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QUANTUM SHOWCASES NEW INTELLIGENT ARCHIVE APPLIANCE FOR NAS-BASED PRODUCTION AT NAB 2015

Quantum‘s Artico Appliance Provides Benefits of StorNext’s Optimized Content Management in Media Facilities
and the Cloud, Outside of StorNext Environments

Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) is showcasing its new Artico™ intelligent NAS archive appliance at the 2015 NAB Show in Las Vegas in booth #SL8416. Artico offers broadcast and postproduction facilities using scale-out NAS systems a flexible, low-cost entry point for establishing media archives — outside of StorNext® environments — that can scale to hold petabytes of content across Quantum’s Lattus™ extended online, Scalar® tape and Q-Cloud™ Archive storage. Powered by Quantum’s StorNext 5 software and providing a simple NAS presentation, Artico incorporates StorNext Storage Manager™ policies to put the right content in the right place at the right time for maximizing storage efficiency and reducing total costs. When used in combination with any StorNext-qualified media asset management (MAM) system, Artico can move files seamlessly from online storage to longer-term archive with no user intervention, while maintaining full access to the files.

Maximizing Workflow Efficiency and Reducing Storage Costs
In today’s media facilities, critical file-based workflows — including video production, animation, rendering and creative graphics — depend on sharing content across a variety of storage systems and media. As these workflows evolve and the quantity of large files stored on disparate storage systems grows, these facilities can rely on Artico to provide transparent, scalable and efficient archiving of all media content and assets. As a result, users can confidently offload large files from expensive NAS systems and reduce overall storage costs, including those related to space, power and cooling.

Delivering Proven StorNext Media Management
StorNext Storage Manager has been deployed broadly by media facilities around the world with great success. Artico incorporates this proven technology to streamline operations, improve use of existing capacity and simplify expansion of media storage to accommodate changing business and operational demands. Additional Artico-StorNext Storage Manager benefits include:

– NAS connectivity for easy deployment and integration into broadcast and
postproduction environments.  

– An optimal balance of media access and storage TCO through intelligent, policy-driven file movement across LTO tape, LTFS, object  storage and cloud archive systems.  

– Long-term protection of content, including through the ability to create multiple archive copies and with support for multiple archive systems.  

– Automatic integration with StorNext-qualified MAM systems, enabling users to store, share and preserve media files seamlessly.

Alex Grossman, Vice President, Media and Entertainment, Quantum noted, “The Artico intelligent NAS archive appliance delivers critical media management capabilities with the power to transform the way an organization handles its content archive. With Artico, scale-out NAS users can optimize their use of media storage while gaining the ability to access content from any archive platform — all of which results in significant time and cost savings that make it easier for media facilities to achieve their creative and business goals.”

Contributing Editor at Broadcast Beat/AV Beat
Curtis Chan is President and CEO/Founder and Managing Partner of two high technology Brand Marketing and Public Relations companies, CHAN & ASSOCIATES and COGNITIVE IMPACT, whose clients range from the Global Fortune 500 to venture capital funded startups.

His agencies’ services, for over a quarter century, have helped garner early stage and growth companies significant brand exposure, resulting in either acquisition or IPO, with a total valuation of over $2.5 Billion.

Mr. Chan is a serial entrepreneur, philanthropist, author, mentor and angel investor. He played key executive roles early on in helping to pioneer and usher in both professional digital audio and digital video technologies for the recording, broadcast, cinematic and post production industries. He also played key executive roles in helping to develop and market data storage technologies. His expansive background spans four decades in ever increasing executive roles in operations, business development, engineering and sales/marketing in the information technology, media & entertainment, storage and networking, and other related high technology industries.

He is an active mentor and senior advisor to many established and VC backed start-up companies and incubators, a market/technology analyst, and has over three decades of experience in brand development, management consulting, company turnarounds, creative advertising and public relations.

A graduate of California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), San Luis Obispo; Mr. Chan recently ended his 14th year as Vice President for the Fullerton College Foundation; 22nd year as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence and mentor for the Small Business Institute at California State University Fullerton and incubators. Additionally, he is a volunteer member of DECA (Delta Epsilon Chi and Distributive Education Clubs of America); an advisor to the College of Engineering's Global Waste Research Institute, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and a member of the President’s Green and Gold Society; and advisory council member to Pepperdine University's Most Fundable Companies program. Passionate about hospice care, he was the past Board President for the Healing Hearts Association; and is a regularly featured speaker at many MBA and Doctorate level lectures around the country. He has presented and published over 30 papers worldwide, is a book co-author, an Editorial Board Member for the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, past Senior Editor for Broadcast Beat and AV Beat Magazines, Computer Technology Review, and is a regularly featured Contributing Editor to many US and international trade publications for over 35 years.

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Curtis Chan
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