What effect will this have for Xsan? The press release tries to reassure StorNext customers: Both Quantum and ADIC have been at the forefront of developing innovative solutions in disk-based data protection, one of the most dynamic and fastest growing segments of storage. The combined company will be able to capitalize on the scale and synergies in this area, as well as build upon ADIC's StorNext(R) data management software.
ADIC has an contractual agreement with Apple, which would presumably be continued by Quantum. Let's hope that what ADIC has learned from Xsan will be passed up to Quantum.