Dell unveils new backup appliance
Dubai, February 25, 2013
US-based computer technology company, Dell, has unveiled its next generation disk backup appliance built on Fluid Data architecture, to help customers better manage and reduce the cost of backing-up and recovering company data.
The new high-performance Dell DR4100 disk backup appliance can help customers reduce the amount of necessary backup storage capacity - by up to 15 times - with Dell’s built-in data de-duplication and compression technologies, a statement from the company said.
Latest advancements in Dell’s backup appliance offers customers expansion shelves for improved storage capacity, increased “many-to-one” replication capabilities for improved disaster recovery, and additional backup software certifications for enhanced interoperability.
“Companies of all sizes are tasked with managing the persistent growth of data, and they often struggle with cost-efficient and effective handling of data backup and recovery,” said Alan Atkinson, vice president and general manager, Dell Storage.
“For those looking to augment or replace traditional tape environments with the speed and reliability of a disk-based solution, the Dell DR4100 simplifies backup and recovery while optimising storage resources.”
“The addition of expansion shelves, combined with our advanced data de-duplication and compression technologies, offers customers a simple, affordable and scalable way to manage data protection,” Atkinson added.
The easy-to-deploy and manage Dell DR4100, based on the latest Dell PowerEdge 12th generation servers, is a disk backup target appliance with built-in de-duplication and compression technology designed to significantly reduce the amount of storage required.
Benefiting from Dell’s acquired Ocarina data reduction algorithms, customers can eliminate redundant copies of data and decrease disk capacity requirements by up to 93 per cent, the statement said.
The appliance performs all data reduction operations, removing the function from the customer’s application and backup servers and eliminating any impact on backup and recovery performance.
The appliance can reduce or eliminate the dependence on managing tape backups while enabling customers to maintain their backup data on disk longer, enabling fast and reliable restores when needed.
The Dell DR4100 can be deployed in five initial usable capacity configurations ranging from 2.7 to 27 terabytes. With its de-duplication and compression technology, the Dell DR4100 allows logical capacities at up to 15 times usable capacity, it said.
The appliance also features an all-inclusive software licensing model that can reduce storage costs over time by offering premium features, such as replication, DR rapid data access and future functionalities, at no additional cost.
“The Dell DR4000 has increased our backup performance while the data de-duplication technology has reduced our backup storage footprint, allowing us to cost-effectively retain backups for lengthy periods of time,” said Darryl Glass, hosting manager at South Africa-based First Technology.
“With the availability of the Dell DR4100 and the all-inclusive licensing model, we have the option to upgrade our software at no additional cost and add expansion shelves to easily add capacity as we need it.”
The Dell DR4100 will be available through Dell and its channel partners worldwide this March. – TradeArabia News Service
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