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Intel waves LONG TENT POLE, pokes Data Domain boxes with it

EMC has boosted the backup performance of its mid-range Data Domain boxes yet again by upgrading to Intel Sandy Bridge processors. Avamar, Mozy and NetWorker have all been revved up too. The news came at a hyped-up Backup and Recovery Systems launch in New York at which EMC claimed it had the longest pole in the tent for …
Chris Mellor, 12 Jul 2013

Pure Storage hoovers up $150m in funding, hires ex-Data Domain CEO

Flash array upstart Pure Storage aims to emerge from the herd and pull off a Data Domain, having secured $150m in E-round funding and hired former Data Domain head honcho Frank Slootman, who joins its board as "a key strategic advisor." Pure says the $150m is "the single largest private funding in the history of the enterprise …
Chris Mellor, 30 Aug 2013

EMC intros data protection-as-a-service: You shall D-PAAS

As the world is moving towards software-defined data centres with infrastructure components virtualised and delivered as a service, data protection appears to be going the same way. EMC has gone and boosted its offerings to do just this. The company says it is adding “new integrations with primary and protection storage …
Chris Mellor, 04 Apr 2014
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Catalogic data copy sprawl smacker CEO Walsh talks to the Vulture

Joining Actifio and Delphix in the general data copy management space Catalogic has launched its ECX product which classifies and catalogs existing copies instead of creating a master copy. The idea is that you get a better idea of the copies you already have and can re-use good ones, delete unwanted ones and generally manage …
Chris Mellor, 29 Oct 2014
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EMC Avamar gets jiggy wit Data Domain

EMC's 6.0 release of Avamar protects virtual machines faster and can use a boosted central Data Domain data store, as well as Avamar's own Data Store (now doubled in capacity). EMC says Avamar provides the first integration with Data Domain, implying that more is coming. In an ideal world users might wish to have a single …
Chris Mellor, 18 Apr 2011
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Sepaton launches super-duper big data-slurping deduper

Sepaton has updated its 16-node deduping disk-to-disk backup mill with hybrid dedupe methods and has planned a capacity jump to 16 petabytes. The S2100-ES2 generation is being followed by this new VirtuoSO product, which keeps the clustered node limit of 16 dedupe heads front-ending a disk drive array but bumps up the processing …
Chris Mellor, 16 Oct 2013

Symantec offers BIGGER, FASTER NetBackup appliance

Symantec is refreshing its NetBackup 5000 series appliance line with a new model that operates faster and holds more data. The firm's 5000 Series Purpose-Built Backup Appliance (PBBA) range has expandable storage and end-to-end (both client and target sides) deduplication for physical and virtual environments. The existing 5230 …
Chris Mellor, 03 Oct 2014
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How to grill an EMC division chief

Just the other day we managed to get an email interview with EMC’s president of Data Protection and Availability, Guy Churchward, so El Reg's storage desk took the opportunity to ask him some of the questions about Data Domain that had been bugging us. El Reg: Why has EMC never provided global deduplication across Data Domain …
Chris Mellor, 02 Jun 2014

Storage upstart polishes copied-data slurping tool

Storage startup Actifio has updated its data-copy killing software, which deduplicates data by preventing redundant copies from being made in the first place. The firm's software tech virtualises a data storage system so that copies of data are pointers to master data and changed blocks rather than full files or databases - …
Chris Mellor, 07 Feb 2013
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Quantum mid-range DXi crushes Data Domain

Quantum has a new mid-range DXi deduplicating disk backup box that crushes speed king Data Domain. Quantum has four product groups in its DXi range: the 4500 entry-level for small and medium business and remote office/branch office (ROBO) needs; the 6500 mid-range; the 7500 enterprise; and the high-end 8500. The mid-range also …
Chris Mellor, 27 Jul 2011
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Data Domain gets new boss array

Data Domain has a new high-end array, the DD 890, which is paired up to give a speed boost to Data Domain's Global Deduplication Array. It has also introduced a DD 860 system, IBM i server support and an archive version of its technology. Data Domain is EMC's business unit providing deduplicating storage arrays for backup data, …
Chris Mellor, 18 Jan 2011
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Gartner mages throw deduping backup appliance bones, claim EMC's in lead

Gartner has released its first deduplication target backup appliance Magic Quadrant, confirming EMC's Data Domain in the lead but placing HP in a distinct second place, Quantum as a challenger and Exagrid as a visionary – surprise all round. The MQ is a (the) classic 4-box diagram, placing suppliers in a 2D space defined by " …
Chris Mellor, 12 Aug 2014
The Register breaking news

