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In case you haven’t heard, the Data Domain family has a new kid on the block! This year at EMC World, the Data Domain DD9500 was introduced. This new flagship system powered by DD OS 5.6, delivers the fastest performance and highest scalability of any protection storage to date. Step-by-step I’ll take you through the details.

Setting the Bar for Speed and Scale
Throughput of up to 58.7 TB/hr allows the DD9500 to backup 470 TB in less than 8 hours. This enterprise-class system also delivers industry-leading scale of up to 1.7 PB of usable capacity and 86.4 PB of logical capacity. This capacity is split between an active tier for mission critical and operational data and a retention tier using DD Extended Retention for data being stored long-term. Data stored on the DD9500 benefits from global deduplication within each of these two tiers, so you aren’t forced to create different islands of deduplication.

Additionally, the DD9500 can support 1080 concurrent backup streams enabling you to further shrink backup windows and consolidate up to 540 remote sites.  With this system, EMC has upped the ante in traditional PBBA leadership delivering 4x the capacity and 1.6x the performance of the nearest competitor.
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The Secret is in the Software
But that’s not all… the DD9500 is doing even more than hangin’ tough as the biggest, fastest kid on the block. A key differentiator for the DD9500 and the entire Data Domain family is that it is powered by Data Domain software, which enables you to move beyond traditional PBBA’s to protection storage.

The Data Domain Operating System (DD OS) is inherently built with unique features including the Data Domain Data Invulnerability Architecture to provide the industry’s best defense against data integrity issues. DD OS also enables you to protect your entire environment on a single system through integration with leading backup, archive and enterprise applications.  This reduces cost and complexity by eliminating unnecessary silos of storage. In addition to addressing your data protection needs of today, the DD9500 and DD OS 5.6 can take your protection strategy to the next level through storage integrated data protection via EMC ProtectPoint and data protection solutions for Big Data.

As you can see, The DD9500 has all the right stuff to protect your enterprise. To learn more, make sure to visit and the EMC Store!



Alyson Langon

A couple years ago, fresh out of Business School at Boston College, I started at EMC and dove head first into all things backup and archive, focusing on Data Domain systems. I love the challenge of communicating complicated technologies in innovative and engaging ways and there is certainly no shortage of inspiration at EMC’s Data Protection and Availability Division. Outside of the tech world, I am an artist, animal lover and sufferer of wanderlust. You can also find me on Twitter achieving the perfect balance of data protection and cat gifs.
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