Data Domain Releases New Appliance for Remote Offices

DD120 is latest full-function deduplication storage appliance

Data Domain has released the Data Domain DD120, a small, full-function deduplication storage system that provides remote-office data protection to distributed enterprises. The new DD120 includes the capabilities of its data-center-class systems for remote sites; features include replication, management and support for backup and nearline data.

The appliance provides up to 150 GB/hour of inline deduplicated storage throughput and up to 18 TB of logical capacity in a 1U chassis. The DD120 includes the Data Domain Replicator software for remote-site protection; the software deduplicates data across multiple sites prior to sending it across the network to a hub, improving bandwidth efficiency.

The appliance uses the same operating system software as other Data Domain systems and supports backup and nearline applications as a CIFS or NFS fileserver and can use the new Symantec Veritas NetBackup OpenStorage (OST) interface.

The company says that network bandwidth efficiency can be increased by up to 99 percent during automated replication of backup and archive data sets so it can replicate data across a WAN.

“The DD120 offers a low cost way to simply and automatically backup and recover locally as well as replicate remotely, for less than was possible before,” said Brian Biles, VP of product management at Data Domain, in a company statement. “This is a great new option for distributed enterprise sites who would normally consider a tape autoloader but hate the hassle. They no longer have to make sure they have an administrator to replace the tapes and get them on a truck on time -- those days are over. With the DD120, storage and transport are automated, and management can be centralized.”

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