Quantum unveils DXi V4000 virtual backup and deduplication appliance
Aug 30, 2013 (MarketLine via COMTEX) --
Quantum Corp., a provider of data protection and big data management, has announced the general availability of the DXi V4000 virtual backup and deduplication appliance, delivering performance at 4.9TB per hour ingest and scalability of up to 24TB of usable capacity, or 360TB logical capacity, in a single virtual instance.
According to the company, the DXi V4000 extends the DXi V-Series family of virtual backup appliances, continuing Quantum's advancement of data protection technologies developed for virtualized environments, and is particularly well-suited to managed service providers offering cloud-based backup-as-a-service (BaaS).
Even as IT departments increasingly adopt virtualization, backup appliances have typically been deployed in an all-hardware appliance model. The DXi V-Series provides full-featured deduplication capabilities in a 100% virtual, 100% software appliance with the performance, efficiency and scalability that physical appliances offer. This approach eliminates the need to deploy additional hardware to protect both physical and virtual data, with the efficiency of a virtual machine that scales seamlessly and easily.
The DXi V4000 provides deduplication and replication for any DXi physical or virtual appliance, as well as Q-Cloud, Quantum's cloud backup and disaster recovery solution. It offers a simple, native, all-virtual data protection solution that works with existing customer environments and provides unique advantages beyond those inherent in its all-software approach.
DXi V4000 is well-suited to cloud backup-as-a-service implementations, offering best-in-class data reduction technology with deduplication rates of up to 50-to-1 or more. This built-in data reduction lowers bandwidth and cloud capacity requirements, increasing overall cost savings. Like the rest of the DXi V-Series, the DXi V4000 works with all leading backup applications and offers secure encryption for data at rest and in flight.
Customers also get the convenience and efficiency of a full on-site copy of their data, combined with the peace of mind gained by having an additional copy in the cloud. Service providers or central IT organizations can rapidly deploy DXi V4000 and expand capacity on-demand without sacrificing performance, while keeping costs aligned with resource usage.
In addition, the DXi V4000 can easily be combined with vmPRO virtual backup software for a data protection solution that offers massive data reduction while retaining VM data in native format, providing a path to the cloud. The complementary products are part of Quantum's portfolio of solutions optimized specifically for virtualized environments.
Robert Clark, senior vice president, Data Protection Group, Quantum, said: "Quantum's DXi V-Series is a good example of where the market is heading for data protection, moving into virtual deployments for backup appliances, and this infrastructure shift presents an opportunity for companies to rethink their data protection strategy. One place where DXi V4000 is perfectly suited is for managed service providers. By deploying virtual backup appliances using existing infrastructure, MSPs and end-users can keep their initial capital expenses down and drive higher profitability with immediate results."
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