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EMC release GDA to boost inline storage

Global Deduplication Array is industry's fastest inline de-duplication storage system for enterprise back up

EMC release GDA to boost inline storage
The EMC Data Domain GDA has been designed to increase backup speed and simplicity, the company says.

EMC has launched its new Data Domain Global Deduplication Array (GDA), the industry's fastest inline de-duplication storage system for enterprise back up.

The GDA, which includes technology from Data Domain, acquired by EMC last year, provides up to 14.2 petabytes (PB) of logical backup capacity, for diverse workloads such as large databases, VMware images, and unstructured data.

The multi-controller, inline Global Deduplication Array is integrated with backup software, for better de-duplication performance, dynamic distribution of load and simplicity of operation, according to EMC. It can accommodate up to 270 concurrent backup jobs and up to 12.8 TB/hour of throughout allowing quicker completion of backup.

EMC has doubled the maximum capacity of its single controller system for large enterprises, EMC Data Domain DD880, offering support for up to 7.1 petabytes of logical backup storage.

The company also announced EMC Data Domain Encryption software, the industry's first data at rest encryption solution for de-duplication storage systems designed to protect enterprise data in the event of theft or loss of disks and systems.

Brian Biles, Vice President of Product Management, EMC Backup Recovery Systems Division commented:  "The EMC Data Domain Global Deduplication Array, while very sophisticated under the hood, builds on the mature foundation of the existing Data Domain platform and retains its appliance simplicity. Its de-duplication is inline, it's blistering fast, and it's big enough for significant datacenter backup consolidation, but its dynamic load balancing, single de-duplication storage pool and namespace and tight integration with backup software means the Global Deduplication Array is easier to operate than competitors who don't have its scale. EMC has once again moved the dial on disk-based data protection."

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