EMC, Quantum Unveil New Dedupe Appliances

EMC (NYSE: EMC) and Quantum (NYSE: QTM) this week unveiled new data deduplication appliances, as the one-time dedupe partners pursue different strategies in the wake of EMC’s acquisition of Data Domain.

EMC, which continues to support its Quantum dedupe customers as it moves forward with the Data Domain product line, announced new midrange and small business dedupe offerings, while Quantum took the wraps off new midrange dedupe appliances that the company says cost less than comparable Data Domain products.

EMC’s new offerings are the DD630 and DD610 midrange systems, which replace the DD530 and DD510, and the DD140, which replaces the DD120. Pricing starts at $13,900 for the DD140, $22,000 for a 3.5TB DD610, and $50,000 for a 7TB DD630.

The data storage giant — which will report its quarterly earnings tomorrow morning — says Data Domain’s Stream Informed Segment Layout (SISL) scaling architecture lets the systems “ride the price performance wave of multi-core processor architectures and avoid dependency on oversized storage subsystems for throughput.”

The DD630 and DD610 appliances offer up to 1.1 TB/hour and 675 GB/hour of inline deduplicated storage throughput and up to 420 TB and 195 TB of logical data, respectively. The systems support NFS and CIFS and offer Symantec’s (NASDAQ: SYMC) NetBackup OpenStorage (OST) and VTL as software options.

The entry-level 1.5TB DD140 appliance offers 450GB/hour throughput.

Quantum Claims Price Advantage

Quantum, meanwhile, unveiled the DXi6500 family with pricing starting at $64,000. Quantum product marketing manager Steve Whitner said the five 6500 series appliances will typically cost about 10 percent to 25 percent less than comparable Data Domain DD660 offerings.

The DXi6500 appliances offer from 8TB to 56TB of usable capacity and support NAS, OST, replication, SSDs, VMware (NYSE: VMW) and 1GbE, with options for Fibre Channel tape support and 10GbE. The 6510 and 6520 will be available next month, and the 6530, 6540 and 6550 early next year.

The appliances, which can ingest data in NAS or OST at up to 2TB/hour, complement Quantum’s high-end DXi7500 and lower-end DXi2500-D and DXi3500 offerings.

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Paul Shread
eSecurity Editor Paul Shread has covered nearly every aspect of enterprise technology in his 20+ years in IT journalism, including an award-winning series on software-defined data centers. He wrote a column on small business technology for Time.com, and covered financial markets for 10 years, from the dot-com boom and bust to the 2007-2009 financial crisis. He holds a market analyst certification.

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