Dell EMC reveals benefits of Data Domain protection storage

Dell EMC said the new generation of Dell EMC Data Domain protection storage systems offers new scalability as well as enhanced protection for virtual environments and efficiency for tiering long-term retention data to the cloud.

The deployment of the new Data Domain Cloud Tier software within Data Domain increases the total volume of data that can be managed through a single appliance by 200 percent, with a maximum logical capacity of 150PB.

Data Domain Cloud Tier establishes Data Domain as the only protection storage to natively tier de-duplicated data to public, private, or hybrid clouds for long-term retention, including Dell EMC Elastic Cloud Storage and Virtustream Storage Cloud.

The new Data Domain family features four new models:  DD6300, DD6800, DD9300 and DD9800.

The DD9800 is 7x more scalable, 1.5x faster and can support 5x more streams than the nearest competitor.

The new Data Domain appliances can access protection instances of virtual machines (VMs) 20x faster. Customers are able to boot up VMs using a protection copy of the virtual machine files (VMDKs) directly from Data Domain instead of needing to restore the VM to a separate primary storage system.

“Our four new Data Domain systems with integrated flash technology deliver new levels of scale and performance, allow customers to instantly restore large application environments and further reduce the time it takes to protect large volumes of data,” said Beth Phalen, SVP and GM, data protection solutions, Dell EMC.

The new Data Domain appliances are powered by the next generation of the Data Domain operating system, DD OS 6.0.

“Protection storage is every bit as important to us as primary storage so we have relied on Dell EMC Data Domain for many years. As the volumes of data that we manage grow, being able to tier data intelligently to more cost-efficient targets, such as the cloud, becomes more important to us,” said Anthony Gizzarelli, senior manager, backup and recovery operations and engineering, AIG.