This is the final blog in our series and will focus on enhancements to Dell EMC Data Domain DD3300, the appliance that is focused in the entry to mid-range segment of the market.
What a start to the year 2019! Dell EMC Data Domain delivers another feature packed software release (Data Domain OS 6.2) with hardware component enablement. The key themes for this release are:
- Dell EMC Data Domain DD3300 Enhancements: We acted on the feedback from our customers related to DD3300, and are proud to announce faster networking, support for VTL use case over Fiber Channel, and more flexibility from a capacity upgrade perspective by introducing a new DD3300 model at 8TB that can grow-in-place up to 16TB and provides a clean upgrade path to 32TB on a single box.
- Increased Differentiation: We made significant strides in improving performance – single stream restore performance has improved up to 4X compared to the previous release (Data Domain OS 6.1.2), and so has the overall restore performance. We have expanded our Cloud ecosystem for both Dell EMC Cloud Tier and Dell EMC Data Domain Virtual Edition (DD VE) with support for Google Cloud Platform and Alibaba Cloud. In addition, DD VE also supports AWS GovCloud and Azure Government Cloud.
- Simplified Experience: Better management through automation and end-to-end data protection visibility with Dell EMC Data Domain Management Center (DD MC)
- Serviceability and TCE enhancements: Get more from your Dell EMC Data Domain appliances
Dell EMC Data Domain DD3300
With the enhancements to the DD3300 appliance and in Data Domain OS 6.2, Data Domain is looking to expand its footprint in the entry to mid-range segment of the market. The DD3300 journey that started in January of 2018 is coming full circle with three big announcements
Support for VTL use case using Fiber Channel: The DD3300 appliance has a new port that supports VTL backups
Faster networking: The DD3300 now comes standard from the factory with a 10GbE networking card
Learn more about the features and upgrades in DD3300 via our Virtual Rack, go ahead and touch it.
Introduction of the new 8TB model that can grow-in-place up to 16TB and provides a clean upgrade path to 32TB on a single appliance. Based on the feedback we received after the launch, we now introduce the 8TB capacity model that is based on 16TB hardware to address the large gap between 4TB and 16TB offerings.
Blog Series Conclusion
This blog series was created with the intent of educating our readers on the latest enhancements inside of Data Domain OS 6.2 and our DD3300 appliance. In summary, the first blog in the series covered our enhancements for Data Domain in the Cloud; both for Data Domain Virtual Edition (DD VE) and Cloud Tier. The second blog focused on improvements to the Data Domain (PBBA) appliance. This blog rounds out the series with content geared toward improvements to the DD3300.
Data Domain OS 6.2 is a feature packed release that brings extreme value to our customers. We hope you will consider upgrading your Data Domain appliances with the latest Data Domain OS 6.2. To learn more about Dell EMC Data Domain, check out the Dell EMC Data Domain home page, read Data Protection blogs, and follow @DellEMCProtect on Twitter for our latest announcements and content.