Catalogic Software today announced the release and general availability of DPX 4.5.2, a major update to Catalogic’s data protection software that has been an industry leader in providing state-of-the-art data recovery and backup success rates for over twenty years.
“This release continues the wave of updates and innovation in DPX that we began last year,” said Ethan Blynn, Vice President and General Manager of the DPX business unit. “With this release we are introducing a major architectural update to DPX with our software-defined vStor data repository.”
The vStor data repository is a true next generation backup repository created using modern open-source components and micro-services. It provides a scalable and efficient software-defined backup target that can be built using any block-storage device.
“With this release, we’re leap-frogging other vendors that still rely on specific hardware,” said Blynn. “We’re giving our customers the freedom and flexibility they don’t get from proprietary and costly backup appliances.”
The vStor repository can be as small as a single self-contained virtual machine, perfect for small or remote office scenarios, and can scale up to hundreds of terabytes. It includes deduplication and compression for storage savings, and vStor nodes can replicate to each other for disaster recovery or data distribution.
“Customers no longer have to pick from a set of fixed form factors,” Blynn explained. “They are free to build their backup targets in whatever way meets their performance, efficiency and cost requirements. And the vStor software is part of their DPX license. There are no additional licenses required.”
In addition to the vStor repository, the DPX 4.5.2 adds several other features that DPX customers have requested. A full list of updates is in the What’s New document. Catalogic is also presenting two webinars on April 19th, at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. EST which will provide details of the new release.