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EMC releases data de-duplication tool

EMC has introduced a range of tools designed to help users to integrate data de-duplication and continuous data protection (CDP) technologies into their existing back-up and recovery environments.

EMC's NetWorker software will now provide integration of data de-duplication from EMC Avamar and continuous data protection from EMC RecoverPoint.

Although businesses will still be able to purchase standalone Avamar and RecoverPoint products, EMC said NetWorker has been designed to simplify administration by centralising control and management of new data-protection applications.

The technology provided through integration with Avamar stores only a single copy of sub-file data across sites and servers, which EMC said dramatically reduces the amount of data that is backed up daily

EMC said the integration of RecoverPoint with NetWorker would help users to manage RecoverPoint through the NetWorker Management Console interface and create point-in-time CDP snapshots for rapid recoveries and long-term back up to disk or tape. Centralised management from NetWorker allows customers to schedule CDP snapshots, set policies, and browse the index of RecoverPoint-based snapshots.

EMC has also updated Backup Advisor software and its Disk Library DL4000, which now supports Raid 6 protection for improved availability and new one terabyte disc drives that provide 30% more capacity.

Backup Advisor software is a customisable backup reporting, alerting, monitoring, and correlation analysis tool for EMC NetWorker and third-party backup software products. 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.


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