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EMC unveils product lineup to support data protection-as-a-service

EMC unveils product lineup to support data protection-as-a-service 

“We’re talking about redefining because there are more users out there that are generating and using data,” said Steve Flynn, director, Product Marketing, Data Protection and Availability Division, EMC. “It used to be that data was located centrally, but now we’re finding it’s a lot more distributed, with a lot more mobile users and social media-generated data. The environment has and will continue to change. The things that were successful before won’t work anymore, so redefining is important. But this doesn’t mean throwing away everything you already have.”

The company has refreshed its Data Protection Suite, which encompasses its Avamar, NetWorker, and Mozy software offerings. Among the suite’s new capabilities are snapshot management for Isilon, VNX, and NetApp arrays, integration with VMware vCloud Suite and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager, full integration between Avamar and Data Domain, and enhanced security features and new Linux support for Mozy public clouds.

Flynn also pointed to a new Data Domain operating system, whose new Data Domain Boost for Enterprise Applications enhancement supports Oracle, SAP solutions, SAP HANA, IBM DB2, and Microsoft’s SQL Server. It also has a new secure multi-tenancy feature for cloud deployments.

“With the new OS, Data Domain has reached a milestone,” said Flynn. “It can now support up to 1 billion files, which is great for enterprises with hundreds of terabytes of data.”

Its final announcement is around new releases of VPLEX and RecoverPoint software, both of which can now be combined to deliver the disaster recovery benefits of MetroPoint.

EMC has also introduced VPLEX Virtual Edition, a virtualized solution that provides continuous availability and data mobility in software deployment. The solution will be made available as part of the VSPEX Proven Infrastructure lineup.

“Our launch is all about how EMC can help customers redefine their data protection strategies as they anticipate this software-defined world,” said Flynn. “Customers are going to require solutions that span the whole data protection continuum.”

EMC’s data protection products will be generally available in the second quarter of 2014.

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