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Quantum appoints KAZ as Premier VAR

  • 07 March, 2006 17:38

<p>KAZ Selected to Broaden Quantum's Market Reach in Australia</p>
<p>SYDNEY, Australia. - 7 March, 2006 - Quantum Corporation, a global leader in storage, today announced KAZ as its latest Premier VAR for Australia. Previously a Registered Reseller, the new status gives KAZ national coverage for Quantum's range of tape drives, tape automation systems and disk-based backup solutions.</p>
<p>"KAZ has a strong working relationship with Quantum having been a Quantum reseller for two years," commented Mike Foster, CEO KAZ. "Our appointment as Premier VAR is a significant boost for KAZ, as well as further endorsement for KAZ's capability in offering storage and business continuity solutions and services. We are delighted to be strengthening our relationship with Quantum and look forward to working with them in the years ahead."</p>
<p>Craig Tamlin, country manager for Australia and New Zealand for Quantum commented, "KAZ was chosen due to its proven ability to offer enterprise storage solutions and for being the preferred integrator of many large Australian corporations. Their focus, along with Quantum's strong range of new products launched over the past year, will be an excellent combination to deliver backup, recovery and archive solutions into new clients and markets.</p>
<p>"In the year ahead, our focus will be in growing market share both within the channel itself and directly influencing IT decisions at the end-user level. We are confident that with the proven ability and support of our channel partners, we will be able to continue to expand our presence in Australia," concluded Tamlin.</p>
<p>Benefits for Premier VARs include greater margins through preferential pricing, joint marketing campaigns and access to Quantum's enterprise range of backup-to-disk and tape solutions.</p>
<p>KAZ joins Volante, Commander, Alphawest, Hitachi Data Systems and Dimension Data as Quantum Premier VARs in the Australian market.</p>
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<p>About Quantum
Quantum Corp. (NYSE:DSS), a global leader in storage, delivers highly reliable backup, recovery and archive solutions that meet demanding requirements for data integrity and availability with superior price/performance and comprehensive service and support. Quantum offers customers of all sizes an unparalleled range of solutions, from leading tape drive and media technologies, autoloaders and libraries to disk-based backup systems. Quantum is the world's largest volume supplier of both tape drives and tape automation and has pioneered the development of disk-based systems optimized for backup and recovery. Quantum Corp., 1650 Technology Drive, Suite 800, San Jose, CA 95110, (408) 944-4000, www.quantum.com.</p>
<p>Quantum, the Quantum logo, DLT and DLTtape are registered trademarks of Quantum Corporation. 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 Quantum's product sales and future market share in Australia, 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, our ability to successfully execute to our product roadmaps and timely ship our products, operational difficulties, potential future changes in Quantum's business strategy, the ability of competitors to introduce new solutions that compete more successfully with our solutions, changes in market conditions and in the role of tape 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 in the United States, 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 -- Risk Factors," on pages 44 to 54 in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on February 2, 2006 and on pages 32 to 42 in Quantum's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 8, 2005; 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>
<p>Press Contacts:</p>
<p>Woei Chyi Lim
PR &amp; Marcoms Manager
Quantum
(+ 65) 6432 2866
woeichyi.lim@quantum.com</p>
<p>Alex Murphy
Account Manager
Max Australia
(61 2) 9954 3492
alex.murphy@maxaustralia.com.au</p>

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