It’s a Cornucopia of Backup and Recovery Goodness
As we come into the holiday season, it’s a time to be generous and thankful. EMC has certainly taken this to heart, as they have been the generous ones providing a cornucopia of capabilities in the latest release. I know we are all thankful this season for so many things, and I am certainly thankful for being part of the industry’s very best deduplication backup software and system team. So let’s take a peek into the basket.
Avamar 7 SP1, a key component of the Data Protection Suite, provides full support for VMware vSphere 5.5. Of course this means that you get the fastest backups with variable length deduplication, proxy load balancing and multi-streaming, along with the fastest recoveries leveraging Changed Block Tracking on restore, and so much more!
Moving from one hypervisor to another, Microsoft Hyper-V 2012 R2 is supported, plus Avamar 7 SP1 provides up to 5x faster backups through multiple backup proxies. Don’t forget, Avamar also delivers federated backups in Cluster Shared Volumes.
While on the topic of Microsoft, the latest releases of Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2 and SQL Server (on 2012 R2) are now supported.
Hey Mac Users, we have just released support for OS X 10.9 (‘Mavericks’… sounds much cooler). So if you are on the latest MacBook, be sure your company is using the best laptop backup solution (Avamar 7) for the enterprise!
There is a whole “bunch” of other updates to operating system support provided by Avamar 7 SP1, so be sure to read the Software Compatibility Guide.
And for the last piece of fruit in this basket, let’s talk Bare Metal Recovery (BMR). Avamar 7 SP1 provides enhancements across the spectrum with Windows BMR supported on Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1. And yes, now you can do a Bare Metal Recovery from Physical to Virtual (Hyper-V VMs) in addition to vSphere VMs.
Take a few minutes to watch Alex Almeida’s demonstration of EMC Avamar 7 SP1 backup and recovery for Microsoft Hyper-V VMs that are part of an Azure private cloud:
Well there you have it, just one more thing to be thankful for this year: Optimized backup and recovery for Azure Private Cloud VMs. For more information, please read my last BLOG on the EMC Data Protection Suite for Microsoft and @DavenportSherry ‘s BLOG More Than Microsoft Support – EMC NetWorker 8.1 SP1.
From the EMC Family to Yours … Happy Thanksgiving.