EMC WORLD, LAS VEGAS - May 04, 2015 -
Advancing a “protection everywhere” strategy for enterprise customers, EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) today announced major updates to its data protection portfolio that extend its leadership in traditional purpose-built backup appliances and deliver powerful new software solutions that disrupt the data protection status quo. With new products that provide data protection in the cloud, to the cloud and in the data center, EMC is enabling customers to radically reduce cost and complexity while protecting their data wherever it resides.
Today, EMC raised the bar for traditional purpose-built backup appliances with the new EMC Data Domain DD9500. Powered by the latest Data Domain software (DDOS 5.6), the DD9500 delivers unparalleled performance, scalability, and application support. Specifically, the DD9500 delivers:
EMC also continues to disrupt the data protection market with a host of new non-traditional, software-powered data protection solutions. Key highlights include:
Data Domain DD9500, DDOS 5.6, ProtectPoint, CloudBoost, and Spanning are available this quarter. Project Falcon is a preview of a software-only version of Data Domain; availability dates will be published later in 2015.
Roy Sookhoo, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Ochsner Health System
“It’s not practical or financially sensible for us to host all of our data on the same storage platform or to protect it in the same way. We have a wide variety of workloads, some in the cloud, some on disk, some on flash and we need protection across them all. But different workloads need different protection. We need to intelligently balance cost against our SLAs to pragmatically meet our needs and only EMC is able to help us both to achieve that today and give us confidence for the future.”
Jason Buffington, Sr. Analyst for Data Protection, ESG
“EMC has been talking ‘software-defined’ for some time and these latest announcements show how the company is delivering against their ‘protect everywhere’ vision in its data protection and availability portfolio. EMC is increasingly focused on improvements in its software, which, in turn, will enable customers to intelligently control data protection in environments that are becoming ever more complex. With the introduction of these new features, EMC is empowering customers and partners to create simple, capable and trusted infrastructures that truly protect data regardless of where it lives or is used.”
Guy Churchward, President, Core Technologies at EMC
“EMC is redefining the way that data protection infrastructures are architected so no matter where data exists, we can find it, protect it, and make it available back to our customers. Our solutions for primary storage are becoming smarter, more capable and better able to rapidly manage growing workloads. We’ve designed our data protection solutions not only to keep pace but also to integrate simply and automatically, making the entire process smoother for our customers.”
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