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The Scalar® i3 tape library is designed for ease of use, from initial setup to ongoing management. Features like iLayer™ proactive diagnostics, Capacity-on-Demand (CoD) scalability, 80 PLUS® certified power supplies, and best-in-class storage density ensure that Scalar i3 will save money beyond just the initial purchase. As a customer, you will quickly see why Scalar is the market share leader in LTO automation.

Reduce Administration Time – Quantum’s iLayer management software, at the core of every Scalar library, has been fully refreshed, bringing system setup and management to a whole new level of ease. An intuitive, mobile-first management interface guides users quickly through the setup process. And its proactive diagnostic feature ensures the system stays up and running with minimal administrative involvement—saving valuable time and operating expenses.

Manage Data Growth – While Scalar i3 is designed as an easy-to-manage, cost-effective, entry-level tape library, it has the flexibility to grow as storage needs change. Scalar i3 can scale cartridge slots from 25 up to 200, in 25-slot increments with Capacity-on-Demand (CoD) software licensing, increasing compressed LTO-8 capacity from 750 TB up to 6 PB. Scalar i3 also supports from 1 to 12 tape drives, allowing users to balance read/write performance as needed.

Maximise Efficiency, Minimise Costs – Scalar i3 comes packed with high-efficiency features designed to minimise the total storage costs. Features like best-in-class storage density (reducing data center footprint with up to 6 PB in just 12U), and 80 PLUS certified power supplies (requiring the lowest power and cooling needs), minimise the operating costs of storing data off-line for ransomware protection or the long-term preservation of archive data.

What is Scalar i3?

Scalar i3 is a tape library designed for small-to-medium size environments with a feature set focused on saving time and money. The Scalar iLayer management software—proven to reduce management time and improve system uptime—has been fully refreshed for even greater efficiencies and a modern, intuitive user experience. Scalar i3 can scale from 25 cartridge slots up to 200 slots, or 6 PB on-demand, simplifying capacity planning and budgeting. And its highly efficient design—with features like the best storage density and 80 PLUS certified power supplies—allows customers to reduce their tape footprint as part of their backup/DR strategy and for departmental archives.

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Key features

The DXi4800 serves as the core of data protection solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses and remote site protection for enterprise projects. The DXi4800 provides high performance and capacity-on-demand scalability and can serve as an end-to-end solution becoming a hyperconverged deduplication appliance that can run backup applications as a VM.

Performance to Improve Your Backup Window and Maximize Data Reduction – The DXi4800 Series delivers up to 33 TB/hr regardless of your capacity points. For faster restores, the DXi4800 detects random small I/O’s and can tune latency, enabling you to support features such as Veeam Instant VM Recovery directly from deduplicated backups! Plus, DXi’s patented variable-length deduplication optimizes data reduction, maximizing replication across the WAN. DXi replication includes snapshot-based, file-based and cartridge based deduplication, providing the industry's best granularity to improve replication.

Disaster Recovery and Ransomware Protection Made Easy – WAN efficient replication makes it faster and less expensive to move data between sites for offsite backups. DXi also offers an easy way to protect backups data against ransomware and self-replicating viruses by providing a direct link to physical tape libraries (Path-to-Tape or PTT) that bypasses the backup server but is fully integrated into leading backup applications’ management interface and media catalogs, therefore your backups are offline on tape and can’t be encrypted by any ransomware.

Deploy for Today, Scale for Tomorrow – DXi4800 can scale from 8 TB to over 170 TB with Quantum’s unique Capacity-on-Demand approach. Each expansion module comes fully populated and you can activate more TB with a simple license key. DXi4800 offers end-to-end encryption, in-flight and at rest, using self-encrypting drives (military-grade encryption with no performance impact, non-SED drives available upon request).

Simplify Your Architecture by Using Fewer Backup or Proxy Servers – DXi4800 can be used as a hyperconverged deduplication appliance by running your backup application as a VM directly on the appliance. Dynamic Application Environment (DAE) provides a virtual machine environment in which you can install backup software. Once licensed, the DAE feature allows applications installed in the VM to run in a completely independent environment, no need for an external backup server or proxy server.