Dell’s disk backup appliance reduces backup storage capacity need by 15 times

Infotech Lead America: Dell says its new disk backup appliance can assist businesses reduce the amount of necessary backup storage capacity — by up to 15 times — with Dell’s built-in data deduplication and compression technologies.

Customers can also eliminate redundant copies of data and decrease disk capacity requirements by up to 93 percent.

The Dell DR4100 — built on the Fluid Data architecture — simplifies backup and recovery while optimizing storage resources. The addition of expansion shelves, combined with our advanced data deduplication and compression technologies, offers customers a simple, affordable and scalable way to manage data protection.

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Dell DR4100, based on Dell PowerEdge 12th generation servers, is a disk backup target appliance with built-in deduplication and compression technology designed to reduce the amount of storage required.

Dell disk backup appliance reduces backup storage capacity need by 15 times

“The Dell DR4000 has increased our backup performance while the data deduplication technology has reduced our backup storage footprint, allowing us to cost-effectively retain backups for lengthy periods of time,” said Darryl Glass, hosting manager at South Africa-based First Technology.

The appliance can reduce or eliminate the dependence on managing tape backups while enabling customers to maintain their backup data on disk longer, enabling fast and reliable restores when needed.

Dell DR4100 offers customers the ability to add up to two expansion shelves (9,18 or 27 terabytes each), providing seamless scalability and larger capacity than competing platforms.

Customers can scale their solution from 2.7 terabytes to 81 terabytes of usable capacity — or up to 1.2 petabytes of logical capacity — as their business and data backup demands grow.

Fast, daily, deduplicated replication of backup data can be performed using many-to-one replication that supports up to 32 nodes in different locations replicating to one central node.

This can reduce the burden on IT staff backing-up many sites by providing a simple disaster recovery solution that can help reduce capital and operational costs associated with it, while minimizing backup storage needs at remote offices.

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