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EMC Avamar

Never back up the same data twice

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Agenda


Today’s data protection reality


The usual answers


Avamar overview


How it works


Flexible deployment


Avamar solves customer
challenges


Summary

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Today’s Data Protection Reality


Data growth is immense


Companies want more data protected


Time required for backup is expanding


Backup hampered by tape’s
unreliability and poor performance


Virtual machines pose unique backup
challenges


Increasing volume of data at remote
offices


More data stored locally on desktops
and laptops

Pressure to meet the changing
needs of the business

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The Usual Answers


Backup to tape, or stage to disk, and
then archive to tape


Manually move tapes offsite for
disaster recovery

Traditional backup and recovery


Inefficient and slow, ~200% of primary
data moved across the network weekly


Tedious, multi
-
step recovery process


Risks the loss or theft of unencrypted
tapes in transit


Data is difficult to recover and leverage

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Avamar Overview

Backup and recovery software with integrated
global, source data deduplication


Reduces the size of backup data at the source


before it is transferred across the network


Delivers fast, daily full backups using existing infrastructure


Reduces network bandwidth for backup by up to 500 times


Deduplicates across sites and servers, reducing total
backup disk storage by up to 50 times


Cost
-
effectively stores daily full backups on disk

reducing
or eliminating the need for tape


Ideal for protecting VMware environments, remote offices,
LAN/NAS servers, and desktop/laptop systems

Avamar Software



Avamar Data Store

Avamar Virtual
Edition for VMware

Avamar
server
deployed as
a virtual
appliance

Agent
-
only
or deployed
on qualified,
industry
-

standard
servers

Fully integrated
software/hardware
offering

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Avamar: How it Works

Global, sub
-
file data deduplication

At the source

Deduplication before data is transported across the network

At the target

Assures coordinated deduplication across sites, servers, and over time

Granular

Small, variable
-
length sub
-
file segments guarantee most effective deduplication


Send and store each
atom only once


Avamar


backup repository


Break data into atom (sub
-
file,
variable
-
length segments of data)

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Remote

Site 2


Modified Instance

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EMC Avamar
Never Backup the Same Data Twice
Data

Center

Only unique data
segments are
backed up


First Instance

New data segment
identified and
backed up

Avamar: How it Works

Simple example of global, sub
-
file deduplication

Remote
Site 1


Duplicate Instance

Data already backed up,

so only unique IDs stored
(20 byte pointers)

Deduplication server

(stored backup data)

A

B

C

D

A

B

C

D

E

E

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Avamar: Real
-
World Results

Avamar daily full backups versus traditional daily full backups

Data Type

Amount of Primary
Data Backed Up

Amount of Data
Moved Daily

Windows file systems

3,573 GB

6.1 GB

Mix of Windows, Linux, and UNIX file systems

5,097 GB

11.7 GB

Engineering files on NAS (NDMP backups)

3,265 GB

24.2 GB

Mix of 20% databases, 80% file systems

(Windows and UNIX)

9,583 GB

80.0 GB

Mix of Linux file systems and databases

7,831 GB

104.2 GB

Source: EMC

While results will vary by data type and mix, Avamar can

dramatically improve backup performance and efficiency

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Avamar’s Innovative Architecture


Redundant Array of Independent
Nodes (RAIN) architecture


Each server node includes CPU, memory,
and internal disk storage


Provides high availability and fault tolerance
across nodes


Grid architecture for online scalability
and performance


Daily Avamar server integrity checks


Data recoverability verified daily


RAID protection from disk failures


Available for Avamar software and
Avamar Data Store

U.S. Patent No. 6,826,711

Avamar Server

Verified
checkpoint

Utility and

spare node

Parity across
storage nodes

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Avamar’s Centralized Management


Centralized management of multiple
Avamar systems


Intuitive, web
-
based interface


At
-
a
-
glance dashboards


Capacity reporting and alerting


Facilitates “set and forget” deployment
in smaller enterprises


Improves efficiencies and streamlines
management in remote/branch offices


Specialized management interface for
desktop/laptop clients

Policy
-
based, multi
-
site management
over existing network bandwidth

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Avamar Server Deployment Options

