Feeds

Data Domain soups up products

Mid-range and entry-level refresh

Protecting against web application threats using SSL

Data Domain has replaced its 500-series mid-range and 120 entry-level deduplication products with new ones.

Data Domain is a subsidiary of EMC and manufactures deduplicating storage arrays. They carry out an in-line process deduplicating incoming data as it lands on the box rather than afterwards. The company is riding Intel's processor performance curve to steadily boost the performance of its products, and uses four-socket, quad-core Xeons in its range-topping DD880 box.

Starting at the bottom, the remote office and entry level DD120 product becomes the DD140 with twice the capacity at 1.5TB raw storage, and 50 per cent more aggregate backup throughput at 450GB/hour.

The mid-range was the Data Domain 500 series. It has been replaced at its upper end already with the DD580 giving way to the quad-core DD660 in March this year, following on from the introduction of the DD690 in May 2008. Both use quad-core Xeon processors to boost performance.

That left the DD500 series rump as the 565, 530 and 510. The 530 and 565 are replaced by the DD630, with 12TB raw capacity from its 1TB drives, and a 1.1TB aggregate backup throughput. The 510 is replaced by the DD610 with 6TB of raw capacity from 500GB drives, and 675GB/hour throughput.

This refresh would likely have been planned before EMC bought Data Domain. We still expect a new round of processor upgrades with 4- and 6-core Nehalem processors being adopted to raise performance further.

It is also expected or hoped that Data Domain will introduce global deduplication across members of its DDX arrays which currently deduplicate independently from each other.

The DD630, DD610 and DD140 are available immediately. No prices were revealed. ®

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

More from The Register

next story
Wanna keep your data for 1,000 YEARS? No? Hard luck, HDS wants you to anyway
Combine Blu-ray and M-DISC and you get this monster
US boffins demo 'twisted radio' mux
OAM takes wireless signals to 32 Gbps
'Kim Kardashian snaps naked selfies with a BLACKBERRY'. *Twitterati gasps*
More alleged private, nude celeb pics appear online
Google+ GOING, GOING ... ? Newbie Gmailers no longer forced into mandatory ID slurp
Mountain View distances itself from lame 'network thingy'
Apple flops out 2FA for iCloud in bid to stop future nude selfie leaks
Millions of 4chan users howl with laughter as Cupertino slams stable door
Students playing with impressive racks? Yes, it's cluster comp time
The most comprehensive coverage the world has ever seen. Ever
Run little spreadsheet, run! IBM's Watson is coming to gobble you up
Big Blue's big super's big appetite for big data in big clouds for big analytics
Seagate's triple-headed Cerberus could SAVE the DISK WORLD
... and possibly bring us even more HAMR time. Yay!
prev story

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
The next step in data security
With recent increased privacy concerns and computers becoming more powerful, the chance of hackers being able to crack smaller-sized RSA keys increases.