EMC unveils EMC NetWorker unified backup and recovery software


Storage major EMC has launched EMC NetWorker Unified Backup and Recovery Software.

NetWorker 8.0 advances the EMC vision for backup and recovery to support the data protection needs of IT environments.

EMC NetWorker is used by more than 23,000 customers globally.

“With the introduction of NetWorker 8.0, EMC has clearly reinforced its vision that deep integration between backup software and backup appliances represents the future of backup and recovery for our customers. This major new release of NetWorker places competing products that much further behind the curve in terms of integration, performance, scalability and support for transformational IT initiatives,” said Shane Jackson, Vice President of Marketing, EMC Backup Recovery Systems Division.

Complementing these new NetWorker capabilities are services from EMC Global Services that optimize the performance, reliability and efficiency of the backup environment. These include infrastructure assessments that provide recommendations for optimizing and stabilizing the current backup infrastructure, as well as EMC Health Check services that 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.

“Our environment here at Cook’s is about 85 percent virtualized with approximately 650 virtual machines. We backup as much as 10 TBs nightly to a Data Domain system, then replicate to a second remote Data Domain system. As a long time NetWorker user, we were quite eager to participate in the 8.0 beta program, and were really pleased with the new enhancements to the product on several fronts,” said Dan Yancey, Systems Engineer, Cook Children’s Hospital.

“At Cancer Research UK, our goal is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured and our IT department is viewed as a strategic weapon in this long-term battle. Our integrated EMC NetWorker and Data Domain systems are cornerstones in the protection of our scientific research, supporter data and mission critical applications. The EMC backup and recovery solution we implemented has performed flawlessly since we deployed it and will pay for itself within 18 months,” said Michael Briggs, Head of Infrastructure, Cancer Research UK.

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