Avamar Software

Avamar Data Store

Avamar Virtual Edition
for VMware

Fully integrated
hardware/software solution
with single point of support

Single
-
node Avamar server
running as a virtual machine
(virtual appliance)

Software for industry
-
standard servers

Avamar

VM

Resource

Pool

VMware Virtualization Layer

x86 Architecture

Avamar

VM

Avamar

VM

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Avamar’s Flexible Deployment

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Avamar Data Store


Complete EMC backup, recovery, and disaster recovery
offering


Avamar backup and recovery software with integrated source/global

data deduplication


EMC
-
certified hardware built to order

fully configured and delivered


Built
-
in high availability


Avamar RAIN technology


Spare node, RAID


Redundant power distribution


Redundant switches, NICs for automatic failover on user’s network


Simplifies


Purchase (single vendor, certified hardware)


Deployment (minimizes onsite setup)


Service (single vendor support)

Fully integrated software/hardware solution

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Avamar Data Store


Avamar Data Store


Scalable with up to 52.8 TB of deduplicated disk capacity


Equivalent of up to several petabytes of cumulative traditional disk
or tape backup storage


Reduces required backup disk storage by up to 50 times


High availability and reliability with RAIN architecture, RAID, daily
integrity checks, and redundant power, switches, and NICs


Avamar Data Store single node


Supports 1 TB, 2 TB, and 3.3 TB licensable deduplicated storage
capacity configurations


Equivalent of up to 114 TB of cumulative traditional disk or tape
backup storage


Designed for easy deployment at remote offices


Offers fast, local recovery without dependence on a WAN

Flexible deployment options

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Avamar Virtual Edition for VMware


Industry’s first deduplication virtual appliance for backup,
recovery, and disaster recovery


Leverages existing ESX servers and storage


Can use existing iSCSI, SAN, or DAS disk storage


Replication (of applications and storage) eliminates
shipping tapes


Replicate between virtual Avamar servers and physical Avamar
servers


Facilitates rapid, cost
-
effective deployment and return on
investment


Supports VMotion for deployment flexibility


Up to two Avamar Virtual Edition for VMware virtual
appliances per VMware ESX server for scalability

Avamar server deployed as a virtual appliance

Avamar

VM

Resource

Pool

VMware Virtualization Layer

x86 Architecture

Avamar

VM

Avamar

VM

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Avamar Data Transport


Policy
-
driven process
exports and restores
Avamar deduplicated
data to and from tape


Searchable file
-
level
catalog eases and
speeds restoration


Leverages existing
backup software

(
e.g.,

EMC NetWorker)

Export deduplicated
data to tape for long
-
term storage

Fewer tapes for lower costs


up to 50 times reduction in long
-
term storage costs

Replicates selected
Avamar server data to
data transport node
residing on ESX servers

Avamar backs up clients
to Avamar server

Tape

vault

Avamar coordinates
export of data transport
replica through tape
backup system

NetWorker/

NetBackup

server/

storage

node

Avamar grid

ESX server


Existing backup
server

Resource

Pool

VMware Virtualization Layer

x86 Architecture

Transport

Node

Transport

Node

SAN/LAN

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Avamar Supported Operating Systems

and Applications

Application modules


IBM DB2 9.1, 9.5, 9.7


IBM Lotus Domino 6, 7, 8


Microsoft Exchange 2003, 2007, 2010


Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007


Microsoft SQL Server 7.0, 2000, 2005, 2008


NDMP (EMC Celerra with DART 5.5, 5.6)


NDMP (NetApp Data ONTAP 6.5, 7.0.4, 7.0.5, 7.0.6, 7.1x.
7.2, 7.3.x)


Oracle 9
i
, 9.2, 10, 10
g
, 10
g
R2, 11
g,
11
g
R2

VMware infrastructure


ESX 3.0.x, 3.5, 3i


vSphere 4

= ESX client operating system
-
certified using RHEL 4 client

(support within virtual machines depends on VMware support of
client operating system)

