SOURCE: Quantum Corporation

Quantum Corporation

August 07, 2012 08:00 ET

Quantum Delivers Highest Storage Density and Power Efficiency for Enterprise Disk Backup and Deduplication

Enhancements Also Include New Offerings to Secure Data from Backup to Expiration

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 7, 2012) - Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM), a proven global expert in data protection and big data management, today announced it has significantly increased the storage density and power savings in its DXi8500 appliances, creating the industry's most efficient disk backup and deduplication solution for enterprise customers. The DXi8500 now incorporates 3 TB disk drives to deliver 50 percent greater storage density, 42 percent more power savings and 25 percent higher performance, offering the smallest footprint and the highest value of any enterprise disk backup solution available. In addition, the new DXi8500 encrypts data at rest without impacting performance, just one of several data security enhancements Quantum also announced today. Taken together, the DXi8500 updates and security enhancements are designed to help customers improve data protection efficiencies while meeting increasingly demanding service level agreements (SLAs) and security needs.

Unmatched Storage Efficiency in the Enterprise

  • A DXi8500 with 3 TB disk drives now provides up to 330 TB usable capacity in a single 19-inch rack.
  • The larger capacity drives enable up to 11 TB/hour in performance and reduce power consumption from 7000 kWh to approximately 4000 kWh for 330 TB.
  • Starting at half the price of the leading competitive offering while providing twice the usable capacity, the DXi8500 is the industry's most efficient enterprise backup and deduplication appliance.

Encryption of Data-at-Rest with No Performance Degradation

  • Quantum provides encryption for data-at-rest via the new 3 TB Self Encrypting Drives (SED) and Full Disk Encryption (FDE) drives, protecting against a data breach resulting from physically removing a drive from the DXi8500.
  • The encryption-at-rest feature utilizes an AES 256-bit algorithm, with encryption keys stored in the system.
  • Quantum's hardware-based approach to encryption ensures that customers do not suffer any performance impact as a result of enhanced security.

New End-to-End Data Security Software Capabilities

  • DXi Accent™ software now encrypts data-in-transit using an AES 256-bit encryption algorithm. Encryption of data-in-transit enables customers to more securely leverage DXi Accent's abilities to reduce network bandwidth usage by deduplicating data on the host prior to sending it to the target.
  • DXi 2.2 software includes a new Secure File Shred feature, which provides a form of space reclamation that enables customers to securely delete specific backup files from a DXi® appliance. The feature is well-suited to customers in financial, healthcare and government organizations adapting to regulations mandating that sensitive data be securely deleted.
  • All Scalar® libraries now support the Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) open standard for centralized encryption key management, with SafeNet KeySecure key manager certification.

Supporting Quotes

  • "Keeping data secure from creation to deletion has never been more challenging or more important to our customers," noted Daniel Furth, chief technical officer, StorageHawk. "Federal government customers have particularly stringent security requirements, and we think the Secure File Shred feature will be very appealing to them."
  • "Organizations of all sizes are concerned with optimizing performance and improving efficiency at all price points," noted Russell Fellows, senior partner, Evaluator Group. "Quantum's enhancements to their DXi8500 platform address these concerns by increasing capacity and density, reducing required power and cooling while also improving performance. With Quantum's enhancements and 3 TB drives, the DXi8500 helps enterprises meet increasingly difficult data protection needs with tight budgets."
  • "Our customers increasingly want to keep more data for longer periods, and they have to keep it secure and manage it at a lower cost throughout the data lifecycle," said Robert Clark, senior vice president, Data Protection Group, Quantum. "They need to accomplish this while meeting increasingly demanding SLAs. Our goal is to provide the tools customers need to adapt to this changing environment with certainty."

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