Data Domain Introduces High-Performing Inline Deduplication Storage System

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<strong>Santa Clara, Calif. &mdash; May 12</strong><br />Data Domain, a provider of deduplication storage systems, announced the DD690, the industry&#39;s highest performance inline deduplication storage system for backup and other near-line applications. <br /><br />With aggregate throughput up to 1.4 TB/hour and single-stream throughput up to 600 GB/hour to enable protection of large databases in short backup windows, the DD690 establishes consistently high benchmarks across the spectrum of common datacenter backup metrics. <br /><br />A fully configured Data Domain DDX Array with 16 DD690 controllers increases aggregate throughput performance to up to 22 TB/hour and offers up to 28 petabytes of usable capacity, delivering the capability for long-term online retention to large, consolidated datacenters. <br /><br />The DD690&#39;s price/performance is enabled by the Data Domain SISL (Stream-Informed Segment Layout) scaling architecture to minimize the number of disk accesses required in the deduplication process. Unlike many competing approaches, Data Domain systems ride the price/performance wave of multi-core processor architectures rather than depending on over-provisioned storage subsystems for throughput. <br /><br />As a result, Data Domain systems based on dual-socket controllers and minimum SATA-based storage configurations have improved in throughput by nearly a factor of ten from 2004 (150 GB/hour) to 2008 (1.4 TB/hour). <br /><br />With the Data Domain Replicator Software option, the DD690 can automate WAN vaulting for use in disaster recovery (DR), remote office backup, or multisite tape consolidation. A single DD690 system can support a replication fan-in from up to 60 remote offices using smaller Data Domain systems such as the recently announced DD120. <br /><br />The DD690 can deduplicate globally across remote sites, further minimizing required bandwidth since only the first instance of data is transferred across any of the WAN segments. <br /><br />"Data Domain continues to scale its systems to address the demands of ever-growing environments," said Heidi Biggar, analyst at the Enterprise Strategy Group. "The DD690 raises the bar significantly in dedupe performance, capacity and replication functionality. These are just the type of enhancements that users, particularly larger ones, tell us they are looking for." <br /><br />Like all Data Domain systems, the new DD690 is simple to install and flexible enough to be implemented into existing user environments without disruption. Backed by Data Domain&#39;s available 24x7x365 enterprise class service, the DD690 supports leading backup and near-line software products on any standard storage fabric, including a new 10Gb Ethernet option. The DD690 is available as an easy-to-deploy appliance or as the DD690g Gateway, which supports external SAN disk array storage. <br /><br />The J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI), a genomics research organization based in Maryland, has been beta testing the new Data Domain DD690 since early March and recently moved forward with the purchase of the system. <br /><br />"We had a very positive experience with the DD690," said Eddy Navarro, storage team lead for JCVI. "JCVI runs a Linux-based, high-performance grid computing environment. We&#39;ve been very pleased with the performance and the strong deduplication ratios we&#39;ve achieved, and the DD690 works very well with our Symantec NetBackup software. In addition, the IP-based replication capabilities and the availability of a gateway model of the DD690, which we have also now ordered, were definitely an attraction for us." <br />

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