I t was great to see two different pieces of industry news this week that validated our DXi technology as well as the ongoing strength of the deduplication appliance market as a whole.
First was this article in StorageNewsletter.com where Quantum’s DXi6900 was named as a “Recommended” product in the latest DCIG Buyer’s Guide for backup appliances. This is great industry validation of something our DXi6900 customers have known for a while — that our DXi products provide the best value in terms of price-performance in the industry.
And the report comes at a great time, since we just introduced our newest model in the DXi6900 Series – our DXi6900-S appliance. The DXi6900-S uses solid-state drives (SSDs) to speed metadata operations, resulting in 4x better steady-state performance than the DXi6900. It also integrates 8TB drives to provide the best storage density in the backup appliance market, enabling our customers to dramatically reduce their datacenter footprint as well as power and cooling costs.
The second news was about the deduplication appliance market, this time coming from IDC. IDC has published the WW PBBA market results through CQ2, and the market is having a bit of a resurgence, growing by 11.5% year over year. We’re seeing this resurgence in our own business as well, with good year-on-year growth in our DXi business, and a lot of good, large customer wins. And again the DXi6900-S product introduction makes me even more excited for the growth prospects in the second half.
Lastly, it is interesting to note that Dell’s DR series was also mentioned in both of these articles. I wonder how Dell Technologies is going to rationalize the overlap of the Data Domain portfolio, with 62% share, and the DR series, with 3% share. What is the future of the DR series? If you’re looking for an alternative, check out how our DXi Series compares to both Data Domain and the DR series, here.
If you’re not looking at Quantum DXi, you’re missing out on the best kept secret in this $3B market.