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Quantum Introduces Data De-Duplication and Replication Solutions to Dramatically Improce Disk-Based Backup

  • 16 February, 2007 10:16

<p>Capitalises on Recent ADIC Acquisition with Differentiated DXi-Series Appliances that Build on Quantum’s Expertise in Backup, Recovery and Archive</p>
<p>SYDNEY, Australia, Feb. 16, 2007 – Quantum Corp. the leading global specialist in backup, recovery and archive, today announced its first disk-based backup solutions incorporating data de-duplication and replication technologies: the DXi3500 and DXi5500 appliances. By eliminating redundant data, the DXi-Series appliances allow users in midrange and data centre environments to retain 10 to 50 times more backup data on fast recovery disk and cost-effectively store data for months instead of days. Data de-duplication technology also allows Quantum’s appliances to provide WAN-based remote replication of backup data as a practical tool for disaster recovery between distributed sites such as data centres and regional offices. Quantum designed the DXi-Series to be easily installed and managed in a wide range of IT environments, and the company’s long-standing expertise in backup, recovery and archive solutions makes it uniquely positioned to meet customers’ disk-based backup needs within this broader storage context.</p>
<p>Since completing its acquisition of ADIC in August 2006, Quantum has combined key technologies from both companies in an integrated software layer that is part of the DXi-Series solution. This encompasses Quantum’s patented data de-duplication technology and other enhanced functionality, providing such advantages as best-in-class performance of up to 800 GB/hour and flexibility between NAS and virtual tape library (VTL) network interfaces.</p>
<p>“Data de-duplication is a powerful technology, bringing real and immediate value to end users,” said Heidi Biggar, an analyst with the Enterprise Strategy Group. “With the introduction of its DXi-Series, Quantum adds data de-duplication to its disk-based portfolio. Combine that with hardware compression, asynchronous replication, and onboard monitoring and diagnostic tools, and Quantum’s got a powerful message. The speed at which it was able to bring this new product to market is no small feat, and is a testament to the direction and integration of the newly combined company.”</p>
<p>Conventional disk storage cannot provide enough cost-effective capacity to let users retain more than a few days of backup data, limiting the benefits disk provides. Additionally, the amount of backup data in distributed sites and cost of bandwidth have prevented disk-based remote replication from being a viable solution, leaving data at risk in the event of a site loss or other localized threat. Quantum’s DXi3500 and DXi5500 address these issues with a strong appliance-based backup and replication solution that further expands the company’s disk-based backup portfolio.</p>
<p>“Quantum’s DXi-Series, the result of combining Quantum, ADIC and Rocksoft technologies, significantly increases the power of disk to support backup, data retention, and disaster recovery planning, while delivering the industry-leading performance that has long been a key differentiator of our disk-based solutions,” said Craig Tamlin, country manager, Australia and New Zealand. “Our extensive experience in backup, recovery and archive allow us to provide customers with the right combination of disk, replication and tape for their environment and evolving storage requirements.”</p>
<p>Quantum DXi-Series Advantages</p>
<p>In addition to data de-duplication, Quantum’s integrated software layer includes a high performance embedded file-system, high speed data compression, asynchronous replication, interface flexibility, and built-in monitoring, alerting and diagnostic tools. This integrated software layer not only provides a key advantage for the DXi3500 and DXi5500 appliances but also offers an extensible foundation for future intelligent backup, recovery and archive solutions that will improve data protection for a broad range of customer environments from remote offices to large enterprise data centers.</p>
<p>Quantum’s DXi-Series appliances provide a wide variety of capacity options that deliver extended protection for data sets ranging from 250 GB to 11 TB in size. Assuming typical data mixes and standard backup methods, these appliances can offer up to 216 TB of disk-based retention capacity, using an average 20:1 de-duplication ratio – enough capacity to retain months of backups on disk for an 11 TB primary data set.</p>
<p>By delivering best-in-class performance, the DXi-Series also enables de-duplication to work more effectively for backing up enterprise data sets, optimising the amount of data that can be protected within a given time period. When compared to other data reduction products, DXi-Series appliances can protect the same amount of data in as little as half the time.</p>
<p>Easy to deploy and operate, the DXi3500 and DXi5500 are fully integrated appliances that can be presented to backup software as a NAS mount point (CIFS/NFS) or as a VTL with either Fibre Channel or iSCSI interconnect. Whether they appear as a standard NAS backup target or a familiar virtual tape interface, DXi-Series appliances are fully compatible with all leading backup applications and do not require that users change their existing backup methodology or infrastructure.</p>
<p>As part of a comprehensive solutions set from Quantum, the DXi-Series is supported by a suite of global service offerings. Included as standard are Quantum StorageCare™ onsite warranty and StorageCare Guardian, Quantum’s proactive remote support solution. Warranty extensions and upgrades, as well as a full portfolio of professional installation and integration services, are optional.</p>
<p>Quantum plans to begin shipping DXi3500 and DXi5500 units early in the second calendar quarter of 2007. Pricing begins at AUD $31,000 MSRP for an entry DXi-Series solution and scales across eight different available models that protect increasing amounts of primary data.</p>
<p>About Quantum</p>
<p>Quantum Corp. (NYSE:QTM) is the leading global storage company specialising in backup, recovery and archive. Combining focused expertise, customer-driven innovation, and platform independence, Quantum provides a comprehensive, integrated range of disk, tape, and software solutions supported by a world-class sales and service organisation. As a long-standing and trusted partner, the company works closely with a broad network of resellers, OEMs and other suppliers to meet customers’ evolving data protection needs. Quantum Corp., 1650 Technology Drive, Suite 700, San Jose, CA 95110, (408) 944-4000,</p>
<p>Quantum, the Quantum logo, DLT, DLTtape and the DLTtape logo are registered trademarks of Quantum Corporation. StorageCare is a trademark of Quantum Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.</p>
Rebecca Blasina
MAX Australia
(02) 9954 3492</p>

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