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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Comments (8)

Here I thought Maxtor bought Quantum back in the early 2000s?

Ha, that's what I thought at first, but maybe a different Quantum...?

Fireballs!

OMG, don't bring up the nightmare of the Fireball hard drives.

"Quantum Fireballs: Our hard drives go down in flames!"

What was worse was their 5.25" monstrosety called the Quantum Bigfoot!!!

I think they were featured in some of the bludgeoning scenes in Braveheart.

OMG, don't bring up the nightmare of the Fireball hard drives.

"Quantum Fireballs: Our hard drives go down in flames!"

The original 'hot spare'.

Yes, that's correct. Quantum sent me an email clarifying the hard drive business was sold in April 2001, but not the entire company.

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