Quantum Adds Symform's Cloud Services Platform, Development Team

Quantum (QTM) yesterday announced it has acquired Symform's cloud storage services platform.

Dan Kobialka, Contributing writer

August 8, 2014

2 Min Read
Quantum CEO Jon Gacek
Quantum CEO Jon Gacek

San Jose, California-based data storage provider Quantum (QTM) has acquired Symform‘s cloud storage services platform.

Quantum said it plans to leverage Symform’s technology to expand its cloud software capabilities and service offerings in data protection and scale-out storage.

“We will be integrating Symform software and our platforms to create simple, very cost-effective cloud service options,” Quantum CEO Jon Gacek said in a prepared statement.

Quantum also will hire Symform’s development team, including co-founder Bassam Tabbara, to help create and launch new cloud services.

“The technology and talent we’ve acquired from Symform will enable us to augment [our] offerings and address a broader range of customer needs, as well as provide enhanced service options to the existing Symform user base,” Gacek added.

What is Symform?

Here are three things to know about Seattle-based cloud storage and backup service provider Symform:

  1. Symform offers a free cloud storage and backup service with up to 10 GB of space.

  2. At least 45,000 users across 170 countries currently leverage Symform’s cloud storage service.

  3. The company began offering its cloud services in 2009 and recently introduced the fourth generation of its software.

Symform “is known for its extremely simple deployment and ease of use,” Quantum said, and the platform acquisition will provide Quantum customers with:

  • Flexible options for cloud storage

  • Internet access to files from any device and any location

  • Web-based, centralized management of all cloud components

Quantum said it intends to enhance the Symform service with new features and options to help customers “meet their most demanding data storage needs in physical, virtual and cloud environments.”

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About the Author(s)

Dan Kobialka

Contributing writer, Penton Technology

Dan Kobialka is a contributing writer for MSPmentor and Talkin' Cloud. In the past, he has produced content for numerous print and online publications, including the Boston Business Journal, Boston Herald and Patch.com. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State College (now Bridgewater State University). In his free time, Kobialka enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football (Go Patriots!).  

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