• Press Release

    August 28, 2012

    EMC and VMware Partner to Deliver New VMware vSphere Data Protection Powered by EMC Avamar Technology

    Integrated with VMware vSphere 5.1, Jointly Developed Solution Delivers Simple and Efficient Virtual Machine Backups Based on Proven EMC Technology

    Story Highlights

    • VMware vSphere® Data Protection®, powered by EMC Avamar®software, is an all-new backup and recovery solution to be included with VMware vSphere 5.1.
    • VMware vSphere Data Protection is tightly integrated with vSphere, simple to set up and can be managed directly from the new vSphere Web Client.
    • VMware vSphere Data Protection is ideally suited to protect SMBs and department-level virtualized environments with industry-leading backup and deduplication capabilities.
    • VMware selected EMC Avamar software to provide the underlying technology for VMware vSphere Data Protection.
    • VMware continues to be fully committed to enabling a rich partner ecosystem for backup and recovery solutions through the vSphere Storage APIs for Data Protection.

    JOHANNESBURG - August 28, 2012 -

    EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) and VMware (NYSE: VMW) have announced a new backup and recovery solution for VMware vSphere® 5.1.  The new VMware vSphere Data Protection™ solution is built on industry-leading EMC® Avamar® deduplication backup software technology and is delivered as a part of VMware vSphere 5.1. VMware vSphere Data Protection replaces vSphere Data Recovery – previously available with vSphere - providing a more cost-effective, reliable and easy-to-use solution to protect VMware environments.

    VMware vSphere Data Protection leverages EMC Avamar software’s leading technology including variable-length deduplication, full support of Changed Block Tracking and single-step restores to minimize storage resource consumption, reduce backup windows and enable fast recovery. VMware vSphere Data Protection can be managed directly from the vSphere Web Client and takes advantage of the vSphere Storage APIs for Data Protection to enable agent-less backup.

    In addition to VMware vSphere Data Protection, VMware continues to foster innovation in the backup for virtual environments supporting a broad partner community. VMware plans to continue investment in the vSphere Storage APIs for Data Protection to enable seamless integration of third-party backup and recovery with the VMware vSphere platform.   

    VMware Executive Quote:

    Bogomil Balkansky, Senior Vice President, Cloud Infrastructure Products, VMware

    “Backup and recovery is a critical element of virtualization implementations. Our selection of EMC Avamar technology enables us to deliver better backup and recovery capabilities directly from VMware vSphere® platform.  VMware vSphere Data Protection™ represents a tremendous value-add for our customers and delivers yet another point of differentiation for vSphere 5.1.”

    Industry Analyst Quote:

    David Vellante, Co-founder, The Wikibon Project

    “The inclusion of Avamar technology into VMware vSphere 5.1 delivers a robust and highly integrated virtual backup and recovery capability that’s easy to use.  Smaller businesses and departments within larger organizations are the primary beneficiaries of this initial release, as well those who are at the outset of their virtualization journey. VMware has clearly taken virtual backup and recovery to the next level with this valuable addition to its platform.”

    EMC Executive Quote:

    William “BJ” Jenkins, President, EMC Backup Recovery Systems Division

    “EMC has established a market leading pedigree in the backup and recovery space with its Avamar, Data Domain® and NetWorker® products. Avamar deduplication software and system has garnered tremendous acceptance in the VMware user community as an enterprise backup and recovery solution that’s specifically optimized for VMware environments. The inclusion of Avamar capabilities into VMware vSphere® Data Protection™ helps ensure that VMware users always have a highly effective tool for virtual machine protection today and into the future.”

    Additional Resources:

    • For continuous news and event updates for EMC at VMworld®, follow EMC on Twitter at @CloudEMC and @EMCCorp and join the conversations using #EMC and #VMworld. 
    • Follow EMC backup on Twitter: @EMCbackup.
    • To view highlight videos, interviews and more, like EMC on Facebook.
    • Like EMCBackup on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/EMCbackup .
    • For continuous updates on VMworld news, follow VMware on Twitter @vmworld, VMworld Blog (vmworld.com/blogs/vmworld/), VMworld TV  (vmworld.com/community/vmworldtv/)
    • For updates on backup and BCDR follow VMware @vmwareuptime and read VMware vSphere Uptime Blog (http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/uptime)
    • Like VMware on Facebook at facebook.com/vmware

    About Dell

    Dell EMC, a part of Dell Technologies, enables organizations to modernize, automate and transform their data center using industry-leading converged infrastructure, servers, storage and data protection technologies. This provides a trusted foundation for businesses to transform IT, through the creation of a hybrid cloud, and transform their business through the creation of cloud-native applications and big data solutions. Dell EMC services customers across 180 countries – including 98 percent of the Fortune 500 – with the industry’s most comprehensive and innovative portfolio from edge to core to cloud.

    Copyright © 2017 Dell Inc. or its subsidiaries. All Rights Reserved. Dell, EMC and other trademarks are trademarks of Dell Inc. or its subsidiaries. Other trademarks may be trademarks of their respective owners.

