VMworld is taking place in Barcelona this year, which is famous for many things – fine art, fine tapas, fine sangria, and not least of all, the football (soccer) club FC Barcelona, affectionately known as Barça. What makes Barça so great? It’s not only the fact that the team wins (a lot) – but it’s the quality of play, and the way the team works together. If you’ve read this article on the two famous Barça strikers, Messi and Neymar, then you know what I’m talking about – the pair understand each other perfectly, assist and support each other accordingly, and the team benefits through their symbiotic relationship.
The same goes for two star players on your backup and recovery team – EMC Avamar and EMC Data Domain, now both seamlessly integrated in VMware vSphere Data Protection Advanced (VDP Advanced) 5.5, just announced (live at VMworld Barcelona no doubt). Avamar and Data Domain work together to provide increased scalability, reliability and disaster recovery for your VMware environment. Your backup and recovery team is the clear winner.
And not only that, but our long-time star forward, Avamar, continues to go the distance – VDP Advanced 5.5 now provides new backup data replication to another VDP Advanced virtual appliance or to an EMC Avamar Data Store.
Your team’s Disaster Recovery (DR) capability both on and off the field (onsite and offsite) is now extended to a flexible DR strategy – either to your own DR site or to a Cloud Service Provider that uses Avamar for Backup as a Service (BaaS) and Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS). For your Cloud Service Provider choice, check out this handy list of recruits that you can add to your roster depending on the exact skill-set you require. And, here are the new replication configurations available for you to play:
No matter whether you’re playing at home or away (onsite or offsite), you’re sure to win with VDP Advanced 5.5 replication.
There are a number of other capabilities announced in VDP Advanced 5.5 that I encourage you to read about here, but the bottom line for your backup and recovery team is clear: