I  remember when Avis used to market themselves as “When you’re #2, you try harder.” That’s what popped into my head when I learned of our position as a Challenger in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant General-Purpose Disk Array report. A Challenger in Gartner’s vernacular is a vendor that “executes well enough to be a serious threat to vendors in the Leaders quadrant. They have strong products, as well as sufficient credible market position and resources to sustain continued growth. Financial viability is not an issue for vendors in the Challengers quadrant, but they lack the size and influence of vendors in the Leaders quadrant.” Check out these recent articles on the Gartner Magic Quadrant report: The Register and StorageNewsletter.com.

We do try harder, and being a newcomer to the general-purpose disk array market provides us with the advantage of being able to move and adjust faster than legacy companies. We are fanatically focused on creating forward-looking storage solutions, so customers can “Power What’s Next.” And we have been doing this for over 35 years, which is a testament to our ability to solve storage problems.

Quantum QXS™ flash hybrid storage is a reliable storage platform — illustrated by the fact that it is a ninth-generation field-proven storage hardware architecture. More than 850,000 storage systems based on this architecture have been sold. Some of the largest IT systems vendors in the world have come to rely on its enterprise-class reliability and field-proven 99.999% availability architecture. While it is nice—very nice—to achieve the Challenger position in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for General-Purpose Disk Arrays, it is more rewarding to know that over three-quarters of a million systems based on the QXS flash hybrid storage architecture contain some of the most critical data on the planet.

QXS flash hybrid storage is the scalable, high-performance, rugged primary storage that is a critical component of our Xcellis™ solution. Xcellis workflow storage, powered by StorNext® 5, is high-performance shared storage for collaborative workflows. StorNext 5 is the industry’s fastest streaming file system, engineered to solve the world’s toughest data management challenges. QXS hybrid flash storage is a critical component of Xcellis.

We have a complete family of storage products to help manage data through its entire lifecycle, from inception to cold storage. These solutions include:

  • Scale-out storage: StorNext and converged solutions
  • Primary storage: QXS flash hybrid
  • Data protection: Deduplication appliances, tape libraries, and the cloud
  • Archive storage: Network-attached storage (NAS) appliances, object storage, tape libraries, and the cloud

Experience the benefits of working with a vendor that “tries harder.” Check out Quantum’s complete family of storage products at www.quantum.com.

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  • Mike Jaroch
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    Geoff,
    Enjoyed your post/comments very much. More importantly, as a dedicated “long” QTM investor, I appreciate and remain extremely positive on all your efforts and initiatives. Thanks!

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