August 8th, 2014 by Adam Armstrong
Quantum Acquires Symform's Cloud Services Platform
Quantum Corp has announced that is has acquired Symform's cloud storage services platform and its development team, including Symform's CTO and co-founder, Bassam Tabbara. Quantum plans on leveraging Symform's cloud technology to expand its own cloud software capabilities and service offerings in data protection and scale-out storage.
Quantum specializes in scale-out storage, backup, and archiving. They offer Scalar tape libraries, online Lattus object storage, and DXi disk deduplication appliances. And while Quantum already offers a cloud-based protection, Q-Cloud, the technology and talent they are acquiring from Symform will allow Quantum to address a broader range of customer needs while at the same time offering different services to existing Symform customers. An example of the integration of the two companies is a cost-effective cloud service options for long-term archive data and cold storage, complimenting the StorNext-Lattus solutions.
The benefits that Symform will add include:
- Extreme ease-of-use
- File sync and share
- Transfer data to mobile devices
- Transfer data to cross-platform servers
- Create private clouds
- Automatic encryption at the source
- 100% web-based centralized management of all cloud components
- Captures and transfers data in native format
- Allows data to be stored transparently on more than one site
Quantum says they are committed to maintaining the service for the 45,000 existing customers of Symform.