Elevate Your Tape Backup with Catalogic DPX
In today’s data-driven world, the integrity and security of your data are not just operational necessities but the backbone of business resilience. Catalogic DPX stands at the forefront of tape backup, offering a robust, feature-rich solution tailored to meet the demands of modern enterprises. With Catalogic DPX, leverage unparalleled tape device compatibility and support, ensuring your data’s safety and accessibility, even in the most challenging scenarios.

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Challenges of Tape Backup and Recovery

  1. Tape Device Compatibility and Support:
  • Legacy System Integration: While DPX supports SCSI-2 and leading tape devices, some legacy systems might require specialized configurations or adjustments.
  • Changing Hardware Standards: Organizations using outdated or unique tape formats may still face challenges in ensuring smooth integration with newer LTO-9 technology.
  • Device Configuration Complexity: Managing multiple types of tape devices and media changers could require additional training for IT staff to handle specific setups.


2. Streamlined Tape Management:

  • Complex Workflows: Managing both Virtual Tape Libraries (VTLs) and traditional tape libraries simultaneously might create complex workflows that require careful coordination and planning. 
  • Vendor Discontinuation: Systems no longer supported by vendors could pose maintenance challenges, requiring in-depth troubleshooting or workarounds. 


3. Robust Backup and Recovery Capabilities:

  • Backup Infrastructure Optimization: Reducing backup time and impact by up to 90% can be beneficial, but achieving this may require specific network and storage optimizations.
  • Replication Coordination: Point-to-point replication is valuable, but organizations must ensure bandwidth and latency are optimized to support disaster recovery and remote office requirements.


4. Immutable and Secure Backups:

  • Management of Air-Gapped Copies: Creating and storing immutable snapshots on tape or in the cloud demands additional management processes to track and monitor offline copies.
  • Compliance Requirements: Ensuring immutable backups align with regulatory requirements could require extra steps to verify their integrity.


5. Cost-Effective NDMP Backups:

  • Network Overhead: Although NDMP backups are cost-effective, they might increase network overhead if not properly managed.
  • Vendor-Specific Dependencies: Some NDMP backup features may rely heavily on specific storage vendors, potentially limiting flexibility if the organization shifts to other storage platforms.

Unparalleled Tape Device Compatibility and Support for Tape Backup

Unmatched Compatibility and Support

Catalogic DPX is designed to work with a wide range of tape devices and media changers that comply with the SCSI-2 standard. With support for variable length records and a minimum transfer size of 32 KB, DPX ensures compatibility with industry-leading tape media from Hewlett Packard Enterprise and IBM, including the latest LTO-9 technology. Our solution is also qualified with top tape libraries from Dell Technologies, HPE, Oracle, Overland Tandberg, and Quantum, providing you with the flexibility to work with the hardware you trust.

Streamlined Tape Management
Whether your infrastructure utilizes Virtual Tape Libraries (VTLs) or traditional tape libraries, Catalogic DPX provides consistent, high-level support. Our approach simplifies the management of tape devices, focusing on minimizing troubleshooting and development for systems no longer supported by their vendors. This strategic support ensures your tape management processes are efficient and focused on your core business objectives.
Robust Backup and Recovery Capabilities
With patented block-level protection, Catalogic DPX reduces backup time and impact by up to 90% for both physical and virtual servers. Our vStor backup repository is a flexible and scalable software-defined backup target with robust tape archiving capabilities. vStor supports inline deduplication, compression, replication, and direct backup data offload to tape for long-term, cost-effective archiving and retention. 
Immutable and Secure Backups
With Catalogic DPX, create immutable snapshots that can be securely stored as offline, air-gapped copies on tape and cloud object storage. This ensures archived data remains unaltered and protected, safeguarding your backups against premature deletion and offering an additional layer of offline protection. Rest assured, your data is secure and reliably protected, aligning with your Recovery Point Objectives (RPOs).
Cost-Effective NDMP Backups
Our solution offers extremely cost-effective NDMP backups to disk, tape, or cloud for NetApp or Isilon, or as a NetApp OSSV replacement. This ensures that your data is not only protected but also managed in the most economical way possible.

Why Choose Catalogic DPX for Tape Backup?

  • Full Tape Support: Never worry about tape support being discontinued. Catalogic DPX fully supports multiple tape drives and new formats like LTO-9.
  • Data Security: With immutable snapshots and air-gapped tape storage, your data is protected from tampering and cyber threats.
  • Flexibility: Compatible with a wide range of tape libraries and media, Catalogic DPX adapts to your existing infrastructure.
  • Ease of Use: A user-friendly interface and robust support simplify tape management, allowing you to focus on strategic initiatives.

Comprehensive Support

Catalogic provides exceptional support to ensure that you can leverage the full potential of DPX with your Oracle products:

Direct Technical Support

Gain direct access to Catalogic’s technical support team for any queries or issues you may encounter.

Documentation and Compatibility Matrix

Utilize extensive documentation of Catalogic DPX and product compatibility matrix to ensure that your backup environment is optimized and up-to-date.

Get Started with Catalogic DPX

Elevate your tape data protection strategy with Catalogic DPX. Our solution is designed to integrate seamlessly with your tape infrastructure, providing a secure, reliable, and cost-effective way to manage and protect your data. Contact us today to learn more about how Catalogic DPX can transform your data protection approach.