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Quantum Corp. DXi6900 Deduplication Appliance

Quantum's DXi6900 backup deduplication appliance grabs silver in the Storage magazine/ SearchStorage.com Products of the Year awards.

Silver winner in the Storage magazine/SearchStorage.com 2014 Products of the Year Backup Hardware category.

The Quantum Corp. DXi6900 is a deduplication appliance for midsize and enterprise-scale companies as well as backup service providers. Quantum says the DXi6900 system can scale from 17 TB to 510 TB. A pay-as-you grow licensing model allows IT administrators to add data storage in 17 TB increments to help eliminate overprovisioning capacity. Each expansion shelf on the DXi6900 contains 34 TB of usable capacity with a maximum of six shelves.

The appliance runs on the company's StorNext 5 file system for improved deduplication rates and data access. DXi6900 is Quantum's first system to take advantage of the performance and scalability improvements in StorNext 5, which uses multithreaded CPU operations.

The system supports NAS, OpenStorage and virtual tape library interfaces. The DXi6900's iLayer Intelligence software provides monitoring, granular diagnostics and detailed resource utilization reporting while providing a topology-based view of the environment.

The DXi6900 offers WAN-based replication to Quantum's Q-Cloud Protect service for off-site data protection. Replication is achieved with patented, variable-length deduplication and direct integration with Q-Cloud Protect. The system also supports 4 TB self-encrypting drives to provide military-grade AES-256 bit encryption security for data at rest and moving across the network.

Quantum DXi6900 POY 2014

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Quantum presents DXi6900 and product roadmap

This was first published in February 2015

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