From a security perspective, Data Domain Encryption software is a new option that provides the first encryption of data at rest on deduplication storage. Data Domain performs in-line deduplication through either 128-bit or 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) algorithms for encrypting all data before it is written to disk.
Pricing for the DD880 varies according to capacity and capabilities, but an array with 23TB of usable capacity lists for $800,150. According to Reidenbach, the array offers compression ratios of 20:1 or 50:1, depending on configuration.
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