Written by Ray Balli

DR4000 Backup and Recovery Updates

Dell is announcing new updates to the DR4000, an advanced disk-based backup and recovery solution that features innovative deduplication and compression capabilities from Dell’s Ocarina Networks acquisition. Since it was first announced in January at Dell Storage Forum London, the DR4000 has been popular with SMB customers who want to augment or replace traditional backup and recovery environments with disk- based solutions for their speed, access and reliability.

The three new updates to the DR4000 are as follows:

1) Support for Symantec OpenStorage (OST), an API that enables third-party intelligent storage devices to tightly integrate with Symantec backup software applications. When a DR4000 is used with OST, the backup application becomes aware of the properties and capabilities of the appliance, and can better control back up images. The DR4000 with DR Rapid Data Access can significantly increase performance and can now backup up to 5.38 terabytes of data per hour when using Symantec OST.

2) Many-to-one replication is introduced giving remote offices or locations a way to back up to a centralized location for disaster recovery.

3) Additional backup software certification: In addition to CommVault and Symantec certification, the DR4000 now supports Networker, Veeam, TSM and AppAssure.

For more information please reference:

DR4000 Product Page

DR4000 v1.1 software release