by Susan Eustis
EMC NetWorker has been redesigned to provide an accelerated backup system. High performance architecture represents a systems transformation that delivers 50% faster backups and 3x more scalability. Client direct and data domain improvements are able to boost integration. EMC NetWorker 8.0 delivers increased performance and scalability. Deeper integration with deduplication storage systems, expanded enterprise application support, and enhanced management and security are provided.
Key EMC NetWorker 8.0 developments include an architecture with a client direct feature for backup to disk, data domain BoostTM integration with the NetWorker client, enhanced support for Microsoft applications, and a new multi-tenancy feature to enable cloud service delivery.
NetWorker 8.0 advances the EMC effort to support the data protection needs of IT environments. As enterprises transform their IT infrastructures to move to cloud computing models and deliver IT-as-a-Service, backup is an essential foundational element. NetWorker has been equipped with a wide array of new features and capabilities that align to the requirements of transformational IT initiatives.
Over 23,000 customers globally are targeted. EMC NetWorker has been a field-proven mainstay of the enterprise backup and recovery landscape for twenty years. NetWorker has been enhanced with a streamlined architecture for dramatically improved performance and scalability. It delivers deep integration with EMC Data Domain deduplication storage systems and broadened support for Microsoft applications, as well as new multi-tenancy management for cloud service delivery.
An innovative architecture lowers server processing enabling users to do more with existing resources. A client direct feature enables NetWorker clients to backup directly to disk from the application client , improving performance by up to 50%.
Integration with the NetWorker client brings benefits to backup workloads. Benefits include lower network traffic, integrated management with clone-controlled replication, and automated configuration, monitoring and reporting capabilities. Microsoft data protection is enhanced. SQL server support and granular level recovery for Exchange, SharePoint and Hyper-V are offered. SQL is emerging as a significant industry standard in need of enhanced backup Multi-tenancy management delivers logical zoning of data, devices and users in shared backup environments.
NetWorker from EMC Global Services capabilities optimize the performance, reliability and efficiency of the backup environment. These include infrastructure assessments. Optimizing and stabilizing the current backup infrastructure is a priority for alll data centers. EMC Health Check services help improve the capacity, performance, and throughput of the environment. These offerings are part of EMC Global Services’ deep portfolio for backup and recovery, spanning the entire technology adoption lifecycle.
NetWorker EMC has reinforced its vision that deep integration between backup software and backup appliances represents the future of backup and recovery for customers. This major new release of NetWorker offers integration, performance, scalability and support for transformational IT initiatives.