Double Capacity for High-End Data Domain DD880 From EMC

EMC Corporation, the world leader in information
infrastructure solutions, today announced that its flagship single
controller system for large enterprises, the EMC Data Domain DD880,
now doubles its maximum capacity, offering support for up to 7.1
petabytes of logical backup storage. EMC also introduced EMC Data
Domain Encryption software, the industry’s first data at rest encryption
solution for deduplication storage systems. This software option
protects enterprise data in the event of theft or loss of disks and
systems. EMC Data Domain Replicator software has also gained
significant new features, including a "one-to-many" directory
replication topology and breakthrough low bandwidth optimization for
limited WANs and small sites, increasing bandwidth efficiencies by up to
a hundred percent. Coupled with a steady pace of performance and
capacity advances, these capabilities further enhance the disk-based
backup leadership of EMC and provide significant and sustainable value
to its customers.

Product Details and User Benefits

The expanded DD880 delivers up to 7.1 PB of logical storage, double
its capacity at introduction in mid-2009, providing users greater backup
and disaster recovery (DR) consolidation, further simplifying
management and reducing operational expenses. Administrators can use the
additional capacity to consolidate up to 180 concurrent backup jobs or
extend the retention period when used as a replication target for up to
180 remote offices. The increase in capacity further minimizes the
physical footprint, power and cooling required to protect large data
sets in primary data centers and in DR sites.

Data Domain Encryption is a new software option that provides
the industry’s first encryption of data at rest on deduplication
storage, enabling organizations to enhance the security of their data
and more easily pass security audits. DD Encryption seamlessly
integrates with the Data Domain high-speed, inline deduplication process
and provides administrator selectable 128-bit or 256-bit Advanced
Encryption Standard (AES) algorithms for encrypting all data before it
is written to disk. With an inline approach, data never resides in a
vulnerable, unencrypted state on the disk subsystem. This capability
works with all Data Domain protocols and software options, and can be
used with DD Replicator to send encrypted data over the WAN. Files that
are retained on disk in a non-rewriteable and non-erasable format, as a
long-term archive using EMC Data Domain Retention Lock software, can
also be encrypted.

DD Replicator is now able to support a new ‘one-to-many’
directory replication topology, which enables users to send multiple
copies of source system data to different DR sites. This delivers
increased protection levels and gives the administrator the ability to
reliably and efficiently replicate the same content across a distributed
enterprise for QA, testing, development, training, and other uses. In
addition, for enterprises with small Data Domain systems replicating to
larger hub systems across low bandwidth networks, DD Replicator can
further reduce the amount of data to be sent using a new low bandwidth
optimization feature. This enables further reduction of the Replicator
bandwidth, which already sends only deduplicated, compressed data, by up
to 100%, leveraging an additional new delta compression technology. The
introduction of both a ‘one-to-many’ replication topology and low
bandwidth optimization further demonstrates EMC’s ability to deliver the
most flexible, feature-rich and network-efficient multi-site disaster
recovery solutions for backup and archive data. These features are
included with the latest version of DD Replicator software. Data Domain
system users that have purchased DD Replicator licenses and have an
existing support contract can upgrade to this version for no extra

"Enterprise customers today demand high-density, optimized
storage solutions to safeguard and manage their unabated data growth,"
said Robert Amatruda, Director, Data Protection and Recovery, IDC. "The
expanded capacity of the Data Domain DD880 addresses enterprise
customer needs for scalable storage systems for consolidation projects
and extended retention policies. The addition of inline encryption for
deduplicated data at rest offers all EMC Data Domain users an additional
option for safeguarding their data."

"EMC is continuing to build upon the maturity, product
concepts and architectures that have made Data Domain systems the
unquestioned market leader in deduplication storage systems for backup
and archive," said Brian Biles, Vice President of Product Management,
EMC Backup Recovery Systems Division. "In disk-based data protection,
EMC is not only imagining the future more clearly than its competition,
it is also out-executing their pace of development."


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