EMC Disk Library
3D 1500 and 3D 3000
LAN backup-to-disk platforms with data
de-duplication providing cost-effective storage,
longer onsite retention, and lower replication costs
Fast, reliable, scalable backup and recovery at an affordable price
The EMC® Disk Library 3D 1500 and DL3D 3000 are new LAN backup-to-disk libraries with target-
based data de-duplication. Based on the EMC CLARiiON® CX3-10 (DL3D 1500) and CX3-40 (DL3D
3000) platforms, these new models offer customers an affordable price point, policy-based
de-duplication, five-nines storage availability, and IP or SAN (VTL) connectivity flexibility—
offering an attractive tape replacement option for midsize business environments.
The DL3D platforms provide policy-based de-duplication to improve the cost of storage and replication
capabilities of traditional backup. The DL3D platforms work with existing backup software and do not
require operational changes. They use sub-file variable-length data de-duplication, providing greater
granularity than single-instance store strategies that only identify and eliminate repeated instances
of identical whole files. The DL3D systems are also configured with hardware-based compression.
With a hardware compression card installed, unique data that has been through the de-duplication
process can be reduced further. This enables the maximization of the storage capacity as well as
increased overall backup performance. Replication of de-duplicated data using IP replication is also
supported to enable offsite protection and recovery.
The DL3D 1500 starts at 4 TBs of usable capacity and scales up to 36 TB with a sustained backup
ingest rate of 720 GB per hour, while the DL3D 3000 begins at 8 TBs and scales up to 148 TB of
usable capacity with a sustained backup ingest rate of 1.44 TB per hour. Both systems use 1 TB
SATA disks with RAID 6 protection and include Fibre Channel ports for SAN VTL connectivity.
Policy-based data de-duplication
All DL3D 1500 and 3000 data de-duplication is policy-bas