Quantum Speeds Up Software for Its Backup, Dedupe Machines

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2011-01-28

A year ago, data backup, recovery and archive provider Quantum updated its entire frontline DXi storage hardware line.

On Jan. 26, the company followed up by rolling out faster software to run the disk backup and deduplication products.

DXi-Series arrays switching over to the new v2.0 software will see their performance increased by up to a factor of two or more in open protocol systems, which include both Symantec Open Storage and conventional NAS (network-attached storage) interfaces, Steve Whitner, Quantum disk product marketing manager, told eWEEK.

A key ingredient in Quantum's secret sauce in the v2.0 software is that it creates a better inline data flow specifically optimized for the company's latest generation of purpose-built deduplication appliances, Whitner said.

The result is that users of the new storageware will be able to protect more data with fewer disks, saving power and cooling and footprint costs, Whitner said.

A DXi4500 running DXi 2.0 will deduplicate a workload at up to 1.4TB/hour for NAS and 1.7 TB/hour for OST, and a DXi6500 running DXi 2.0 will deduplicate at up to 4.3 TB/hour for NAS and 4.6 TB/hour for OST, Whitner said.

An added note: Quantum is not increasing the price for the new software, Whitner said.


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