Microsoft and NYPD install big data crime-fighting system

Microsoft and the New York Police Department have teamed up to an information gathering system that is designed to identify and shut down criminal activity on the streets of the Big Apple. Dubbed the Domain Awareness System (DAS), the software links up police databases, CCTV camera footage, reports from over 3,000 radiation …
Iain Thomson, 09 Aug 2012
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Data Domain gives itself DD Boost

EMC's Data Domain has got itself DD Boost software which pre-processes backup data on a media server to increase deduplication speed by up to 50 per cent. The software is installed on a media server and is integrated with either Symantec NetBackup or Backup Exec. It is a library and is used to identify segments in incoming data …
Chris Mellor, 11 May 2010
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EMC sidelines Data Domain boss

In a startling turn of events, EMC has apparently sidelined Data Domain boss Frank Slootman, who has led EMC's Backup and Recovery Systems (BRS) division since EMC acquired Data Domain, the leading deduplication systems vendor, in 2009. It's not a spoof announcement. Fifteen-year EMC staffer William "BJ" Jenkins replaces …
Chris Mellor, 12 Jan 2011
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Data Domain gets Nehalem boost

We understand Data Domain is introducing a new top-end mainstream product, more than twice as fast as HP's D2D4312 StoreOnce deduplication offering. The DD6xx series of products is Data Domain's mainstream, with the DD880 being its extreme high-end appliance, deduping at up to 8.8TB/hour. The DD690 is the fastest mainstream …
Chris Mellor, 19 Jul 2010
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Sepaton in anti-Data Domain pitch

Criticising the pain of single-silo deduplication products, Sepaton has introduced a dual-node clustered product that can be upgraded to its larger ES2 system. The MS2 is described as rack-ready and has from 36 to 192TB of raw capacity, meaning 30 to 160TB of usable capacity. Data ingest can occur at 1,200MB/sec. It comes with …
Chris Mellor, 10 Mar 2010
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EMC wins Data Domain with $2.1bn offer

NetApp can't beat what EMC is offering for Data Domain. The company said on Wednesday it will not revise its proposal to purchase Data Domain to outdo EMC's new uprated bid. Data Domain said it coughed up a $57m termination fee to NetApp under the terms of its previous merger agreement, ending a six-week bidding war over the …
Austin Modine, 08 Jul 2009
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Database virtualisation outfit Delphix: Lotsa dosh, few competitors

Production data copier and virtualiser Delphix says it makes the provision of largely structured data to non-production applications a heck of a lot easier, claiming it speeds it up from days or weeks to minutes. The company's software receives a copy of production data and stores it in server engines: servers with direct- …
Chris Mellor, 25 Sep 2014
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EMC trumps NetApp bid for Data Domain

EMC is crashing NetApp's wedding to Data Domain with a trumping bid of $1.8 billion to purchase the company. Two weeks ago, NetApp proposed to acquire the dedupe specialist for $1.5 billion in cash and stock. EMC called its all-cash proposal today "superior" to NetApp's offer and said the deal provides Data Domain stockholders …
Austin Modine, 01 Jun 2009
The Register breaking news

Senator pushes data cap and ISP monitoring legislation

Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) has introduced the Data Cap Integrity Act, which will limit the amount of capping ISPs can do and give consumers a clear idea of how much data they are using and what they are being charged for. "Americans are increasingly tethered to the Internet and connecting more devices to it, but they don't really …
Iain Thomson, 21 Dec 2012
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Data Domain is working on global deduplication

Data Domain has been working on global deduplication across its DDX arrays for a couple of years, but the technology is not yet ready. The DDX arrays are collections of 4, 8 or 16-controller Data Domain deduplication systems which dedupe independently of each other. If they were to use a global deduplication map or index across …
Chris Mellor, 28 Oct 2009
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NetApp buys Data Domain for $1.5bn

NetApp announced late Wednesday it will acquire dedupe specialist Data Domain for $1.5 billion in cash and stock. The purchase will effectively spring NetApp to the forefront of vendors selling redundant-data-busting technology when the deal closes in an expected two to four months. NetApp said the company intends to run Data …
Austin Modine, 20 May 2009
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Data Domain sued over NetApp takeover

Data Domain chose NetApp's takeover bid over EMC, and now dissident shareholders are crying dirty dealing. Two law firms have launched separate class-action lawsuits against Data Domain's board of directors, saying the bidding process wasn't fair and open. On Monday, Data Domain rejected a hostile takeover offer from storage …
Austin Modine, 17 Jun 2009
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Data Domain soups up products

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 …
Chris Mellor, 20 Oct 2009
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Data Domain-besotted EMC dumps Quantum

EMC, flushed and happy with Data Domain, has dumped its Quantum-based Disk Library products, just like that. It has axed its Disk Library 3D 1500 and DL3000 products and no new sales will be made. The products were removed from EMC's Direct Express and Channel Express facilities on Monday. EMC first licensed Quantum's DXi-based …
Chris Mellor, 12 Nov 2009
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Sepaton whups Data Domain on performance

Sepaton's sixth generation dedupe software with OST support makes its clustered system faster than Data Domain's top system, rampaging through incoming data at 43TB/hour. Sepaton produces S2100-ES2 1910 and 2910 high-end deduplicating virtual tape libraries that can have up to eight 2U head nodes clustered together, with a …
Chris Mellor, 25 Jan 2011
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EMC's new Isilon models are great little performers – but why no capacity increase?

