Quantum DXi4700 Series
Powered by StorNext 5, accelerates storage workflows for data centers and remote sites with extensibility to the cloud for those environments needing performance, scalability and operational efficiencies.
For small and midsize office environments that want fast on-site restore and longterm data retention, the DXi4700 Series is a scalable deduplication appliance that offers the most efficient variable deduplication and replication, and scales with simplicity. Unlike other deduplication solutions, the DXi4700 provides certainty that all your data is secure and available when you need it most—no matter your architecture, scale, or location.
The DXi4700 Series appliance provides a simple and extensible architecture designed for customers’ data protection needs, combining industry-leading price/TB, easeof-use, and the broadest capacity range from 5TB to 135TB for an entry-level deduplication appliance. The DXi4701 enables a quick return on investment by providing the lowest cost/TB all-inclusive pricing model, and by providing the industry’s most intuitive and advanced management features to reduce time spent managing backups and speed time-to-resolution. Powered by Quantum’s DXi® software, the DXi4700 Series provides up to 16.9TB/hr performance and includes all software licenses in its base price, including interface (NAS/OST, VTL, or multi-protocol), deduplication, replication, and DXi Accent™ software for distributed deduplication.
Features & Benefits
- Improve backup and restore times - Powered by the world’s most powerful file system, StorNext® 5, DXi software enables faster deduplication and access to your data.
- Protect data across sites and in the cloud - WAN efficient replication makes it faster and less expensive to move data in and out of the cloud and between sites for offsite backups.
- Scale on your terms - Broadest scalability from 5TB to over 135TB with Quantum’s own Capacity-onDemand (CoD) methodology.
- Minimize storage utilization - Patented variable-length deduplication maximizes data reduction, providing lowest OPEX and maximizing efficiencies locally, in the cloud, and across WANs.
- Increase IT staff productivity - Comprehensive and intuitive management tools enable precise business decisions and speed resolution time.
- Provide an extra layer of security - Protect against data breaches across the enterprise using industry-standard AES 256-bit encryption with Self-Encrypting Drives. This is also applied to data-in-flight.
|Quantum DXi4700 Specifications
|DXi4700 is available as three models: NAS/OST, VTL, and multi-protocol. The multi-protocol model supports both NAS/OST and VTL interfaces simultaneously on the same device.
|NAS backup target
|Presentations: CIFS and/or NFS
Shares: 128 max
|OpenStorage (OST) API
|Presentations: Symantec Storage Servers and Logical Storage Units
|VTL Fibre Channel
|Partitions (max): 64
Drives (max): 64
Cartridges per Partition (max): 9,000
Emulations (libraries): Scalar® 24, Scalar i40/i80, Scalar 100, Scalar i500, Scalar i2000, Scalar i6000
Emulations (drives): DLT7000, SDLT 320, SDLT 600, DLT-S4, LTO-1, LTO-2, LTO-3, LTO-4, LTO-5
|Up to 7.9TB/hour
Up to 16.9TB/hour with DXi Accent
|RAID 6, redundant power, redundant cooling, hot spare drives, hot-swap drives, power supplies and fans.
|Host To Appliance H/W Interface
|Three 1GbE ports, up to two 10GbE Optical (SFP+), Twinax, 10GBASET, up to four 8GB FC ports (VTL and Multi-protocol models only)
|Software Licenses Included
|The base price of the DXi4701 includes licenses for NAS or VTL, OST, deduplication, replication and DXi Accent™ software for distributed deduplication.
