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Dell BDR Solution Expected to Drive Down Recovery Costs

In order to help customers better-manage and reduce the cost of backing up and recovering company data, Dell today introduced its next-generation disk backup appliance built on the Fluid Data architecture.

The new high performance Dell DR4100 disk backup appliance can help customers reduce the amount of necessary backup storage capacity — by up to 15 times — with Dell’s built-in data de-duplication and compression technologies. Latest advancements in Dell’s backup appliance offer customers expansion shelves for improved storage capacity, increased “many-to-one” replication capabilities for improved disaster recovery, and additional backup software certifications for enhanced interoperability.

Based on the latest Dell PowerEdge 12th generation servers, the Dell DR4100 is a disk backup target appliance with built-in de-duplication and compression technology designed to significantly reduce the amount of storage required. Benefiting from Dell’s acquired Ocarina data reduction algorithms, customers can eliminate redundant copies of data and decrease disk capacity requirements by up to 93 percent. The appliance performs all data reduction operations, removing this function from the customer’s application and backup servers and eliminating any impact on backup and recovery performance.

The appliance can reduce or eliminate the dependence on managing tape backups while enabling customers to maintain their backup data on disk longer, enabling fast and reliable restores when needed. Additional Dell DR4100 capabilities and benefits include:

·    Scalable Capacity — Offers customers the ability to add up to two expansion shelves (9,18 or 27 terabytes each), providing seamless scalability and larger capacity than competing platforms.

·    Improved Disaster Recovery — Fast, daily, de-duplicated replication of backup data can be performed using many-to-one replication that supports up to 32 nodes in different locations replicating to one central node.

·    Broader Backup Software Certifications — Designed to work with a vast array of backup software applications, the Dell DR4100 supports leading vendors including Dell (AppAssure and Quest), Symantec, CommVault, Oracle and CA among others.

The Dell DR4100 can be deployed in five initial usable capacity configurations ranging from 2.7 to 27 terabytes. With its deduplication and compression technology, the Dell DR4100 allows logical capacities at up to 15 times usable capacity. The appliance also features an all-inclusive software licensing model that can reduce storage costs over time by offering premium features, such as replication, DR Rapid Data Access and future functionalities, at no additional cost.

The Dell DR4100 will be available through Dell and its channel partners worldwide this March 2013.

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