SOURCE: Quantum Corporation

Quantum Corporation

October 04, 2011 08:00 ET

Quantum Introduces First Capacity on Demand Deduplication Appliance

New DXi4601 Combines Simple, Non-Disruptive Capacity Growth With Leading Performance and Data Reduction Rates for SMBs and Remote Office Environments

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 4, 2011) -

News Facts
Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM), the leading global specialist in backup, recovery and archive, today announced an innovative approach to expanding in-line deduplication capacity with the latest addition to its DXi4000 family of disk backup systems. The DXi4601 scales from 4 TB up to 12 TB of usable capacity by simply activating a licensing key. This industry-first capability results in fast and easy scalability without requiring hardware changes or service visits, overcoming the limitations and complexity of grid systems that scale by adding nodes. Designed for small data centers or remote offices, the DXi4601 achieves twice the deduplication performance of competitors in its class at half the price, delivering fast data backup and restores as well as a quick return on investment.

Setting a New Standard for Simple Scalability

  • Non-Disruptive Scaling: Quantum's DXi4601 pre-populates the appliance with disk capacity, allowing IT managers to license it as it is needed. This capacity on demand makes it easy to manage growth non-disruptively, eliminating the cost of a service visit or rack reconfiguration. An IT manager can start with 4 TB usable storage and, as site requirements grow, purchase licenses to immediately unlock additional 4 TB increments of capacity, up to 12 TB. Storage is RAID 6 protected, with individual 2 TB disk drives.
  • Overcomes Grid-Based Limitations: The new DXi® appliance deduplicates globally across data coming into the system from all sources, providing higher deduplication rates than node-based grid systems which only deduplicate data received by the same node.
  • Reducing IT Department Workload and Costs: The DXi4601 is a manageable solution to data growth that enables IT departments on tight budgets to purchase additional deduplication capacity as they are ready for it.
  • Enables Industry's Highest Retention Level: With Quantum's industry-leading variable-length, in-line deduplication technology customers can retain more data for a longer period than competitive offerings.

Industry-Best Price-Performance

  • Up to Twice the Performance and Half the Cost of Competitors: With DXi 2.0 software serving at its foundation, the DXi4601 achieves 1.7 TB/hour in-line deduplication performance across all capacity points, the fastest in its class. At an industry-leading price of $21,500 for a 4 TB system, its price-performance ratio is three to six times better than competitive offerings.
  • All Software Licenses Included: The base price of the DXi4601 includes a simple NAS interface for fast, easy deployment; replication for automated, low-cost disaster recovery protection across distributed sites; and Symantec OpenStorage API (OST) support.

Suited to Both Physical and Virtual Environments

  • Works with the Leading Backup Software: DXi4000 appliances fully integrate with all leading backup software, including that designed specifically for virtual servers -- such as the software from Pancetera®, which Quantum acquired in June.
  • Consolidated Remote Disaster Recovery: DXi4000 appliances provide a single platform to consolidate backup and disaster recovery protection for both physical and virtual servers. Unlike backup software-based deduplication, DXi4000 appliances maximize performance without requiring changes to backup architectures or disruptive backup server upgrades.
  • Quantum Vision Management for DXi4601: Quantum Vision™ management software enables backup administrators to monitor, plan and optimize any DXi system or Quantum Scalar® tape library from their desktop. In addition, with the Quantum Vision for iPhone app, administrators gain mobile access to department systems from their iPhone or iPad so they can identify and address system issues quickly.

Supporting Quotes

  • Jeff Boles, senior analyst, Taneja Group: "Quantum's capacity on demand approach eliminates most of the key problems that are created with grid systems that scale by adding what are effectively independent nodes. I can't think of a faster or easier way to scale than being able to turn on capacity when you need it."
  • Shawn Hamby, director of Engineering, Integrated Archive Systems: "With the DXi4601 we can remove uncertainty our customers might have regarding their deduplication capacity requirements. The combination of capacity on demand and Quantum's fast, in-line data flow makes ongoing backup storage management a snap."
  • Rob Clark, senior vice president, Disk and Tape Backup Product Group, Quantum: "Quantum's innovations in midrange and Enterprise products have shown that we are committed to reducing the cost and complexity of integrating deduplication into data protection. The DXi4601 enables customers to retain data longer, at the best price-performance point, while providing simple, scalable investment protection for
    future growth."

Pricing and Availability

  • $21,500 MSRP
  • Available October 2011 through Quantum's global network of value-added partners

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,

Quantum, the Quantum logo, DXi, Pancetera, Scalar, StorNext and Quantum Vision 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 DXi4000 family of disk backup systems, including the DXi4601 systems and Quantum Vision management software, 2) customer demand for and Quantum's future revenue from such systems and software, and 3) the availability of the DXi4601 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 Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 9, 2011 and 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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    Quantum Corp.
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