Dell has today announced the Dell PowerVault DL2000 with embedded CommVault Simpana 8 software delivering deduplication at the block level for the SME.
The PowerVault DL2000 powered by CommVault joins the PowerVault DL2000 powered by Symantec expanding the choice for customers in this market. Both are disk storage products that can be integrated with the PowerVault TL2000, TL4000 or TL6000 tape devices to create a single disk to tape backup solution.
The explosion of servers as a result of virtualisation has exacerbated the issue of the backup window, especially for the SME. This is the market that Dell and CommVault are targeting with the PowerVault DL2000 powered by CommVault. They believe that with block-level deduplication backups can be fast, effective and provide complete coverage for all virtualised environments.
Despite the solutions for branch office computing such as thin client and Wide Area Network (WAN) data services, there are still many branch offices where data storage is done locally. The DL2000 powered by CommVault is also being aimed at this market especially where deduplication will help reduce the amount of data stored and make backup much easier.
Dell is claiming that customers can reduce storage related costs by up to 40% with the DL2000 powered by CommVault and the associated PowerVault tape libraries.
The DL2000 powered by CommVault is targeting a data reduction of up to 20:1 through deduplication and to further reduce storage requirements, has its own compression technology.