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Quantum DXi6900-S Series
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Quantum DXi6900-S Series

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Enterprise deduplication appliances engineered to maximize production system availability with ultra-fast ingest performance and restore speeds, and industry-leading storage density.

What is the DXi6900 Series?

The DXi6900 and DXi6900-S serve as the core of multi-site enterprise data protection solutions. The DXi6900-S provides industry-best density and delivers ultra-fast performance by leveraging SSDs for metadata operations. Both models use variable-length deduplication to maximize data reduction and offer unique capacity-on-demand scalability.

A powerful and ultra-dense disk backup solution leveraging patented variable-length deduplication, the world’s most powerful file system—StorNext 5—and a combination of SSD and 8TB self-encrypting drives for enterprise-wide protection.

The DXi6900-S is a high-performance deduplication solution with the power, scale, flexibility, and value to anchor an enterprisewide backup, disaster recovery (DR), and data protection strategy. The DXi6900-S combines the speed of Solid State Disks to accelerate metadata operations, with the high density and low power consumption of 8TB self-encrypting drives (SEDs). It delivers the broadest scale with the smallest footprint, minimizing operational expense and maximizing value and rates of return. The DXi6900-S can scale from 34TB to 544TB of usable capacity, in only 18U of rack space, allowing customers the flexibility to grow using capacity-on-demand licensing, while saving space and cutting costs in their data center. Built on Quantum’s DXi® software, the DXi6900-S provides up to 37TB/hour performance and includes the following software licenses in its base price: NAS, VTL, OST, deduplication, replication, path-to-tape (PTT) and DXi Accent™ software for hybrid deduplication. To integrate shortterm protection and long-term retention, the DXi6900-S features an integrated path-to-tape for both VTL and OST presentations, providing a direct link to physical tape libraries (creating offline copies) that bypasses the backup server but is fully integrated into leading backup applications’ management interface and media catalogs; therefore, offering an easy way to protect backup data against ransomware and self-replicating viruses.

Features & Benefits:

  • Fast and powerful - Powered by the world’s most powerful file system, StorNext® 5, the DXi6900-S integrates SSD drives to deliver industryleading backup speed to meet your backup window and SLA.
  • Maximize data reduction - Patented variable-length deduplication maximizes data reduction, and combined with 8TB drives you can store up to 10.9PB of logical data in only 18U.
  • Minimize datacenter footprint - DXi6900-S is the first deduplication appliance to use 8TB drives, providing better storage density than many other appliances on the market, and dramatically reducing power and cooling costs.
  • 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 off-site backups.
  • Scale on your terms - Scale from 34TB to over 544TB with Quantum’s unique Capacity-on-Demand (CoD) licensing.
  • Increase IT staff productivity - Comprehensive and intuitive management tools enable precise business decisions and speed resolution time.
  • Encrypt data from backup to expiration - Protect against data breaches across the enterprise using industry-standard AES 256-bit encryption with SelfEncrypting Drives. This is also applied to data-in-flight.


Quantum DXi6900-S Series Specifications
NAS backup target Presentations: CIFS and/or NFS
Shares: 128 max
OpenStorage (OST) API Presentations: Symantec Storage Servers and Logical Storage Units
Shares: 128 max
VTL Fibre Channel Partitions (max): 64
Drives (max): 512
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
Inline Performance
Ingest Performance: Up to 24TB/hour
Up to 37TB/hour with DXi Accent
Data And System Redundancy
Enhanced RAID, redundant power, redundant cooling, redundant controllers and data path to storage, hot spare drive capacity, hot-swap drives, power supply and fans, and T10-PI technology.
Host To Appliance H/W Interface
Provides 3x1GbE ports with room to add up to three of the following HBA:
Dual-port 10GbE (Optical), Dual-port 10GbE (twinax), Dual-port 10G-Base-T (RJ45), and Dual-port 16G FC.
Software Licenses Included
The base price of the DXi6900-S includes licenses for NAS, VTL, OST, deduplication, replication, path-to-tape (PTT), and DXi Accent™ software for hybrid deduplication.
Capacity And Scalability
Usable capacity 34TB to 544TB
Scaling increment 34TB
Logical Capacity 680TB to 10.9PB*
Hard Disk Drives 8TB Self-Encrypting Drives
Server Node Drives: 13 x 800GB SSD
Physical Specifications
Dimensions System Node: 2U, [17.5in (W) x 3.4in (H) x 29.7in (D)] - [44.5cm (W) x 8.6cm (H) x 75.4cm (D)]
Expansion Module: 2U, [17.8in (W) x 3.4in (H) x 21.8in (D)] - [45.2cm (W) x 8.6cm (H) x 55.4cm (D)]
Array Module: 2U, [17.8in (W) x 3.4in (H) x 21.8in (D)] - [45.1cm (W) x 8.6cm (H) x 55.4cm (D)]
Weight System Node: 64.9lbs (29.4kg)
Array Module: 73lbs (33.1kg)
Expansion Module: 59lbs (26.8kg)
Expansion Up to 16 34TB expansion points within 8 physical expansion modules 2U each
Power Specifications
Power Input NEMA 5-15P to C13 power cord
Input Voltage 100 to 240VAC, 50-60Hz
Rated Current System Node: 12A @ 100VAC, 6.5A @ 240VAC
Array Module: 7.0A @ 100VAC, 2.9A @ 240VAC
Expansion Module: 7.0A @ 100VAC, 2.9A @ 240VAC
Typical Power Consumption: System Node: 468W, 4.7A @ 100VAC, 1.9A @ 240VAC
Array Module: 276W, 2.8A @ 100VAC, 1.2A @ 240VAC
Expansion Module: 168W, 1.8A @ 100VAC, 0.8A @ 240VAC
Inrush: 59A @ 100VAC, 25A @ 240VAC – 544TB
BTUs: 6,919BTU @ 544TB
Environmental Specifications
Temperature Operating: 50° to 86°F (10° to 30°C)
Shipping & Storage: -4° to 140°F (-20° to 60°C)
Relative Humidity Operating: 20 to 80% non-condensing
Shipping & Storage: 5 to 95% non-condensing
Altitude 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 DXi6900-S 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), Granular Restore Technology (GRT), and OST path-to-tape introduced in NetBackup 6.5.4. OST Optimized Synthetic Full Backups is supported to reduce network I/O and shorten time to perform full restore from incremental backups.
DXI Accent DXi Accent software, a standard feature on all DXi6900-S 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 and Oracle RMAN.
Data-at-rest Encryption Data-at-Rest Encryption uses Self-Encrypting Drive (SED) technology to secure all data stored on the DXi6900-S. 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 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.
Q-Cloud Ready 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 off-site 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 Replication compatible with all DXi-Series products, schedules and bandwidth use set in DXi6900-S scheduler. Replication is asynchronous, one-to-one, one-to-two, 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.
DXi Software Combined with StorNext 5 high-performance file system, variable-length deduplication, built-in intelligence with iLayer Management for DXi, and efficient replication, customers can realize their data protection goals. Quantum DXi’s Software delivers the most efficient deduplication algorithm, high-performance file system with tuned optimized storage, and the most comprehensive management suite available. Combined, the Quantum DXi Software stack provides customers with the greatest reduction in disk resources, highest performance and broadest scale in a single system, and management capabilities designed to reduce overall management time and expenses.


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