Bangalore, India, May 16, 2014: Dell Software today announced the release of two products that reflect the company’s ongoing commitment to satisfying the top backup and recovery challenges of mid-size and large enterprises. NetVault Backup 10, Dell’s cross-platform enterprise data protection solution, features upgrades including a new web-based GUI, significantly enhanced scalability, and greater performance through tight integration with the new high-capacity, high-performance DR6000 deduplication appliance. The latest addition to Dell’s DR series of deduplication appliances, the DR6000 is designed specifically for larger enterprises, offering users more than double the raw capacity and greater scalability than the DR4100, which is optimized for small- to mid-size organizations.
With few tasks plaguing organizations more than backup, Dell has made significant investments in its backup and recovery product line over the past two years to help speed and simplify the task. Dell now offers a comprehensive portfolio that enables organizations to speed backups and restores, scale their backup tasks to match their business needs, and spend less time monitoring and managing backups. Dell Software’s data protection solutions are used globally by more than 83,000 customers who depend on them to add value to the business by minimizing downtime and data loss, while also reducing costs and complexity.
General Manager of Dell Software Group Murli Mohan said “Large enterprise are generating tons of critical data which has to be protected, backed up and restored as and when needed to match various business needs. In the current business environment across verticals, CIOs are required to deploy solutions which are efficient and can deliver the best services to their customers. At Dell, we have been constantly listening to customer’s pain points and feedback and have been innovating and developing products that add value to our customers. NetVault Backup 10 and DR6000 are the two new products which addresses issues of organizations who are looking for products and solutions that addresses the issues of scalability, usability and data protection without any hassles with an overall low TCO.”
Kumar Mitra, General Manager – Data Backup & Recovery BU, APJ, Dell Software Group said, “The data protection strategy of an enterprise can only be effective if it matches its unique business requirements. Dell’s data protection solutions have built in scalability that enable enterprises to safeguard their growing data and minimize data loss while lowering complexity and costs. NetVault and DR6000 offer the performance, price and scale that are ideal for mid-size and large enterprises in India and across the world.”
These two new releases reflect the continued growth and momentum Dell is witnessing in software data protection business, which has grown 22 percent year over year and approximately 3,300 new customers each quarter are added.
Saravanan Jagannathan, Backup & Storage Administrator, SIFY Technologies Limited, said, “The new web-based console for NetVault Backup 10 will be big time saver for our administrators; you can monitor and access all the options from a single window. The graphs allow our administrators to immediately assess the health of the backup operations. They can see, in real time, what backup jobs are running, as well the relative amount of bandwidth they are using. This will allow us to increase the productivity of our IT staff.”
The launch of NetVault Backup 10 and the DR6000 deduplication appliance demonstrates Dell Software’s investment in its data protection portfolio to extend more value to customers. Individually, or in tandem, the two products help customers address the issues of usability, performance and scalability that too often make data protection a daunting, error-prone activity. Key benefits of the new releases include:
- Improved ease of use: NetVault Backup 10 offers a new web-based GUI with a more intuitive workflow that allows admins to easily configure, manage, and monitor the NetVault Backup system. This new web-based user interface can be accessed from any standard browser. The DR6000 offers global management, giving users the ability to manage multiple deduplication appliances from a single interface.
- Improved performance: NetVault Backup 10 features a new backend database, along with optimizations in the scheduler and media manager algorithms that greatly improve responsiveness, so admins can spend even less time completing their backup and recovery tasks. With the DR6000, Dell introduces the industry’s first source-side deduplication for NFS and CIFS backup by way of its Rapid NFS and Rapid CIFS technology, which delivers three- to five-times better backup performance with no disruption to existing workflows. Dell has also enhanced replication and file sharing capabilities two-fold, now enabling customers to simultaneously replicate data from 64 different DR series deduplication appliances to a single DR6000 appliance.
- Moreover, the combination of NetVault Backup 10 and the DR6000 will give customers ultra-fast backup speeds with a throughput of up to 22 terabytes per hour when using Rapid Data Access (RDA) technology.
- Improved scalability: With its new backend database, NetVault Backup has more than three times its previous scalability. The DR6000 provides up to 180TB of usable storage capacity, a 122 percent increase over the 81TB offered by the DR4100, its mid-market counterpart. It also provides support for 4-terabyte drives resulting in improved storage density, and four MD1200 expansion shelves.