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Data Deduplication Appliances for the Enterprise

For backup – where the same data is often backed up over and over again – Quantum's data deduplication technology can retain 10 to 50 times more data than conventional disk of similar capacity.

Quantum's DXi-Series solutions dramatically expand the role that disk can play in corporate data protection strategies. They deliver data deduplication technology and other enhanced functionality, providing best-in-class performance of up to 800 GB/hour and the flexibility to combine NAS and virtual tape library (VTL) presentations. And they retain 10 to 50 times more backup data than conventional disk system, and allow users to leverage remote replication as a DR tool, reducing or eliminating media handling.

These DXi-Series product claims stack up to the rigorous real-world testing of the Enterprise Strategy Group. ESG Lab performed hands-on evaluation and testing of the DXi-Series disk backup and replication appliances at a Quantum facility in Englewood, Colorado. Both DXi-Series appliance models were used during the evaluation: the DXi3500 and the DXi5500.

Highlights from the ESG Lab Validation include:

  • Veritas NetBackup jobs were streaming data to DXi3500 over an iSCSI interface only ten minutes after beginning the configuration using the web-based DXi-Series console.
  • After the DXi3500 had been configured as a virtual tape library, Veritas NetBackup worked exactly as if it were using a real tape library.
  • A data reduction of 7.46 to one was measured when retaining four full backups of home directory files and a data reduction of 5.00 to one was measured when retaining four full backups of Microsoft Exchange data. These measured rates were projected over 60 backup events.
  • Quantum's comprehensive sizing tool was compared to the ESG Lab sizing spreadsheet. This verified its accuracy and importance when consulting customers' expected data reduction experiences.
  • While ESG Lab found that the DXi-Series GUI is intuitive and easy to use, Quantum indicates that ease-of-use improvements are planned. To that end, ESG Lab believes that system-level data reduction statistics displayed in graphical form over time would be a valuable addition to the home screen.
  • ESG Lab verified Quantum's claims of up to fifty to one data reduction using home directory file data and validated the achievement of these results after only 33 backup events
  • Multiple single and multi-stream backups were performed using Veritas NetBackup to verify Quantum's claims of backup performance up to 290 GB per hour for the DXi3500. An audit of a similar round of testing was used to validate claims of up to 800 GB per hour for the DXi5500.
  • A single file restore retrieved from an 11.5 GB backup took only 18 seconds to complete.


DXi3500

From Quantum: The DXi3500 disk-based backup appliance uses Quantum's patented data de-duplication technology to increase the amount of backup data users can retain on disk by 10 to 50 times. Quantum's DXi3500 provides fast and reliable backup and restore and they make WAN replication a practical, cost-effective part of disaster recovery planning. The DXi3500 is designed for sites with from 1.2 to 4.2TB of local data to protect.

Quantum's DXi3500 solution is an integrated appliance that is easy to install and use with all leading backup applications. It provide best-in-class performance and flexible, easy-to-use interface options including NAS, virtual tape library or mixed presentations along with Fibre Channel and iSCSI connectivity. The DXi3500 delivers:

Advanced Data De-duplication Increasing Disk Retention for Backup Data
The DXi3500 disk backup and replication appliance leverages Quantum's patented data de-duplication technology to dramatically increase the role that disk can play in the protection of critical data. With the DXi3500 solution, users can retain 10 to 50 times more backup data on fast recovery disk than with conventional arrays.

Remote Replication of Backup Data Providing Automated Disaster Recovery Protection
With DXi3500 replication, users can transmit data from a single site or multiple sites to a central location. DXi3500 replication is asynchronous, automated, and it operates as a background process.

Easy Installation and Use in Existing Environments
The DXi3500 is an integrated appliance with an intuitive graphical user interface and two presentation modes that make it easy to install, share, and manage. A backup NAS interface allows users to attach a DXi3500 appliance to any Ethernet network and share it easily between multiple media servers. For larger, SAN environments, a virtual tape library interface (Fibre Channel or iSCSI) gives users enterprise performance and lets them use standard tape library presentations.

Advantage Over Conventional Disk
Quantum's DXi-Series are a cost-effective way for IT departments to store backup data on disk for months instead of days, providing high speed, reliable restores and increasing both recovery points and your disaster recovery options.

 

DXi5500

From Quantum: The DXi5500 disk-based backup appliance uses Quantum's patented data de-duplication technology to increase the amount of backup data users can retain on disk by 10 to 50 times. Quantum's DXi5500 provides fast and reliable backup and restore and makes WAN replication a practical, cost-effective part of disaster recovery planning. The DXi5500 is designed for larger sites and mid-range data centers with up to 11TB of local data to protect.

  • Up to 540TB of backup retention disk capacity
  • High backup performance of up to 800GB per hour provides enterprise scale protection
  • Multi-site replication options for WAN-based remote replication

Quantum's DXi5500 solution is an integrated appliance that is easy to install and use with all leading backup applications. It provide best-in-class performance and flexible, easy-to-use interface options including NAS, virtual tape library or mixed presentations along with Fibre Channel and iSCSI connectivity. The DXi5500 delivers:

Advanced Data De-duplication Increasing Disk Retention for Backup Data
The DXi5500 disk backup and replication appliance leverages Quantum's patented data de-duplication technology to dramatically increase the role that disk can play in the protection of critical data. With the DXi5500 solution, users can retain 10 to 50 times more backup data on fast recovery disk than with conventional arrays.

Remote Replication of Backup Data Providing Automated Disaster Recovery Protection
With DXi5500 replication, users can transmit data from a single site or multiple sites to a central location. DXi5500 replication is asynchronous, automated, and it operates as a background process.

Easy Installation and Use in Existing Environments
The DXi5500 is an integrated appliance with an intuitive graphical user interface and two presentation modes that make it easy to install, share, and manage. A backup NAS interface allows users to attach a DXi5500 appliance to any Ethernet network and share it easily between multiple media servers. For larger, SAN environments, a virtual tape library interface (Fibre Channel or iSCSI) gives users enterprise performance and lets them use standard tape library presentations.

Advantage Over Conventional Disk
Quantum's DXi-Series are a cost-effective way for IT departments to store backup data on disk for months instead of days, providing high speed, reliable restores and increasing both recovery points and your disaster recovery options.

 

For more information about Quantum's DXi-Series, go to quantum.com or call Hardwyre at 501.851.2880.

 
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