Quantum Pursues Partnership With Dot Hill

Quantum Corp. and Dot Hill Systems Corp. announced a go-to-market partnership to integrate Dot Hill's enterprise disk storage systems into tiered storage offerings.

By adding all of Dot Hill's storage arrays to its scale-out storage and data protection portfolio, Quantum will further expand its range of solutions designed for managing data across its entire lifecycle in demanding environments. At the same time, Dot Hill will extend its market footprint by leveraging Quantum's channel, sales and marketing resources, and service and support.

Announcement builds on the companies' technology relationship and reflects a similar focus on providing performance and value with solutions that incorporate multiple storage technologies.

Tiered Storage for Today's Data-driven Demands
With the amount of data and its strategic value continuing to increase, customers face more challenges in managing, retaining and protecting their data while making it quickly accessible whenever and wherever it's needed - all at the lowest possible cost. Both Quantum and Dot Hill have been at the forefront in addressing these challenges, delivering performance solutions with different tiers of storage to achieve the balance of accessibility and cost.

Dot Hill's enterprise storage
Dot Hill has a broad portfolio of enterprise, primary block and SAN disk storage arrays with 99.999% availability.

All of these will be available through Quantum, including:

  • Hybrid storage arrays with RealStor software that autonomically measures data usage, identifies 'hot' spots as they occur and continuously moves data to the most appropriate tier - SSD, SAS or Nearline SAS - in real time, even as that data changes minute by minute.
  • Dense arrays (Ultra48 and Ultra56 AssuredSAN) that deliver performance in a small footprint.
  • AssuredSAN 6000 Series arrays with RealStream technology optimized for key vertical markets, including telecommunications infrastructure, network management, video surveillance, service providers and HPC as well as other IoT applications.

Greater Value for Quantum Customers:

  • Scale-out Storage: Quantum already uses Dot Hill storage in the form of Quantum's StorNext QXS disk systems, including the new StorNext QXS-5600. As Quantum continues to provide performance workflow and tiered storage for vertical markets and use cases - including media and entertainment, video surveillance, corporate video and HPC - it will leverage Dot Hill's technology in meeting specialized storage requirements.
  • Data Protection: Quantum has a large install base of customers that have long relied on the company to address their data protection needs and help them adapt to ever-changing storage demands. By incorporating Dot Hill disk into its product line, Quantum will be able to offer these customers an even broader range of solutions for storing and protecting data, including tiering data within and across primary storage, backup and archive.

Broader Market Reach for Dot Hill Technology
Quantum-branded Dot Hill storage is available from Quantum's worldwide network of resellers. The company supports these partners through its Alliance program, which offers sales tools, marketing resources, training, technical expertise and other services to help them succeed and grow. By leveraging its channel, global sales and marketing organization and service team - which provides support in more than 100 countries - Quantum will extend the reach of Dot Hill's technology.

Dana Kammersgard, president and CEO, Dot Hill, said: "Dot Hill and Quantum have enjoyed a long-standing relationship as industry partners, and we see this new go-to-market collaboration as a win-win arrangement for both companies. Quantum has the global scale and scope to support a worldwide customer base, and will greatly accelerate and broaden the distribution of Dot Hill storage technology."

Jon Gacek, president and CEO, Quantum, said: "Dot Hill has a strong set of products that address key challenges in dealing with highly demanding data workloads and make a great addition to Quantum's tiered storage portfolio. Today's announcement reflects our continued focus on delivering specialized solutions that enable customers to maximize the value of their data by managing and protecting it throughout its lifecycle."

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