Articles about Data Domain

EMC enables data movement from the white fluffy stuff

Cumulo Hopkintus is forming new product shapes as cloud winds strengthen in the data centre. There’s no bending with these gales, and EMC is having to go with the flow, enabling data movement off its arrays and into the public cloud. But it’s also providing better data protection in the cloud than Amazon, Google or their like …
Chris Mellor, 18 Nov 2015
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Stealthy upstart Rubrik: We'll make enterprise data 'beautiful'

We here at The Reg have come across Rubrik, an early-stage Californian storage startup still in stealth. The website talks about “the world's data management platform". Headquartered in Palo Alto, it defines itself as "the new standard for data management," and claims: "Rubrik is built by the same people who built Google File …
Chris Mellor, 17 Mar 2015
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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
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PernixData scoops new head of sales from Nimble

VMware distributed hypervisor cacher PernixData has recruited Mike Munoz to run its sales organisation as Chief Revenue Officer.* Munoz is stepping into a hot seat vacated by Ted Stinson back in July 2015, and he has a great CV: VP Sales at Nimble Storage – Feb 2010 - Nov 2014 Divisional VP Sales, Data Domain – 2004 - 2010 …
Chris Mellor, 03 Feb 2016

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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ExaGrid growing in parallel, adds global GRID back-up to appliance software

ExaGrid's growth is a reminder that Data Domain is not having everything its own way in the deduping back-up-to-disk market. V4.9 of ExaGrid's appliance software has global deduplication across all NAS shares and appliances in a scale-out GRID, along with parallel Oracle database back-up. Global dedupe means customers can …
Chris Mellor, 25 Aug 2015
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Datrium: Emerging from stealth any time soon

Comment Datrium, an upstart being developed by ex-Data Domain and VMware people, is gearing up to emerge from stealth; yes, it’s appointed a director of marketing. El Reg has been contacted in a non-committal way by Alison Deane, the said Director of Marketing, who joined Datrium in February, saying the new venture was taking shape. …
Chris Mellor, 06 Mar 2015
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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

ExaGrid giving rivals plenty of jaw-jaw

Harken to this, deduping back-up-to-disk system users: "ExaGrid’s largest system can take in a full backup that is 40 per cent larger and has an ingest rate that is six times faster than the EMC Data Domain 990, at half the price." That's ExaGrid CEO (and virtual chief marketing officer) Bill Andrews talking, and he's got a …
Chris Mellor, 22 Apr 2015

Ex-VMware CEO Di Greene drops mystery storage system box, dares you to open it

Diane Greene's storage startup Datrium is making its initial DVX product available, saying it is the first server-powered storage system which is not a hyper-converged appliance or virtual SAN. What does that mean? The big problem with dual-controller storage arrays is that their performance goes down as the number of hosts …
Chris Mellor, 26 Jan 2016
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This just in from our Chief SATA Officer: Tintri trio takes off to mystery startup

Hybrid storage array startup Tintri has lost three executives in one fell swoop to another upstart. The trio of leavers are: Edward Lee, who has been an architect at Tintri since Jan 2010 from being technical director and a principal systems analyst at Data Domain. Pratik Wadher, who was executive veep for engineering and …
Chris Mellor, 26 Mar 2015
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EMC dives into Iron Mountain's cloudy backup lair

Backup, replication and DR services are being offered to EMC customers by backup bods Iron Mountain, thanks to it hosting Data Domain and Avamar replication targets in its data centres. Iron Mountain is a tape and paper archival storage service based in an old iron mine in Livingston, New York, used for growing mushrooms when …
Chris Mellor, 23 Apr 2015
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What the bleedin' Dell is this? IT giant mulls unit selloffs – report

Reuters reports Dell is thinking of selling off non-core assets to clear the decks before the EMC acquisition and raise $10bn. Four candidate businesses are mentioned: Quest Software IT management with its systems management, security and business intelligence functions SonicWall email encryption and security Rapid …
Chris Mellor, 03 Nov 2015
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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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HDS storage is faring better than EMC's trad arrays, reckons analyst

Comment HDS storage revenues are declining, but not as much as EMC's core storage business. Joe Tucci's business is doing better in its move to add business outside its trad arrays and HDS is mounting an Internet of Things catch-up, looking to store and analyse the hoped-for IoT data deluge. According to Stifel MD Aaron Rakers, …
Chris Mellor, 03 Aug 2015
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Catalogic data copy sprawl smacker CEO Walsh talks to the Vulture

