Delivers Unmatched Data Protection Performance and Scale in the Data Center; New Cloud-Enabled Software Powers Next-Generation Deployment Models


  • EMC advances “protection everywhere” strategy with new platforms and services to deliver data protection in the data center, to the cloud and in the cloud
  • EMC Data Domain DD9500 resets the bar for data protection with 1.5x the performance and 4x the scalability of the nearest competitor
  • New Data Domain software extends protection to Big Data with support for leading Hadoop and NoSQL deployments
  • EMC ProtectPoint software combines the power of VMAX and Data Domain to deliver 20x the performance of traditional backup
  • EMC CloudBoost delivers the benefits of the cloud to users of the Data Protection Suite

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EMC WORLD, LAS VEGAS, MAY 04, 2015 — / — Advancing a “protection everywhere” strategy for enterprise customers, EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) today announced major updates to its data protection portfolio that extend its leadership in traditional purpose-built backup appliances and deliver powerful new software solutions that disrupt the data protection status quo. With new products that provide data protection in the cloud, to the cloud and in the data center, EMC is enabling customers to radically reduce cost and complexity while protecting their data wherever it resides.

Today, EMC raised the bar for traditional purpose-built backup appliances with the new EMC Data Domain DD9500.  Powered by the latest Data Domain software (DDOS 5.6), the DD9500 delivers unparalleled performance, scalability, and application support.

Specifically, the DD9500 delivers:

  • 58.7 TB/hour performance, more than 1.5x faster performance than the nearest competitor, ensuring Data Domain can handle even the most demanding data protection requirements.
  • 1,728 TB usable capacity, 4x greater than the nearest competitor, enabling organizations to gain greater consolidation for data protection workloads and lower TCO.
  • Data protection for Big Data applications including support for the leading Hadoop and NoSQL deployments: Pivotal HD Enterprise Business Data Lake, Cloudera Enterprise Data Hub, and Hortonworks Modern Data Architecture.

EMC also continues to disrupt the data protection market with a host of new non-traditional, software-powered data protection solutions.

Key highlights include:

  • Storage Integrated Data Protection – ProtectPoint Software Enhancements
    First announced in late 2014, EMC ProtectPoint software offers enterprises a radical new approach to backup, eliminating the need for dedicated back-up infrastructure. The newest version of ProtectPoint enables direct backup from primary storage to Data Domain and delivers 20x faster performance than traditional backup.  This new version also natively integrates with Oracle, SAP and IBM DB2, giving application owners and DBAs direct control of backup and recovery from their native utilities.
  • Cloud Data Protection – New EMC CloudBoost and Spanning Solutions
    Just two quarters after acquiring Maginatics, EMC delivers CloudBoost, which seamlessly connects customers’ existing EMC data protection solutions to elastic, scale-out cloud storage such as EMC ECS. Spanning by EMC expands born-in-the-cloud application data protection with Spanning Backup for Office365.
  • Software-Only Data Domain – Project Falcon
    Project Falcon previews software-only Data Domain that will enable customers to quickly and easily deploy Data Domain software in a variety of new deploymentmodels for the ultimate in flexibility, including remote office protection, cloud providers offering Data-protection-as-a-service, storage integrated data protection, and web-scale protection storage.

Data Domain DD9500, DDOS 5.6, ProtectPoint, CloudBoost, and Spanning are available this quarter. Project Falcon is a preview of a software-only version of Data Domain; availability dates will be published later in 2015.

Roy Sookhoo, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Ochsner Health System
“It’s not practical or financially sensible for us to host all of our data on the same storage platform or to protect it in the same way.  We have a wide variety of workloads, some in the cloud, some on disk, some on flash and we need protection across them all.  But different workloads need different protection. We need to intelligently balance cost against our SLAs to pragmatically meet our needs and only EMC is able to help us both to achieve that today and give us confidence for the future.”

Jason Buffington, Sr. Analyst for Data Protection, ESG
“EMC has been talking ‘software-defined’ for some time and these latest announcements show how the company is delivering against their ‘protect everywhere’ vision in its data protection and availability portfolio.  EMC is increasingly focused on improvements in its software, which, in turn, will enable customers to intelligently control data protection in environments that are becoming ever more complex.  With the introduction of these new features, EMC is empowering customers and partners to create simple, capable and trusted infrastructures that truly protect data regardless of where it lives or is used.”

Guy Churchward, President, Core Technologies at EMC
“EMC is redefining the way that data protection infrastructures are architected so no matter where data exists, we can find it, protect it, and make it available back to our customers.  Our solutions for primary storage are becoming smarter, more capable and better able to rapidly manage growing workloads.  We’ve designed our data protection solutions not only to keep pace but also to integrate simply and automatically, making the entire process smoother for our customers.”

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