We have a Cisco UCS with VMware and storage on an EMC VNX SAN. We have Veeam and currently backup to a pool on or EMC. Management would like to replicate this off to a Dell Equalogic SAN to get it offsite, but I had been looking at a Quantum DXi. With Veeam deduplication they think it is going to do as much as the appliance would at cheaper so better.
I'm looking at justification, pros/cons why or why not to go with this v.s. an appliance?