The Most Efficient Backup Appliance for Remote Offices and Small Enterprises
First-Generation Disk Backup Can’t Keep Up with Your Protection Needs?
When deduplication technology first made disk backup appliances a practical solution for protecting critical data, IT departments moved quickly to adopt the new technology. Many, however, eventually came to discover troubling limitations with many of the first-generation systems.
Backups and restores were often slower than promised, and extending protection across multiple sites was difficult, as was providing the kind of isolation needed to protect against malware. Systems didn’t always work well with all backup apps, especially the emerging ones aimed at protecting VMs. As data volumes grew, companies discovered that scaling disk backup was often difficult and costly, and their disk backup systems began to take up more and more valuable rack space in the data center.
Quantum offers a better alternative.
DXi4800 Solves Data Protection for Wide Range of Data Environments
DXi4800® was designed to make certain that disk backup solves your data protection problems securely and affordably. It scales from 8 to 315 TB of usable storage using capacity-on-demand to keep costs low, even in the face of unpredictable data growth. The lightning-fast SSDs provide the industry’s speediest backup and restore, and it combines variable-length deduplication with high-capacity HDDs to use less space—along with power and cooling—than any other disk backup appliance.
DXi4800 provides DR protection across sites using remote replication that leverages global deduplication to minimize bandwidth requirements, and it supports enhanced data security by encrypting data both at rest and during transmission. Finally, it provides the highest levels of proven integration with all leading backup software applications, including ones for VMs, so your data can be protected now and long into the future.
WITH UNIQUE SCALING FROM A FEW TBs TO OVER 100 TBs, DXi4800 IS THE MOST EFFICIENT OPTION FOR SMALL BACKUP ENVIRONMENTS AND REMOTE SITE PROTECTION.
DXi4800 starts at 8 TB of usable capacity and grows to 315 TB via capacity-on-demand licensing. DXi4800 uses fast SSD storage to speed every aspect of system operations and is the first backup appliance in its class to use 8-TB HDDs for user data, to reduce rack space, power, and cooling.
Improve Backup and Restore Times
Powered by the world’s most powerful file system—StorNext®—DXi software enables faster deduplication and access to your data.
Protect Data Across Sites and In The Cloud
WAN efficient replication makes it faster and less expensive to move data in and out of the cloud and between sites for offsite backups.
Scale on Your Terms
Broadest scalability from 8 TB to over 315 TB with Quantum’s own Capacity-on-Demand (CoD) methodology.
Minimize Storage Utilization
Quantum's variable-length deduplication maximizes data reduction, providing lowest OPEX and maximizing efficiencies locally, in the cloud, and across WANs.
Increase IT Staff Productivity
Comprehensive and intuitive management tools enable precise business decisions and speed resolution time.
Provide an Extra Layer of Security
Protect against data breaches across the enterprise using industry-standard AES 256-bit encryption with Self-Encrypting Drives. This is also applied to data-in-flight.
The Veeam-Quantum combination was far and away the best option that we saw, both in terms of technology and economics…our total ownership costs were one-half to one-third of the alternative.Pascal Garcia
It is very important to us that DXi’s much higher performance also includes encrypting the data, so that we are confident we are protecting our customers’ data at every point.Gildas Guillemot
To be honest, there was never really any question that we’d be sticking with Quantum. Quantum has the best performance and ease of use, and the DXi equipment has been incredibly solid. When there is a problem, Quantum’s support is easily the best I deal with—and I get a lot of exposure to the support organizations for other storage vendors.Brian Davis
Our experience over the last year is that Veeam and DXi work very well together.Tom O’Farrell
...Quantum did a great job in training our team to help them understand how the system worked and how to get the most out of replication. It really helped us, and it made the transition easy. Now, we can take care of all our backup and DR on these two DXi systems. It’s fast and we spend zero time managing DR. They both also give us really easy scalability so we know we’ll be able to add capacity when our data set gets bigger in the future.Steve Sakamoto
I don’t give endorsements to products very often, but I feel Quantum’s [DXi] is worthy of one. We had the ideal scenario to take full advantage of deduplication, and Quantum had the product we’ve been able to count on.Sasha Puric
Because the DXi does all of its work in-line, the systems are much smaller than the Exagrid systems—we needed a 48-TB Exagrid unit for the main location while only 11 TB for the DXi, and far fewer spindles. For our remote site, the DXi required no physical appliance at all—we just used the local VMware environment and built the virtual appliance on it.Emmanuel Moncuit
The primary U.S. database is now about 3 TB in size, but the deduplication is so effective that we only send about 2% of it—50 GB to 100 GB—over the wire to create the replica. It’s great to have offsite protection without having to do anything.Jason Shen
NAS Backup Target
Presentations: CIFS and/or NFS
Shares: 128 max
OpenStorage (OST) API
Presentations: Veritas Storage Servers and Logical Storage Units
VTL Fibre Channel
Partitions (max): 64
Drives (max): 512
Cartridges per Partition (max): 61,000
Emulations (libraries): Scalar i40/i80, Scalar i500, Scalar i2000, Scalar i6000
Emulations (drives): DLT7000, SDLT 320, SDLT 600, DLT-S4, LTO-1, LTO-2, LTO-3, LTO-4, LTO-5
VTL: Up to 12 TB/hour
NFS: Up to 16.5 TB/hour
CIFS: Up to 14 TB/hour
OST: Up to 17 TB/hour
With DXi Accent: up to 34 TB/hour
Data and System Redundancy
RAID 6, redundant power, redundant cooling, hot-spare drives, hot-swap drives, power supplies and fans.
