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Capacity Optimization Technologies - Technology in Depth

The past 3 years have seen rapid and significant shifts in how storage solutions approach capacity management. A new class of archiving and backup solutions on the market are now achieving massive levels of capacity efficiencies, far beyond any technology in history. To date, the industry has not collectively agreed on a common descriptor for this extremely critical enabling technology, and therein rests the purpose of this report.


Publish date: 03/01/05

NetApp Extends reach with VTL

Over the past year, disk-based virtual tape library (VTL) solutions have been extremely popular since they easily integrate into existing tape-centric backup environments, while bringing disk speed and reliability. To capitalize on this trend, NetApp recently announced the availability of the NearStore VTL family of disk-based backup and recovery appliances. Available in two models, the appliances include unique self-tuning and “tape smart sizing” features that optimize performance and physical tape capacity.

Publish date: 04/01/06

Data Domain-COS Gets a VTL

On January 23, 2006, Data Domain announced virtual tape library (VTL) functionality for its family of disk-based DD400 Enterprise Series Restorers. Disk-based VTL solutions have become extremely popular over the past year because they are easily deployed and address the speed and reliability requirements of tape-centric backup environments. The DD400 Series appliances can now be configured as a NAS disk target and a VTL simultaneously, which provides deployment flexibility for storage administrators.

Publish date: 04/01/06

ADIC Acquires COS

On March 14, ADIC announced the acquisition of Rocksoft Ltd., an Australian software company with fundamental intellectual property in the data de-duplication field. Taneja Group classifies this technology as Capacity Optimized Storage (COS), which enables data compression of 20x on average by storing only unique data elements. COS technology can significantly reduce the size of backup data, facilitate remote replication, and enable long-term disk-based data retention.

Publish date: 04/01/06

ExaGrid: An Intelligent Approach to Data Protection - Profile

We are now several years into the adoption phase of enterprise disk-based data protection. Over these years, we’ve seen customer knowledge rise dramatically. In our frequent discussions with end users looking to deploy this critical technology, we have learned that they now have high expectations for their disk-based solutions: IT teams demand easy integration with their existing backup infrastructures, non-disruptive scalability, capacity optimization, multi-site coverage, all coupled with a compelling ROI story.

Publish date: 06/01/06

Diligent HyperFactor

In the past 24 months, we have seen disk-based data protection and archiving become an essential component of most enterprises. With massive 100 TB+ disk-based repositories becoming increasingly common on near-term enterprise roadmaps, finding ways to optimize those disk capacities is now a top of mind concern. Even with widely available cost-effective disk, our research finds that capacities still account for over 50% of most data storage budgets, with disk-based secondary storage very commonly exceeding 50% year-over-year growth rates.

Publish date: 08/01/06

SEPATON ContentAware

Over the last three years the use of disk technology for data protection and archiving has become commonplace, especially in the larger enterprises. The reasons are clear: tape technology simply does not yield the reliability or the speed required for either the backup or the restore process. The same can be said for the archival process.

Publish date: 12/01/06
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Thoughts on Source-based Storage Capacity Optimization

Choosing the technology that's right for you depends on what your problem is.


EMC Data Domain Archiver: Meeting Needs For Long-Term Retention Of Backup And Archive Data

EMC Data Domain Archiver fulfills short-term and long-term storage needs by combining backup and archive tiers in a single appliance. This appliance addresses many of the challenges organizations are struggling with as they balance backup retention requirements with long-term recoverability.

Publish date: 01/19/12

Dell launches DR4000, its first backup deduplication appliance

Dell today unveiled the DR4000, the vendor’s first internally developed backup deduplication appliance. Although a late arrival in the disk backup market, Dell is looking to compete with deduplicating backup targets from EMC Data Domain, Quantum and Hewlett-Packard.

