EMC Data Domain Boost software, also known as DD Boost, is designed to offload part of the Data Domain deduplication process to a backup server or application client. That prevents the Data Domain disk array from having to carry the full burden of the dedupe workload. The software is designed to increase backup speed while decreasing network bandwidth needs. This is particularly advantageous when backups are being written to an off-site Data Domain system over a wide-area network, which may have significant bandwidth limitations.
Rather than sending all data to the Data Domain system for deduplication processes, DD Boost enables/install the backup server or application client to send only unique data segments across the network to the Data Domain system. This reduces the amount of data transferred over the network by 80 to 99 percent. The Data Domain Boost software provides:
Faster, More Efficient Backup: Distributes parts of the deduplication process to backup server or application client - 50% faster backups and up to 99% less network bandwidth required.
Simplified Disaster Recovery: Enables application to control Data Domain replication process with full catalog awareness.
Advanced Load Balancing and Failover: Aggregates transport links for transparent load balancing and automatic link failover.
DD Boost is integrated with the following software products:
- EMC Avamar and NetWorker
- Dell NetVault Backup and vRanger
- HP Data Protector
- Symantec NetBackup and Backup Exec
- VMware vSphere
- Veeam Backup & Replication
- IBM Data Studio
- Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio
- Oracle Recovery Manager (RMAN)
- Pivotal Greenplum Database
- SAP BR Tools and SAP HANA Studio
It is supported on the following EMC Data Domain deduplication storage systems:
Data Domain DD2200
Data Domain DD2500
Data Domain DD4200
Data Domain DD4500
Data Domain DD7200
Data Domain DD9500
Faster, More Efficient Backup:
EMC Data Domain Boost distributes parts of the deduplication process to the backup server or application clients, enabling client-side deduplication for faster, more efficient backup and recovery. With Data Domain Boost, the server only sends unique data segments to a Data Domain system.
Advanced Load Balancing, Link Failover and Dynamic Client Routing:
The Data Domain system then transparently balances the backup load between links in the group and automatic link failover keeps backup jobs operational in case of temporary network glitches. In addition, the Data Domain system can improve network utilization by dynamically routing clients between networks.
Single point of management:
With EMC Data Domain Boost for Backup Applications, backup administrators can control replication between multiple Data Domain systems from a single point of management to track all backups and duplicate copies.
Simplified Disaster Recovery:
This allows administrators to efficiently create disaster recovery (DR) copies of their backups over a wide area network (WAN) using EMC Data Domain Replicator as well as keep track of all the copies in the backup application’s catalog for easy disaster recovery.
Complete Application Owner Control
EMC Data Domain Boost for Enterprise Applications to provide application owners and database administrators with complete control of their own backups, using their native application utilities.
Data Protection as a Service
Data Domain Boost provides secure access to enable data protection as a service in private and public cloud deployments. For large enterprise and service provider environments, Data Domain systems provide multiple Data Domain Boost users with secure, logical data isolation and access to data.