Protection Storage Modernized: Introducing Data Domain Virtual Edition

At EMC, we are focused on delivering data protection everywhere for the modern data center – enabling customers to protect all data no matter where it lives and no matter what happens. Now, we’re continuing to push the boundaries of data protection with the introduction of Data Domain Virtual Edition (DD VE), which uncouples Data Domain hardware from its software platform to deliver industry-leading protection storage in a software-only solution. This will enable Data Domain to address new markets and a variety of deployment options including cloud and hyper-converged solutions.

In this initial release, DD VE can scale up to 16TB and is ideal for protecting data in remote and branch office environments, where DD VE instances can be deployed across sites and replicate to a Data Domain system at a central data center for disaster recovery. DD VE can also be deployed quickly and easily in smaller environments that do not require a physical Data Domain appliance.

Key benefits include:

  • Ease of use: DD VE is quick and simple to deploy and configure through VMware vSphere. Since it can run on existing ESX infrastructure, a DD VE instance can be up and running in just a matter of minutes.
  • Unparalleled reliability: DD VE is built on proven Data Domain software and includes the Data Domain Data Invulnerability Architecture, which ensures any data stored can be reliably recovered in the event that it is compromised.
  • Flexible capacity: A single DD VE instance can scale from .5TB to 16TB and capacity can be expanded in 1 TB increments – allowing customers to gradually expand capacity as the business demands it. Plus, capacity can easily be moved between virtual systems and/or locations for total flexibility.

And, of course, DD VE is built on the core Data Domain software that has won over thousands of customers and continues to lead the market. This includes reducing protection storage requirements by 10-30x with variable-length deduplication and seamless integration with leading backup, enterprise and archiving applications including the EMC Data Protection Suite, Oracle, SQL and SAP. DD VE also includes DD Boost, to speed backups by up to 50%, DD Encryption for inline encryption of data, and DD Replicator, which enables network-efficient replication.

Data Domain Virtual Edition delivers industry-leading protection storage in a simple, flexible and agile software solution that can be deployed in minutes and allows customers to grow as they need. We invite you to check out the Try and Buy of Data Domain Virtual Edition when it is available at the end of the month to get hands-on experience with the product.

About the Author: Peter Smails