- Next-Generation Storage and Backup for vSphere 5
By Phil George, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Avamar
VMware vSphere 5 is a major release that brings a wide range of improvements and new capabilities – ideal for virtualizing mission-critical applications. These include up to 32 virtual CPUs with 1 TB of RAM, VM high availability and better security. As you undergo your IT transformation, it’s time to evaluate current storage platforms and backup and recovery processes. Be proactive and you will end up saving time and money.
Traditional storage and traditional backup are slow, complex and costly in virtualized environments. EMC provides optimized solutions for VMware that will enhance performance, simplify management and increase savings. Sound too good to be true? Please read on and you will get the facts – just the facts.
EMC’s next-generation unified storage, the VNX family, delivers 3x performance: The FAST Suite adds performance and maximizes storage efficiency by deploying this FLASH-first strategy. FAST Cache, an extendable cache of up to 2 TB, gives a real-time performance boost by ensuring the hottest data is served from the highest-performing Flash drives for as long as needed. FAST VP then complements FAST Cache by optimizing storage pools on a regular, scheduled basis. Together, they automatically optimize for the highest system performance and the lowest storage cost. Now that’s fast – and doesn’t that sound good? The VNX series platform is optimized for virtualization with over 75 points of tight integration to VMware. EMC Unisphere together with VMware vCenter Server and VMware vStorage APIs for Storage Awareness (VASA) make storage management in a virtualized environment a seamless experience.
EMC’s next-generation backup and recovery with Avamar deduplication backup software and system delivers 3x faster VMware backups and 30x faster restores. Avamar is tightly integrated to VMware vStorage API for Data Protection (VADP) and leverages VMware’s Changed Block Tracking (CBT) for faster backups and faster recovery. That’s right …CBT for faster recovery means faster time to productivity and we all know we don’t like waiting. Avamar is able to quickly determine the changed blocks from the last backup, then restores only those blocks to recover your VM. This means you get your lost, deleted or overwritten data back very quickly. Customers changing from traditional backup to next-generation backup reduce their total cost of ownership, streamline management, remove risk and accelerate their journey to the cloud.