Milpitas, CALIF. — Quantum Corporation’s DLT & Storage Systems Group, a leader in tape storage technology, announced that Compaq Computer Corporation, a worldwide leader in storage solutions and a Quantum OEM business partner, has received Super DLTtape units as part of Quantum’s Early Engagement Program (EEP) and delivered them to select Compaq customers.
The Early Engagement Program is an initiative that involves Quantum’s customers in the product development cycle from concept to delivery. The program identifies and addresses the specific needs of customers, enabling Quantum to offer the highest quality storage solutions in the industry.
“We are proud to receive Quantum’s Super DLTtape drives which will be optimized to perform with our award winning server and Storage Works(TM) solutions,” said Rusty Smith, director, Data Products Business Unit, Compaq Computer Corporation. “We have a longstanding tradition of delivering the highest quality backup and restore solutions to our customers and are confident that Super DLTtape will raise this standard to a new level.”
“Engaging Compaq in an open dialog about Super DLTtape’s specific features and functionality demonstrates strong partner support by Quantum for its new tape drives,” said John Freeman, president, Strategic Marketing Decisions. “The partnership between Quantum and Compaq is an example of an industry alliance that sets the tone for the next-generation of tape storage products.”
Super DLTtape continues to set the standard for tape storage with a family of Super DLTtape products. The multi-range offering provides capacity and transfer rates appropriate for the workgroup, mid-range and enterprise business needs. Super DLTtape technology offers backward-read compatibility with the existing DLTtape product family.
“Compaq is a pivotal player in our Early Engagement Program and continues to demonstrate valuable leadership and support for Super DLTtape technology,” said William Boles, vice president, marketing, Quantum DLTtape. “Our collaboration with Compaq extends the DLTtape industry standard’ by providing superior data storage solutions to thousands of end-user companies.”
With more than 1.5 million DLTtape drives and greater than 50 million DLTtape media cartridges shipped to date, DLTtape technology is the de facto standard for backing up and archiving business-critical data for mid-range servers and high-end workstations. Information on the DLTtape platform can be found at http://www.dlttape.com .
Founded in 1980, Quantum Corporation ( http://www.quantum.com ) is the world’s leading storage supplier in six of the seven markets it serves: desktop hard disk drives, tape drives, network attached storage (NAS) appliances, solid state systems and hard disk drives for the emerging personal video recorder (PVR) market, and DLTtape automation systems. Quantum is also a leading supplier of high-end hard disk drives. In 1999 Quantum became the first Silicon Valley company to issue tracking stock, replacing its existing common stock with the ticker symbols DSS and HDD, which track the separate performance of the company’s DLT and Storage Systems and Hard Disk Drive businesses.
Compaq Computer Corporation, a Fortune Global 100 company, designs, develops, manufactures, and markets hardware, software, solutions, and services, including industry-leading enterprise computing solutions, fault-tolerant business-critical solutions, and communications products, commercial desktop and portable products, and consumer PCs. Compaq products and services are sold in more than 200 countries directly to businesses, through a network of authorized Compaq marketing partners, and directly to businesses and consumers through Compaq’s e-commerce Web site at http://www.compaq.com .