EMC Announces Avamar 6.0

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EMC Corporation, the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, today announced EMC® 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. The largest of enterprises can now leverage Avamar to design highly optimized and scalable recovery infrastructures, consolidate the management of their data protection processes and direct 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 minimizing 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. Avamar 6.0 supports backup of Oracle, Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint and SQL Server and VMware images to Data Domain systems.
State-of-the-art VMware vSphere Backup Enhancements: Full leverage of the VMware vStorageTM APIs for Data Protection and tight integration with VMware vCenterTM Server enables Avamar 6.0 to provide industry-leading speed and simplicity at scale.
Changed block tracking support provides faster backup and recovery.
Virtual proxy server pooling drives faster backups.
Flexible image level restore options simplify recovery.
Scale: Increased scalability is delivered through the introduction of the Avamar Data Store Gen 4, which more than doubles usable capacity to 124TB. In addition, multiple Data Domain systems (including the new DD890, supporting up to 285 TB of usable capacity) can be added to offer additional storage for selected workloads.

Source: EMC.com(Press Release)

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