Dell enhances DR Series of deduplication appliances

Dell has updated its DR Series of deduplication appliances to provide improved performance, scalability and security to the customers.

The new features include performance and scalability upgrades, encryption at rest and VTL and NDMP backup support.

DR Series of deduplication appliances include DR6000 for enterprise organizations, DR4100 for midsized companies and DR2000v for remote offices.

Company officials said customer can speed backup and restore times and also reduce the storage requirements with the variable blocked based deduplication and compression technology.

Customers can also tackle data growth by using 6TB drives to increase the maximum capacity of the DR6000 to 252 terabytes of usable capacity which helps to lower power and cooling costs in the process.

The performance and scalability upgrades also helped in boosting ingest performance of DR6000 to up to 25TB per hour and Dell’s ingest performance up to 17TB per hour.

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The other feature Encryption at rest has ensured data is encrypted both during the backup process and while stored on disk.

The disk based virtual tape libraries have helped in improving the speed of backs, reducing the risk and issues associated with legacy tape backup processes.

DR Series also supports VTL backups using Microsoft Data Protection Manager (DPM).

Network data management protocol (NDMP) helps organizations to save time and lower costs by sending data directly from their storage device to a Dell DR Series target appliances.

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“The added security, performance and flexibility features delivered in the latest release provide just another compelling reason for customers to consider the DR Series as a means to get more from their backup investments,” said Paul Davis, director of product management, data protection, Dell Software.

Last month, Dell released new SonicWALL TZ series firewalls targeting small businesses and large, multi site distributed organizations.