IT infrastructure vendor EMC Corp. has launched a series of new hardware and software offerings across its Data Domain, Avamar, NetWorker and Mozy product lines designed to help customers deploy new data protection and storage architectures.
According to EMC, backup administrators are under pressure to meet the needs of a more diverse group if users, such as virtual machine administrators and storage and server administrators. These stakeholders want more control and visibility into the protection of the environments they manage so they’ve often implemented their own solutions, leading to a fragmented set of data protection processes and infrastructure silos with often unclear ownership.
EMC said its new offerings will help backup teams deal with this challenge and create a more effective Protection Storage Architecture that meets the demands of the business based on protection storage, data source integration and data management services.
Among the offerings to be launches are new Data Domain DD2500, DD4200, DD4500 and DD7200 midrange systems, extended backup and archive application support including direct backup from SAP Hana Studio via NFS, enhancements to the EMC Avamar 7 data protection suite with support for all major data centre workloads being directed to Data Domain systems, integrated snapshot management added to EMC NetWorker 8.1, and new cloud backup functionality with Mozy by EMC.
“Deployment of a Protection Storage Architecture, which arrests the proliferation of the ‘accidental architectures’ we talk so much about, is the best strategy for ensuring effective data protection. Accidental architectures are an outgrowth of users addressing individual data protection challenges reactively as they arise, and applying costly silo’d or ‘one size fits all’ products and solutions that become difficult to manage, optimize and pay for,” said Guy Churchward, president of EMC’s backup recovery systems division, in a statement. “The products we’ve announced today pave the way for our customers to consolidate their data protection strategy and infrastructure, and enable them to proactively prepare for the data protection challenges that accompany transformational IT initiatives.”
The new offerings will be generally available in the third quarter of 2013 through the EMC channel.