Client operating systems supported

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, Ultimate

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard and Enterprise

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2

Microsoft Windows Vista and XP

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 3.0, 4.0, 5.0

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.4 on zLinux

Red Hat Linux 7.2, 7.3, 9.0

Solaris 8, 9, 10, 10 x86

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 8, 9, 10, 11

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 10SP3 on zLinux


Apple Macintosh OS X 10.4.x, 10.5.x, 10.6.x


CentOS 4.x, 5.x


Debian 4, 5


Free BSD 6.2


HP
-
UX 11.0, 11iV1, 11iV2, 11iV3


IBM AIX 5.2, 5.3, 6.1


NetWare 6.5


Novell Open Enterprise Server OES SP2


Oracle Enterprise Linux R5


SCO OpenServer 5.0.5, 5.0.6, 5.0.7


SCO UnixWare 7.1.3

No charge for client agents or
application modules

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Avamar Solves Key Backup
Challenges



VMware environments



Remote office/branch office (ROBO)



LAN/NAS servers



Desktop/laptop

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Virtualization changes server, application, and information paradigm…

backup must evolve to deliver even greater consolidation and value

VMware Backup Challenges

Virtual

Server A

Virtual
Server B

Virtual
Server C

Old Paradigm

Physical environment
: Low overall server
utilization and plenty of bandwidth for backup

New Paradigm

Virtual environment
: High overall server
utilization and little

bandwidth for backup

20% resource utilization

80% resource utilization

100%

80
%

40%

0%

60%

20%

CPU Utilization

100%

80
%

40%

0%

60%

20%

CPU Utilization

Server A

Server B

Server C

ESX server

Hardware

Shared physical resources

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Avamar’s Optimized Backup for

VMware Infrastructure


Optimal location: Reduces data at the source


Data deduplicated at VM guest or proxy server (source)


Duplicated

data never traverses congested shared physical resources


Data moved during backup is reduced from ~200% to ~2% of primary data
weekly


Deduplicates data globally across virtual machines and/or VMDK (virtual
machine disk) format files


Optimal granularity: Sub
-
file, variable
-
length segments


VMDK is one large file; any changes cause an incremental/full traditional
backup


Fixed
-
length segment deduplication solutions fail due to frame offset


Avamar efficiently moves only new, unique variable length data segments


Ideal for the protection of VMware environments


Delivers fast, daily full backups over existing virtual and physical infrastructure


Enables greater server consolidation by eliminating backup bottlenecks


Maximizes value from VMware

Avamar deduplicates at the optimal location and level

of granularity

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Avamar Solutions for VMware Infrastructure

Flexible, fast, efficient, and reliable backup and recovery


Universal support for all vSphere 4 backup options


Daily full guest
-

and image
-
level backups


vStorage API integration


Greater backup and restore flexibility


VMware vCenter Server integration


Single point of management within Avamar for all VMware backup
options


Avamar and VMware vSphere 4 integration

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Avamar’s Optimized Backup for VMware
Infrastructure

Avamar efficiently protects virtual machines

Up to…


95% reduction in data moved


90% reduction in backup times


50% reduction in disk impact


95% reduction in NIC usage


80% reduction in CPU usage


50% reduction in memory usage

All backups are stored as “virtual full
backups,” ready for immediate restore

Enables greater server consolidation
ratios without overtaxing CPU utilization

Avamar moves ~2
%
weekly

Traditional moves ~200% weekly

Resource

Pool

VMware Virtualization Layer

x86 Architecture

Resource

Pool

VMware Virtualization Layer

x86 Architecture

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Avamar Backup for VMware Guests


Avamar agent resides inside each
virtual machine


Fast, daily full backups


Deduplicates data within the virtual
machine, as if they were physical
servers


Moves minimal backup data


Reduces resource contention and
accelerates backups


Provides file
-
level restore for
Windows, Linux, and Solaris

Resource

Pool

VMware Virtualization Layer

x86 Architecture

= Avamar Software Agent

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Avamar Image
-
Level Backups through
Storage APIs


Avamar agent resides on the proxy
server


Fast, daily full backups


Deduplicates within and across
VMDK files


Supports both file
-
level (Windows
only) and image
-
level recovery


Avamar replication provides
disaster recovery for VMDKs


vStorage API
virtual proxy
server with
Avamar agent

Resource

Pool

VMware Virtualization Layer

x86 Architecture

Physical server

Virtual Machines

Avamar client software runs

on the proxy server

SAN

storage

Avamar

server

Mount

= Avamar Software Agent

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Remote Office/Branch Office (ROBO)

Backup challenges and Avamar solution


The “Achilles’ heel” of data protection


More than 4 million remote offices in the U.S.