  • Premiered: 01/11/12
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: SearchStorage.com
Topic(s): TBA HP TBA Quantum TBA Data Domain TBA EMC TBA Arun Taneja TBA Dell TBA Deduplication TBA DR4000

Leveraging EMC SourceOne and EMC Data Domain For Enterprise Archiving

EMC provides integration between EMC SourceOne and EMC Data Domain for peak optimization of long-term data retention. EMC SourceOne works across critical applications to archive data for long-term data integrity and value, while EMC Data Domain deduplication storage systems protect backup and archive data with industry leading performance and scale.

Publish date: 08/31/11

EMC World 2012 - EMC Data Domain backup - Addition by subtraction?

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – EMC this week launched a bigger, faster Data Domain data deduplication disk backup box and Avamar 6.1 with greater application support at EMC World 2012.

  • Premiered: 05/23/12
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: SearchDataBackup.com
Topic(s): TBA Backup TBA Data Domain TBA EMC TBA EMC World
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Much Sizzle At EMC WORLD 2012

I spent three days at EMC World, the longest time I have ever spent on a one-vendor show. It was exhausting. And thrilling. I know most bloggers will write about the 42 products EMC announced with fanfare at the show. As will several of my team members. And that is all good. But I was more interested in where EMC is at, relative to the market and where is it heading. NetApp recently announced good numbers for the quarter but a lower forecast for the next quarter. HP announced significant layoffs, even if it is not clear how big the impact was on the storage side (we suspect little since storage is a lonely bright spot for HP). Dell's storage numbers are down quarter over quarter. Yet EMC is showing bullish numbers all around. Why is this? What magic does EMC possess that others don't? Here is the way I see it.

  • Premiered: 06/04/12
  • Author: Arun Taneja
  • Published: Taneja Blog
Topic(s): EMC NetApp HP Dell NAS Avamar Data Domain WysDM Kashya Greenplum EqualLogic 3PAR

EMC Data Domain Extended Retention Software: Meeting Needs for Long-Term Retention of Backup....

EMC Data Domain Extended Retention Software: Meeting Needs for Long-Term Retention of Backup Data on EMC Data Domain Systems

EMC extends EMC Data Domain systems with DD Extended Retention software to fulfill short-term and long-term backup storage needs by combining multiple tiers in a single appliance. This software addresses many of the challenges organizations are struggling with as they balance backup retention requirements with long-term recoverability.

Publish date: 05/21/12

The evolution of data deduplication technology continues

New technologies come to market as value-add features for existing mainstream products that are then later merged into these products. It's often the only way a new vendor can bring a product to market, like what happened with data deduplication technology.

  • Premiered: 04/11/13
  • Author: Arun Taneja
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Data Backup
Topic(s): TBA Data Domain TBA Diligent Technologies TBA Exagrid TBA Quantum TBA Sepaton TBA Data Deduplication TBA backup storage TBA Avamar TBA EMC TBA Data protection TBA Virtual Server Environment TBA Primary Storage TBA Storwize TBA IBM TBA NetApp TBA Dell TBA Ocarina Networks

EMC pushes Data Domain for backup and archiving

EMC wants to extend Data Domain's domination of the data deduplication backup target market to archiving. The new version of Data Domain's operating system has been enhanced to work better with archive data and supports more archiving applications.

  • Premiered: 04/16/13
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: SearchDataBackup.com
Topic(s): TBA EMC TBA Data Domain TBA Backup TBA Archiving TBA Arun Taneja

Flat backup grows into viable tool for data protection

Flat backups reduce license fees and improve recovery point objectives and recovery time objectives, making them useful for data protection.

  • Premiered: 07/08/15
  • Author: Arun Taneja
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Data Backup
Topic(s): TBA Backup TBA Data protection TBA DP TBA Recovery TBA Snapshots TBA flat backup TBA NetApp TBA HP TBA EMC TBA 3PAR TBA StoreServ TBA StoreOnce TBA VMAX TBA Data Domain TBA RPO TBA RTO TBA COW TBA ROW TBA Disaster Recovery TBA DR TBA WAN TBA Microsoft TBA Oracle TBA SAP TBA SnapProtect TBA RMC TBA Recovery Manager Central TBA ProtectPoint TBA Virtualization TBA VMWare

The New Era of Secondary Storage HyperConvergence

The rise of hyperconverged infrastructure platforms has driven tremendous change in the primary storage space, perhaps even greater than the move from direct attached to networked storage in decades past.

