Veeam Backup & Replication and RDX® QuikStation™

Retrofitting physical backup tools and backup hardware in order to accommodate the needs of virtualization limits their capabilities and adds unnecessary complexity and cost. Tandberg Data’s RDX® QuikStation removable disk appliance allows virtualised enviroments to be easily backed up and data transported off-site for complete data protection. When combined with Veeam Backup and Replication software, businesses can easily manage backup and restore tasks, whilst minimising the risk of data loss and downtime.

The RDX® QuikStation™

RDX Quikstation provides a fully automated and scalable data protection solution for both virtualised and physical server environments. The RDX Quikstation is offered with 4-bay and 8-bay configurations and easily connects to virtual environments using an iSCSI interface. RDX QuikStation provides high performance, reliable and cost efficient data protection and can be easily configured to meet the needs of the customer.

RDX media combines the portability and reliability of tape with the speed and simplicity of a hard disk drive. RDX provides high performance up to 1.2TB/hr and storage capacities up to 4TB per cartridge. RDX drives and media are rugged and tough, and designed to last more than 10 years and meet business compliance requirments for Backup and Archive.

Flexible Configurations

The Veeam Backup & Replication can connect to multiple individual RDX drives to one or multiple hosts via the Microsoft iSCSI initiator. For large backup sets, QuikStation provides logical volume configurations which span multiple RDX drives to one volume which can be removed and rotated similar to single RDX drive.

The RDX integration allows Veeam Backup & Replication to use it as removable disk devices, and enables selection of backup data retention policies to specifiy the number of restore points on a removable disk media that is used with a media rotation scheme to meet off-site / off-line data  protection compliance requirements.

For customers who want to replace their existing LTO tape automation device but would like to continue to use the tape like data management procedures, the RDX QuikStation 8 can also be integrated as a Virtual Tape Library. It offers several Tape Library emulation modes to provide a backup repository for backup copies kept off-site for disaster recovery.

The hybrid mode is a combination of both and enables the RDX QuikStation 8 to operate as  individual RDX drives and tape automation backup repository in a single device concurrently.

Implementing a Scale-out Repository

Veeam Backup & Replication enables consolidating backup targets like RDX into one backup repository. Configuring the Scale-out Repository, is actually creating a pool of RDX storage devices, summarizing their capacity. This optimises the utilisation of RDX storage targets either on QuikStation or with several internal or external RDX QuikStor drives, increases backup speed, saves investment costs and simplifies storage management.

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To learn more, download the PDFs below:

Solution Brief: RDX QuikStation for Veeam Backup and Replication
Integration Brief: RDX QuikStation for Veeam Backup and Replication


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