By David Garcia, Product Marketing, EMC Avamar
Building a house should be easy! After all, you can buy almost all the supplies at that do-it-yourself mega-market down the street, and they’ll even throw in a free hammer! Of course, there are some easy decisions to make, such as the type of wood, nails, cement, pipes, wires, glass, network…. But, there’s the rub. Purchasing the “stuff” seems easy enough, but making it look and work the way you want it to is the secret sauce.
Large enterprise companies typically have larger IT budgets and resources at their disposal. And as a result, many can afford to buy the latest and greatest technology. As the amount of data continues to grow exponentially, the ability to reliably backup and quickly recover data is more important than ever. It’s ironic that big companies often have the largest IT resources, yet they prefer to purchase things that are already proven
in the market, fast, and reliable. So while they could build their own backup solution – and select their own chassis, backup software, deduplication software or hardware, CPU, memory, storage, and perhaps customize the management interfaces in their “spare time”, they know it just makes more sense to buy a turnkey, integrated solution. And they know that Service and Support are important too, especially when you really need it.
But what about the “little guy”? The companies that don’t have the largest IT budgets or resources, but still need a backup solution that is proven, fast, and reliable. Until recently, they were out of luck. Their limited IT resources did their best to round up the hardware, software, and services needed to make it “kinda work”. But all too often, the team spent a lot of time fixing it, explaining why the backup failed, and why that critical data could not be recovered. Not good and often career limiting.
As the industry leader in purpose-built backup appliances, EMC has been delivering proven, fast, and reliable backup and recovery solutions to enterprise companies for many years. With the introduction of the EMC Avamar Business Edition, mid-market companies with limited budgets and IT resources can finally experience and enjoy the benefits of a turnkey, backup and recovery solution with integrated data deduplication. It takes the guesswork and complexities out the acquisition, deployment and maintenance of a next-generation solution. And it’s the right capacity, the right price, and delivers the same core Avamar benefits that have been available to larger enterprise organizations for years. So do yourself a favor, and checkout the Solution Overview: EMC Avamar Business Edition. And just think of what you can build in your spare time!