Remote office data growing at more than 50% per year*


Most back up to tape and move unencrypted tapes offsite


Often unskilled, untrained IT staff at remote sites


Avamar

remote office/branch office backup is
simple, safe, and manageable


Extend data center protection to the edge


Fast, daily full backups and one
-
step recovery through
existing WAN/LAN links


Avamar agent
-
only deployment for smaller offices (no extra
local hardware)


Eliminate distributed tape management/infrastructure


Mitigate risk involved with manually shipping tapes


Data encrypted in
-
flight and at
-
rest for security

*Source: Gartner

“Avamar enabled us to
reduce administrative
support requirements by
80%, reduce backup
windows by 90%, and
recover lost files and
servers in
minutes

rather
than
hours
.”


Mike DePhillip,

Backup Administrator,

Virginia Department

of Motor Vehicles

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NAS Filer Backup and Recovery Challenges


Limited backup windows


Daily full backups desired, but not feasible


Limited backup and recovery performance


Single filer controllers have limited resources and can
become a bottleneck


Incomplete backups leave data at risk


Limited network links and disk storage


Redundant data limits performance of network/
infrastructure and requires more disk storage


Impact on end users


When backups exceed allotted window, end users compete
for the NAS resources (poor response, lower productivity)


NDMP licenses


Traditional NAS filers require expensive NDMP licenses to
support backup and recovery

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Avamar NAS/NDMP Backup Accelerator


How it works


Avamar Accelerator uses NDMP to communicate to source NAS device


Accelerator requests only modified data daily


Accelerator performs source
-
based deduplication on modified data


Only new modified segments are sent to Avamar Data Store


Source and global deduplication occur at Accelerator


Avamar’s NDMP backups are ready for immediate recovery


Avoids time
-
consuming task of restoring weekly full, plus daily incremental, backups


Fast, efficient daily full backups for EMC Celerra and NetApp Filers

NAS device

(EMC or NetApp)

LAN

LAN/WAN

Avamar NDMP

Accelerator

Avamar

Data Store

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Before Avamar

After Avamar

Daily

Incre
-

mental

Avamar Optimized Backup for NAS Filers


Eliminates time
-
consuming, traditional
full NDMP backups


Daily deduplicated full backups


Up to 10
-
times faster than traditional NDMP
backups


Fast recovery from full backup image


Eliminates hassle of recovering from last

good full and subsequent incremental
backups


Flexible recovery


Restore full file system or single file

to
Avamar client or NAS device


Allows flexible disaster recovery solutions


Cost
-
effective disaster recovery


Backup data is encrypted


Easily replicated offsite through existing
WAN bandwidth

Weekend


Full

Weekend

Full

Daily

Full

Daily

Full

Daily

Full

Daily

Full

Daily

Full

Daily

Full

Daily

Full

Daily

Incre
-

mental

Daily

Incre
-

mental

Daily

Incre
-

mental

Daily

Incre
-

mental

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Avamar Desktop/Laptop

End
-
user initiated
restore

Windows or Mac OS X

Desktop/Laptop Backup Challenges

and Avamar Solution


Puts power in end
-
users hands


Eliminates Help Desk for restoring

data to desktop or laptop


End users restore their data anytime,
anywhere


Self
-
managed restores


Document
-
level search engine


Multiple language support


All the benefits of Avamar backup


Data deduplicated at the source


Daily full backups

up to 10
-
times
faster


Minimal impact on PC and network
resources during backup

Avamar Data Store

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Avamar’s Unique Value


Deduplicates data at the client (source)


Fast, daily full backups through existing infrastructure


Deduplicates data globally


Reduces required backup disk storage by up to 50 times


Fast, single
-
step recovery


Eliminates hassle of recovering last good full and subsequent
incrementals to reach desired recovery point


