SOURCE: Data Domain

May 07, 2007 07:00 ET

Data Domain Sets New Standard for Data Deduplication Price/Performance

New DD580 Doubles High End Performance of Product Line

SANTA CLARA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 7, 2007 -- Data Domain, a leading provider of Enterprise Protection Storage systems for disk backup and network-based disaster recovery, today announced the DD580, the industry's most scalable inline deduplication system for enterprise data protection. Enabled by Data Domain's SISL™ (Stream-Informed Segment Layout) scaling architecture, a single DD580 delivers up to 800 GB/hour of aggregate deduplication throughput with less than 15 SATA RAID-6 protected disks. Data Domain's inline deduplication performance rides the price performance wave of multi-core processor architectures rather than depend on oversized storage subsystems for system throughput.

A fully configured Data Domain DDX Array with 16 DD580 controllers increases throughput performance to over 12 TB/hour and offers up to 20 petabytes of capacity for long-term online retention. Like all Data Domain systems, the new DD580 is simple to install and flexible enough to be implemented into existing user environments without disruption. It supports all leading backup software products on any storage fabric. The DD580 is available as an easy-to-deploy appliance, or as the DD580g Gateway, which supports external Fibre Channel or SATA disk arrays.

"Data Domain continues to address the scalability demands of large environments," said Heidi Biggar, analyst at the Enterprise Strategy Group. "The new DD580 retains the simplicity of Data Domain's appliances while raising the bar significantly in terms of de-dupe performance. In addition, Data Domain offers the advantage of immediate replication capabilities for DR applications. Enterprise-class customers will want to consider the DD580."

With its integrated Data Domain Replicator option, the DD580 can automate WAN vaulting for use in DR, remote office backup, or multi-site tape consolidation. All Data Domain systems deduplicate data inline, before storing to disk, and replicate deduplicated data while the backup is in progress. This means disaster recovery (DR) sites synch up much faster with primary storage than before. Data Domain solutions are designed from the ground up to meet "storage of last resort" data protection standards. Data Domain offers the only inline deduplication system that integrates RAID-6 level protection, battery-backed NVRAM caching and end-to-end consistency with data integrity verification at backup time.

"We've had the Data Domain DD580 in our data center for testing since January," said Eric Eckman, IT manager for Atheros Communications, Inc., a leading developer of advanced wireless solutions company. "The increased performance delivered by the new DD580 is impressive, and implementing it with our existing Data Domain systems was quite simple. During our test period, we added an additional disk shelf to build out our capacity and retention capabilities. We liked the fact that we could add on the shelf without even having to open up the device to add a card. This gives administrators a lot of flexibility to configure and easily scale the system as needed."

"Data Domain's products just keep getting better," said Ferdie Centeno, Infrastructure Administrator at Power Integrations, Inc. "Our Company was a beta test site for Data Domain's first generation of product years ago. Today, as a beta site for the new DD580, we've been able to experience firsthand just how much the performance and capacity of Data Domain's products have evolved. The new DD580 is incredibly fast and sophisticated, yet the company has not lost sight of the underlying simplicity that always been its marker."

"This announcement underscores Data Domain's continued price-to-performance leadership in enterprise protection storage," said Frank Slootman, president and CEO of Data Domain. "With the new DD580, end-users achieve twice the performance without adding more disk drive capacity. Data Domain's ability to scale means that the benefits of its data deduplication systems remain affordable and manageable with growth."

The DD580 will be generally available within 90 days. The base appliance configuration with 15 drives starts at $120K.

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