SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Quantum Corp. (NYSE:QTM), the leading global specialist in backup, recovery and archive, today announced the DXi7500 enterprise disk backup and replication system, designed to anchor a comprehensive strategy for linking backup, restore and disaster recovery protection across the distributed enterprise. With the addition of the DXi7500, Quantums DXi-Series becomes the first disk-based backup family to extend the benefits of data de-duplication, remote replication and disk-to-tape creation across a product line that covers distributed sites, midrange environments, and primary data centers.
With a scalable capacity of up to 240 TB, performance of up to 8 TB/hour, a high-availability architecture, and a unique policy-based data de-duplication approach, the DXi7500 provides disk backup capabilities to match the needs of the most demanding enterprise data centers. And because it leverages the same integrated software layer foundation first introduced in Quantums DXi3500 and DXi5500 disk backup appliances, the DXi7500 can also serve as a secure core repository for centralizing backup and disaster recovery from multiple distributed sites.
By eliminating redundant data, the de-duplication technology in Quantums DXi-Series portfolio is designed to allow users to retain 10 to 50 times more backup data on fast recovery disk and use existing WANs to replicate backup between sites, reducing or even eliminating the challenge of dealing with removable media at remote sites. With this expansion of Quantums DXi-Series portfolio, customers can now take advantage of replication and a common management interface to link the DXi3500 and DXi5500 appliances in remote offices and midrange data centers with the highly-scalable DXi7500 systems in enterprise data centers, where media management, disaster recovery, and long-term archive processes can be centralized.
The value propositions of data de-duplication are abundantly clear, and the technology is fast becoming a requisite for customers investing in disk-based backup solutions, said Arun Taneja, founder and consulting analyst for Taneja Group. Just when the debate between in-line and post-processing was getting interesting, Quantum introduces the DXi7500, a data de-duplication product that allows the user to choose the method based on policy once again letting the customer call the shots. I think the IT industry will love this flexibility.