VMware: Integrating EMC Avamar In VMware vSphere Data Protection
VMware and EMC officially unveiled the new VMware vSphere Data Protection solution under which VMware will leverage EMC's Avamar in its VMware vSphere 5.1.
The new solution, which replaces the older vSphere Data Recovery offering, takes advantage of EMC Avamar's variable-length deduplication, full support of changed block tracking and single-step restores to minimize storage resource consumption, reduce backup windows and enable fast recovery, VMware said. VMware vSphere Data Protection can be managed directly from the vSphere Web Client.
VMware said it will continue to support other storage partners' technology with continued investment in the vSphere Storage APIs for Data Protection.