DR4100 Disk Backup Appliance

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Improve backup performance without adding complexity.

Reduce the amount of data that needs to be stored and significantly improve your organization’s backup and recovery processes.



Reduce the complexity of backing up your critical data stores with the Dell DR4100, a purpose-built, backup-to-disk appliance that leverages advanced deduplication and compression technology to significantly reduce the amount of data that needs to be stored. Unlike legacy disaster recovery strategies, the DR4100 supports both Dell and third-party backup applications, and includes all necessary licenses for replication and ingest protocol acceleration (Symantec OST, RDA) in the base price.

This 2U, rack-based system is available in raw capacities of 2.7, 5.4, 9, 18 and 27 TB configurations and is designed for medium enterprises and remote site protection. Its capability to add up to two DR4100 expansion shelves in 9, 18, and 27 TB capacities, for a total footprint of 1.2PB logical capacity, ensures flexible deployment options for medium enterprises.

The DR4100 provides inline deduplication and compression and includes DR Rapid: Dell’s API plug-in technologies which improve the source deduplication ingest performance using OST or Rapid Data Access (RDA).

Benefit from these key features with Dell DR4100 Disk Backup Appliance:

Easy addition to existing backup and disaster recovery workflow
The appliance supports leading backup applications, including NetVault Backup and vRanger from Dell Software, as well as solutions from CommVault and Symantec.

Simple to deploy and manage
This purpose-built backup solution is simple to install, deploy, and manage.

Support for VTL
Support legacy backup processes by sending workloads to disk as Virtual Tape Libraries using NDMP or iSCSI protocols.

Better security
Encrypt data at rest in-line or post process using industry-standard FIPS 140-2 compliant 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES).

Increased cost savings
All-inclusive licensing reduces acquisition costs, while compression and deduplication technology significantly reduces data backup storage requirements up to 93 percent and replication bandwidth requirements by 15 times.

Better value
The DR4100 can reduce backup storage costs to as little as $0.17/Gb. The license fee includes replication and backup ingest protocol accelerators (OST, RDA) and maintenance support for three years.

Choice of source or target deduplication
RDA (part of Dell’s DR Rapid technology plug-ins) comes standard with the DR4100 to give you a choice of performing deduplication at the media server or backup server to increase the ingest performance rate. Moreover, in-line variable block technology helps optimize backup data reduction.

Powerful performance
With ingest speeds up to 17 TB/hour (using RDA), you can easily meet your backup window and recovery time objectives.

Superb scalability
Add more storage capacity on the fly and scale to support 1.2 PB logical capacity with RAID 6 storage.

Advanced data protection
Experience automated and continuous data verification when writing to disk to ensure data recoverability.

Optimized replication
Enhance disaster recovery with bi-directional, many-to-one replication, cascaded replication and replication seeding.
  • Form Factor

    Internal Storage
    Redundant OS storage on dedicated disks (inside chassis)
    12 3.5” drives, Near Line SAS–hardware RAID 6 configuration (11 drives + 1 hot spare)

    Protocol Support
    NFS, CIFS, OST, RDA, Rapid NFS/Rapid CIFS

    6-port 1GbE (base-T), 2-port 10GbE (base-T) per node or 2-port 10GbE (SFP+) per node

    Systems Management
    iDRAC 7 Enterprise

    Physical Dimensions
    2U RAC-mountable chassis or 29.72” (75.5cm) D x 18.99” (48.24cm) W x 3.44” (8.73cm) H with bezel attached

    Rack Weight
    32.5kg, (71.5lbs.), maximum configuration

    Capacity Points
    Available in 5 configurations:
    2.7TB post-RAID (41TB logical)4
    5.4TB post-RAID (81TB logical)4
    9TB post-RAID (135TB logical)4
    18TB post-RAID (270TB logical)4
    27TB post-RAID (405TB logical)4

    750 W (redundant power supply)

    100 VAC to 240 VAC, auto ranging, 50Hz to 60Hz

    Heat Dissipation
    2891 BTU/hr (maximum)

    Regulatory Model
    E13S Series

    Max Throughput
    DR Rapid Data Access: 17 TB/h
    OST: 3.49TB/h

    Backup Software Certifications
    NetVault™ Backup
    EMC® Networker®
    Symantec NetBackup™
    Symantec Backup Exec™
    IBM® Tivoli® Storage Manager
    CA ArcServe® Backup
    CommVault Simpana®
    Oracle RMAN
    HP DataProtector
    Microsoft® Data Protection Manger (DPM)
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