The DXi6800 fits between the company's mid-range 6700 and high-end 8500 models, and is designed to take on products from market leader EMC's DataDomain range of storage solutions. According to Quantum, the new DXi6800 is better, faster, and cheaper than anything EMC has to offer.
Capacities range from 13TB to an incredible 156TB, and all data is stored on 3TB self-encrypting hard drives, which means no performance overhead and the best possible protection against data leakage. Talking of performance, the DXi6800 boasts a maximum data throughput of 16.3TB per hour.
Enterprise users will especially like the faster data throughput because the more data can be pushed to the hard drive array, the smaller the backup window needs to be and the quicker data is secured.
Compared to EMC's DD670, the DXi6800 is four-times faster, three-times more scalable, takes up 50 percent less space, and yet both devices cost the same, according to Quantum.
Prices start at $110,000 MSRP for a base unit with 13 TB usable storage.