First up is Quantums 9-Tbyte DXi7500 Model 9, which is designed for smaller data centers, according to Steve Whitner, Quantums product manager.
This scales from 9 terabytes [of usable capacity] to 180 terabytes, he says. This gives customers broader reach, especially in the small and medium data center environments -- it allows people to start low and grow larger.
Quantum has essentially cut its standing DXi 7500 offerings in half, according to the exec, who notes that the vendors smallest DXi7500 before today started at 18 terabytes of usable capacity.
Pricing for a typical configuration of the DXi7500 Model 9, which is available now, is around $135,000.