Data Domain

Data Domain is the leading provider of deduplication storage systems. Over 2,900 companies worldwide have purchased Data Domain systems to reduce storage costs and simplify data management. Data Domain delivers the performance, reliability and scalability to address the data protection and nearline storage needs of enterprises of all sizes. Data Domain products integrate into existing customer infrastructures and are compatible with leading enterprise backup and archive software products.

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Latest Content From Data Domain

Whitepaper: The ROI and TCO Benefits of Data Deduplication for Data Protection in the Enterprise

by Data DomainOct 01, 2009

Deduplication storage is quickly becoming the standard for disk-based backup and nearline storage use in enterprise data centers across many industries. It delivers clear benefits for the retention, recovery and replication of backup and other nearline data and allows customers to eliminate tape from the processes of both operational recovery and disaster recovery.

In order to quantify the benefits of deduplication, industry expert Barb Goldworm, Focus Consulting, interviewed and documented the experiences of three enterprise customers who have implemented Data Domain systems into their storage fabric.

In evaluating the business case for data protection products, four primary criteria were used:

� Purchases avoided
� Direct savings
� Labor savings
� Total cost of ownership (TCO)

Download this paper which examines and quantifies the costs and benefits of backup with deduplication storage as strategic assets for data protection.

Whitepaper: Dedupe-Centric Storage for General Applications

by Data DomainOct 01, 2009

Proliferation and preservation of many versions and copies of data drives much of the tremendous data growth most companies are experiencing. IT administrators are left to deal with the consequences. Because deduplication addresses one of the key elements of data growth, it should be at the heart of any data management strategy; it should be baked into the fundamental design of the system. Storage systems vendors who treat deduplication merely as a feature will check off a box on a feature list, but may not, in practice, deliver the benefits deduplication promises.

This paper demonstrates how storage systems can be built with a deduplication engine powerful enough to become a platform that general applications can leverage.

Whitepaper: Symantec Veritas NetBackup Design Best Practices with Data Domain

by Data DomainSep 01, 2009

Standard practices and conventional technologies are being pushed to their limits in many backup environments. Data Domain deduplication storage solutions for Symantec NetBackup (NBU) helps customers efficiently manage the ever-increasing amount of backup and archive data.

This white paper walks you through how Data Domain integrates with NBU, including planning and sizing considerations, operational considerations, offsite replication, and other integration basics so you can get the most out of this powerful solution.

You will learn in-depth about best practices for:
� Archiving Integration
� NBU Catalog Backups
� NBU Disaster Recovery

Whitepaper: ESG Report: What Data Domain is Doing to Storage

by Data DomainSep 01, 2009

This paper describes the role of deduplication in the evolving data lifecycle, along with its historical significance. Industry expert Steve Duplessie explains how Data Domain has changed the status quo when it comes to data protection by reducing the number of products needed for operational and disaster recovery. How did Data Domain do it? And how does Data Domain maintain its leadership? Duplessie outlines key success factors with historical references to market makers such as Cisco, Symantec, EMC and NetApp.

Whitepaper: VMware Data Backup and Recovery Best Practices

by Data DomainSep 01, 2009

VMware offers extraordinary benefits, but it can come at the cost of extra storage, backup resources and administrative challenges. Data Domain deduplication storage offers a way out by reducing redundant data across VMware data backups, operating at disk speeds, and providing cost-effective replication for fast DR using backup images.

Download this guide to learn best practices for architecting a backup/recovery/DR approach for VMware using Data Domain storage, regardless of which backup software or scripts are involved.

� Massive data retention � 40x to 60x average reduction of .vmdk files
� Virtual Machines protected quickly with efficient replication
� Seamless Integration with the latest VMware backup processes
� Ensured Recoverability with Data Invulnerability

Whitepaper: The State of Deduplication in Fortune 1000 Companies

by Data DomainMar 30, 2009

Learn how your storage initiatives measure up for 2009.

24% of storage organizations have deduplication technology already deployed, and 56% of storage organizations are planning to deploy deduplication technology by mid-2009. Are you one of them?

