Data backup and recovery isn’t a set-and-forget situation. You have to test your systems to make sure they are backing up the proper information. After all, the worst time to learn you have the wrong backup is after you have a disaster. EMC is addressing this with its new backup reporting software, eliminating one less worry for managers.
EMC (NYSE: EMC) has added replication reporting to its Data Protection Advisor backup reporting and analysis software, giving data storage users greater confidence in their ability to recover from disasters without the time and uncertainty of frequent disaster recovery testing.
EMC has now expanded the backup reporting software acquired from WysDM in early 2008 to cover NAS and SAN, virtual server environments, virtual tape libraries (VTL), tape, deduplication and business applications.
“It eliminates the need for disaster recovery testing,” said Ken MacDonald, EMC’s director of storage software product marketing. “It can tell you if you will be able to recover the replica.”
It’s a claim also made by Continuity Software, but MacDonald claims that EMC Data Protection Advisor stands out by adding application awareness.