EMC: One Solution For All Your Archiving And Discovery Needs

EMC is updating its Data Domain deduplication storage systems and SourceOne archiving software, to provide one solution for both archiving and discovery needs. The company, which already dominates the storage market, including accounting for two thirds of the purpose-built-backup-appliance (PBBA) segment, said it is changing the data protection game by delivering enhanced backup and archiving performance and efficiency, an expanded partner ecosystem, and reduced cost and complexity.

“Organizations need to look at their data protection strategy more holistically,” said Peter Smails, Senior Director, Product Marketing. “From a business implications focus, backup and archive are two separate things …two very different things, but they are directly related, and are complementary”.

IDC reported that PBBA factory revenues posted a 9.7% year-over-year increase, totaling $859.5 million, in the fourth quarter of 2012, while capacity shipped reach 455,254 terabytes, growing 42.9%. EMC maintained its lead in the overall PBBA market with 66.5% revenue share, followed by Symantec and IBM and with 11.8% and 8.4%, respectively. Symantec exhibited strong year-over-year growth in the PBBA market in the fourth quarter of 2012 while HP and IBM saw their revenues decline.

New and/or enhanced backup capabilities for Data Domain include:

-Oracle optimized deduplication, enabling customers to integrate Data Domain into multiplexed Oracle RMAN deployments;

-DD Boost over Fibre Channel, enabling faster, more efficient backup and simplified management;

-enhanced Boost for Symantec NetBackup, simplifying cross-domain disaster recovery and file system backup; and,

-Boost support for Dell NetVault Backup, delivering 50% faster and more efficient backup and disaster recovery.

From an archiving perspective, Data Domain is the first and only inline deduplication solution optimized for consolidating backup and archive data on a single system, said EMC. It now delivers 3x faster ingest performance, and expanded archive application support, including integration with EMC Documentum and AXS-One Central Archive.

SourceOne 7 features enhancements for file, email, and SharePoint archiving, including:

-faster performance, a new indexing engine, support for Office 2010, and support for over 40 additional file types;

-new file system archiving, in-place indexing and tiered storage options reduce primary storage costs and allows for discovery of content regardless of location; and,

-enhanced reporting, auditing, and monitoring, including detailed auditing and reporting for all of the content types stored in the archive, and tighter integration with system management tools.

There are also major enhancements to SourceOne Discovery Manager, including faster performance, a new GUI, expanded content support, enhanced auditing and reporting.

Author: Steve Wexler

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