Quantum's new DXi V1000 is a software-only version of its DXi series of backup appliances . The software can now be run on virtual machines, creating up to a 2TB pool of storage for backing up data while at the same time deduplicating it.
"We've taken all that software value and the inherent value of inline deduplication...and made it into a virtual appliance," said Casey Burns, Quantum's marketing manager for data protection products. "This enables any size organization to have a disaster recovery solution."
Xerox is charging $2,000 per month for a 2TB backup, according to Burns.
A private instance of Quantum's DXi V1000 virtual backup appliance costs $2,250 per terabyte of backup capacity. Additionally, Quantum will charge separately for support and maintenance.
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