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EMC unveils dedupe, backup for virtual environments

EMC unveils dedupe, backup for virtual environments

In addition to EMC Avamar software, these products are the first introduced since EMC's Avamar acquisition in November 2006.

EMC on Thursday unveiled two new appliances from its acquisition of Avamar that perform data deduplication and back up data in virtualized and physical server environments.

The Virtual Edition for VMware takes Avamar's deduplication and backup software and encapsulates it in a virtual machine. This encapsulation lets IT deploy data protection faster and without a complex configuration. The Linux-based appliance will deduplicate and back up as much as 1TB of data and hold as much as 35TB of deduplicated backup data. It is expected to ship in November, priced at US$17,000 per terabyte.

The Avamar Data Store consists of an application server and storage, which ship as a single node. Like the Virtual Edition, it includes deduplication software. Avamar Data Store is available and starts at US$30,000 per terabyte. The Data Store is available in single and multimode versions. Each node is based on a Dell PowerEdge 2950 server containing 4GB of RAM and 1.9TB of storage. Nodes can be stacked and configured in two- to 17-node implementations.

EMC acquired Avamar in November 2006. In addition to EMC Avamar software, these products are the first introduced since the acquisition.


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