EMC unveils new data protection platform in PH

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Seeking to boost its business recovery system (BRS) offering in the country, the local office of tech behemoth EMC has unveiled a new ?Protection Storage Architecture? aimed at arresting the proliferation of ?accidental architectures? prevalent in the current technology landscape.

EMC APJ backup and recovery systems vice president Dmitri Chen

Top company executives, led by EMC Philippines country manager Ronnie Latinazo and EMC APJ backup and recovery systems vice president Dmitri Chen, formally announced the launch in a press briefing in Makati City on Thursday, Aug. 1.

According to Chen, ?accidental architectures? is the result of a fragmented set of data protection processes and infrastructure silos which users had put into place in an attempt to address individual data protection issues.

The EMC executive said new the products will allow customers to consolidate their data protection strategy and infrastructure, and enable them to prepare for data protection challenges.

The new data platform is composed of new hardware and software products, which cut across the company?s Data Domain, Avamar, NetWorker and Mozy product lines:

? New Midrange Data Domain Systems: The new Data Domain DD2500, DD4200, DD4500, and DD7200 systems can consolidate all backup and archive data onto a single protection storage platform. The new midrange systems are up to 4x faster and 10x more scalable than the existing Data Domain systems they replace. In addition, the new systems support up to 540 data streams, a 3x increase that further enables complete consolidation of backup and/or archive data. Designed to lower total cost of ownership for backup and archive storage, the new systems provide up to a 38-percent lower cost-per gigabyte.

? Extended Backup and Archive Application Support: Data Domain systems now support direct backup from SAP HANA Studio via NFS ? enabling SAP HANA DBAs to leverage protection storage while maintaining control of backup processes. In addition, DD Boost for Oracle RMAN now supports Oracle Exadata and SAP running on Oracle. To support a broader range of archive storage environments, Data Domain systems now offer seamless integration with archiving applications from OpenText, IBM, and Dell. With these new integrations, Data Domain systems can be deployed with over 20 products for file, email, SharePoint, content management and database archiving.

? Data Protection Suite Enhancements: EMC Avamar 7 now supports all major data center workloads being directed to Data Domain systems, with the addition of file system and NAS/NDMP backups. With this addition, all major data center workloads can now be protected by the combined solution. Avamar?s new VM Instant Access also allows a VM to be booted from a Data Domain system and up-and running in under two minutes. Also, a new VMware vSphere Web client allows VMware administrators to manage Avamar backup and recovery directly from a familiar interface.

? EMC NetWorker 8.1 introduces new integrated snapshot management, featuring a new wizard-based user interface, auto-discovery, and intelligent assignment of snapshot storage. Integrations with Data Domain systems are tightened, with Data Domain Boost support over Fibre Channel. This enables 50-percent faster backups and 2.5x faster restores compared to VTL-based configurations. Finally, NetWorker is delivering a complete refresh of its VMware support, leveraging Avamar technology services.

? New Cloud Backup Functionality: Mozy by EMC makes it easier to scale cloud backup while reducing cost and complexity. New Active Directory integration reduces the administrative burden of separately creating user accounts and enhances self-service. Storage management introduces new storage pools which means less time spent monitoring storage quotas at the individual machine level. Finally, keyless activation accelerates the process for provisioning new users.

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