A Perfect Score for Backup and Archive

Alyson Langon

Alyson Langon

A couple years ago, fresh out of Business School at Boston College, I started at EMC and dove head first into all things backup and archive, focusing on Data Domain systems. I love the challenge of communicating complicated technologies in innovative and engaging ways and there is certainly no shortage of inspiration at EMC’s Data Protection and Availability Division. Outside of the tech world, I am an artist, animal lover and sufferer of wanderlust. You can also find me on Twitter achieving the perfect balance of data protection and cat gifs.

Flexible, fast, and a small footprint… no I’m not talking about Aly Raisman.  But, if there were an Olympics for protection storage, EMC Data Domain deduplication storage systems would be sure to take the gold.  With today’s announcement, a performance worthy of a Dancing with the Stars mirror ball trophy, Data Domain systems are poised to take protection storage to the next level.  Let’s take a closer look at some of Data Domain’s new moves.

Optimized Archive Storage: It takes two to tango. 

As we’ve discussed before, backup and archive are complementary parts of an overall data protection strategy and consolidating these workloads onto a single Data Domain system (as shown below) maximizes efficiency and lowers TCO.  We’ve further strengthened EMC’s leading protection storage platform by enhancing support for a broad range of archive use cases.

Specifically, now you can ingest archive data 3x faster for file, e-mail and other archiving workloads.  This also enables you to migrate up to 1 TB a day of archive data from legacy archive platforms to a Data Domain system, ensuring a quick transition with minimal disruption.

In addition, Data Domain systems now “dance” well with all leading archiving application partners easily integrating with over 16 different archiving applications.  This includes support for file, e-mail, SharePoint (Learn about the new EMC SourceOne Enhancements here!)  and now database and content management archiving through integration with IBM Optim and EMC Documentum  respectively.

Enhanced Application Integration: The spin, the turn, and the lift all at once!

As part of our continuing efforts to empower data owners (as discussed here), we are excited to introduce Oracle optimized deduplication, which makes Data Domain systems the first inline deduplication system to support RMAN multiplexing while maximizing deduplication rates. With Oracle optimized deduplication, database and backup administrators can optimize Oracle backup performance (through RMAN multiplexing) and still reduce Oracle backup storage requirements by up to 10 to 30x with Data Domain. This further establishes Data Domain systems as the backup platform of choice for Oracle environments. Oracle optimized deduplication is supported with Oracle 11g and Oracle RMAN, Avamar, NetWorker and other third party backup applications via CIFS, NFS or Data Domain Boost.

Just 3 years after we introduced it, Data Domain Boost has revolutionized backup and disaster recovery for thousands of customers. To date, that has been limited to those with Ethernet infrastructure, but now Fibre Channel environments can get in on the fun too! With Data Domain Boost over Fibre Channel, you can get 50% faster backups in your SAN environment and eliminate virtual tape management to greatly simplify operations.

In addition, DD Boost now boasts 8 different integrations making the Data Domain Boost ecosystem the broadest and deepest in the industry.  What a performance!

…And the scores are in! 

With 66.5% market share in the purpose-built backup appliance market and continued investment in archive storage, EMC offers you the fast and flexible technology you need to transform data protection and lead your business into the future.

Tune in next week for a more in-depth look at some of what I highlighted today.

Alyson Langon

Alyson Langon

A couple years ago, fresh out of Business School at Boston College, I started at EMC and dove head first into all things backup and archive, focusing on Data Domain systems. I love the challenge of communicating complicated technologies in innovative and engaging ways and there is certainly no shortage of inspiration at EMC’s Data Protection and Availability Division. Outside of the tech world, I am an artist, animal lover and sufferer of wanderlust. You can also find me on Twitter achieving the perfect balance of data protection and cat gifs.
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About Alyson Langon

A couple years ago, fresh out of Business School at Boston College, I started at EMC and dove head first into all things backup and archive, focusing on Data Domain systems. I love the challenge of communicating complicated technologies in innovative and engaging ways and there is certainly no shortage of inspiration at EMC’s Data Protection and Availability Division. Outside of the tech world, I am an artist, animal lover and sufferer of wanderlust. You can also find me on Twitter achieving the perfect balance of data protection and cat gifs.

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