The company also announced an update to its dual-controller configuration Global Deduplication Array (GDA) that it announced last April . The GDA is a dual configuration of the DD890 array, providing twice the throughput and capacity. The GDA is now capable of ingesting up to 26.3TB per hour and can store up to 570TB of capacity.
The updated GDA also adds support for virtual tape libraries (VTL), or disk arrays that pose as tape libraries to backup servers. The GDA acts as a target device to the VTL, which allows it to act as longer-term storage for backups.
The first iteration of the GDA could be used with Symantec NetBackup and EMC NetWorker backup software. "Now the Global Deduplication Array now supports IBM's Tivoli Storage Manager because it supports VTL," Emsley said.
Emsley said the GDA also supports IBM i products , or the unified operating system that run its open systems servers, formerly known as AS/400s.
"Now a customer considering using Data Domain for his open systems workloads can leverage the same system for an IBM i workload," he said.
A DD890 controller with no storage capacity has an entry list price of $300,000. The DD860 has a starting price of $160,000. The entry level DD Archiver, which consists of its controller and one storage shelf of disks in the active tier, lists for $222,000.
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