  • Press Release

    August 27, 2012

    EMC and VMware Partner to Deliver New VMware vSphere Data Protection Powered by EMC Avamar Technology

    Integrated with VMware vSphere 5.1, Jointly Developed Solution Delivers Simple and Efficient Virtual Machine Backups Based on Proven EMC Technology

    Story Highlights

    • VMware vSphere® Data Protection®, powered by EMC Avamar®software, is an all-new backup and recovery solution to be included with VMware vSphere 5.1.
    • VMware vSphere Data Protection is tightly integrated with vSphere, simple to set up and can be managed directly from the new vSphere Web Client.
    • VMware vSphere Data Protection is ideally suited to protect SMBs and department-level virtualized environments with industry-leading backup and deduplication capabilities.
    • VMware selected EMC Avamar software to provide the underlying technology for VMware vSphere Data Protection.
    • VMware continues to be fully committed to enabling a rich partner ecosystem for backup and recovery solutions through the vSphere Storage APIs for Data Protection.

    VMworld – San Francisco, CA - August 27, 2012 -

    EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) and VMware (NYSE: VMW) today announced a new backup and recovery solution for VMware vSphere® 5.1. The new VMware vSphere Data Protection® solution is built on industry-leading EMC® Avamar® deduplication backup software technology and is delivered as a part of VMware vSphere 5.1. VMware vSphere Data Protection replaces vSphere Data Recovery – previously available with vSphere - providing a more cost-effective, reliable and easy-to-use solution to protect VMware environments.

    VMware vSphere Data Protection leverages EMC Avamar software’s leading technology including variable-length deduplication, full support of Changed Block Tracking and single-step restores to minimize storage resource consumption, reduce backup windows and enable fast recovery. VMware vSphere Data Protection can be managed directly from the vSphere Web Client and takes advantage of the vSphere Storage APIs for Data Protection to enable agent-less backup.

    In addition to VMware vSphere Data Protection, VMware continues to foster innovation in the backup for virtual environments supporting a broad partner community. VMware plans to continue investment in the vSphere Storage APIs for Data Protection to enable seamless integration of third-party backup and recovery with the VMware vSphere platform.

    VMware Executive Quote:

    Bogomil Balkansky, Senior Vice President, Cloud Infrastructure Products, VMware

    "Backup and recovery is a critical element of virtualization implementations. Our selection of EMC Avamar technology enables us to deliver better backup and recovery capabilities directly from the VMware vSphere® platform. VMware vSphere Data Protection® represents a tremendous value-add for our customers and delivers yet another point of differentiation for vSphere 5.1."

    Industry Analyst Quote:

    David Vellante, Co-founder, The Wikibon Project

    "The inclusion of Avamar technology into VMware vSphere 5.1 delivers a robust and highly integrated virtual backup and recovery capability that's easy to use. Smaller businesses and departments within larger organizations are the primary beneficiaries of this initial release, as well those who are at the outset of their virtualization journey. VMware has clearly taken virtual backup and recovery to the next level with this valuable addition to its platform."

    EMC Executive Quote:

    William "BJ" Jenkins, President, EMC Backup Recovery Systems Division

    "EMC has established a market leading pedigree in the backup and recovery space with its Avamar, Data Domain® and NetWorker® products. Avamar deduplication software and system has garnered tremendous acceptance in the VMware user community as an enterprise backup and recovery solution that's specifically optimized for VMware environments. The inclusion of Avamar capabilities into VMware vSphere® Data Protection® helps ensure that VMware users always have a highly effective tool for virtual machine protection today and into the future."

    Additional Resources:

    • For continuous news and event updates for EMC at VMworld®, follow EMC on Twitter at @CloudEMC and @EMCCorp and join the conversations using #EMC and #VMworld.
    • Follow EMC backup on Twitter: @EMCbackup.
    • To view highlight videos, interviews and more, like EMC on Facebook.
    • Like EMCBackup on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/EMCbackup .
    • For continuous updates on VMworld news, follow VMware on Twitter @vmworld, VMworld Blog (vmworld.com/blogs/vmworld/), VMworld TV (vmworld.com/community/vmworldtv/)
    • For updates on backup and BCDR follow VMware @vmwareuptime and read VMware vSphere Uptime Blog (http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/uptime)
    • Like VMware on Facebook at facebook.com/vmware

    About Dell

    Dell EMC, a part of Dell Technologies, enables organizations to modernize, automate and transform their data center using industry-leading converged infrastructure, servers, storage and data protection technologies. This provides a trusted foundation for businesses to transform IT, through the creation of a hybrid cloud, and transform their business through the creation of cloud-native applications and big data solutions. Dell EMC services customers across 180 countries – including 98 percent of the Fortune 500 – with the industry’s most comprehensive and innovative portfolio from edge to core to cloud.

    Copyright © 2017 Dell Inc. or its subsidiaries. All Rights Reserved. Dell, EMC and other trademarks are trademarks of Dell Inc. or its subsidiaries. Other trademarks may be trademarks of their respective owners.