The first iteration of the GDA could be used with Symantec NetBackup and EMC NetWorker backup software. "Now the Global Deduplication Array now supports IBM's Tivoli Storage Manager because it supports VTL," Emsley said.
Emsley said the GDA also supports IBM i products, or the unified operating system that run its open systems servers, formerly known as AS/400s.
"Now a customer considering using Data Domain for his open systems workloads can leverage the same system for an IBM i workload," he said.
A DD890 controller with no storage capacity has an entry list price of $300,000. The DD860 has a starting price of $160,000. The entry level DD Archiver, which consists of its controller and one storage shelf of disks in the active tier, lists for $222,000.
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