  • Premiered: 10/22/15
  • Author: Jim Whalen
  • Published: Enterprise Storage Forum
Topic(s): TBA Storage TBA secondary storage TBA Primary Storage TBA hyperconverged TBA hyperconverged infrastructure TBA hyperconvergence TBA DR TBA Disaster Recovery TBA SATA TBA RTO TBA RPO TBA Data protection TBA DP TBA Virtualization TBA Snapshots TBA VM TBA Virtual Machine TBA Disaster Recovery as a Service TBA DRaaS TBA DevOps TBA Hadoop TBA cluster TBA Actifio TBA Zerto TBA replication TBA Data Domain TBA HP TBA 3PAR TBA StoreServ TBA StoreOnce

Full Database Protection Without the Full Backup Plan: Oracle's Cloud-Scaled Zero Data Loss Recovery

Today’s tidal wave of big data isn’t just made up of loose unstructured documents – huge data growth is happening everywhere including in high-value structured datasets kept in databases like Oracle Database 12c. This data is any company’s most valuable core data that powers most key business applications – and it’s growing fast! According to Oracle, in 5 years (by 2020) most enterprises expect 50x data growth. As their scope and coverage grow, these key databases inherently become even more critical to our businesses. At the same time, the sheer number of database-driven applications and users is also multiplying – and they increasingly need to be online, globally, 24 x 7. Which all leads to the big burning question: How can we possibly protect all this critical data, data we depend on more and more even as it grows, all the time?

We just can’t keep taking more time out of the 24-hour day for longer and larger database backups. The traditional batch window backup approach is already often beyond practical limits and its problems are only getting worse with data growth – missed backup windows, increased performance degradation, unavailability, fragility, risk and cost. It’s now time for a new data protection approach that can do away with the idea of batch window backups, yet still provide immediate backup copies to recover from failures, corruption, and other disasters.

Oracle has stepped up in a big way, and marshaling expertise and technologies from across their engineered systems portfolio, has developed a new Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance. Note the very intentional name that is focused on total recoverability – the Recovery Appliance is definitely not just another backup target. This new appliance eliminates the pains and risks of the full database backup window approach completely through a highly engineered continuous data protection solution for Oracle databases. It is now possible to immediately recover any database to any point in time desired, as the Recovery Appliance provides “virtual” full backups on demand and can scale to protect thousands of databases and petabytes of capacity. In fact, it offloads backup processes from production database servers which can increase performance in Oracle environments typically by  25%. Adopting this new backup and recovery solution will actually give CPU cycles back to the business.

In this report, we’ll briefly review why conventional data protection approaches based on the backup window are fast becoming obsolete. Then we’ll look into how Oracle has designed the new Recovery Appliance to provide a unique approach to ensuring data protection in real-time, at scale, for thousands of databases and PBs of data. We’ll see how zero data loss, incremental forever backups, continuous validation, and other innovations have completely changed the game of database data protection. For the first time there is now a real and practical way to fully protect a global corporation’s databases—on-premise and in the cloud—even in the face of today’s tremendous big data growth.

Publish date: 12/22/15
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Arun's takeaways from EMC World 2016

Chad Sakacs said EMC will be #1 market share leader in HyperConvergence space by the end of 2016. Nutanix is, of course, the main target. VxRack 1000 announced to cover VMware, OpenStack and Cloud Native segments, using Flex, SDDC and Neutrino Nodes. I saw no signs of worry that these products will negatively affect existing SAN and NAS products. EMC doesn’t seem to care what product sells, as long as it is an EMC product; the customer is free to choose what fits the task. This attitude will serve it well in the infrastructure transition happening right now.