By Deanna Hoover, Sr. Technical Marketing Manager, EMC Backup Recovery Systems
Why should you honor boundaries?
Last year I was skiing with a group that had lost a 13 year old friend during a ski accident. The 13 year old was skiing out of bounds with an adult when they set off an avalanche. Yes, the adult encouraged the 13 year old to take the risk of skiing the untracked powder which was marked “out of bounds”. Basically, the adult was willing to risk the life of a child simply to reach his own personal goal. In the end, the adults survived, and the 13 year old was not so lucky.
It is very difficult for a ski resort to guarantee that skiers are fully isolated from out of bound areas that are dangerous and/or prone to avalanches.
Prior to NetWorker 8.0, customers had a similar challenge as the ski resorts when it came to defining boundaries for the NetWorker data and resources.
NetWorker 8.0 is a great fit for any customer or service provider that has the requirement to isolate data and resources. The new feature is referred to as multi-tenancy facility.
How will a customer or service provider benefit by using the multi-tenancy facility? Let me start by giving you an example: A NetWorker global administrator defines logical data zones for each tenant. Each logical data zone can then be assigned a tenant administrator. A tenant administrator is responsible for the NetWorker configuration and resources within their appropriate logical data zone. No other tenant or user has the ability to access data or resources outside of their assigned logical data zone.
It is important to note that the multi-tenancy facility will utilize the additional enhancements of NetWorker 8.0 – to name a few:
An architecture designed for greater performance, efficiency and scale
Deeper integration with EMC Data Domain — reducing backup times by 50% or more
Expanded support for Microsoft Applications
Optimized user experience and wizard-driven management
In summary, a few of the benefits you will notice with NetWorker 8. multi-tenancy facility include:
Isolation of end users and their data
Autonomy for the end user/administrator
Simplified chargeback for ASPs
Supported with new authentication and authorization and enhancements in NetWorker 8.0
You can learn more about the NetWorker 8.0 multi-tenancy facility by watching the overview video:
Details on the NetWorker 8.0 launch can be found on the EMC Community.
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