VMware in August embedded a version of EMC's Avamar backup
software into its vSphere virtualization and cloud platform,
breaching the technology firewall between EMC and VMware,
and disrupting VMware partnerships with several small SMB
data protection vendors. By embedding Avamar Virtual Edition
in its vSphere 5.1, VMware users can back up a maximum of 2 TB of
data free of charge.