SOURCE: Quantum Corporation

Quantum Corporation

July 27, 2011 16:11 ET

New Quantum DXi Systems Deliver Full Benefits of Deduplication With No Compromises Required

Additions to DXi6700 Family Provide Leading Performance and Value, Unique Approach to Distributed Deduplication

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 27, 2011) -

News Facts
Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM), the leading global specialist in backup, recovery and archive, today announced two new additions to its DXi6700 family of disk backup systems, offering a unique combination of industry-leading performance and value and the ability to extend deduplication beyond appliances. With future-proof features and scalability spanning midrange and enterprise environments, the DXi6701 and DXi6702 appliances provide multi-protocol interfaces and the highest performance in their class. Encompassing new DXi Accent™ software that distributes deduplication to backup servers, the new additions to the DXi®-Series provide unmatched flexibility for where deduplication takes place on the network. With all necessary software licenses included in the price and an easy-to-deploy design, the DXi6700 family delivers best-in-class total cost of ownership (TCO).

A Future-Proof Feature Set That Protects System Investments

  • High Performance Kept Simple: The DXi6700 family achieves the highest performance in its class without requiring extra software. It delivers 5.8 TB/hour (1610 MB/sec) backup performance in target mode, using a VTL or OST interface, or 5.0 TB/hour (1389 MB/sec) in NAS environments. Leveraging Quantum's DXi 2.0 inline data flow, a DXi6700 runs at more than twice the speed of the leading competitive offering and works with all leading backup applications.
  • Scalability to Span Midrange and Enterprise Environments: For users with growing data or uncertain capacity needs, the DXi6700 family easily scales from 8 TB to 80 TB of usable capacity -- the broadest range in the midrange-to-enterprise class for a single appliance -- thereby protecting system investments and taking some of the guesswork out of purchasing decisions. Upgrades are affordable and simple to install.
  • Multi-Protocol Interface Approach: The new DXi6700 family features multiple protocols on all models to ensure a fit for the widest range of end-user environments, including CIFS and NFS shares, Fibre Channel Virtual Tape Library presentation, and Symantec OpenStorage (OST) Logical Storage Unit (LSU), removing the interface decision while preserving future flexibility.
  • Enabling Future Expansion of Data Protection: The DXi6700 family is well-suited both for users already requiring direct tape creation functionality or an edge-to-core data protection strategy, and those who don't have such requirements immediately but anticipate them in the future.

Setting a New Standard for Value

  • Industry-Leading Total Cost of Ownership: The DXi6701 and DXi6702 deliver the best price/performance ratio in the industry with a four-fold advantage over leading competitive products and start at a new, lower price-point than the earlier-generation single-protocol DXi6700 systems. Costs stay low into the future because there are no extra charges for any of the advanced software features.
  • Simple Model Structure: The DXi6701 comes with 1 GbE connectivity, while the DXi6702 comes with 10 GbE connectivity, and conversion requires only an easy field upgrade. This approach helps keep future costs low and predictable. Both models scale easily from 8 TB to 80 TB.
  • Software Licenses Included: Replication, NAS and VTL interfaces, direct tape creation, Symantec OST API support, and DXi Accent software for hybrid deduplication are all included in the base price of each model, at all capacities. Like the rest of the DXi-Series, DXi Advanced Reporting software is included at no additional cost, giving users a detailed view of internal appliance operations and providing them with years of backup and replication data for extended trend analysis.

Delivering Unique Distributed Deduplication

  • DXi Accent: DXi Accent software allows data deduplication to be distributed between DXi appliances and media servers, supporting deduplicated backup over bandwidth-limited LANs and WANs and providing built-in support for disaster recovery and long-term retention.
  • Improved Network Bandwidth Utilization: DXi Accent supports a wider range of use cases than either appliance-only or software-only approaches. It allows the backup server to collaborate in the deduplication process, off-loading part of the deduplication activity so only unique blocks are sent over the LAN or WAN to the DXi appliance. The result of this hybrid operation is faster backups in network-constrained environments.
  • Flexible Deployment: DXi Accent is the first distributed deduplication system to allow server-by-server deployment and to provide replication and direct tape creation for integrated disaster recovery protection and low-cost, long-term retention. Included in the base price of all the new-generation DXi6700 models, DXi Accent currently supports NetBackup media servers using the OST API, with plans to extend support to other applications in the future.

Supporting Quotes

  • Bill Uhde, manager, Server Infrastructure, Warnaco: "The DXi-Series has proven itself as a valuable asset in our efforts to reduce our backup footprint, manage storage costs and keep pace with our growing data protection needs. With broad scalability and impressive performance, the new DXi6700 family shows great promise for delivering compelling deduplication value."
  • Mark Teter, CTO, Advanced Systems Group: "By combining the broadest scalability and highest performance with leading value and unique extensibility, the DXi6700 family provides a powerful solution for customers considering the move to deduplication."
  • David A. Chapa, senior analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group: "Following multiple generations of development, Quantum has addressed key issues that have kept IT departments from taking full advantage of the benefits that deduplication offers. The DXi6700 family stands to relieve IT departments from the need to compromise on performance, scalability, interface protocols, or TCO when choosing a deduplication solution."
  • Rob Clark, senior vice president, Disk and Tape Backup Product Group, Quantum: "End users tell us that too many deduplication products are overly complex, with limited options and feature sets that constrain their ability to meet goals for TCO and growth. Quantum believes that these constraints have hampered the adoption of deduplication. The DXi6700 family removes these limitations, at a price point that is accessible for a broader set of customers."

Pricing and Availability

  • $58,000 MSRP (DXi6701)
  • Available July 2011

Additional Resources

About Quantum
Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) is the leading global specialist in backup, recovery, and archive. From small businesses to multinational enterprises, more than 50,000 customers trust Quantum to solve their data protection, retention and management challenges. Quantum's best-of-breed, open systems solutions provide significant storage efficiencies and cost savings while minimizing risk and protecting prior investments. They include three market-leading, highly scalable platforms: DXi®-Series disk-based deduplication and replication systems for fast backup and restore, Scalar® tape automation products for disaster recovery and long-term data retention, and StorNext® data management software and appliances for high-performance file sharing and archiving. Quantum Corp., 1650 Technology Drive, Suite 800, San Jose, CA 95110, (408) 944-4000, www.quantum.com.

Quantum, the Quantum logo, DXi, Quantum Accent, Scalar and StorNext are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Quantum Corporation and its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

"Safe Harbor" Statement: This press release contains "forward-looking" statements. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements. Specifically, but without limitation, statements relating to 1) customer benefits and value to customers from using Quantum's DXi6700 family of disk backup systems, including the DXi6701 and DXi6702 systems, and 2) customer demand for and Quantum's future revenue from such systems, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Safe Harbor. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to Quantum on the date hereof. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause Quantum's actual results to differ materially from those implied by the forward-looking statements. These risks include operational difficulties, unforeseen technical limitations, unexpected material deviation in product operation, the ability of competitors to introduce new solutions that compete more successfully with our solutions, unexpected changes in market conditions and unanticipated changes in customers' needs or requirements, as well as the risks set forth in Quantum's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, those risks and uncertainties listed in the section entitled "Risk Factors," in Quantum's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 14, 2011, especially those risks listed in this section under the heading "Our operating results depend on a limited number of products and on new product introductions, which may not be successful, in which case our business, financial condition and operating results may be materially and adversely affected." Quantum expressly disclaims any obligation to update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Contact Information

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    Bob Wientzen
    Public Relations
    Quantum Corp.
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