In addition, EMC announced enhancements to its flagship backup and recovery software – EMC Legato NetWorker® – and new software for backup reporting and analysis – EMC Backup Advisor™.
The company’s continued investments in software and numerous recent announcements in networked storage hardware demonstrate EMC’s commitment to delivering new, enterprise-capable technologies for solving today’s demanding information protection needs. Now, customers in the Middle East region can strengthen and simplify the management of their information protection environment, achieving optimal recovery point and recovery time objectives.
“Software for improved information protection is among the top three priorities for the majority of EMC’s customers in the Middle East. The ability to get back online quickly and recover data in a cost-effective way is the business need that is driving the introduction of these new EMC software solutions to the region,”
said Mohammed Amin, regional manager, EMC Middle East.
EMC will be demonstrating its new RecoverPoint™ software next month at a series of regional roadshows stopping in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Kuwait and the UAE. The information management experts plan to highlight the most reliable and affordable strategies for backup, recovery, and archiving of corporate data.
Many traditional approaches to information protection are necessary; providing help but not entirely eliminating complexity, rigidity, performance degradation and cost, leading to challenges in recovery, management and compliance. Today’s new and enhanced software offerings bolster EMC’s approach to helping customers blend their backup, recovery and archiving technologies. This new approach is driven by advanced software and disk-based technologies and is helping customers achieve faster recovery and retrieval of data and applications. As a result, customers can get back up and run faster in the event recovery is needed from a variety of events, with more flexibility, in a more simple and affordable way.
Steve Duplessie, Founder and Senior Analyst of Enterprise Strategy Group, said, “EMC has been one of the very few to have the hardware, software, and services necessary to provide customers the full spectrum of data protection requirements – including disaster recovery, business continuity, and data protection. With the addition of the new CDP offering, EMC enhances its already powerful story.”
Designed for enterprise data centers, EMC RecoverPoint provides immediate recovery to any previous point in time, within a customer-defined window of protection. Unlike many existing continuous data protection solutions, RecoverPoint provides application-aware data protection to key business applications on a variety of operating systems. In addition, RecoverPoint offers coordinated recovery of groups of related applications, enabling organizations to restart applications from the same point in time, providing for simpler and faster return to normal operations. RecoverPoint supports heterogeneous storage arrays, applications and operating systems, protecting existing storage investments.
EMC Legato NetWorker software protects data by simplifying and centralizing backup and recovery operations. The new release of NetWorker – version 7.3 – delivers important advances for customers who are concerned about escalating backup and recovery management costs, the speed of recovery and the risk of unauthorized data access. Increased backup flexibility, including enhanced retention policies and target sharing, adds even more value to NetWorker’s proven and leading backup-to-disk solution.
EMC Backup Advisor is a backup reporting and analysis tool that gathers information from the entire backup infrastructure (backup software, tape drives, backup server operating system, etc.) and presents it in a way that helps customers identify and rectify backup process and operational problems. With Backup Advisor, users can conduct advanced fault diagnosis, predict where problems are developing and see where the business is at risk in relation to meeting service level agreements (SLAs) and external regulatory data retention laws.
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