|Capacity and Scalability
|5TB to 135TB
|6TB, 8TB, or 18TB
|100TB to 2700TB***
|Hard Disk Drives
|System Node: 2U, [17.5in (W) x 3.4in (H) x 28.6in (D)] - [44.5cm (W) x 8.6cm (H) x 72.6cm (D)]
Expansion Module: 2U, [17.8in (W) x 3.4in (H) x 21.8in (D)] - [45.1cm (W) x 8.8cm (H) x 55.2cm (D)]
|System Node: 61.0lbs (27.7kg)
Expansion Module: 59.0lbs (26.8kg)
|NEMA 5-15P to C13 power cord
|100 to 240VAC, 50-60Hz
|System Node: 3.48A @ 100VAC, 1.46A @ 240VAC
Expansion Module: 2.4A @ 100VAC, 1.1A @ 240VAC
|System Node: 11.76A @ 100VAC, 15.33A @ 240VAC
Expansion Module: 16.05A @ 100VAC, 6.47A @ 240VAC
|System Node: 344W, 1174BTU/hr
Expansion Module: 263W, 898BTU/hr
|Operating: 50° to 86°F (10° to 30°C)
Shipping & Storage: -4° to 140°F (-20° to 60°C)
|Operating: 20 to 80% non-condensing
Shipping & Storage: 5 to 95% non-condensing
|Operating: -50 to 10,000ft (-15.2 to 3,048m)
Shipping & Storage: -50 to 39,370ft (-15.2 to 12,000m)
|Symantec Openstorage (OST) API Support
|Support for OST is a standard feature for all DXi4700 Series units, allowing users to write data to OST logical storage units (LSUs) and enabling application-aware replication in NetBackup and Backup Exec environments. Support includes Optimized Duplication, Auto Image Replication (AIR), and Granular Restore Technology (GRT). OST Optimized Synthetic Full Backups is supported to reduce network I/O and shorten time to perform full restore from incremental backups.
|DXi Accent software, a standard feature on all DXi4700 Series models, allows the backup server to collaborate in the deduplication process, off-loading part of the data reduction activity so that only unique blocks are sent over the network to the DXi appliance. This distributed approach provides faster backups over bandwidth-constrained LANs or WANs. DXi Accent can be enabled or disabled on a per-media server basis. Initial support for DXi Accent is provided through the NetBackup OpenStorage (OST) API.
|Data-at-Rest Encryption uses Self-Encrypting Drive (SED) technology to secure all data stored on the DXi4701. This includes file data and metadata, configuration files, and the DXi software and operating system. When Data-at-Rest Encryption is enabled, all hard drives in the DXi are paired with the disk controllers using encryption keys. After this, accessing data on the drives requires the same encryption keys and controllers that were used to write the data. This ensures that a drive that is physically removed from the DXi cannot be read using another system or device.
|DXi Advanced Reporting
|DXi Advanced Reporting, which is included on all DXi appliances, sets new standards for onboard intelligence by giving users a detailed view of internal appliance operations and provides them with years of backup and replication data for extended trend analysis. DXi Advanced Reporting reduces administration time, improves operations, streamlines performance tuning, and helps users maximize the value of their DXi appliances.
|Quantum Vision® provides powerful monitoring, reporting, and analysis tools for all of the Quantum storage devices in your backup environment. You can view the status and track the performance of multiple DXi disk backup systems, DXi V-Series virtual devices, Scalar LTFS devices, and Scalar libraries using a single flexible interface.
|Quantum Q-Cloud provides a new, innovative Cloud backup and DR strategy designed specifically for virtual and physical environments. Q-Cloud is a subscription-based solution that allows customers of all sizes to keep more data offsite for a longer period of time by efficiently replicating data to the Cloud with a simple, cost-effective approach. Q-Cloud is a secure cloud data protection solution that integrates with your existing backup software and reduces risk for IT Departments with a convenient option to efficiently replicate your data to the cloud.
|Replication compatible with all DXi-Series products, schedules and bandwidth use set in DXi4701 scheduler. Replication is asynchronous, one-to-one or multiple-to-one configurations; partitions in same unit act as replication source or target; units with partitions acting as replication targets can also support local backup; data is deduplicated and encrypted (AES 256-bit) prior to transmission; cartridge-by-cartridge and file-by-file replication provides automated access to data at the target; CLI support scripting/scheduling. Provides application-aware replication with NetBackup and Backup Exec OST interface.
Download the Quantum DXi4700 Series Datasheet (PDF).