Quantum dedupes DXi hardware range from 3 to 2 models

News Stay informed about the latest enterprise technology news and product updates. Quantum backup appliance portfolio grows by two The Quantum backup appliance lineup gets refreshed with the addition of the DXi and DXi series. But the vendor is staying away from integrated appliances at the moment.
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News Stay informed about the latest enterprise technology news and product updates. Quantum backup appliance portfolio grows by two The Quantum backup appliance lineup gets refreshed with the addition of the DXi and DXi series. But the vendor is staying away from integrated appliances at the moment. Share this item with your network: News Writer Quantum Corp. The vendor upgraded its DXi disk library with new enterprise and midrange models.

It modified the hardware to increase density, mostly through the addition of 12 TB hard disk drives. The new systems still include the DXi data deduplication software, but as traditional backup appliances they rely on third-party backup software.

But the industry trend is toward converged secondary storage appliances that include software needed for backup, archiving, copy data management and, in some cases, cloud data management.

Cohesity and Rubrik have led the converged charge, but traditional vendors such as Veritas, Commvault and Dell EMC have also added these types of products. Eric Bassier, Quantum senior director of product marketing and corporate communications, said the vendor is running into Rubrik and Cohesity in deals and is considering working with a software partner on a converged appliance.

But for now, he said the Quantum backup appliance strategy is to win deals on the strength of the DXi data deduplication engine. There are some plays like that to consider, and we’re looking at our options now. But we feel our dedupe algorithm is a couple of generations ahead of the converged secondary storage guys. Eric Bassiersenior director of product marketing and corporate communications, Quantum Vinny Choinski, senior lab analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group, said dedupe ratios and speed aren’t ultimately as important as addressing customers’ specific challenges.

He said it’s important for Quantum to keep up with the leading hardware as well as support for a wide range of backup applications. Quantum generates most of its revenue from tape systems, and its CEO Jamie Lerner points to its StorNext file system storage for rich media as the company’s future. But the DXi upgrade shows Quantum wants to stay relevant in disk backup. They’re evolving.

The DXi targets the enterprise market, scaling from 51 TB to 1 petabyte of useable capacity. The 12 TB hard drives allow for more storage using less physical space. The DXi is a new Quantum backup appliance focused on the enterprise market. The DXi is a smaller-scale appliance targeting midmarket organizations and remote sites.

This series starts at 8 TB and scales up to TB. Quantum will no longer sell new DXi systems, but will continue to push out upgrades for the next two years and support existing DXi products for the next five years. Related Resources.

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There are no major new increases in functionality, but the existing capabilities have been enhanced. In addition, these are the first backup appliances on the market to use 12 TB hard drives, which makes them denser and enhances TCO items such as reducing rack footprint and reducing storage and cooling costs. This is the fourth generation, with the first generation dating back to These models are replacements for the third generation DXi and DXi We continue to have very good integrations with Veeam and Veritas NetBackup. The DXi also has a new high- density expansion chassis option to enable 1 petabyte of usable capacity [pre-deduplication] in only 10U of rack space. They are very efficient, minimizing rack space, power and cooling costs.

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The DXi Series delivers up to 34 TB/hr regardless of your capacity points. The 7×24 telephone response provides telephone support Monday through Sunday, 24 hours per day. Customers may call and receive assistance 24 hours a. Quantum ships a public/private key pair on DXi V appliances that allows passwordless authentication to any other DXi box. Since the key is easily .

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