Press Release

EMC Introduces Data Domain DD670 Deduplication Storage System

Also Announces Deduplication Expansion Option for EMC Disk Library for Mainframe and Increased Scalability of the EMC Disk Library Series

HOPKINTON, Mass., July 19, 2010 - 

EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC), the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, today introduced a new, midrange deduplication storage system that drives continued price/performance increases into the Data Domain product line. The new EMC® Data Domain® DD670, which incorporates the Nehalem-based Intel® Xeon® Processor 5500 Series, is over 2 times faster than midrange competitors using recently released EMC Data Domain Boost software and up to 1.5times faster when used as a virtual tape library.

EMC also announced its new EMC Disk Library 5000 series, as well as a new deduplication storage expansion option for its Disk Library for Mainframe system. In addition, 2 terabyte (TB) disk drives are now supported in expansion shelves for the new DD670, the EMC Data Domain DD880 and the recently announced EMC Data Domain Global Deduplication Array. The larger capacity disk drives are also available for the new Disk Library series. Collectively, these new offerings advance the full range of EMC disk-based backup and recovery products, providing significant performance and capacity increases to a broad scope of users.

“These new capabilities demonstrate EMC’s commitment to the price/performance leadership of its next generation disk-based backup products and expanded deduplication use cases such as mainframe,” said Shane Jackson, Senior Director of Product Marketing, EMC Backup Recovery Systems Division. “We continue to outpace competition by leveraging the Data Domain SISLTM (Stream-Informed Segment Layout) scaling architecture and new Intel processor technology to drive higher levels of system performance and capacity.”

Data Domain DD670 – New Midrange Deduplication Storage System

The new DD670 midrange deduplication storage system offers up to 5.4 TB per hour of aggregate inline deduplication throughput. The system supports up to 76 TB of raw capacity or up to 2.7 petabytes (PB) of logical capacity with 50 times data reduction. A single DD670 system can support replication fan-in from up to 90 remote offices using smaller Data Domain appliances such as the DD140 or DD610, delivering a fully-automated disaster recovery capability for distributed enterprises. Overall, the DD670 delivers major price/performance improvements to backup and recovery processes and more capacity for extended online retention.

The base model includes 12 TB of disk in a 2U rack mount chassis and supports expansion shelves with either 1 TB or 2 TB SATA drives yielding a 2.1 times increase in rack density. Like all Data Domain systems, the DD670 is simple to install and flexible enough to implement into existing user environments without disruption. Data Domain systems offer broad application support on any storage fabric. This includes NFS, CIFS, Symantec OpenStorage or EMC Data Domain Boost over 1 or 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) and/or VTL over Fibre Channel. An 8Gb Fibre Channel connectivity option is also now available for the DD670 and DD880.

Disk Library for Mainframe (DLm) – New Deduplication Storage Expansion Option

The new Deduplication Storage Expansion option allows DLm960 users to achieve longer onsite retention, optimized replication and lower overall disk and tape storage costs for their mainframe backup and archive workloads. Based on the widely adopted Data Domain DD880 deduplication storage system, this option helps the mainframe user to dramatically improve backup and recovery processes while seamlessly integrating into the mainframe environment.

The DLm960 with the Deduplication Storage Expansion option scales from 2 to 6 Virtual Tape Engines (VTEs) supporting up to 12 FICON connections and front-end ingest performance over 4.3 TB per hour. The DLm960 solution combines low-cost SATA drives, RAID 6 protection, hot-standby disks, tape emulation and hardware compression. With this release and depending on the deduplication ratio achieved, the DD880 could provide an additional petabyte of logical storage capacity in a single cabinet bringing the maximum capacity of the DLm960 to nearly 3.5 PBs of logical capacity.

Disk Library 5000 Series – New Scalable Virtual Tape Library Systems

The new DL5000 series scales from 8 TB up to 1.4 PB of usable storage which yields up to 2.8 PB of logical capacity, with an average compression ratio of 2:1. The DL5000 series offers up to 10.2 TB/hr ingest performance in a single system. The two models in the DL5000 series, the DL5100 and DL5200, consist of one and two Disk Library engines respectively. Based on the new Intel® Xeon® Processor 5500 Series, the Disk Library engine includes new hardware compression cards and three 8 Gb Fibre Channel ports. The dual engine DL5200 offers active engine failover, which provides a highly available system that can continue operating after a single engine failure.

Like all EMC Disk Library systems, the new DL5000 series includes advanced virtual tape functionality ideal for environments looking to augment existing tape infrastructures with the benefits of disk based backup. This functionality includes disk spin down and consolidated media management.

Consolidated media management provides the industry’s only embedded backup media server in a virtual tape library. The embedded media server is available for EMC NetWorker® or Symantec NetBackup and allows the backup application to manage data movement including direct tape out from the Disk Library system. This option also provides a single management interface of both the physical and virtual tape pools.

About EMC

The EMC Data Domain DD670, expansion shelves with 2 TB drives, and the Deduplication Storage Expansion option for DLm960 will be available in Q3 2010. The DL5100 and DL5200 virtual tape libraries are available now.

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