. The leader in the workgroup NAS market category, Quantum has shipped more than 90,000 Snap Servers worldwide as of December 31, 2001. Snap Server appliances typically install in five minutes or less without any disruptions to the network and deliver automatic, simultaneous multi-platform file-sharing support for Windows, Novell, Macintosh and UNIX/Linux users on the same network. About Quantum Quantum Corp., founded in 1980, is a global leader in data protection and network storage systems, meeting the needs of business customers with enterprise-wide storage solutions and services. Quantum is the world's largest supplier of tape drives, and its DLTtape(TM) technology is the de facto standard for backup, archiving, and recovery of mission-critical data. Quantum is a leader in the design, manufacture and service of automated tape libraries used to manage, store and transfer data. In addition to having the largest installed base of Network Attached Storage (NAS) appliances of any NAS supplier, Quantum is the leader in the workgroup NAS market category. Quantum sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2001, were approximately $1.4 billion. Quantum Corp., 501 Sycamore Dr., Milpitas, CA 95035, 408-944-4000, www.quantum.com. NOTE: Quantum, the Quantum logo, and Snap Server are trademarks of Quantum Corporation, registered in the United States and other countries. DLTtape is a trademark of Quantum Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Statements contained herein that are not statements of historical fact may be deemed to be forward-looking information. Without limiting the foregoing, references to Quantum's participation in the FOSE 2002, the extent of that participation, and the nature of product demonstrations are forward-looking. Such forward-looking statements discuss our future expectations, contain projections of our future results of operations, or of our financial position, or state other forward-looking information. There may be events in the future that we are not able to predict or control accurately, and any forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially. These risks and uncertainties include the uncertainties inherent with long distance travel and the extent of the demand for demonstrations of our products, Quantum undertakes no obligation and expressly disclaims any obligation to update or supplement this information or its forward-looking statements. For additional information regarding risk factors that could affect Quantum's future results, please refer to Quantum's 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 F14-F21 in Quantum's Annual Report on Form 10-K, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 29, 2001, and pages 31-39 in Quantum's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 13, 2002. MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT - Click Here http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X81272372
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