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Quantum DXi Series – Product Brief

Last updated August 26th, 2019 for updates to EvaluScale table. 7-page concise overview of the Quantum DXi Series.

Quantum DXi Series Product Brief

Quantum’s DXi Series product line encompasses several different products, some with multiple configurations. The DXi deduplication products are used as a target for backup, compliance and archiving, and to help meet disaster recovery and business continuity requirements. Typically, these systems are used as an alternative to tape drives and libraries, although Quantum enables direct output to tape libraries for environments where both disk-to-disk and tape retention are desired.

The entry-level to midrange DXi4700 is available in three configuration depending on the interface (either NAS/OST, or VTL or multi-protocol support). Each configuration includes all other software licenses including the deduplication, replication and DXi Accent for distributed deduplication. The midrange to high-end DXi6900 and DXi6900-S products are each available in one configuration which includes all the core interfaces and software. The DXi6900-S uses large capacity HDDs and includes SSDs for metadata operations to deliver a combination of density and performance. Self-encrypting drives (SEDs) are used to protect data at rest in all DXi appliances.

The DXi V-Series virtual appliance line only offers the NAS/OST interface while also including deduplication, replication and DXi Accent for distributed deduplication. The DXi V1000 is offered as a free virtual appliance able to provide up to 20TB effective capacity. The larger DXi V2000 (up to 160TB effective capacity) and largest DXi V4000 (up to 480TB and with higher performance) are licensed versions of the V-Series. The DXi V-Series are used to protect smaller or remote sites, be a replication target in the data center or be the foundation of a cloud service such as Backup as a Service.

Integration of the StoreNext file system into DXi brings performance and additional file management features including the ability to scale to billions of files.

This Quantum DXi Series Product Brief includes:

  • Highlights
  • Usage and Depoloyment
  • EvaluScale Table
  • Evaluator Group’s Opinion
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