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EMC Introduces Data Domain DD670 Deduplication Storage System

HOPKINTON, Mass., July 19. EMC Corporation, the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, today introduced a new, midrange deduplication storage system that drives continued price/performance increases into the Data Domain product line. The new EMC Data Domain DD670, which incorporates the Nehalem-based Intel Xeon Processor 5500 Series, is over two times faster than midrange competitors using recently released EMC Data Domain Boost software and up to 1.5 times faster when used as a virtual tape library.

EMC also announced its new EMC Disk Library 5000 series, as well as a new deduplication storage expansion option for its Disk Library for Mainframe system. In addition, 2 terabyte (TB) disk drives are now supported in expansion shelves for the new DD670, the EMC Data Domain DD880 and the recently announced EMC Data Domain Global Deduplication Array. The larger capacity disk drives are also available for the new Disk Library series. Collectively, these new offerings advance the full range of EMC disk-based backup and recovery products, providing significant performance and capacity increases to a broad scope of users.

"These new capabilities demonstrate EMC's commitment to the price/performance leadership of its next generation disk-based backup products and expanded deduplication use cases such as mainframe," said Shane Jackson, Senior Director of Product Marketing, EMC Backup Recovery Systems Division. "We continue to outpace competition by leveraging the Data Domain SISL (Stream-Informed Segment Layout) scaling architecture and new Intel processor technology to drive higher levels of system performance and capacity."

The new DD670 midrange deduplication storage system offers up to 5.4TB per hour of aggregate inline deduplication throughput. The system supports up to 76TB of raw capacity or up to 2.7 petabytes (PB) of logical capacity with 50 times data reduction. A single DD670 system can support replication fan-in from up to 90 remote offices using smaller Data Domain appliances such as the DD140 or DD610, delivering a fully-automated disaster recovery capability for distributed enterprises. Overall, the DD670 delivers major price/performance improvements to backup and recovery processes and more capacity for extended online retention.

The base model includes 12TB of disk in a 2U rack mount chassis and supports expansion shelves with either 1TB or 2TB SATA drives yielding a 2.1 times increase in rack density. Like all Data Domain systems, the DD670 is simple to install and flexible enough to implement into existing user environments without disruption. Data Domain systems offer broad application support on any storage fabric. This includes NFS, CIFS, Symantec OpenStorage or EMC Data Domain Boost over 1 or 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) and/or VTL over Fibre Channel. An 8Gb Fibre Channel connectivity option is also now available for the DD670 and DD880.

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