EMC Corporation has announced the EMC Avamar Virtual Edition for VMware Infrastructure and the EMC Avamar Data Store (ADS). EMC Avamar Virtual Edition for VMware Infrastructure combines de-duplication gains with the server and storage efficiencies of VMware's Virtual Infrastructure and allows organizations to deploy Avamar within the virtual infrastructure and eliminate the need for dedicated backup server infrastructure.
Complementing the recent integration of Avamar software with VMware Consolidated Backup (VCB), Avamar Virtual Edition enables customers to deploy Avamar's de-duplication technology easily on VMware ESX Server hosts. The solution's target markets of small/remote offices or small datacenters can achieve combined backup and recovery with replication to deliver both recovery methods within a shared virtual infrastructure and allow organizations to eliminate shipping backup tapes from site to site. This is accomplished by replicating data between Avamar virtual machines, or from Avamar virtual machines to the new ADS, or to standard Avamar servers. Avamar Virtual Edition supports all VMware backup modes—Guest, ESX Service Console, and VCB—and supports up to 1TB of de-duplicated backup capacity, which is roughly equivalent to 37TB of traditional backup storage given common backup procedures, while leveraging the VMware shared server and storage infrastructure. EMC Avamar Virtual Edition for VMware Infrastructure will be available in November 2007 from EMC and its authorized resellers.
EMC Avamar Data Store is a complete, packaged solution comprised of Avamar data de-duplication backup and recovery software running on pre-configured EMC-certified hardware. There are two models, scalable multi-node and single-node. The multi-node ADS is designed for datacenter deployment where backup data is being consolidated from multiple remote locations or to protect VMware environments and LAN-attached servers. The single-node model targets deployments in distributed or remote offices that require faster, local recovery performance. In addition, both models support replication, either from the remote office to the datacenter for consolidation, or between datacenters for disaster recovery purposes. EMC Avamar Data Store is immediately available from EMC and its authorized resellers.
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