The Smart Choice in Data Protection
Reliable, rapid, and low-cost backup and recovery. Protect and recover your data from human errors, disasters, and ransomware attacks. Fast recovery-in-place from disk, tape and cloud.
Announcing Catalogic DPX 4.8 with Enhanced Support for Virtualization, Cloud Storage, and Ransomware Protection:
  • Agentless backup for virtual environments enhancements including single file recovery to restore specific files or directories from VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V agentless backups.
  • Enhancements to vStor, our software-defined backup appliance, including appliance configuration via the HTML5 interface, replication management, and S3 Object Lock for protecting cloud backups against early deletion and ransomware.
  • More cloud storage backup and archive targets including Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage with S3 Object Lock, and Amazon S3 Glacier and Glacier Deep Archive support.

See What’s New in Catalogic DPX 4.8 for more information.

Discover the Smartest Choice in Data Protection
What values do you look for in a backup solution?
How about these:
  • Reliable and secure backup that works
  • Rapid recovery when you need it
  • An open storage model
  • A first-class support team
  • Low cost, 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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Robust Backup and Recovery

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 per your Recovery Point Objectives (RPOs) and is there when you need it.

vStor backup repository

DPX vStor is a software-defined backup appliance that lets you build your own backup targets to meet your 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.
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 ransomware recovery for your servers and data. In the worst case, you might need to recover an entire facility lost to a natural disaster or a major ransomware attack. In all these cases, data protection and reliability is paramount.

But backup can also be more than an insurance policy. With instantly accessible backup images, you can leverage backup data sets for many other tasks, such as reporting, dev-test, DevOps, reporting and compliance, analytics and more.

DPX delivers across a range of enterprise backup and recovery use cases, including all your old favorites!

Secure Data Protection

Get backups done on time, reliably, and inexpensively, for physical and virtual environments.
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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. And the vStor backup repository allows you to build backup targets to your own specifications, to meet your performance and capacity requirements.

Rapid Recovery and DR

Restore systems in the time it takes to boot them using our patented Instant Virtualization technology.
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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. Data replication allows you to efficiently move data off-site.

Ransomware Protection

Recover from backups that are stored as immutable snapshots and that are air-gapped from ransomware.
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Ransomware Protection

Ransomware infestations are growing at a record pace. Unfortunately, many of these viruses slip past anti-virus systems and there’s no guaranteed way to keep them out of your organization. When ransomware strikes, the only recourse is to have a secure backup.

DPX block-level backups are stored as immutable snapshots. That means that unlike backups stored as files, block backups cannot be manipulated by ransomware. With DPX, your backup data is secure.

DPX also allows you to back up your critical systems more frequently, which means you’ll lose less data when you need to recover. DPX provides multiple recovery points so you can spin the clock back to just before the infection happened. Speed of recovery is crucial for getting your organization back to operational status. And DPX can help with the ultimate form of protection from electronic attack: having air-gap security in the form of backup tapes.

Cloud Integration

Archive backup images to your S3 object storage provider, lock them, and find them when you need them.

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 Microsoft Azure. Or, by using a NetApp® AltaVault® cloud-integrated storage appliance, numerous public and private clouds are accessible.

Tape Support

Full-fledged support for multiple tape drives and formats. Tapes support will never be discontinued.
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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.

Remote Office Backup

Software-defined backup repository to build your own local backup targets, as simple as a single virtual machine.
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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. The vStor data repository can be as simple as a single virtual machine, making it the perfect solution for smaller offices. The local vStor provides rapid on-site recovery, while data replication sends copies back to the data center for true DR and data centralization.

NetApp OSSV Replacement

DPX is a seamless, low-risk replacement for NetApp OSSV when moving to Clustered Data ONTAP.
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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, and they don’t work on the current versions of Windows or Linux. For NetApp OSSV users, Catalogic DPX offers a seamless, low-risk replacement for OSSV when moving to Clustered Data ONTAP.

NDMP Backup for all Filers

NDMP backups to disk, tape or cloud object storage - an extremely cost-effective solution for NetApp or Isilon.
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Catalogic helped pioneer NDMP backups and remains a leader in supporting NDMP for multiple vendor NAS systems, including NetApp NDMP and DellEMC Isilon NDMP. Catalogic supports NDMP backups to disk, tape and cloud. You can deploy DPX as an extremely cost-effective standalone NDMP solution that can save you as much as 80% on your legacy backup software costs.

Micro Focus OES Backup

DPX has industry leading backup and recovery for Novell products since 1997, including Micro Focus OES 2018 backup with granular file restore.
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Micro Focus Data Protection

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.

DPX Resources
What's New in Catalogic DPX 4.8
Catalogic DPX Data Sheet
Catalogic DPX: vStor Software Backup Appliance
Additional Features

The vStor Software-Defined Backup Repository

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, contact us.

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.

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. 

Unique NetApp Integration

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.

Detailed Reporting

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

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    System Requirements & Compatibility
    Catalogic’s enterprise data protection 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 is a NetApp certified solution for both NetApp Data ONTAP and cDOT / Clustered ONTAP.

    TypeMaster or Device Server or DPX Open Storage Server Client
    Memory4 GB Minimum, 8 GB Recommended2GB Minimum, 4 GB Recommended for Enterprise Applications
    Processor2 Cores Minimum1 Core Minimum
    Architecturex64 RequiredPlease refer to latest Compatibility Guide
    Disk Space5 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 SystemPlease refer to latest Compatibility GuidePlease 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.

    Case Studies

    Catalogic DPX solves VM Backup for Southern Utah University

    As the Southern Utah University (SUU) struggled with their data protection system, due to their infrastructure becoming heavily virtualized, Catalogic assisted in building their new system to make VM backup and restore fast and easy, while providing more space in their data center.
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    What Clients Say About Us
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    Josh Foremaster

    Assistant Director of IT Operations, Southern Utah University
    "The configuration was simple, the support team quickly helped us through the usual startup glitches, and it works just as we had hoped. Scheduling backups has become a snap, and everything just works. We don’t need to watch over it or restart jobs anymore."

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