EMC's Isilon has introduced two new go-faster products and a refresh release of its OneFS operating system, increasing performance and extending access protocol support – but not increasing capacity. The new models from the scale-out filer business offer a twofold performance increase, and there are two of them. In the high- …
Chris Mellor, 09 Jul 2014

Backup dedupe bods ExaGrid: We're 'cash-positive' this is our year

Deduplicating backup-to-disk startup ExaGrid is now cash-positive and thinks this could be its breakout year. ExaGrid is one of several suppliers trailing along behind EMC's Data Domain unit in the deduplicating backup-to-disk system market. Even with what they claim is arguably superior technology, they fail to grow faster than …
Chris Mellor, 09 Jan 2014
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Data Domain doubles up on top dedupe

Data Domain has doubled the capacity of its top dedupe box and clustered two of them together with a global deduplication ability, offering up to 14.2PB of logical backup capacity. It's not global deduplication as competitors like Sepaton with its multi-node global deduplication would have it, but it's a step towards it, and …
Chris Mellor, 12 Apr 2010
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HP challenges Data Domain in deduplication

HP is expanding is aiming to take on Data Domain in the deduplication market, and developing SQL and Exchange appliances in the Exadata mould. Garry Veale, HP's StorageWorks VP for EMEA, talking at HP's Technology@Work event in Frankfurt, said the company will complement its VLS Sepaton-sourced enterprise deduplicating disk …
Chris Mellor, 27 Apr 2010
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EMC could dig deeper for Data Domain

EMC intends to raise its Data Domain bid as the storage giant's poker game with NetApp drags on. It has made an unwanted $30/share all cash takeover bid valued at $1.8bn for deduplication market leader Data Domain. That company's management, led by Frank Slootman, prefers a takeover by NetApp, which has offered a part-stock, …
Chris Mellor, 15 Jun 2009
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Tall, dark, but no stranger: Quantum polishes its DXi range

Quantum has refreshed its dedupe box operating system and run up a fresh and faster hardware box. The DXi range before this announcement consisted of the V-Series software-only product and four hardware and software products: V-Series: 1 - 24TB of usable capacity and up to 4.9TB/hour 4700: 5 - 135TB and up to 5.9TB/hour 6700 …
Chris Mellor, 23 Jul 2014
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There's a lot more to backup than you thought

If backup is too often an afterthought, have you considered its even poorer relation, archive. You haven’t? What a surprise. The fact is, businesses and their infrastructure depend upon common services for general efficiency, management focus and cost control. All organisations do, and it would be a nightmare if they didn't. …
Chris Mellor, 23 Oct 2014
Riverbed Whitewater

Riverbed sucks in more data for cloud gateway deluge

Riverbed has quadrupled the amount of data its Whitewater appliance can store in the cloud, and is gulping it in faster. Whitewater is a cloud storage gateway, a box that sits at the logical edge of a data centre and sends data to either private or public storage clouds. Supported private clouds use EMC Atmos or OpenStack …
Chris Mellor, 10 Sep 2012
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EMC forced to extend Data Domain offer

EMC has lengthened the offer period for its $30/share bid for Data Domain by 11 days, after attracting a derisory level of acceptance for the bid. It says this is to provide "additional time to satisfy closing conditions". EMC chairman and CEO Joe Tucci referred to the Federal Trade Commission's regulatory review of the bid in …
Chris Mellor, 29 Jun 2009
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Federation fracture: EMC's post-Tucci future is either SALE or SPLIT

Winter has come early for EMC, with hordes of barbarian activist investors pounding at the gates as CEO Joe Tucci's long reign comes to an end. Snowdrifts are building up against the boardroom's windows, blotting out the C-suite's previous sunny vista. One immediate example of EMC's fortunes changing is the reported collapse of …
Chris Mellor, 25 Sep 2014
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Data Domain shows second quadcore box

Data Domain has introduced another quadcore deduplication array, the DD660, slotting underneath the top-end DD690 and replacing the older DD580 product. The DD690 offers up to 48TB of raw storage and has an inline deduplication throughput of 2.7TB/hour. The DD660 has a 36TB raw capacity maximum and a 2TB/hour aggregate …
Chris Mellor, 23 Mar 2009
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Data Domain to EMC: What part of 'no' do you not get?

