Quantum Storage Company Profile

Author: Brian Karas, Published on Apr 28, 2016

Storage vendor Quantum is bringing their multi-tier storage architecture to the security industry, claiming cost-effective long-term data storage.

And they have been spending heavy building a sales team and marketing program focused on the video surveillance market.

Is multi-tier storage a cost-effective platform for security video?

We spoke with Quantum for a product briefing and in this report examine where their products fit in security.

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Market Differentiator - ****** *******

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Quantum ****** *******

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Cost *********** **********

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Market ************

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Comments (8)

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