EMC Elevates Data Protection Strategy with Sweeping Array of New Products
New Data Domain Systems Deliver 4x Performance, 10x Scalability; Data Protection Suite Enhanced with Deeper Storage and Virtualization Integration; Mozy Makes Cloud Backup Easier to Scale and Manage
Hopkinton, Mass. – July 10, 2013
Hopkinton, Mass. – July 10, 2013 – EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) today announced a broad array of new hardware and software products that enable customers to deploy new Protection Storage Architectures that address today's and tomorrow's data protection challenges. The new products cut across the company's market leading Data Domain, Avamar, NetWorker and Mozy product lines.
Backup administrators are facing increasing pressure to meet the needs of a diverse set of stakeholders that includes application owners, virtual machine administrators and storage and server administrators. Many of these stakeholders wish to increase the control and visibility into the protection of the environments they manage and have implemented their own solutions. The result is an "accidental architecture" that consists of a fragmented set of data protection processes and infrastructure silos, the ownership of which is often unclear.
With today's announcement, EMC is delivering a full range of capabilities that enable backup teams to transform from the chaos of the accidental architecture to a more effective Protection Storage Architecture that meets the demands of the business. The key tenets of EMC's Protection Storage Architecture are:
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% 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.
Mike Strenge, Senior Vice President, Information Technology, Great Western Bank
"Previously, Great Western Bank struggled just to meet backup and recovery SLAs, and still worried about our ability to recover data and systems in a fashion that carried no impact to our business in the event of a disaster. EMC's data protection solutions alleviated those most basic concerns, and have additionally enabled the IT team to take a more strategic role in the bank's aggressive acquisition objectives. We're confident that we have the data protection infrastructure to support the change and growth of our business objectives. The flexibility and choice that come with EMC's suite of integrated software and hardware solutions gives us the opportunity to architect our data protection strategy without having to choose from a set of compromises."
Robert Amatruda, Research Director for Data Protection and Recovery, IDC
"Organizations must have an effective data protection strategy and infrastructure in place as they transform their IT and business objectives. EMC's array of data protection solutions announced represents coalescence of proven, existing products with new features and functionality allowing customers to free themselves from the antiquated backup products and processes to a more flexible, holistic approach."
Guy Churchward, President, EMC Backup Recovery Systems Division
"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. 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."
All new EMC data protection products will be generally available in the third quarter of 2013 and will also be available within VSPEXTM Proven Infrastructures in the same timeframe.
EMC Corporation is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing. Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset – information – in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way. Additional information about EMC can be found at www.EMC.com.
Mozy by EMC is the world's most trusted provider of cloud backup and access, with more than 6 million customers, including more than 100,000 businesses, backing up 90 petabytes of information to its multiple data centers around the globe. Wholly owned by EMC Corporation since 2007, Mozy is an essential component in the EMC backup and recovery solutions portfolio. More information can be found at mozy.com.