The DXi6701/02 was developed on the premise that customers shouldn’t have to make trade-offs in terms of features, performance and price when choosing a deduplication solution. The DXi6701/02 is up to twice as fast as competitors in its class. With all necessary software licenses included in the base price, scalability across midrange and enterprise environments, and an easy-to-deploy design, it also continues to offer best-in-class total cost of ownership (TCO). It has been by adopted as a solution for midsized companies as well as in a scale-out approach for some of the world’s largest enterprises.
Steady Cadence of Industry Validation
Since its introduction, the DXi6701/02 has been widely recognised by customers, industry analysts, trade organisations and publications for the benefits it delivers. Honors include:
· “Disk-Based Product of the Year – Enterprise” at the 2012 Storage Awards: The Storries IX.
· Storage Product of the Year at the 2012 Network Computing Awards in London.
· Product of the Year finalist in the Backup Hardware category of the Storage magazine/SearchStorage.com 2011 Product of the Year Awards.
Testing by industry analyst firm The Evaluator Group confirmed that the DXi6700 family provides a price-performance advantage over all competitors in the midrange – surpassing the closest systems in speed at nearly half the published price – and that it leads in the areas of ease of use, scalability, and management. The firm noted “The DXi6701 and DXi6702 systems were found to easily surpass Quantum’s performance specifications during evaluation. The DXi6700 delivered industry-leading performance in this market segment under real-world scenarios.”
In addition, the DXi6700 family was included in a study conducted by industry analyst firm IDC on the return on investment (ROI) provided by Quantum’s entire DXi®-Series portfolio, spanning entry-level to Enterprise. The study quantified the significant savings in storage media costs, increases in staff productivity, reduced downtime, and average payback that DXi-Series solutions deliver. For example, DXi customers typically saw the systems pay for themselves in just seven months, and over three years saw an average return of $4.75 for every $1 invested.