In today�s economic climate, you need to have the latest information to support your storage initiative decisions. This 2009 research study by TheInfoPro (TIP) provides in depth data to show why deduplication has sustained its #1 position on the TIP Storage Backup and Recovery Technology Heat Index� of technologies IT departments are implementing.

New research shows why deduplication technology is essential for your backup redesign goals. Read this study to learn what is top of mind in Fortune 1000 companies:

� Top 2009 storage initiatives
� The most important deduplication functionality � and typical ratios
� Deduplication adoption trends and spending realities
� Best practices for choosing a deduplication solution

Whitepaper: Data Domain Deduplication Storage for Archiving & Compliance

by Data DomainMar 30, 2009

Kahn Consulting, Inc. (KCI) has assessed Data Domain deduplication storage systems using criteria derived from broad compliance requirements and best practices related to information management.

In this paper, KCI evaluates the Data Domain deduplication architecture and specifically how its Data Invulnerability Architecture is designed to protect system data using a number of techniques, including:

� Data verification
� Fault avoidance and containment
� Continuous fault detection and repair
� File system recoverability

Business best practices and many laws and regulations require digital information to have integrity. In order to be admissible in court, the party seeking to introduce electronically stored information must be able to demonstrate that information is authentic. KCI evaluates Data Domain capabilities within the context of how they meet these requirements.

Whitepaper: Protecting Data: The Rise of New Technologies

by Data DomainJan 07, 2009

Assess the value of Deduplication for your storage consolidation initiatives today!

Enterprises are caught between the continued growth in the amount of data they create, store, and depend on, and the need to consolidate IT resources to reduce costs and create a more 'green' IT environment. But while organizations have worked to reduce IT footprint, they must balance the need to improve resource utilization with more efficient protection and recovery capabilities, all in the face of increasing capacity pressures.

In this paper you will learn about:
 Consolidation strategies at the datacenter, server, and storage system levels, including the use of virtualization
 How deduplication can help drive efficient storage consolidation, as well as improve data protection and disaster recovery under heavy workload conditions

Deduplication is a rapidly emerging technology that can dramatically improve enterprise storage system performance, minimize capacity requirements and speed up data recovery. While deduplication could provide benefits to essentially any organization, some are more ready than others for this technology. By completing the included worksheet, IT management can determine its organization's readiness for deduplication.

Whitepaper: Microsoft SharePoint Data Protection Best Practices

by Data DomainJan 05, 2009

In many companies today, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 is being deployed to provide a portal for centralized information sharing. SharePoint enables business collaboration by combining file-based content with unstructured content, such as blog entries and discussion threads, and storing it all in databases. Portal services and Office applications can then leverage the capabilities of the SQL relational database engine to access this information in powerful new ways.

The complexity of the SharePoint application deployment can rise quickly in larger organizations. As more corporate data is organized into SharePoint, the more business critical this application becomes. Data Domain deduplication storage provides easy integration and simplified disaster recovery to ensure that this data is protected and recoverable, both on and off-site, in a cost-effective manner.

This paper focuses on data protection strategies for Microsoft SharePoint systems, and highlights how to best leverage the capabilities of Data Domain deduplication storage.

Topics discussed include:
� Microsoft Sharepoint Architecture Overview
� Defining Retention as a Service Level for Sharepoint Data Protection
� Sharepoint Data Protection Best Practices

Whitepaper: EMC NetWorker Design Best Practices

by Data DomainAug 01, 2008

NetWorker environments support a handful to thousands of clients. NetWorker scales by adding additional NetWorker storage node/SAN storage nodes, and associated disk and tape resources.

The most common challenges in NetWorker environments include:
�Completing backups, staging and cloning with limited time and physical resources
�Contending with large client backups (several million files per client)
�Scaling NetWorker databases, logs, media management and pools to keep up with demand
�Eliminating redundant data backup locations (multiple full/incremental copies of databases, aggressive backup retention policies, etc.)
�Eliminating performance bottlenecks (NetWorker server type, networking, client issues, etc.)
�Lack of capacity planning and reporting disciplines

The authors walk through a detailed analysis of how to address these challenges, complete with planning and sizing considerations and integration planning.