Dell Software has announced that its enterprise data protection service, NetVault Backup, has been fully integrated with the Dell DR4100, a scalable, disk backup appliance with built-in deduplication and compression capabilities. Integration of NetVault Backup and the DR4100 will enable customer to minimise network traffic, shrink backup windows and maximise storage savings while protecting critical data across a range of operating system and applications running in complex physical and virtual environments. NetValt Backup now leverages the DR4100 Rapid Data Access (RDA) technology, providing a deeper level of integration and automation. NetVault retains end-to-end control of all backup tasks, while delegating control of storage management to the DR4100 appliance. The combination of these products delivers faster backups, source-side deduplication, optimised replication for efficient disaster recovery and consolidated tape storage. In addition to NetVault, Dell Software plans to provide a similar integration between the DR4100 and its vRanger VMware backup, replication and recovery offering beginning in Q1 2014. NetVault Backup and the DR4100 are available direct from Dell and through the channel.