EMC in Recovery…Management


EMC  introduced new software to help
businesses recover and protect data in the case of a network
outage, software failures and human errors.


This practice, recovery management, is a key part of hording files from the
time they are created until their disposal.


EMC rivals IBM , HP and others also
build portfolios around recovering data. But EMC is particularly focused on
offering multiple doses of recovery software instead of bit solutions.


At Storage Networking World in Orlando, Fla. today, EMC unveiled the
rebranding of its continuous data protection (CDP) software, an application
that saves data to any specific point in time.


The latest version of EMC’s RecoverPoint CDP is based entirely on the remote
replication disaster recovery technology from EMC’s purchase of
Kashya Technologies, said Robert Emsley, senior director of software
products at EMC.


When it was first introduced at SNW last year, RecoverPoint employed core technology from CDP specialist Mendocino, but that deal was quashed when EMC closed the deal for Kashya.


RecoverPoint also supports EMC’s Invista
storage virtualization software, bringing remote replications in addition to
disaster recovery to the mix.


EMC RecoverPoint is available now and pricing starts at $83,000.


New from EMC, NetWorker Dashboard 1.0 expands the built-in reporting and
analytics capabilities of EMC’s NetWorker software, providing more of a
real-time monitoring aspect to the product, Emsley said.


This software, a kind of business intelligence tool for stored data, spots
backup and recovery issues in the network and pounces on them to save
customer data.


Emsley said the Dashboard is a kind of stripped-down version of EMC’s Backup
Advisor, and is offered at a lower price point for NetWorker customers that
employ one to 200 backup clients.


EMC NetWorker Dashboard 1.0 will be available next month, starting at
$2,000.


EMC continued its hot streak of supporting Microsoft software, introducing
Backup Manager for SharePoint, a disk-based application for backing up all
elements of SharePoint, including servers and Web sites.


While NetWorker handles the general backup and recovery of an environment to
tape or disk, Backup Manager for SharePoint recovers data to the single
file.


For example, if a user deletes a folder, the Backup Manager would restore
the specific item without doing a full SharePoint server restore. This saves
customers time and money.


EMC Backup Manager for SharePoint 1.0 software will be available next month
for $2,500.


EMC is coming off a rough third quarter in which earnings
dropped by a third from a year ago. It vowed to cut roughly 4 percent of its
workforce to make room for and integrate its 21 acquisitions over the last three years.

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