For the past 3 months I’ve had Kanye West’s ‘Stronger’ stuck in my head. Why? Because I’ve been preparing to launch new Data Domain systems that are ‘bigger, better, faster and stronger’ and sadly that’s just how my mind works.
Now that we’ve finally launched, I’m thrilled to share the details about the new generation of midrange Data Domain systems we announced last week. The four new systems – the DD2500, DD4200, DD4500 and DD7200 – offer dramatic improvements over the previous generation of midrange systems:
- Up to 10x bigger with scalability up to 1.7 PB usable capacity
- Enable better consolidation with up to 3x more streams supported
- Faster performance with up to 4x the speed
- Deliver stronger ROI with up to a 38% lower cost per GB
I don’t know about you – but that makes me feel like dancing! So let’s break it down:
All four new systems support the new 3 TB expansion shelves, which provides enough logical capacity to support any midrange enterprise:
- DD2500: Up to 6.6 PB
- DD4200: Up to 9.4 PB
- DD4500: Up to 14.2 PB
- DD7200: Up to 21.4 PB
Now is the time to get rid of that last stack of tapes by leveraging Data Domain for long-term backup retention. With DD Extended Retention, you get even more logical capacity:
- DD4200: Up to 28.4 PB
- DD4500: Up to 57.0 PB
- DD7200: Up to 85.6 PB
With all that scale – what are you going to protect on Data Domain? Whatever you want! If you’re a regular reader here, you know that one of the keys to the protection storage architecture is integrating directly with data sources. And doing so requires more streams since applications are no longer running through a backup server to connect with Data Domain. With that in mind, these new systems support up to 3x more streams, enabling you to consolidate all data protection workloads (backup, archive, DR) on a single system.
But, what’s the point of trying to consolidate all that data if you can’t do it within the allotted time? It should come as no surprise that these systems also offer the performance required to meet the toughest backup windows:
- DD2500: Up to 13.4 TB/hr
- DD4200: Up to 22.0 TB/hr
- DD4500: Up to 22.0 TB/hr
- DD7200: Up to 26.0 TB/hr
Believe it or not – all of that and these new systems are up to 38% more cost effective than the previous generation. With savings like that, it should be no surprise that IDC recently released this infographic that shows Data Domain systems offer a payback in under 6 months.
To learn more about these new Data Domain systems and to get pricing, visit the EMC Store.