Recoverability verified daily


Daily server integrity checks; data recoverability verified daily


High availability


RAIN architecture and replication

no single points of failure


Centralized management


Streamlines administration and management of remote backups


Flexible deployment options


Complete solution from EMC


Backup, recovery, disaster recovery, and data deduplication

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Global data deduplication defuses
the explosion of backup data


Fast, daily full backups through
existing networks


Backup disk storage reduced by up to

50 times


Alters the fundamental economics
of disk versus tape


Accelerate shift to disk as primary
medium for backup


Key element of EMC’s next
-
generation backup portfolio

Avamar Transforms Backup and Recovery

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EMC Services for Avamar

Derive maximum value

Consulting Services


Align service levels and Reference Architectures with business requirements

Implementation Services


Minimize risk, accelerate implementation, and speed time to value of new
technologies

Operational Assurance Services


Post
-
implementation operational best
-
practice knowledge transfer


Performance optimization and tuning


Process recommendations for improvement


Training recommendations

Residency Services


Fill missing skill gaps with Avamar services professionals

typical contract
three or more months


Tailor best
-
practice recommendations, knowledge transfer

based on in
-
depth
understanding of your environment

Designated Support Engineer


Senior support resource resolves product support issues quickly

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Avamar

Data Store

NetWorker and Avamar Integration

How it works


Integrated client is a standard feature of NetWorker


NetWorker represents the Avamar Data Store as a
deduplication node


Deduplication is enabled through NetWorker
Management Console


Save process gathers metadata and sends it to the
NetWorker server and data to the deduplication node


On recovery, required deduplication data is requested,
and full dataset is restored at client

Clients

NetWorker

NetWorker

Storage

node

Disk, VTL,

Tape




Server

Management

Console

NetWorker


Metadata


Data


Metadata

NetWorker

Deduplication

node


Data

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Unify

See

Act


Automatically collect data from across data
protection infrastructure


Transform disparate data into new insights,
actionable information, and service
-
level
agreement statistics


Make better, faster decisions to meet service
level agreements, correct issues, and drive
efficiency

Payback typically 12 months or less


Reduces costs with automation and new
insight that drives efficient use of people and
infrastructure


Improves compliance, lowers risk with greater
visibility into service
-
level agreement
recoverability statistics


Minimizes complexity with a single, integrated
view across the environment

Single view for data protection
management, including backup
applications, replication, and
continuous data protection (CDP)

Data Protection Advisor

Unified monitoring, analysis, and reporting

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EMC Data Domain and Avamar

Retain, replicate, recover

Deduplicate everything
without changing anything

Never back up the
same data twice

Simplify backup, archiving, and disaster recovery
with easy integration across workloads,
infrastructures, and backup software

Revolutionize your backup by moving less
data to solve your toughest VMware, NAS,
and remote
-
office backup challenges

Avamar deduplication

backup software

Data Domain deduplication
storage systems

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USE CASE

Mecklenburg County

Backing up NAS Filers through the Avamar NDMP Accelerator

Before Avamar


Rapid data growth straining existing tape infrastructure


Inadequate bandwidth for data replication


NAS Filer full backups taking
72
hours to complete


High cost of tape
-
based backup

Solution


Avamar NDMP Accelerator

With Avamar


Time to complete full backups was reduced from
72
to two
hours


Reducing the tape backup process resulted in annual savings
of $
50
,
000


New backup efficiencies have freed up IT staff


Improved data recovery speeds


Compliance with government regulations

“The Avamar system has
been absolutely
bulletproof since it was
fully implemented, it’s
part of our strategy to
reduce overall costs
and provide more
efficient public services

advantages that can’t
be over
-
emphasized in
today’s economy.


Jason Girad,

Storage Engineer


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USE CASE

St. Peter’s Health Care Services

Backing up a VMware infrastructure

Before Avamar


Data center redesign focused on server consolidation
and virtualization


Concern about traditional, tape
-
based backup in
VMware environment


Backup windows strained; physical resources
overburdened

With Avamar


Deployed agents within virtual machines


95
% reduction in data moved


90
% reduction in backup times


Major reductions in NIC, CPU, and memory usage


Centralized management and control

“Avamar provides a huge
time and cost savings
for backup of multiple
virtual machines.”


