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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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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

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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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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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

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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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 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 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
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 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

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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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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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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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
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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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

HP mounts channel attack on EMC: We're a Bugatti, they're a VW bug

Do you want a VW bus type array or the go-blindly-faster Veyron-type 3PAR array? This is the thrust of an HP attack programme for its channel sales bods to use against EMC – and against VNX arrays specifically. It's called the EMC VaNquish(X) campaign and a slide deck image gives us the flavour of it: VaNquish(X) VNX accounts …
Chris Mellor, 24 Dec 2013
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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
Whiptail XLR8r appliance

Cisco reps flog Whiptail's Invicta arrays against EMC and Pure

A recent report based on views gathered from resellers reveals Cisco reps are enthusiastically selling Invicta all-flash arrays as both stand-alone and UCS converged arrays against EMC's XtremIO and Pure Storage. William Blair's Data Networking and Storage Tracker findings are based on "in-depth interviews with 41 US and …
Chris Mellor, 14 Apr 2014
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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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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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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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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

Gartner gurus: Storage array market GREW at the end of 2013

Number-crunchers Gartner's external storage market gurus reckoned it returned to year-on-year growth in the last quarter of fiscal 2013. According to Gartner: “Worldwide external controller-based (ECB) disk storage vendor revenue totalled $6.3bn in the fourth quarter of 2013, a five per cent increase from $6.0bn a year ago.” …
Chris Mellor, 21 Mar 2014

End of an era: NetApp chair Dan Warmenhoven has left the building

NetApp chairman and previous CEO Dan Warmenhoven has announced that he plans to retire in September. His chosen successor as CEO, Tom Georgens, becomes the new chairman. Georgens will be taking on the chairman’s duties at once. Here’s part of his canned announcement quote: “Dan's extensive experience has been instrumental to our …
Chris Mellor, 08 Apr 2014
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Data Domain doing faster dedupe

Data Domain has increased the speed of its deduplication to between 50 and 100 percent through a software update. The speed boost varies from 50 per cent on DD510, 530, and 580 models, 58 per cent on the DD565, up to 90 per cent on the DD690g and DDX array, and 100 per cent on the DD120. The DD690g had a 1.4TB/hour throughput …
Chris Mellor, 02 Mar 2009

StoreOnce and StoreAll get ProLiant push

HP has pumped up the power of its StoreOnce deduping backup to disk array and StoreAll store-everything-as-objects array with Gen 8 ProLiant servers. The StoreOnce 6500 slots in to the StoreOnce range, above the 4500, 4700 and 4900 Series (and VSA of course). It replaces the previous top-end B6200 system. HP’s information pages …
Chris Mellor, 10 Dec 2013
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Exagrid slides out smoothly scalable Data Domain beater

Start-up Exagrid has introduced a 10TB dedupe appliance, configurable in a 10-node deduplication grid or cluster, with global reduplication across the nodes and Data Domain-beating performance. Exagrid provides disk-to-disk backup deduplication appliances that connect in a grid architecture for the mid-market. The company says …
Chris Mellor, 13 Oct 2009
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Why do they even call it a backup appliance? Just call it an EMC

In the purpose-built backup appliance market, IDC numbers show EMC reigning supreme in revenue share terms while everybody else basically sucks. Only one rival, Symantec, has a greater than 10 per cent share. Here are the bald revenue share per cent numbers for the fourth 2012 quarter as tracked by IDC's number-crunchers: - EMC …
Chris Mellor, 03 Apr 2013
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NetApp ups bid for Data Domain

NetApp has revised its bid for Data Domain, lifting its offer to $30/share in cash and stock. Yesterday EMC trumped NetApp's original $1.5bn cash and stock bid with its own, unsolicited, $30/share, $1.8bn all-cash bid. NetApp values its bid at $1.9bn, net of Data Domain's cash. The new bid is comprised of $16.45/share in cash, …
Chris Mellor, 03 Jun 2009
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Data Domain revs up but profits crash

Data deduplication array vendor Data Domain reported revenues 50 per cent up year-on-year for its first fiscal 09 quarter, contrasting strongly with recession/redundancy/write-off news from suppliers around the industry. Q1 fy09 revenues were $79m ($52.6m in Q1 fy08), 7 per cent higher than the preceding quarter. Net income was …
Chris Mellor, 24 Apr 2009
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Data Domain bid war: Could NetApp go higher?

Could NetApp go higher than its $1.9bn Data Domain bid if EMC raises its offer? Stifel Nicolaus analyst Aaron Rakers writes in an investor briefing today: "Our conversations with Dan Warmenhoven, NetApp's CEO, last week would not discount that other potential bidders could surface – though we admittedly did not expect EMC to be …
Chris Mellor, 03 Jun 2009
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Data Domain guns de-duping gear

By moving from dual to quad-core Xeons Data Domain has a new high-end DD690 product that dedupes data twice as fast. It is the industry's fastest inline deduplication system. The DD690 comes as a full array or as a storage-less gateway (DD690g) to which users add SAN storage. The deduplication engine now runs on two quad-core …
Chris Mellor, 12 May 2008
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Data Domain sends de-duped files into unalterable state

Data Domain is teaching its de-duplication boxes a new storage retention trick to satisfy those picky government regulatory-types when they come sniffing the machinery. It's adding a Storage Lock option to all its de-duplication systems. The software lets administrators keep de-duplicated files in an unalterable state for fixed …
Austin Modine, 23 Jun 2008