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Data backup and recovery news briefs: Data Domain upgrades data deduplication appliances

This week's news in brief: Data Domain upgrades data deduplication appliances; EMC reports earnings; Green Bay Packers turn to Venyu's AmeriVault Backup; and more.

This week's data backup and recovery technology news in brief:

Data Domain upgrades data deduplication backup appliances

Continuing its strategy of upgrading its data deduplication backup appliances with faster processors and larger drives, EMC Corp.'s Data Domain rolled out bigger and faster midrange boxes.

Data Domain's DD610 and DD630 systems replace the DD510 and DD530 models, and the DD140 aimed primarily at remote offices replaces the DD120. The new systems have dual-core Intel Xeon processors and support 500 GB SATA drives.

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Data Domain claims the new systems nearly double the performance of the DD500 series boxes they replace. The DD610 ingests data at up to 675 GB per hour, with 6 TB of raw and 3.98 TB of usable capacity. The DD630 performs at up to 1.1 TB per hour with 12 TB of raw and 8.4 TB of usable capacity. Factoring in deduplication, Data Domain claims the DD610 can protect up to 195 TB and the DD630 up to 420 TB.

EMC reports 3Q results

EMC reported revenues of $3.52 billion for the quarter, an increase of 8% compared with the second quarter of 2009. Net income was $298.2 million, an increase of 45 percent sequentially. However, those numbers were down from the same quarter last year when EMC reported revenues of $3.7 billion and net income of $393.4 million.

EMC completed its $2.1 billion acquisition of data deduplication player Data Domain during the quarter. EMC reported that Data Domain revenues are up 40% over its third quarter 2008 numbers. In last year's third quarter, Data Domain reported revenue of $75 million, putting its third-quarter contribution to EMC at $105 million. That puts Data Domain ahead of EMC's previous forecast of $200 million over the second half of the year.

EMC also reported "double-digit" growth in its Avamar host-based deduplication software. EMC president and CEO Joe Tucci listed backup, recovery and archiving among its four top opportunities heading into 2010, estimating the total market will be about $10 billion.

Penn Foster deploys Spectra Logic deduplication for data backup and disaster recovery

Distance-learning institution Penn Foster has chosen Spectra Logic's nTier v80 deduplication appliance for its disaster recovery. Penn Foster uses the nTier v80 as a backup target for Microsoft Data Protection Manager, keeping two weeks of nightly fulls on the box and replicating data to its primary data center for disaster recovery purposes.

Atrato provides SAN-attached storage for InQuinox's PureDisk deduplication appliance

Atrato Inc. announced that InQuinox has integrated Atrato's Velocity1000 (V1000) Series into its enterprise class PureDisk appliances. InQuinox's SD3 appliance is the first purpose-built product for Symantec NetBackup users who want to increase ease of use for the PureDisk deduplication software.

Green Bay Packers turn to Venyu's AmeriVault Backup

Venyu announced a new partnership with the Green Bay Packers to deliver its AmeriVault online data backup and recovery service. The NFL franchise is using Venyu to provide remote backup for its production servers including SharePoint and SQL.

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