The DXi6500 from Quantum offers a different kind of solution - it solves even complex backup problems simply and affordably by integrating the most advanced storage technology into a simple, pre-configured solution.
The DXi6500 is a family of easily shared backup solutions that give disk-to-disk backup and restore performance with all leading backup applications using a simple NAS interface. The DXi6500's deduplication technology reduces typical disk capacity needs by 90% or more so systems stop filling up - and it scales easily without a service visit, providing effective investment protection. For DR protection, the DXi6500 replicates encrypted backup data between sites, using global deduplication to reduce typical network bandwidth requirements by a factor of 20 or more.
The DXi6500 is designed to provide direct tape creation in conjunction with leading backup applications.
With the DXi6500, IT departments improve backup and restore performance, enhance overall reliability, improve backup in virtual environments, provide improved DR, reduce management overhead, and lower costs.
Data deduplication to reduce disk requirements
Quantum's approach to data deduplication technology divides data into variable-length blocks and uses signatures to identify blocks that it has seen before. Deduplication allows users to hold more backup data on disk, giving them more recovery points from fast recovery, random access storage. Variable-length deduplication, for which Quantum owns the foundational patent, provides consistently high rates of data reduction for standard primary applications and is the most widely deployed deduplication approach.
Simple NAS interface for easy installation and sharing
The DXi6500 is designed to make advanced deduplication easy to order, deploy, and scale in the widest variety of user environments. Users can define up to 128 separate shares in any DXi6500, and the system allows users to mix share types. That feature makes it easy to consolidate backup across UNIX, Linux, and Windows systems and across different backup applications in a single backup device.
Five pre-configured models for simplicity and affordability
The DXi6500 models were designed for simplicity and affordability. Units are designed to be installed by the end user or by a Quantum reseller, and units scale by adding an 8TB expansion shelf to the existing system.