Quantum

Your Technology Partner for Data Protection

 

Quantum has been a leader in data storage for over 30 years. From disk drives in the 1990’s, to tape libraries and backup appliances in the 2000’s, Quantum is now a leading expert in data protection, archive and scale-out tiered storage. With a comprehensive portfolio of disk, tape and software solutions for physical, virtual and cloud environments, Quantum offers best-in-class performance combined with lower total data storage costs.

 

As one of the three companies behind the LTO tape program, Quantum has helped establish LTO as the de facto tape standard. Additionally, Quantum is the market share leader in LTO automation, with its intelligent Scalar tape libraries leading the industry in terms of ease of management and scalability.

 

Quantum by the Numbers

  • 36 years as a storage & data protection specialist
  • Over 100K customer deployments (85% of Fortune 100)
  • Sold into 100+ countries
  • 650+ industry patents
  • 1 of 3 founding members of LTO program

 

 

Quantum Tape Solutions

 

LTO tape drives

Easy to deploy, offering up to 15TB per cartridge - perfect for small and midsized storage environments

SuperLoader 3

Provides simple automation at an affordable price, expands from 8 to 16 slots, and provides up 240TB of capacity

Scalar i3

Offer capacity-on-demand scalability, simplified management with iLayer features, and best in class density

 

 

Tape: Your Last Line of Defense against Ransomware

Ransomware has been in the news a lot recently. Scams like CryptoLocker and WannaCry are rapidly becoming one of the biggest threats to corporate data. More and more criminal organizations are climbing on the ransomware bandwagon, and the financial impact is enormous.

 

LTO-7 Media

LTO-7 Media: Potentially your last
line of defense against ransomware

One of the most important things a company can do to protect itself against ransomware attacks, is to make sure it has backup copies of its data. And there’s a simple and easy to remember rule when it comes to backups: we call it “3-2-1 data protection”:

 

  • 3 copies of your data
  • 2 different types of media (tape and disk, for example)
  • 1 copy offline and off-site

 

The 1 offline copy is the most important component of ransomware protection. Why?

 

When ransomware enters your systems, usually through a PC, it begins to encrypt your data and can target network-attached storage (NAS), virtualization, online collaboration tools, and more.

 

Offline copies of your data are the only safe files, simply because criminals can’t delete or encrypt what they can’t access over the network.

 

You can consider a couple different strategies to manage offline copies. Most companies opt to use a small tape library and tape rotation system. Tape rotation and off-site storage of backup copies also prevent any danger of data loss from fire, flood, or other natural disasters at the physical site of your data center.

 

The bottom line? Ransomware-style cyber attacks may be common and difficult to stop completely, but a best practice backup strategy that includes multiple copies of data on different kinds of media, including tape, can eliminate or minimize data loss.

 

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