With Avamar, we can
centrally manage all of
our backups, and we
also gain the ability to
rapidly restore data
down to the file level.”


Curtis Damhof,

Network Manager,

St. Peter’s

Health Care Services

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USE CASE

Global Industrial Manufacturer

Backing up a VMware infrastructure

“Avamar was much less
expensive than our other
backup and recovery
options. But it also
provides us faster data
restores, more backup
capacity, and scalability
to meet future data
protection needs.”


Company spokesman,

global industrial manufacturer


Before Avamar


Struggling to meet backup, recovery, and reliability goals
across extended enterprise


Lengthy backup windows caused by increasing data volumes,
threatening network performance


Expanding existing backup solution would require second
master server, two additional tape silos,
16
new LTO tape
drives

With Avamar


Backup for VMware (
24
ESX servers,
332
virtual clients)


Avamar agents installed in VM guests


Eliminated physical tape management


Reduced backup and recovery administrative burden


Backup performance increased ten
-
fold


Backup network traffic reduced by
95
%

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USE CASE

Fortune
20
Healthcare Supplier

Backing up a VMware infrastructure

Before Avamar


Growing VMware environment struggles to meet backup
window


Daily tape backup and offsite tape shipments

risky slow
recovery


Unable to quickly replicate data through WAN for disaster
recovery

With Avamar


Global deduplication effective within and across VMDK files


More than 70% reduction in first backup and average of 99.7%
thereafter


Compared to traditional alternatives, testing showed:


Avamar moved 20% of the data that Symantec PureDisk moved


Avamar moved 190% less data than traditional tape backup software

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USE CASE

Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles

Remote
-
office/branch
-
office backup

Before Avamar


73
remote offices, backup to local, direct
-
attached tape
drives


No local IT staff


Daily backup required five hours per site; six hours to
restore entire server

With Avamar


Four hours to back up all
73
offices through existing
WAN (
56
k
-
T
1
) to central Avamar server


45
minutes to restore entire servers; files restored in
seconds


Centralized management and control

“Avamar enabled us to
reduce administrative
support requirements
by
80
%, reduce backup
windows by
90
%, and
recover lost files and
servers in minutes
rather than hours.”


Mike DePhillip,

Backup Administrator,
Virginia DMV

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USE CASE


Corporate Express

Remote office/branch office backup

Before Avamar


Storage demands were rapidly increasing


Tape library was reaching slot capacity and upgrading was not
ideal due to age and maintenance costs


Needed to control costs and simplify data management


Backup and disaster recovery was time consuming

With Avamar


Reduced stored data by more than
50
percent

from
92
TB to

44
TB


Achieved significant financial savings


Enabled disk
-
based backups to be completed in
30
minutes,
compare to six hours in the past for tape


Reduced restoration times for business
-
critical data from

24
hours to minutes

“We were blown away
by the simplicity of the
management interface
and the comprehensive
capabilities offered by
Avamar. After carrying
out a proof of concept,
we clearly understood
the benefits Avamar
would bring to our
business.”


Mark Jones,
Technology
Infrastructure Manager

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USE CASE


A Global Pharmaceutical Company

Remote
-
office/branch
-
office backup

Before Avamar


Strain developing and deploying a coherent IT strategy for
more than
250
sites,
100
,
000
employees


Lacked consistent IT infrastructure


Cumbersome tape backup solution was overextending staff and overtaxing
virtual machines


Escalating capital and operation costs

With Avamar


Deployed from templates within a virtual application pack


Reduced backup time by more than
75
%; slashed cycle time
for offsite data replication


Minimized impact on network bandwidth


Reduced storage costs by eliminating tape backup and
slashing storage requirements

“When we compared the
total cost of ownership
of EMC Avamar to that
of traditional backup,
we found that Avamar
cost less yet provides
exponentially better
data protection and
service levels.”


Head of Storage Services

Global pharmceutical
company