Monday, May 4, 2015

EMC Advances Data "Protection Everywhere" Strategy

EMC announced major updates to its data protection portfolio, including solutions to provide data protection in the cloud, to the cloud and in the data center.

The rollout includes a new purpose-built backup appliance, the Data Domain DD9500, with high-performance specs:

  • 58.7 TB/hour performance, more than 1.5x faster performance than the nearest competitor, ensuring Data Domain can handle even the most demanding data protection requirements.
  • 1,728 TB usable capacity, 4x greater than the nearest competitor, enabling organizations to gain greater consolidation for data protection workloads and lower TCO.
  • Data protection for Big Data applications including support for the leading Hadoop and NoSQL deployments: Pivotal HD Enterprise Business Data Lake, Cloudera Enterprise Data Hub, and Hortonworks Modern Data Architecture.

EMC is also introducing software-powered data protection solutions:

  • ProtectPoint Software Enhancements – EMC ProtectPoint software enables direct backup from primary storage to Data Domain and delivers 20x faster performance than traditional backup. This new version also natively integrates with Oracle, SAP and IBM DB2, giving application owners and DBAs direct control of backup and recovery from their native utilities.
  • Cloud Data Protection – just two quarters after acquiring Maginatics, EMC delivers CloudBoost for seamlessly connecting customers' existing EMC data protection solutions to elastic, scale-out cloud storage such as EMC ECS™. Spanning by EMC expands born-in-the-cloud application data protection with Spanning Backup for Office365.
  • Software-Only Data Domain - Project Falcon will enable customers to quickly and easily deploy Data Domain software in a variety of new deployment models for the ultimate in flexibility, including remote office protection, cloud providers offering Data-protection-as-a-service, storage integrated data protection, and web-scale protection storage.

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