Data Domain, a provider of deduplication storage systems, has announced that service provider partners BluePoint Data Storage, Distributed Systems Services and Simply Continuous have delivered new managed service solutions into enterprise customer environments based on its deduplication storage systems.
With Data Domain systems, service providers can help enterprises of all sizes eliminate tape from their operational backup infrastructure and fully automate their data replication processes for a single monthly fee.
Outsourcing disaster recovery processes via managed service providers has traditionally been viewed as cost prohibitive, particularly for larger enterprises due to the high network bandwidth expense associated with replication of large backup or archival data sets. Data Domain’s speed inline deduplication technology dramatically reduces data volume, therefore reducing the bandwidth required for offsite replication.
Data Domain enables its service provider partners to provide end users a fully automated replication service that is both cost effective and operationally feasible. In addition, Data Domain’s efficient use of storage capacity, ease of deployment and stable architecture further drives down the overall infrastructure and administration costs for these service providers and their customers.
Beth White, vice president of marketing for Data Domain, said: The software-as-a-service model is being driven by users’ desire to jettison the costs and complexities of managing certain functions in-house. With Data Domain, service providers are able to develop and deploy new storage service offerings based on data deduplication technology. Both the end user and the managed service provider get a highly scalable, pay-as-you-grow scenario with lower costs and less administration.