Press Release

EMC Makes Protecting Customer Information Easier and More Cost Effective

EMC NetWorker Adds Data De-Duplication and Continuous Data Protection Via Integration with EMC Avamar and EMC RecoverPoint

DALLAS, Texas (Storage Networking World Fall 2007), Monday, October 15, 2007 - 

EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC), the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, today introduced an easy and cost-effective way for customers to integrate data de-duplication and continuous data protection (CDP) technologies into their existing backup and recovery environments.  By combining these new capabilities with the long-established backup and recovery functionality of EMC NetWorker®, customers can realize the highest levels of flexibility, management and cost control over their data protection operations, while protecting their overall investments in these technologies. 

Mike Fisch, analyst for The Clipper Group, technology acquisition consultants based in Wellesley, Mass., said, “There is substantial value in EMC's integration of EMC NetWorker with next-generation data protection technologies like de-duplication and continuous data protection.
Enterprises are looking for every way to improve service level agreements while reducing the complexity, costs, and risks of managing a backup infrastructure. EMC's dedication to innovation is helping bring more stability, control and ease of use to traditional backup customers and their evolving data protection environments.”

EMC NetWorker Now With Support for Data De-Duplication and Continuous Data Protection

With new integration of data de-duplication from EMC Avamar® and continuous data protection from EMC RecoverPoint™, EMC continues to build on the NetWorker core infrastructure and provide customers with advanced, next-generation capabilities for backup and recovery. While customers can still purchase Avamar and RecoverPoint independently, EMC NetWorker customers can now drive greater ease of use and meet the challenge of simplifying administration by centralizing control and management of new data protection applications, in addition to those existing protection policies already in place.

“EMC NetWorker provides our enterprise with a high level of data protection for many of our mission critical applications,” said Stan Horwitz, Data Management Engineer, Temple University. “NetWorker's ability to work well with a diverse array of platforms and storage configurations only gets stronger with the integration of de-duplication and CDP technologies. We've been looking at how next-generation technologies can be deployed in our environment without adding risk and complexity. EMC is approaching this the right way.”

EMC Avamar’s patented global de-duplication backup technology improves data protection for remote offices, branch offices, datacenter LANs, and VMware environments by storing only a single copy of sub-file data across sites and servers, dramatically reducing the amount of data that is backed-up daily.  The combination of Avamar’s de-duplication with NetWorker helps customers reduce the amount of file system data to backup without adding administrative complexity by providing a common management interface and backup workflow. 

Avamar de-duplication technology is integrated directly into the NetWorker client to allow complete management for scheduling, policy creation, including browse and retention, monitoring and reporting - all through the NetWorker Management Console.  NetWorker users will be able to backup and recover de-duplication clients using the same familiar NetWorker interfaces and workflows used for all other clients. 

Integration of EMC RecoverPoint with NetWorker allows customers to manage RecoverPoint through the NetWorker Management Console interface and create point-in-time CDP snapshots for rapid recoveries and long-term backup to disk or tape.  Centralized management from NetWorker allows customers to schedule CDP snapshots, set policies, and browse the index of RecoverPoint-based snapshots.

David Donatelli, President of EMC’s Storage Division, said, “Customers have asked for the latest technologies like de-duplication and CDP, but they don’t want to abandon their current investments.  Listening to our customers, we’re bringing together the best of both worlds, integrating the latest technologies with the rock-solid capabilities of our flagship backup software platform. With these advancements, we’re truly giving our customers the best opportunity to protect, archive and leverage their information. EMC continues to differentiate itself by providing customers with specific and integrated bundles of hardware, software and services for next generation data protection.”

EMC Expands Backup, Recovery and Archiving Portfolio

EMC today also introduced new platform capabilities and updated software as part of its comprehensive portfolio of next-generation backup, recovery and archive solutions. The EMC Disk Library DL4000, an open systems virtual tape library, now supports RAID 6 protection for improved availability and new 1 terabyte (TB) disk drives that provide 30% more capacity and improve the overall economics of online backup by further lowering the cost per gigabyte of storage. In addition to the EMC Disk Library, the EMC CLARiiON® CX series of networked storage systems and EMC Celerra® IP storage systems also now support the 1 TB disk drives to further help customers with backup-to-disk implementations.  Finally, the latest version of EMC Backup Advisor software features expanded application and host platform support to simplify the analysis and reporting of the entire backup environment.       

EMC Backup Advisor software is a customizable backup reporting, alerting, monitoring, and correlation analysis tool for EMC NetWorker and third-party backup software products.  With new support for CommVault Galaxy, CA ArcServ, Symantec PureDisk and Network Appliance NearStore VTL, in addition to the new EMC Disk Library 4000 models, Backup Advisor can identify and analyze backup issues and help customers with optimization and planning.  New security capabilities in the software include Microsoft Windows authentication for Microsoft SQL Server, a full audit trail of all configuration changes, encrypted communications, user authentication, expanded role-based permissions and SSL authentication.  In addition, EMC Backup Advisor now supports Japanese, Chinese, Korean and French languages. 

Availability

EMC NetWorker de-duplication and continuous data protection support will be available in December from EMC and its authorized resellers. EMC Disk Library family support of RAID 6 and 1 TB disk drives will be available in November from EMC and its authorized resellers.  EMC Backup Advisor will be available in December from EMC and its authorized resellers. 

About EMC

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.

Press Contacts

Todd Cadley
EMC Corporation
843-569-2715
cadley_todd@emc.com

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