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Data Domain Moves to Quad-Core Chips for Controllers

Data deduplication specialist Data Domain March 23 became the latest storage vendor to announce the option of quad-core processors in its architecture for midrange systems.

Data Domain's DD660 system is really a combination server/storage architecture, with the x86 quad-core chips running the system in the controller.

Intel unveiled the first quad-core storage server -- the 2U, 12-drive, integrated quad-core Intel Storage Server SSR212MC2 -- at Storage Networking World in April 2007. Since then, other storage systems makers have begun slowly moving to the cooler-running chips.

The DD660 also supports 1TB disk drives, both in the base model DD660 and in all expansion shelves for both the DD660 and DD690.

The DD660 offers up to 2TB/hour of aggregate inline deduplication throughput, and up to 700GB/hour for a single stream and supports up to 36TB of raw capacity, or with 20x-50x data reduction, from 520TB to 1.3PB of logical capacity.

The base model features 12TB of disk capacity in a 2U rack mount chassis. Overall, the DD660 delivers major price/performance improvements to backup and recovery processes and more capacity for extended online retention.

Data Domain systems work on any storage fabric (NFS, CIFS and NetBackup OpenStorage over 1GB or 10GB Ethernet and/or VTL over 4GB Fibre Channel). Go here for more information.

Chris Preimesberger

Chris J. Preimesberger

Chris J. Preimesberger is Editor-in-Chief of eWEEK and responsible for all the publication's coverage. In his 15 years and more than 4,000 articles at eWEEK, he has distinguished himself in reporting...