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Catalogic DPX

Intelligent Data Protection

Intelligent Data Protection

What values do you look for in a backup solution? How about these:

  • Easy administration

  • World class reliability

  • Fast backup and recovery with minimal system impact

  • A first-class support team

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.  

DPX combines an easy-to-use, intuitive management interface with robust backup and recovery capabilities. Our patented block-level protection reduces backup time and impact by 90%, while delivering unprecedented reliability and backup success rates.  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).  

Whether you want to completely rearchitect your backup environment, or just need a better solution for a particular problem (SharePoint, remote offices, SQL table restore, BMR, etc.), Catalogic DPX is just what you need. 

Catalogic DPX Use Cases

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.   

Data Protection

Getting backups done on time and reliably are leading data protection challenges.  With Catalogic’s patented block-level backup technology, you’ll reduce backup times by 90% and almost never have to troubleshoot a backup failure. Finally, you can have peace of mind that your data is reliably protected and will be there when you need it.  

Rapid Recovery and DR

Nobody likes waiting for a recovery when business operations are down. With DPX, you can restore systems in the time it takes to boot them using our patented Instant Virtualization technology. Snapshots can be mapped to stand in for lost volumes with only two mouse clicks. For targeted recoveries, you can rapidly recover files, Exchange and SharePoint items, SQL database tables and more, without needing to restore an entire database or volume.  Catalogic recovery works locally or remotely to support Disaster Recovery scenarios.

Cloud Integration

Organizations are increasingly moving to the Cloud for long term backup storage. Catalogic DPX makes it easy for you to send backup images into the Cloud and to find them easily when you need them. Backups can be sent directly into the Amazon Cloud. Or, by using a NetApp® AltaVault® cloud-integrated storage appliance, numerous public and private clouds are accessible. 

Tape or Tape Replacement

Tape is the IT technology that is always going but never gone. Many organizations still rely heavily on tape, which is why DPX includes full-fledged support for multiple tape drives and formats. This isn’t bolted-on bare-bones tape: it’s true, enterprise-class tape management. But if you’re ready to leave tape behind, DPX also offers true disk-to-disk and disk-to-cloud protection that can have you saying goodbye to tape for good. 

Bare Metal Recovery

While most servers are virtualized, nearly all organizations still have physical servers running critical workloads. With this in mind, rapid and easy-to-use Bare Metal Recovery (BMR) remains a critical data protection component. The problem is that many BMR tools are cumbersome to use and require multiple, error-prone steps. Catalogic’s simple, three-step BMR process will change the way you think about BMR. 

Remote Office Backup

Protecting remote offices has always been a challenge. Legacy backup tools are often too complex. Simplicity matters when on location IT staff may be limited. Bandwidth concerns are also significant. Catalogic DPX shines in both regards. Easy recovery management plus bandwidth-saving block backups combine to form a perfect solution. DPX supports local storage for rapid on-site recovery as well as cloud-based solutions. 

Additional Features

Multi-purpose Backup Images

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.

Your Choice of Storage

Catalogic doesn’t lock you into a specific hardware platform. Our Open Storage Server lets you deploy any disk system behind Catalogic DPX. At the same time, DPX offers unique integration with NetApp ONTAP. DPX sends data blocks directly to NetApp storage, eliminating the need for media or device servers.

NDMP Support

Catalogic DPX is a fully certified solution for NDMP backups allowing you to protect NAS devices using the most commonly deployed protection protocol. 

NetApp OSSV Replacement

Customers have relied on NetApp OSSV agents for their data protection needs for years. But OSSV agents don’t support Clustered Data ONTAP targets. For NetApp OSSV users, Catalogic DPX offers a seamless, low-risk replacement for OSSV when moving to Clustered Data ONTAP.

Simple Object Recovery

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. 

Detailed Reporting

The DPX Reporter tool, powered by Catalogic ECX, 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.

System Requirements & Compatibility

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.