At EMC World 2012, EMC announced new EMC Data Domain and EMC Avamar deduplication systems and software that the vendor says will transform the backup and recovery landscape. The new products are high performance, scalable, purpose-built backup appliances that tightly integrate with each other, with backup software and with enterprise applications. These new capabilities further differentiate the EMC backup and recovery portfolio from competitors with point products, and chart the EMC vision for the future of backup and recovery.
For years, the most common and daunting challenges backup administrators faced were backup window times and dealing with slow and unreliable tape-based recoveries. Data deduplication technology enabled high-performance purpose-built backup appliances to address these issues. Today, cloud and big data are transforming IT environments, but legacy backup systems can stall or cripple these valuable IT transformation projects. By delivering a capability-rich, next generation backup and recovery platform that builds in unprecedented levels of performance, integration and management, EMC frees customers from the complexities of protecting IT environments that are changing and expanding. This gives customers flexibility and choice in how they attack their most pressing data protection challenges.
EMC says the new Data Domain offering is over 6x faster and has 3x more capacity than its nearest competitor, in terms of market share. New software also broadens the Data Domain archiving capabilities for extended retention and regulatory compliance, expands the Data Domain Boost” ecosystem and enhances the Data Domain Data Invulnerability Architecture
EMC says the new EMC Avamar 6.1 deduplication software and system delivers 3x the backup performance and 30x the recovery performance of its nearest competitor in VMware environments, again, in terms of market share. Avamar 6.1 also simplifies backup management for business critical applications and expands Microsoft Hyper-V support to deliver complete protection for virtual server environments.
“EMC is delivering high performance scalable appliances that integrate with each other, with backup software and with enterprise applications,” said William “BJ” Jenkins, President, EMC Backup Recovery Systems Division. “Customers embarking upon transformation of IT have asked us for these capabilities because it is essential that backup infrastructures align to these new IT infrastructures. Over time, traditional backup products that do not take this end-to-end view, in effect, paint users into a corner. Our mission is to give our customers the flexibility to architect their backup infrastructures strategically, leveraging the broad product choices and integration capabilities that only EMC can deliver, and then enable them to continually evolve their backup and recovery to help drive their IT transformation efforts.”