Quantum Releases vmPro Backup Appliance, Software
The software works with Quantum's DXi deduplication appliances to accelerate backup, restore and disaster recovery.Data protection and big data management Qauntum announced two vmPro virtual data protection offerings, the vmPro 4601 appliance, a turnkey virtual machine backup solution for small and midsize businesses and remote offices and vmPro software, a data protection solution with utilities designed to improve and simplify virtual data protection in midrange and larger data centers. vmPro software works with Quantum's DXi deduplication appliances to accelerate backup, restore, and disaster recovery (DR) protection in data center virtual environments. The vmPro 4601 starts at $24,250 and is available Nov. 1, while the vmPro software is currently available. A typical license for a deployment used with an 8TB DXi6701 appliance, including one year of service, is $8,080. The vmPro 4601 has preloaded capacity that can be activated in 4TB increments, up to 12TB, by activating a licensing key. Its backup application writes data directly to an integral disk target, leveraging deduplication for long-term retention and fast restores.
For DR protection, the vmPro 4601 includes replication software that automatically copies data sets to another vmPro 4000 appliance (vmPro 4510 or vmPro 4601) or Quantum DXi system in a remote data center. The base price includes a RAID 6 storage system and all necessary software licenses: backup software, CIFS/NFS interfaces, replication with encryption, and support for Symantec OpenStorage API (OST).