Quantum Releases DXi Virtual Backup Appliance

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SAN JOSE, Calif. — Quantum Corporation is introducing a virtual backup appliance for critical data across networks. 

Quantum developed its DXi V5000 for companies to virtually back up data at remote sites and edge environments, according to the company last month. 

The DXi V5000 has the same features and capabilities of a physical DXi appliance, deployed as a virtual machine. 

Quantum is also introducing the DXi V5000 Community Edition, a free version of the DXi V5000 that scales to 5 TB in size. With a 20:1 data reduction ratio, users can store up to 100 TB of data for free.

Users can upgrade to the DXi V5000 by purchasing a DXi software subscription license.

The DXi V5000 and DXi V5000 Community Edition are available now. 

“Our customers are looking for simpler ways to protect their data, especially protection at remote sites and at the edge,” said Bruno Hald, VP and GM of secondary storage, Quantum. 

The DXi V5000 addresses the edge challenge by taking Quantum DXi deduplication technology and “packaging it as a simple to download and use virtual machine,” Hald said.

The Community Edition will help get the technology “into the hands of as many users as possible” to more efficiently backup and protect their critical data, he said.

DXi V5000 features

  • Deploy as a virtual machine on VMware, Hyper-V, or KVM environments, with support for major public cloud platforms coming in the first half of 2022
  • Scalability from 5 to 256 TB of useable capacity, with dynamic virtual RAM allocation
  • Quantum DXi variable-length deduplication to reduce backup data sets by 20:1 or more
  • Data replication between sites using DXi WAN-efficient replication. WAN traffic is reduced by 20:1 or more since only deduplicated data is transferred.
  • Support for multiple protocols, including NAS, Veritas OST, and Veeam Data Mover Service (VDMS)
  • DXi Secure Snapshots for protection and immediate recovery from ransomware attacks

The Community Edition can be downloaded online.

Chris Ehrlich
Chris Ehrlich
Chris Ehrlich is the managing editor of several web properties in the TechnologyAdvice network. He has over 20 years of experience delivering content-based results across journalism and communications, including on B2B technologies. As a leader in digital journalism, he’s driven targeted content that resonates with audiences and increases key metrics. As a leader in branded communications, he’s driven multi-channel content for clients that spreads their messages and generates measurable returns. He holds a B.A. in English and political science from Denison University in Ohio.
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