Interview 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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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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Cloud casts deep shadows over disk backup market

Abacus-wielder IDC has run its eye over the “purpose-built backup appliance” (PBBA) market and proved, if it were necessary to do so again, that by golly things are changing quickly in the storage caper. EMC dominates the market for such PBBAs, taking in US$469.9m in 2015's second quarter to claim 60.1 per cent of the market …
Simon Sharwood, 18 Sep 2015
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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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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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Man the lifeboats! Datos IO develops tech to recover next-gen DBMS

Datos IO is a new database recovery startup which claims it's reinventing recovery for next-generation databases. It's new, being co-founded in June 2014 by CEO Tarun Thakur – who has Data Domain, Veritas and IBM Research on his CV – and Dr Prasenjit Sarkar, previously a master inventor in IBM Research. Of the 23 employees, …
Chris Mellor, 18 Sep 2015
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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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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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EMC touts X-brick's hit house: 320TB all-flash cluster and XtremIO v4

EMC World 2015 EMC has doubled the capacity of its XtremIO all-flash array X-bricks – and increased the cluster count taking it up into higher-performing application areas. X-brick raw capacity doubles from 20TB to 40TB while the cluster node limit rises from six to eight, meaning there are 16 N-way active controllers. The previous maximum raw …
Chris Mellor, 04 May 2015
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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
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EMC sidelines Data Domain boss

Update 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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EMC NetWorker 9 emerges from obscurity

Australian backup blogger Preston de Guise has been able to take version nine of EMC's NetWorker backup software for a spin. NetWorker is EMC's enterprise backup product. Version 8.2 emerged mid-year, but EMC's not made a great deal of noise about just when a successor might emerge. The product now seems to be available, if …
Simon Sharwood, 07 Oct 2015
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Clean-cut code-warriors behind Cohesity's hyper-converged tech

Comment Startups are always someone's enemy; that's the nature of being disruptive. The disrupted status quo hates you. Rarely though does a small biz face more enemies than Cohesity. Every supplier selling secondary storage hardware, software, or applications faces being killed or grievously wounded by Cohesity. Mohit Aron's startup is …
Chris Mellor, 03 Dec 2015
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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 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

EMC traditional storage decline accelerating

Revenues for EMC’s traditional storage products are declining faster and faster as enterprises prefer converged/hyper-converged and cloud alternatives. Analysis of EMC’s preliminary third quarter results by Stifel MD Aaron Rakers shows accelerating year-on-year declines in EMC’s traditional storage products, including VMAX, …
Chris Mellor, 15 Oct 2015

How to wrap your brain around HP Enterprise's reheated StoreOnce kit

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has refreshed its deduplicating backup-to-disk products with new hardware and software. On the same day HPE announced flash-oriented StoreServ arrays, the biz revved its StoreOnce product line as well. The old product line started with a software-only virtual storage appliance (VSA) with up to 50TB …
Chris Mellor, 16 Nov 2015
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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

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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Rubrik back-up killer emerges into daylight with $10m in funding

Rubrik, the enterprise data management start-up, has come out of stealth with $10 million funding – including Silicon Valley elite cash contributions – and an intention to knock over Symantec, EMC, CommVault and Veeam in the back-up space. Angel investors include: John Thompson, ex-Symantec CEO and current Microsoft chairman; …
Chris Mellor, 24 Mar 2015
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Former NetApp chief chap boards board at storage upstart Cohesity

Dan Warmenhoven is joining Cohesity’s board to add his gravitas to the startup’s efforts to be seen as a major player. He was NetApp CEO from 1994 to August 2009 and then its executive chairman from then until April 2014. His replacement as CEO was his hand-picked successor Tom Georgens, who also became chairman in April 2014 …
Chris Mellor, 08 Dec 2015
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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
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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
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Exagrid, Simplivity and Zadara: Storage slowdown? Not for us

Comment Three storage startups claim they are still experiencing strong growth, even while mainstream vendors' revenue expansion remains disappointing. And the reason? Well, if you asked these three, it could be as simple as better or more efficient technology. Exagrid, the deduping backup-to-disk supplier, claims it has just …
Chris Mellor, 09 Oct 2015
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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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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 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