Dell EMC engineers tested the ease of use and performance of a Data Domain 6300 appliance with DD Boost for Enterprise Applications (DDBEA) using near real-world use cases. We simulated data growth between backups by inserting new records. Our goals for this testing were to show the ability of the solutions to meet the critical performance metrics that are important to our customers:
- Fast and efficient backups―Our protection tests show the backup duration for three complete data backups.
- Minimal CPU usage―Our protection tests capture additional server CPU usage during backups to show how running DDBEA on the production servers has a minimal impact.
- Low network throughput―Minimizing network throughput for multiple parallel backups run during specified off-business time windows by using a shared data network.
- Fast database recovery―Our tests show the ability to quickly recover mission-critical databases to minimize the impact of unplanned outages.
Customers have also told us that they want to centralize data protection management and keep more backups available for longer periods of time before having to archive the data. Data Domain consolidation savings enable an IT organization to meet these objectives. To show the consolidation capabilities of Data Domain, we collected metrics for:
- Compression savings―Backups on Data Domain appliances are compressed to save space. Our tests capture the post-compression size of the backups to give insight into possible space savings for SAP HANA customers.
- Compression ratio―The compression ratio indicates the overall savings that are achieved across all three backups. Our goal is to show a compression ratio that increases after each backup to show greater consolidation savings.