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Dell EMC recently announced that they have added a new model to the industry leading PowerProtect DD series appliance portfolio, the next generation of Data Domain. From a capacity perspective the new DD6400, is positioned between the existing DD3300 and DD6900 models. The DD6400 is the next evolution of the DD6300 that sports compelling upgrades to performance, networking, and multi-cloud support.
The top line summary of the DD6400 
The DD6400 starts at an entry level capacity of 8TB usable and can easily scale up to 172TB of usable capacity. It has been designed for the commercial and smaller enterprise market segments as well as remote sites for large enterprise customers. Just like other DD series appliance models, the DD6400 is available in all supported regions around the world.
The DD6400 is emblematic of true Next Gen Performance
The DD6400 delivers significant performance capabilities. In addition to offering available 25GBe connectivity ports, the DD6400 includes a hardware assisted compression card that typically delivers 30% more logical capacity per TB. This yields a data deduplication ratio of typically 65x*. This data deduplication ratio enables the DD6400 to provide up to 11.2PB of logical capacity when configured to the maximum usable capacity of 172TB. This represents a 25% increase in logical capacity from the previous generation appliance. Furthermore, the DD6400 will support throughput of up to 12.7 TB/hour - and when using DD Boost your customers can expect a throughput speed of up to 27.7 TB/hour.
Multi-cloud optimized - at no extra cost
A primary feature of the DD6400 is that it is multi-cloud optimized. The DD6400 supports Dell EMC Cloud Tier, which provides up to 2x the active tier for cloud capacity that can be used for long-term retention of data to public, private or hybrid clouds. Cloud Tier is included with the DD6400 at no extra cost. Simply put, if you purchase a DD6400 with 32TB of usable capacity, you will automatically get a license for 64TB of usable capacity with Cloud Tier.
The inclusion of Cloud Tier isn’t the only enhanced capability included with the DD6400. The appliance also ships with licenses for DD Boost and DD Replicator which offers your customers more capabilities from day one.
The DD6400 grows with your customers’ data
Like other DD series appliance models, the DD6400 allows for capacity expansion, enabling it to grow with your customers’ data. The DD6400 supports the ES40 shelves from Dell EMC and customers can add up to two expansion shelves as needed. The base system starts at 8TB usable capacity and allows it to grow in 4TB increments up to 32TB. The first expansion shelf grows from 32TB up to 104TB, while continuing to grow in 4TB increments. The second expansion shelf enables customers to increase capacity from 104TB up to the maximum configuration of 172TB usable capacity. 
The DD6400 is a clear winner in customer data protection
The DD6400 is a modern, purpose-built backup appliance that supports the needs of commercial customers, small enterprises, and remote sites for large enterprises. With cyber security at the forefront of the IT landscape the DD6400 supports the Dell EMC PowerProtect Cyber Recovery solution. The DD6400 is also included in the Dell Technologies Future-Proof Loyalty Program to make sure your customers get the most out of their investment. 
This is the opportune time to explore what the PowerProtect DD series appliances can do to expand your customers’ protection storage capacity, or as an upgrade for their legacy systems. 
*When compared to previous generation. Based on Dell EMC internal testing and field telemetry data. April 2021. Actual results may vary.
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