EMC Introduces Avamar 6.0
- First leverage of Data Domain deduplication storage broadens deployment of Avamar in large enterprises and enables a highly optimised, scalable and consolidated recovery infrastructure.
- State-of-the-art VMware vSphere backup enhancements to Avamar provide up to 3x thebackup performance of its nearest competitor.
- Avamar Data Store systems now offer > 2x the capacity of prior systems, and Data Domain systems can provide additional capacity for selected workloads.
SYDNEY–April 18, 2011 – EMCCorporation (NYSE:EMC), the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, today announcedEMC® Avamar® 6.0 deduplication backup software. This major new release provides the first integration with EMC Data Domain deduplication storage systems and delivers powerful new capabilities for the protection of VMware environments.
By combining the simplicity and efficiency of Avamar with the scale and performance of Data Domain, enterprise customers gain the flexibility to expand Avamar use into much larger production environments. Thelargest of enterprises can now leverage Avamar to design highly optimised and scalable recovery infrastructures, consolidate the management of their data protection processes anddirect selected backups to optimal systems based on workload attributes.In addition, Data Domain’s inherent ability to support multiple workloads simultaneously can help users transition from legacy backup software and address nearline storage requirements. For VMware administrators, Avamar 6.0 significantly increases speed and efficiency leveraging the latest advances in VMware vSphere® technology for up to 3x the backup speed of its nearest competitor according to performance tests done by EMC.
Product Details and Highlights
Data Domain Integration: Integration of Avamar and Data Domain is delivered via EMC Data Domain Boost software, now embedded in Avamar clients on a per-policy basis.DD Boost allows Avamar to centrally manage backup, recovery and replication of data to Data Domain storage systems. DD Boost distributes deduplication load differently from Avamar’s standard deduplication and provides enhanced performance for larger streaming loads, such as full database backups or restores, while still minimising client/server bandwidth. Avamar administrators now have the option of directing backups to either Data Domain systems or Avamar Data Stores based on application-specific best practice guidelines.Avamar6.0 supports backup of Oracle, Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint and SQL Server and VMware images to Data Domain systems.
- Changed block tracking support provides faster backup and recovery.
- Virtual proxy server pooling drives faster backups.
- Flexible image level restore options simplifyrecovery.
Corporate Express Pty Limited is one of Australia’s leading suppliers of office essentials, with a product offering including office products, IT solutions, business furniture, print management, canteen and catering supplies, promotional marketing, facility supplies and education products. Corporate Express Australia, and its wholly owned subsidiary Corporate Express New Zealand, were acquired by Staples Ltd, in September 2010. Corporate Express has been using both Avamar and Data Domain in its Sydney-based data center, but not in integrated fashion.
“After participating in the Avamar 6.0 beta program, we can see a distinct value in the ability to backup additional environments using Avamar with Data Domain. Restores with Avamar are extremely simple, to the point where there’s never a reason for our infrastructure group to be involved with them. They are purely driven by our front line help desk team. If we can consolidate other backups, such as Oracle and Exchange, using Avamar to backup to Data Domain we can avoid working with custom scripts and benefit from that same level of simplicity. The integration of these two EMC products is a huge benefit to us.”
Andrew Grech, Infrastructure and Operations Manager, Corporate Express
Houston, Texas-based Loomis is a multi-billion dollar international cash handling leader whose U.S. operations include approximately 8,000 employees and a fleet of over 3,000 armored vehicles. Over the past year, Loomis completely redesigned its backup infrastructure using EMC Avamar, Data Domain and NetWorker products. The new infrastructure, which includes tapeless backup and replication of data from over 70 field offices using Avamar, has streamlined their backup processes, reduced operational costs and helped ensure exceptional recovery of their VMware virtual server environment.
“Our EMC data protection system is light years ahead of our previous solution, yet we are still very excited about the integration of EMC’s Avamar and Data Domain products. Avamar and Data Domain integration presents us with more flexibility to decide how we want to assign workloads and evolve and optimise our infrastructure without concern over future capacity and performance limitations. It’s great to see EMC integrating these key backup products, and doing so in a way that allows customers to maximise the investments they’ve made.”
Bill Homes, Director of Infrastructure for Loomis
“As more organisations are deploying virtualisation there exists a real and pressing need to implement a better backup methodology enabling the deployment of virtualised production applications. Avamar 6.0 and its integration with Data Domain systems via DD Boost software brings an entirely new level of scale and flexibility. With this latest release of Avamar, EMC has raised the bar across the industry through innovation and integration for solutions protecting virtualised infrastructures.”
David A. Chapa, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group
“As customers continue deploying virtualisation deeper into their environments on their journey to the enterprise hybrid cloud, the need for backup and recovery designed for VMware cloud infrastructure is increasingly important. EMC Avamar 6.0 is optimised for VMware environments, helping to ensure that virtualised mission-critical applications are efficiently protected and readily recoverable. Avamar 6.0 enables backup infrastructures that align to virtualised environments and their data protection requirements.”
Raghu Raghuram, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Virtualisation and Cloud Platforms, VMware
“Virtual machine protection is emerging as a key consideration for users contemplating backup redesignas they move to cloud-based computing models. Avamar 6.0 addresses this consideration more effectively than any other product available, while integration with Data Domain systems broadens its application in the enterprise. EMC continues to integrate its data protection portfolio for the benefit of its customers. This announcement demonstrates the value of tightlyintegrating the industry's leading deduplication backup software and deduplication storage systems.”
BJ Jenkins, President, EMC Backup Recovery Systems Division
William "BJ" Jenkins, President, EMC Backup Recovery Systems Division
New Avamar 6.0 delivers integration with Data Domain for consolidated management
EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) is the world’s leading developer and provider of information infrastructure technology and solutions that enable organizations of all sizes to transform the way they compete and create value from their information. Information about EMC’s products and services can be found at www.EMC.com.
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This release contains “forward-looking statements” as defined under the Federal Securities Laws. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of certain risk factors, including but not limited to: (i) adverse changes in general economic or market conditions; (ii) delays or reductions in information technology spending; (iii) our ability to protect our proprietary technology; (iv) risks associated with managing the growth of our business, including risks associated with acquisitions and investments and the challenges and costs of integration, restructuring and achieving anticipated synergies; (v) fluctuations in VMware, Inc.’s operating results and risks associated with trading of VMware stock; (vi) competitive factors, including but not limited to pricing pressures and new product introductions; (vii) the relative and varying rates of product price and component cost declines and the volume and mixture of product and services revenues; (viii) component and product quality and availability; (ix) the transition to new products, the uncertainty of customer acceptance of new product offerings and rapid technological and market change; (x) insufficient, excess or obsolete inventory; (xi) war or acts of terrorism; (xii) the ability to attract and retain highly qualified employees; (xiii) fluctuating currency exchange rates; and (xiv) other one-time events and other important factors disclosed previously and from time to time in EMC’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. EMC disclaims any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements after the date of this release.
EMC Announces Avamar 6.0
William "BJ" Jenkins, President, EMC Backup Recovery Systems Division, discusses the capabilities of new Avamar 6.0.
Loomis Customer Video
Bill Homes, Director of Infrastructure for Loomis, talks about the benefits of Avamar and its integration with Data Domain systems.