New EMC Software Helps Customers Get More Aggressive with Recovery Management Objectives
EMC Continues to Provide Broadest Software Portfolio for Recovering Data
ORLANDO, Fla.-Monday, October 30, 2006, EMC Corporation, the world leader in information management and storage, today announced a number of new and updated software products that enable customers to improve the recovery objectives of critical applications and data. EMC’s recovery management solutions target three pillars in data protection – application-aware protection, disk-based recoverability and enhanced manageability – enabling customers to recover the right data, at the right time, easily and reliably.
The introduction of EMC® Backup Manager for SharePoint software and EMC NetWorker™ Module for MEDITECH provides customers with application-aware backup and recovery of collaborative and healthcare data, respectively. In addition, EMC’s new versions of EMC RecoverPoint™ software, EMC Replication Manager software and EMC NetWorker PowerSnap™ Module for Celerra® improve disk-based protection, providing tiered levels of protection and recovery that are aligned to the value of an organization’s business data. Finally, EMC NetWorker Dashboard provides easy-to-use reporting and analytics to better understand and manage a NetWorker backup environment.
Mike Fisch, storage analyst with The Clipper Group, technology acquisition consultants based in Wellesley, MA, said, “As disk continues to be leveraged as a primary target for protection and recovery, companies are transitioning from a point-product data protection approach to a cohesive recovery management strategy - leveraging a number of backup, replication and reporting tools. EMC’s updates to its portfolio of recovery management software emphasize fast, reliable recovery as the aggregate goal of all protection activities. With these tools, organizations can better align and map recovery service levels, thereby prioritizing data value at a given point in time.”
Italian auto manufacturer Fiat has been an EMC Replication Manager software user since 2005 – as part of their information lifecycle management strategy. Pier Carlo Cerrano, Chief Technology Officer of Fiat Auto, said, “EMC Replication Manager has played a relevant role in our trans-continental product lifecycle management strategy, which includes replicating critical SAP databases across a tiered storage infrastructure, including EMC Symmetrix®, EMC CLARiiON®, EMC CLARiiON Disk Library and EMC Centera™ platforms. We’re pleased about the introduction of Replication Manager 5.0, which will give us the added support of consistent splits across multiple SAP database hosts for both production and non-production tier II copies, in support of our Symmetrix arrays. This will allow us a further reduction of operational activities, automating and simplifying many procedures.”
New Application-Aware Data Protection
* Continuing to build on EMC’s commitment and based entirely on the Microsoft .NET architecture, EMC Backup Manager for SharePoint provides users with facilities to deal efficiently with critical day-to-day backup and recovery tasks.
* The new EMC NetWorker Module for MEDITECH allows system administrators to perform normal scheduled NetWorker backups and create disaster recovery replicas without interrupting the application.
Updates to Disk-Based Protection Software
* The latest EMC Replication Manager release continues to expand the breadth and depth of its universal management of EMC replication technologies with business-critical applications on heterogeneous host operating systems. Specifically, this release adds support for the synchronized replication of multiple databases spanning hosts and/or arrays. This enhancement will allow never-before-achieved levels of utility from array-based replicas, particularly in Oracle and SAP environments. In addition, support for new Itanium operating systems and the recently announced new CLARiiON arrays gives customers an even broader environment in which to utilize Replication Manager software.
* Leveraging the NDMP protocol, the new EMC NetWorker PowerSnap Module for Celerra provides customers with an automated, centralized way to create instant snapshot backups to tape or disk.
* Also at Storage Networking World, EMC is highlighting the successful deployment of EMC RecoverPoint software (see separate release). EMC RecoverPoint software, which is now based on technology EMC acquired through the May 2006 acquisition of Kashya, is an intelligent data protection and recovery solution that runs on out-of-band appliances located in the network or on the host.
Improved Manageability of Backup Environment
* Designed specifically for EMC NetWorker customers, EMC NetWorker Dashboard is a new backup correlation and impact analysis tool that helps users better understand the status of their backups and reduce the time to troubleshoot backup and recovery problems.
Mark Sorenson, EMC’s Senior Vice President of Information Management Software, said, “EMC’s new and updated software identifies three areas that help customers improve on their recovery point and recovery time objectives. First, the company is providing application protection for specialized vertical solutions like MEDITECH as well as increasingly popular applications like SharePoint. Also, EMC continues to advance its leadership position in disk-based protection with solutions like EMC RecoverPoint and EMC Replication Manager. Finally, management of the environment – through analysis and reporting – supplies the third critical piece to ensure the highest service levels of recovery are met. By driving these themes, we continue to deliver the most comprehensive offering of recovery management software in the industry.”
Availability and Pricing
* EMC Backup Manager for SharePoint 1.0 software will be available in November 2006 and is priced at $2,500.
* EMC NetWorker Module for MEDITECH 1.0 is available now and is priced at $4,950.
* EMC Replication Manager 5.0 software will be available in December 2006 and is priced starting at $4,000 per managed host.
* EMC NetWorker Dashboard 1.0 will be available in November 2006 and pricing starts at $2,000.
* EMC NetWorker PowerSnap Module for Celerra 2.3 will be available in November 2006 and is priced at $4,995.
* EMC RecoverPoint is available now and pricing starts at $83,000.
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