I will start out by re-assuring my readers, I will do my best to avoid getting the Disney song of a similar title into your head! On the other hand, I know that for some of you that particular attraction brings back some great childhood memories! So, if you want, go ahead and hum it to your self right now wherever you are. Go ahead… Now, did that make you feel better? Is your neighbor in the next cube looking at you over your cube wall like you’re insane yet?!? For those of you that didn’t hum, is the song stuck in your head? Thought so… Sorry, I couldn’t resist!
All of these Disney World/Orlando references before the week of June 11th to the 15th can only mean one thing in an Enterprise Technology Blog Post; Microsoft TechEd 2012!
This year, EMC’s Backup and Recovery portfolio has greatly enhanced support for all things Microsoft. In particular, the proven industry leader in backup and recovery for virtualized environments is now available for Hyper-V. This provides Hyper-V administrators with the capabilities to perform incredibly fast and application consistent image backups of critical Microsoft applications. Applications such as Microsoft SQL Server 2012, which are quickly migrating to virtualized Hyper-V platforms as the journey to the cloud accelerates.
For the all important data recovery, industry proven flexibility and reliability can now be leveraged by Hyper-V backup admins. From federated Cluster Shared Volume (CSV) Hyper-V image backup to flexible out-of-place VM image recovery, EMC engineers have worked closely with Microsoft to assure incredibly tight integration for the best possible efficiency and ease of use.
EMC Avamar also added multi-streaming and together with its integration to EMC Data Domain systems, you will see performance improvements in this recent release that are up to 4X faster Microsoft SQL Server Database backups. As the mountain of data we are continuing to service in these databases grows, these performance improvements are a relief to the “tea cup ride” managing backup windows can be.
I will be in Orlando next week. No, not riding the teacups, but at the convention center with all of you folks getting into some incredible conversations concerning all things backup and recovery for Microsoft! I will be located in the EMC Booth (#205) – so be sure to stop by. I hope to meet many of you and would be more than happy to talk with you and show you some demos on the newest features greatly enhancing backup and recovery for Microsoft Platforms and Applications. If you stop by, be sure to look for me, and identify yourself as a reader of The Backup Window blog to any of the EMC Booth Staff.
Finally, if you are attending Microsoft TechEd 2012, and EMC Avamar has truly changed the way you do backup in your enterprise, please be sure to sign in with your “MyTechEd login” and vote for Avamar in the Backup & Recovery category for “Best of TechEd Award”.
See you all in Sunny Florida!