What values do you look for in a backup solution? How about these:
Reliable backup that works
Rapid recovery when you need it
An open storage model
A first-class support team
Affordable, easy to understand licensing
If you don’t have these, the rest doesn’t really matter. That’s why we’ve spent over 20 years focused on these core values.
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DPX provides robust backup and recovery capabilities. Our patented block-level protection reduces backup time and impact by 90%, for both physical and virtual servers. Files and applications are easily recovered directly from backup storage. You can have peace of mind that your data is reliably protected as per your Recovery Point Objectives (RPOs) and is there when you need it.
The DPX software-defined vStor backup repository lets you build your own backup targets to meet your unique performance and capacity requirements, without having to rely on expensive single-purpose appliances. And it’s all backed by a support team that routinely gets 95% or higher customer satisfaction ratings, along with a NetPromoter score consistently over 80 (compared to a software industry average of about 30).
Backup is an insurance policy. It might be used to restore a database table after a fat finger event deletes it. It could be recovering a server captured by ransomware. In the worst case, you might need to recover an entire facility lost to a natural disaster. In all these cases, reliability is paramount.
But backup can also be more than an insurance policy. With instantly accessible backup images, you can leverage backups for many other tasks, such as reporting, dev-test, analytics and more.
Catalogic DPX delivers across a range of use cases.
Catalogic has provided industry leading protection and recovery for Novell products since 1997, pioneering many protection features such as Open Enterprise Server (OES) cluster support and deep GroupWise integration. Unlike many other vendors, we’ve never backed off on our commitment to the Novell family of products, even as they have shifted to Micro Focus. Learn more.
The vStor backup repository is a flexible and scalable software-defined backup target that frees you from expensive backup appliances and vendor lock-in. Built on open source components, vStor can use any block storage without restrictions. It supports both deduplication and compression for efficiency and provides point-to-point replication for DR or remote office support. With vStor, you can build different backup targets to meet your performance needs. For example, a single VM to support a small office, or a high-performance vStor built on all-flash storage for your most critical workloads. There are no additional licensing costs for vStor repositories. vStor can be deployed quickly as a virtual appliance or installed on a physical server to meet performance needs. For more details on vStor, see our solution sheet.
Catalogic DPX stores backups as usable snapshots. Data can be accessed for recovery purposes, but it can also serve to provide needed data for other use cases, such as reporting, dev-test, analytics and so on. Snapshot backup images can be mapped to compute nodes with only a few mouse clicks, giving you fast and easy data delivery.
For NetApp users, DPX offers unique integration with NetApp ONTAP. DPX sends data blocks directly to NetApp storage, eliminating the need for media or device servers. This increases efficiency and reduces network complexity.
DPX provides rapid, easy recovery of application data objects. This includes Microsoft Exchange (emails, contacts, tasks, etc.), Microsoft SharePoint (documents, lists, sites, etc.) and Microsoft SQL (individual table items). Easy drag-and-drop recovery uses mapped backup images that take only moments to access, dramatically reducing recovery time.
The DPX reporting tool, powered by Microsoft BI, provides a variety of reports for the DPX enterprise, including important information about backup types, DPX nodes, storage, status, job details, backup data growth and much more. Reporting is included at no additional cost. For more information on reporting, see our Power BI data sheet.
The Catalogic DPX software solution offers broad platform compatibility with your network’s hardware, applications and databases.
For specific compatibility information, see the Catalogic DPX Compatibility Guide: View the Compatibility Guide
Catalogic DPX product is a certified solution for both Data ONTAP and cDOT / Clustered ONTAP, view NDMP Certification Reference.
|Master or Device Server or DPX Open Storage Server||Client|
|Memory||4 GB Minimum, 8 GB Recommended||2 GB Minimum, 4 GB Recommended for Enterprise Applications|
|Processor||2 Cores Minimum||1 Core Minimum|
|Architecture||x64 Required||Please refer to latest Compatibility Guide|
|Disk Space||5 GB Minimum free space on system drive for installation - 100 GB Minimum for catalog storage (Direct attached or SAN)||4 GB Minimum free space on system drive for installation*|
|Operating System||Please refer to latest Compatibility Guide||Please refer to latest Compatibility Guide|
*Note: For Windows Clients with limited disk space, a client-only installer is available, which requires only 1.2GB temporary free space on the system drive. For details and restrictions, see the DPX Installation Guide.
The above recommended configuration can support an enterprise with up to 300 clients, while larger enterprises can be accommodated by introducing additional master servers. DPX performance is dependent on backup job configuration and scheduling. The above recommended configuration is able to support approximately 25 concurrent jobs, with each job backing up one client. The master server may be virtualized; however, the required resources as specified above must be reserved for the virtual machines serving in this capacity. Please consult your vendor (i.e. VMware, Microsoft) to review supportability of tape library or tape drives by the guest OS where you planning to install the master server (note: fiber channel tape devices are not supported by ESX Server).
Since backup and restore performance is greatly dependent on disk and network I/O, choice of storage subsystems, network infrastructure components, as well as applicable configuration parameters for each will determine actual performance within specific IT environments.