EMC's Major Product Launch: From Entry-Level To Enterprise Storage


Combining Dedupe Backup And Archiving In One Appliance

Also new is EMC's Data Domain Archiver, which EMC is calling the industry's first storage system for both backup and long-term archiving.

The Data Domain Archiver provides a way for customers to combine the backup and archiving functions and cut the need for tape for long-term archiving. It works by moving data which customers specify for archiving to a separate storage box. As the archive box gets filled, it becomes "sealed" for fault isolation with all the needed metadata so that the data can be read in the future.