Data Domain OS 6.2: Faster data protection, with expanded cloud ecosystem, and greater flexibility – Part 3

This is the final blog in our series and will focus on enhancements to Dell Data Domain DD3300, the appliance that is focused in the entry to mid-range segment of the market.

What a start to the year 2019! Dell Data Domain delivers another feature packed software release (Data Domain OS 6.2) with hardware component enablement. The key themes for this release are:

  • Dell Data Domain DD3300 Enhancements: We acted on the feedback from our customers related to DD3300, and are proud to announce faster networking, support for VTL use case over Fiber Channel, and more flexibility from a capacity upgrade perspective by introducing a new DD3300 model at 8TB that can grow-in-place up to 16TB and provides a clean upgrade path to 32TB on a single box.
  • Increased Differentiation: We made significant strides in improving performance – single stream restore performance has improved up to 4X compared to the previous release (Data Domain OS 6.1.2), and so has the overall restore performance. We have expanded our Cloud ecosystem for both Dell Cloud Tier and Dell Data Domain Virtual Edition (DD VE) with support for Google Cloud Platform and Alibaba Cloud. In addition, DD VE also supports AWS GovCloud and Azure Government Cloud.
  • Simplified Experience: Better management through automation and end-to-end data  protection visibility with Dell Data Domain Management Center (DD MC)
  • Serviceability and TCE enhancements: Get more from your Dell Data Domain appliances

Dell Data Domain DD3300

With the enhancements to the DD3300 appliance and in Data Domain OS 6.2, Data Domain is looking to expand its footprint in the entry to mid-range segment of the market. The DD3300 journey that started in January of 2018 is coming full circle with three big announcements

Support for VTL use case using Fiber Channel: The DD3300 appliance has a new port that supports VTL backups

Faster networking: The DD3300 now comes standard from the factory with a 10GbE networking card

Learn more about the features and upgrades in DD3300 via our Virtual Rack, go ahead and touch it.

Introduction of the new 8TB model that can grow-in-place up to 16TB and provides a clean upgrade path to 32TB on a single appliance. Based on the feedback we received after the launch, we now introduce the 8TB capacity model that is based on 16TB hardware to address the large gap between 4TB and 16TB offerings.

Blog Series Conclusion

This blog series was created with the intent of educating our readers on the latest enhancements inside of Data Domain OS 6.2 and our DD3300 appliance. In summary, the first blog in the series covered our enhancements for Data Domain in the Cloud; both for Data Domain Virtual Edition (DD VE) and Cloud Tier. The second blog focused on improvements to the Data Domain (PBBA) appliance. This blog rounds out the series with content geared toward improvements to the DD3300.

Further Resources

Video: Dell Data Protection Appliance Launch Broadcast

Blog: Dell Data Protection Appliance Announcement

Infographic: Dell Data Protection Appliances

Data Domain OS 6.2 is a feature packed release that brings extreme value to our customers. We hope you will consider upgrading your Data Domain appliances with the latest Data Domain OS 6.2. To learn more about Dell Data Domain, check out the Dell Data Domain home page, read Data Protection blogs, and follow @DellProtect on Twitter for our latest announcements and content.

About the Author: Amit Sawant

Amit Sawant is a proven management leader with many years of experience in data storage, data analytics, and computer networking. His core strengths lie in translating concepts into reality through exceptional thought leadership, collaboration and negotiation skills. Amit is currently a Product Management leader with Dell EMC where he drives platform product and business strategy for Data Domain, including new initiatives, such as AI/ML, Blockchain and Flash technology. He is also an Executive in Residence with North Carolina State University's Office of Technology Commercialization and New Ventures where he mentors university scientists and engineers how to apply Lean Startup methods to bring university-developed products and services to the marketplace. Amit holds an M.B.A. from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; a Ph.D. and M.S. in computer science (specialization in data analytics and visualization) from North Carolina State University.