RDX® QuikStation™ 8
Highly flexible and highly performant removable disk appliance
RDX QuikStation 8 is an iSCSI network-attached removable disk appliance designed to provide a flexible platform for data protection and off site disaster recovery for physical or virtual SMB and SME environments. The RDX QuikStation 8 provides 8 integrated RDX drives. Combined with Tandberg Data’s 4TB RDX media, the system provides up to 32TB of online capacity and unlimited offline capacity.
The highly flexible RDX QuikStation allows users to configure the unit as:
- 8 individual RDX QuikStor drives in removable and fixed disk mode (addressable via 1 to 8 hosts)
- 2 Logical Volumes with up to 4 RDX Drives** (addressable via 2 hosts)
- 1 Logical Volume with up to 8 RDX Drives** (addressable via 1 host)
- Emulated StorageLoader™ (8 slots and 1 LTO tape drive)*
- Emulated StorageLibrary™ T24 (8 slots and 2 LTO tape drives)*
- Emulated disk autoloader (8 slots and 1 drive)
- 1 hybrid configuration that offers a combination of a LTO StorageLoader and 4 RDX targets
RDX QuikStation 8 Advantages
The RDX QuikStation provides removable data protection for any or many systems on the same network. The removable disk appliance emulates different configurable storage types, offering users versatility and expanded compatibility. The RDX-based appliance can look like a tape library or autoloader, virtual RDX drives, logical volumes, or a combination of tape and disk.
High Performing iSCSI Network Storage
QuikStation 8 is offered in two network configuration models. For high performance and resiliency, a model with four bonded Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) ports with load balancing and failover capabilities is available. The second model is equipped with an additional 10GbE port for maximum performance requirements.
Overcome Capacity Limitations and Data Availability
By spanning RDX drives in the QuikStation together, the capacity limitation of one single RDX media volume can be extended, but still maintain all RDX benefits of removability and protection of data. In addition, QuikStation 8 offers protected modes for spanned disk volumes with a fault tolerance of either 1 or 2 RDX media to ensure full data availability.
Built-in web-based management with multi language support is accessible from any standard web browser and offers user-friendly control, automated firmware updates, management, operation, status and security.
Features and Benefits
|Based on RDX Removable Disk||RDX is the de facto industry standard for removable disk technology and has been adopted by all major system OEMs. RDX delivers the removability and durability of tape with the random access and performance of disk.|
|Media Removability & Transportability||Easily facilitates safe data transport for offline storage, disaster recovery, archiving, data collection and interchange. Up to 10-year RDX media shelf life for data archiving capability.|
|8 individual RDX drives||Use as 8 individual iSCSI targets with simultaneous read/write capability or as individual media locations within an emulated library.|
|Logical Volume spanning||By utilizing 4TB RDX media, a maximum online capacity of 32TB is available by configuring 2 logical volumes with 4 RDX drives each. In protected mode, a maximum capacity of 24TB can be achieved.
RDX media removability allows for limitless offline storage and media capacities will increase with the RDX roadmap.
|High Performance read/write||The ability to simultaneously read or write from all 8 drives in conjunction with bonded network connectors in iSCSI mode means that high performance data transfer rates can be achieved to meet shrinking backup windows.|
|Protected mode for logical volume configurations||Ensures high data availability by providing fault tolerance of RDX media.|
|Optional 2nd power supply||Eliminates single point of failure in case of a power failure.|
|Network Attached RDX||Simple installation & deployment utilizing existing infrastructure and widespread networking expertise.
Perfect solution for consolidating multiple RDX operations.
|Green features for minimal power, cooling, and space requirements||Very low power requirements: under 90 watts, typical.
RDX removability means that RDX media that is not currently in use can be taken offline to minimize data center power and cooling needs.
High density 2U Form Factor packs a lot of functionality in a very small space minimizing impact on data center space requirements.
|Configuration flexibility with iSCSI or tape automation emulation modes||Tape automation modes facilitate quick integration with existing backup applications. iSCSI facilitates centralization of resources, security, and management among multiple hosts in heterogeneous environments while reducing hardware controller costs by utilizing the ubiquitous Ethernet interface.|
|4x Gigabit Ethernet (1GbE) ports, failover bonded||Provides high availability and highly flexible network connectivity.|
|1x 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10 GbE) port||Ensures fast access to data with up to 1000MB/s***.|
|Integrated web-based management||Using a multi-lingual standard web browser from anywhere in the world: manage, control, automatic firmware update, diagnose, and configure security.|
|Three-year Advances Replacement Service||Backed worldwide by Tandberg Data’s exceptional service. In addition, warranty service upgrade packages are available.|
|Compatible with major backup software packages||Facilitates easy integration into existing data protection infrastructures. Compatible with Windows®, Linux, and Mac OS and major backup packages.|
|Easy to Setup and Use||Start protecting data fast, no special knowledge or training required.|
|Designed, Manufactured, Sold, and Serviced by Tandberg Data||The world’s SMB data protection experts for over 35 years.|
Built on RDX Removable Disk Technology
RDX Technology Features
- Combines the advantages of disk and tape
- Entry-level tape alternative
- Shock-proof and static-proof media
- Highly compatible: iSCSI/HDD
- Extremely easy to install and use
- Professional reliability
- Various media capacities from 500GB to 4TB and SSD media from 128GB to 256GB
- Full backward compatibility to previous media generations
- Major system OEM acceptance
- 10-year media shelf life
- 3-year media warranty
- Encryption capable
*LTO Emulation does not limit the capacity and performance of the RDX media used
**Logical Volumes are available in fixed or removable mode, as well as in protected modes
***Model version 8940-RDX
*LTO-3 Emulation does not limit the capacity of the RDX media used