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Dell EMC PowerProtect DD – Product Brief

Last updated January 16th, 2023 for end of year updates. Concise and unbiased 6-page overview of the features and functionality of Dell EMC PowerProtect DD. Includes EvaluScale review methodology. Download the Product Brief now!

Dell’s PowerProtect DD Series Appliances are used for backup, compliance and archiving/long-term retention use cases. The systems are the next generation of the Data Domain portfolio of systems acquired by EMC in 2009; they were re-branded in
September 2019 to fit in with Dell’s overarching data protection portfolio branding.

Under the Data Domain brand, PowerProtect DD established the market for backup-to-disk systems. The result is a range of models and broad-spread deployments, including within remote offices, mid-sized organizations and large enterprises.

Key functionality facilitated by PowerProtect DD is deduplication of data inline during transfer to a disk storage target that is connected to the PowerProtect DD controller. Dell publishes deduplication rates up to 65x; results depend greatly on the data being deduplicated.

PowerProtect DD provides a network-attached storage (NAS) access. Additionally, PowerProtect DD can function as a Virtual Tape Library (VTL).

PowerProtect DD Series is offered as appliances, paired systems for global deduplication, and as archiving systems. The portfolio includes a software-defined PowerProtect DD Virtual Edition (DDVE), an entry-level DD3300 appliance, two midrange appliances (DD6400 and DD6900), and two high-end offerings (DD9400 and DD9900). These models provide a range of performance and capacity characteristics as well as Cloud Tier connectivity for long-term retention. Additionally, DDVE is available at up to 256TB of capacity for AWS, Azure and Google Cloud.

Dell EMC PowerProtect DD Product Brief Includes:

  • Overview
  • Highlights
  • Usage and Deployment
  • EvaluScale Review Methodology
  • Evaluator Group’s Opinion

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