The countdown for NetWorker 7.6 SP1 has began…

15/09/2010
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The countdown has began for the important official release of NetWorker 7.6 SP1.

According to EMC official news, the release will be available for public on Friday 24 September 2010.

Here is the EMC announcement:

At EMC World, EMC pre-announced the integration of NetWorker with Data Domain Boost software. EMC now announces the availability of this integration with NetWorker 7.6 SP1 in September along with several additional enhancements to NetWorker capabilities.

The combination of NetWorker with DD Boost integration and existing EMC Avamar support makes NetWorker the only backup solution to provide a unified hardware and software offering using the industry’s leading deduplication products. This powerful combination will help you further differentiate and drive EMC backup and recovery into more of your accounts.

New NetWorker with DD Boost capabilities:

  • Speeds backups: Improves NetWorker aggregate throughput to a Data Domain system by up to 100 percent by distributing parts of the deduplication process to the NetWorker storage node.
  • Simplifies replication management: Enables NetWorker Management Console to manage Data Domain Replicator software for scheduling and visibility of all backups at both primary and secondary locations, including support for separate retention policies.
  • Simplifies setup and monitoring: Wizard-based discovery and configuration streamlines setup of Data Domain systems, and new monitoring and reports simplify system administration.

The new DD Boost capabilities require a new NetWorker Data Domain Device Type license and the Data Domain Boost software option license.

Additional new NetWorker capabilities:

  • New simplified cloning capabilities allow configuration and scheduling via the NetWorker Management Console, eliminating the need for scripting (but still retaining CLI flexibility).
  • Checkpoint restart allows backups to be restarted from the point of interruption as opposed to restarting from the beginning.
  • Advanced File Type Device (backup to disk) enhancements optimize the use of disk, including load balancing capabilities and space management.
  • Introduction of a capacity-based licensing option which allows customers to purchase NetWorker based on the amount of source data protected.

Competitive

These new features significantly advance NetWorker capabilities for support of next-generation backup and ease of use. Symantec NetBackup and Backup Exec are the only other products that support DD Boost, but only EMC delivers a complete, integrated software and hardware solution for deduplication across the backup environment leveraging both Data Domain and Avamar.

The table below compares EMC’s integrated backup and recovery solution versus competitive offerings.

Feature

EMC

Symantec

IBM

CommVault

Optimized client deduplication (variable length segment)

Yes

(integrated Avamar client)

Partial; no variable length segmentation (integrated PureDisk client)

Partial; recommended for small number of large files; no global deduplication

No; does not offer true client deduplication at this time

Optimized Data Domain interface

Yes

Yes

No

No

Common index for all backups and replicated deduplication copies

Yes

Yes

No

No

Integrated software and hardware solution

Yes

No; new appliance announced but not shipping

Partial; in early stages of delivering an integrated solution

No

Integrated software and hardware solution support

Yes

No; new appliance announced but not shipping

Partial; in early stages of delivering an integrated solution

No

Announcement Resources

New and updated content to support this launch—including FAQs, At a Glance, customer presentations, data sheets, white papers, training, videos, and more—is posted on Powerlink in the subsections of this path: Products > Software E-O > NetWorker.

If you have questions, contact your EMC Account Manager or local channel management team.