Host-to-Application HW Interface
Two 1 GbE and two 10 GbE ports onboard. Option of up to sixteen 10 GbE ports (Optical, Twinax, 10GBASE-T) or eight 16 Gb FC ports (multi-protocol only).
Software Licenses Included
The base price of the DXi4800 includes licenses for NAS, OST, deduplication, replication and DXi Accent™ software for distributed deduplication.
Capacity and Scalability
Usable capacity: 8 TB to 315 TB
Scaling increment: 3 TB, 8 TB, or 18 TB
Logical Capacity: 160 TB to 9,450 TB*
Hard Disk Drives: 4 and 8 TB NL-SAS 7200 RPM
*Assumes a deduplication ratio of 30:1. Actual deduplication ratios will vary depending upon data types, retention, and compressibility of your data
System Node: 2U, [17.5 in (W) x 3.4 in (H) x 28.6 in (D)] - [44.5 cm (W) x 8.6 cm (H) x 72.6 cm (D)]
Expansion Module: 2U, [17.8 in (W) x 3.4 in (H) x 21.8 in (D)] - [45.1 cm (W) x 8.8 cm (H) x 55.2 cm (D)]
System Node: 72.9 lbs (33.1 kg)
Standard Expansion Module: 59.0 lbs (26.8 kg)
Power Input: NEMA 5-15P to C13 power cord
Input Voltage: 100 to 240 VAC, 50-60 Hz
System Node: 4.74 A @ 100 VAC, 1.98 A @ 240 VAC
Expansion Module: 2.83 A @ 100 VAC, 1.01 A @ 240 VAC
System Node: 4.24 A @ 100 VAC, 3.13 A @ 240 VAC
Expansion Module: 2.60 A @ 100 VAC, 1.57 A @ 240 VAC
System Node: 452 W, 1,541 BTU/hr
Expansion Module: 292 W, 996 BTU/hr
Operating: 50 °F to 95 °F (10 °C to 35 °C)
Shipping & Storage: -40 °F to 149 °F (-40 °C to 65 °C)
Operating: 10 to 80% non-condensing
Shipping & Storage: 5 to 95% non-condensing
Operating: -50 to 10,000 ft (-15.2 to 3,048 m)
Shipping & Storage: -50 to 39,370 ft (-15.2 to 12,000 m)
Veritas OpenStorage (OST) API Support
Support for OST is a standard feature for all DXi4800 Series units, allowing users to write data to OST logical storage units (LSUs) and enabling application-aware replication in NetBackup and Backup Exec environments. Support includes Optimized Duplication, Auto Image Replication (AIR), and Granular Restore Technology (GRT). OST Optimized Synthetic Full Backups is supported to reduce network I/O and shorten time to perform full restore from incremental backups.
Dynamic Application Environment Support
The DXi Dynamic Application Environment (DAE) enables the installation of a KVM hypervisor to support virtual machines running many different operating systems on DXi appliances. DXi supports Veritas NetBackup and Nakivo Backup & Replication running in DAE for customers who wish to save money and data center space by eliminating the need to deploy a separate server to run their backup application. Customers may run NAS and OST backups directly from their DXi appliance running NetBackup within the DAE.
Veeam Data Mover Service (VDMS) Support
The integration of DXi and Veeam enables the Veeam Data Mover Service (VDMS) to be used to move data between the Veeam proxy server and the DXi appliance. The VDMS communicates with the Veeam proxy server to efficiently manage the data flow between Veeam and DXi, greatly reducing the time it takes to create synthetic full backups and run VM instant recovery. DXi appliances are a Veeam Ready Integrated storage solution. This program offers Veeam Alliance Partner Program members the opportunity to create solution offerings that complement or enhance Veeam features or functions. Through more extensive product integration, joint development and testing, these enhanced solutions help customers achieve optimal performance or create unique abilities together with Veeam Backup & Replication™ APIs or technologies. The DXi when defined as a repository for Veeam supports the use of the Veeam Data Mover Service (VDMS), which optimizes performance between the DXi and the Veeam proxy server
DXi Accent software, a standard feature on all DXi4800 Series models, allows the backup server to collaborate in the deduplication process, off-loading part of the data reduction activity so that only unique blocks are sent over the network to the DXi appliance. This distributed approach provides faster backups over bandwidth-constrained LANs or WANs. DXi Accent can be enabled or disabled on a per-media server basis. Initial support for DXi Accent is provided through the NetBackup OpenStorage (OST) API.
Data-at-rest encryption uses self-encrypting drive (SED) technology to secure all data stored on the DXi4800 and helps render breached data useless to anyone who is not authorized to access it. This includes file data and metadata, configuration files, and the DXi software and operating system. When data-at-rest encryption is enabled, all hard drives in the DXi are paired with the disk controllers using encryption keys. After this, accessing data on the drives requires the same encryption keys and controllers that were used to write the data. This ensures that a drive that is physically removed from the DXi cannot be read using another system or device.
DXi Advanced Reporting
DXi Advanced Reporting, which is included on all DXi appliances, sets new standards for onboard intelligence by giving users a detailed view of internal appliance operations, providing them with years of backup and replication data for extended trend analysis. DXi Advanced Reporting reduces administration time, improves operations, streamlines performance tuning, and helps users maximize the value of their DXi appliances.
Replication compatible with all DXi-Series products, schedules and bandwidth use set in DXi4800 scheduler. Replication is asynchronous, one-to-one or multiple-to-one configurations; partitions in same unit act as replication source or target; units with partitions acting as replication targets can also support local backup; data is deduplicated and encrypted (AES 256-bit) prior to transmission; cartridge-by-cartridge and file-by-file replication provides automated access to data at the target; CLI support scripting/scheduling. Provides application-aware replication with NetBackup and Backup Exec OST interface.
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