Quantum ups storage density and power savings in DXi8500 appliances

Infotech Lead India: Quantum Corp. has increased the storage density and power savings in its DXi8500 appliances.


The DXi8500 now incorporates 3 TB disk drives to deliver 50 percent greater storage density, 42 percent more power savings and 25 percent higher performance.


“Our customers increasingly want to keep more data for longer periods, and they have to keep it secure and manage it at a lower cost throughout the data lifecycle,” said Robert Clark, senior vice president, Data Protection Group, Quantum.


The DXi8500 updates and security enhancements are designed to help customers improve data protection efficiencies while meeting security needs.


A DXi8500 with 3 TB disk drives now provides up to 330 TB usable capacity in a single 19-inch rack.


The larger capacity drives enable up to 11 TB/hour in performance and reduce power consumption from 7000 kWh to approximately 4000 kWh for 330 TB.


Quantum claims that starting at half the price of the top competitive offering while providing twice the usable capacity, the DXi8500 is the industry’s most efficient enterprise backup and deduplication appliance.


“Keeping data secure from creation to deletion has never been more challenging or more important to our customers. Federal government customers have particularly stringent security requirements, and we think the Secure File Shred feature will be very appealing to them,” said Daniel Furth, chief technical officer, StorageHawk.


Quantum provides encryption for data-at-rest via the new 3 TB Self Encrypting Drives (SED) and Full Disk Encryption (FDE) drives, protecting against a data breach resulting from physically removing a drive from the DXi8500.


DXi Accent software now encrypts data-in-transit using an AES 256-bit encryption algorithm. Encryption of data-in-transit enables customers to securely leverage DXi Accent’s abilities to reduce network bandwidth usage by deduplicating data on the host prior to sending it to the target.


DXi 2.2 software includes a new Secure File Shred feature, which provides a form of space reclamation that enables customers to securely delete specific backup files from a DXi appliance. The feature is suited to customers in financial, healthcare and government organizations adapting to regulations mandating that sensitive data be securely deleted.



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