Data Domain's board has found four reasons to say no a second time to EMC, and to recommend that its shareholders reject EMC's tender offer. NetApp is making an agreed takeover bid for Data Domain with a $1.9bn part-stock, part-cash bid valued at $30/share. The raising of its original $1.5bn offer was prompted by an unexpected …
Chris Mellor, 15 Jun 2009
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EMC whacks up Data Domain bid

EMC has raised its Data Domain bid from $30/share to $33.50/share, giving the company a $2.1bn valuation and potentially knocking NetApp out of the running. EMC is trying to buy Data Domain in competition with NetApp which has made a part-cash, part-stock bid, also worth $30/share. Both EMC and NetApp want to bring Data Domain's …
Chris Mellor, 06 Jul 2009
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Veeam's vigorous voyage vindicates virty servers' backup virtues

Ve have vays of making vast sums of loot! That's virtual server backup and data protection upstart Veeam for you, reporting 30 per cent revenue growth in the first half of 2014, and a customer count passing 111,500. The firm said the second quarter of fiscal year 2014 was the 26th one in a row with double-digit growth on a year- …
Chris Mellor, 31 Jul 2014
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Data Domain shareholders to judge beauty contest

EMC has not raised its bid for Data Domain after NetApp's revised $1.9bn offer, saying the EMC all-cash proposal of $30/share is superior to NetApp's part-stock offer. Joe Tucci, EMC's Chairman, President and CEO, said: "EMC's all-cash tender offer remains superior to NetApp's proposed part-stock merger transaction. We are …
Chris Mellor, 03 Jun 2009
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EMC plus Data Domain equals what exactly?

Okay, it's over. The rotund female has started singing and EMC is buying Data Domain. But what happens next? Firstly, Data Domain becomes a product division within EMC, as stated in Joe Tucci's letter to Data Domain employees. Secondly, EMC will pump Data Domain's products through its sales channel, and this should greatly …
Chris Mellor, 09 Jul 2009
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EMC dishes what it will do with Data Domain

Data Domain, which has today announced its top-end DD880 product, will become the foundation of a new backup, recovery and archive division inside EMC. EMC has announced it now controls Data Domain's destiny. Data Domain stockholders have tendered approximately 78.2 per cent of the outstanding Data Domain shares (not including …
Chris Mellor, 20 Jul 2009
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Data Domain promises EMC response

Data Domain's board has told its stockholders to postpone any decision on EMC's $1.8bn, $30/share tender offer until it makes a formal recommendation on or before June 16th. The board desires to be taken over by NetApp to fight common enemy EMC, but finds itself being hotly pursued by said EMC. It has already accepted and …
Chris Mellor, 04 Jun 2009
StoreOnce 6500

HP unveils federated backup that won't get your back up ... it hopes

Meg Whitman's mega firm is federating backup appliances to ease the pain of managing multiple silos and claims management overhead is reduced by 75 per cent through no more "physical mapping of backup jobs to individual backup appliances". The news came at HP’s Discover bash in Las Vegas, where it unveiled StoreOnce Federated …
Chris Mellor, 10 Jun 2014
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Behold: Ten storage chieftains whose products hold humanity's data

Who are the ten most influential storage bosses? It should be an easy list to make but what do we mean by influential and should they be currently in post? "Influential" means more than that just "our customers have bought boatloads of our kit!" An influential company's competitors have had to react to its products and strategy …
Chris Mellor, 03 Apr 2013
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EMC gobbles cloud upstart TwinStrata

EMC is buying startup TwinStrata and its cloud storage gateway technology, CloudArray. And the storage giant intends to provide public cloud access as an embedded data service for VMAX3 users. EMC's Information Infrastructure division – its core storage biz – has also announced new products for its flash, high-end enterprise …
Chris Mellor, 08 Jul 2014
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EMC jazzes up its archive offerings

EMC's released a spring boost for its Data Domain backup deduping package as well as updating its SourceOne file and email archiver. Data Domain stores deduplicated backups and archived files. SourceOne software discovers and indexes file and mail content and archives it to a storage setup, such as a Data Domain system. Data …
Chris Mellor, 18 Apr 2013

An EMC-HP Borg cube will totally ANNIHILATE its storage worlds

Suppose EMC and HP merged: the result would be an outrageous nightmare of overlapping storage products. Managers would run screaming into the darkness, and bean counters would spend millions converging products. It’s a no-go area, really. Quick and dirty look at HP and EMC storage products A quick and dirty look at HP and EMC …
Chris Mellor, 08 Oct 2014