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Dell EMC Avamar enables fast, efficient backup and recovery by reducing the size of backup data at the client before it’s transferred across the network and stored. Avamar’s variable length deduplication dramatically reduces network traffic by only sending unique blocks. Compressed and encrypted over Local Area Networks (LANs) or Wide Area Networks (WANs). Blocks that were previously stored are never backed up again. This means huge savings in bandwidth for backup, a lot less disk storage needed on the back-end, and, most importantly, very fast backups often as much as ten times faster. Avamar backups can be quickly recovered in just one step, eliminating the hassle of restoring full and subsequent incremental backups to reach the desired recovery point. The backup data can also be encrypted on the Avamar Data Store for added security. Never backup the same data twice.

Avamar then determines if a segment has been previously backed up and only backs up the unique segments. Highly efficient data deduplication. Avamar employs the most efficient client side deduplication on the market. Variable length deduplication significantly reduces backup time by only storing unique segments while maintaining daily full backups for immediate, single step image restore. Deduplication dramatically reduces the amount of data sent and stored  eliminating backup bottlenecks and reducing storage costs. The easiest and fastest way to deploy this solution, Avamar Data Store combines a Dell EMC certified purpose-built backup appliance and Avamar deduplication backup and recovery software in a fully integrated, scalable, prepackaged solution. It eliminates the complexity of working with multiple vendors for hardware, software, and support. As a turnkey solution, Avamar Data Store significantly reduces on site setup time. While providing a single point of contact for purchasing, deployment, and service.

Dell EMC Avamar — Highly Efficient Backup Of NAS And High Density File Systems

Every Dell EMC Avamar backup is a full backup, which makes it easy for you to browse, point, and click for a single-step recovery. Avamar provides fast, reliable NAS system backup and recovery via the Avamar NDMP Accelerator node. With this approach, a Level-0 backup is performed only once, during the initial full backup. Subsequent daily full backups are achieved by requesting only Level-1 incremental dumps, and building them into a daily full backup view. This dramatically reduces backup times and the impact on NAS resources, and allows an easier and faster recovery. Dell EMC Avamar eliminates backup bottlenecks and provides the freedom to consolidate storage and optimize NAS systems. Without limiting the number and size of files or volumes — to meet the backup window. With automated multi streaming, Avamar can protect large-scale out NAS systems, including Isilon, by delivering increased throughput to protection storage.

Scalability And Reliability

When deploying Avamar with Data Domain as the backup target, you will reduce the costs involved with backing up and replicating data for disaster recovery. Data Domain Replicator software provides automated, policy-based, network efficient, and encrypted replication for disaster recovery and multi-site data protection. Avamar Data Store combines Dell EMC certified hardware and Avamar deduplication backup and recovery software in a fully integrated, scalable, pre-packaged solution. In addition, it eliminates single points of failure by employing patented redundant array of independent nodes (RAIN) technology. To provide high availability across nodes in the Avamar Data Store. System and data integrity are verified daily to ensure recoverability. Avamar Data Store features redundant power and networking, redundant array of independent disks (RAID). And patented redundant array of independent nodes (RAIN) technology to provide uninterrupted data accessibility.

Application Modules

Avamar protects your business critical applications without interruption or downtime. Leveraging data deduplication assures protection of key business application data in shorter backup windows. And maximum network efficiency during backup, and minimal backup storage consumption. Dell EMC Avamar integration with Data Domain provides the alternative of directing Avamar backups of selected workloads to Data Domain systems. For scale and performance benefits. Avamar divides backup data into variable length sub file segments. Compresses and applies a unique hash identifier to each segment during the backup process. Avamar then determines if a segment has been previously backed up and only backs up the unique segments. Additionally, Avamar will never backup the same data twice. The traditional file based backup approach for protecting HDFS cause bottlenecks by scanning — reading the entire file system during a backup.

Deployment Options

Dell EMC Avamar Data Store — the easiest and fastest way to deploy this solution. Avamar Data Store combines a Dell EMC certified purpose-built backup appliance and Avamar deduplication backup. And recovery software in a fully integrated, scalable, prepackaged solution. Avamar Business Edition — purpose-built backup appliance, Avamar Business Edition provides a conveniently sized, turnkey, affordable, deduplicated backup solution. Designed for midmarket companies, it features simplified management, making it ideal for organizations with limited IT resources. Built in storage resiliency and optional replication assure availability and enable disaster recovery. Avamar Virtual Edition — Avamar deduplication backup software and virtual appliance deployed in VMware vSphere or Microsoft Hyper-V and Azure. Integration with Data Domain deduplication storage systems — take advantage of Data Domain’s performance and scale for all backup workloads.
Dell EMC Avamar

Every Avamar backup is a full backup, which makes it easy for you to browse, point, and click for a single-step recovery. Avamar provides fast, reliable NAS system backup and recovery via the Avamar NDMP Accelerator node. With this approach, a Level-0 backup is performed only once, during the initial full backup. Subsequent daily full backups are achieved by requesting only Level-1 incremental dumps, and building them into a daily full backup view. This dramatically reduces backup times and the impact on NAS resources, and allows an easier and faster recovery.

Avamar eliminates backup bottlenecks and provides the freedom to consolidate storage and optimize NAS systems — without limiting the number and size of files or volumes — to meet the backup window. With automated multi streaming, Avamar can protect large-scale out NAS systems, including Isilon, by delivering increased throughput to protection storage. Avamar’s Fast Incremental architecture provides an efficient solution to protect High Density File Systems (HDFS).

Current storage systems are not equipped for the growing needs of your data. An IDC study confirms Dell EMC offers the broadest software-defined storage portfolio, powered by Intel Xeon processors, that provides the enterprise-grade agility to support your digital business demands. Software-defined storage offers elasticity, scale, and simplicity — with no compromises. The cost to store, manage and analyze billions or trillions of data objects just isn’t feasible using traditional storage, given the cost of constantly having to make new hardware investments to keep up with growing data stores. By decoupling software from hardware, software-defined storage makes it possible to simply acquire low-cost commodity hardware instead — reducing the cost of acquiring storage by as much as 50%.

To do data analysis in a traditional storage environment, you have to make multiple copies of data or coalesce it from multiple sources. That’s inherently slow, inefficient and unsuited to the amount and variety of IoT-generated data. But software defined cloud storage introduces the concept of a geo-distributed data lake, with the protocolsin place to accept a variety of data on the front end and to perform analytics-in-place wherever edge-device data is collected for rapid — even real-time — data analysis. It also enables analytics at the core on archival data for visibility into ever-increasing data sets.

Current storage systems are not equipped for the growing needs of your data. An IDC study confirms Dell EMC offers the broadest software-defined storage portfolio that provides the enterprise-grade agility to support your digital business demands. Better security — secures the mission critical workloads by implementing dynamic security policies. Improves network productivity — ensures effective load balancing, better content delivery and improves the network uptime. Reduces cost — lowers CAPEX cost by minimizing the need for hardware devices such as routers & switches. Lowers OPEX costs due to massive improvement in network management.

The policy based automation aspect of SDN also allows the network to expand into large number of nodes. Dell EMC has the broadest network storage portfolio — elastic scale-out, in-place analytics, and cloud-connected. Scale-IO — enterprise scale-out server SAN block storage, Isilon — enterprise scale-out NAS file storage. Elastic Cloud Storage — geo-federated cloud-scale object storage out In-place analytics, cloud-connected.

Accelerate your enterprise data lake and enable the most demanding workloads with Isilon All-Flash storage systems. Deliver blazing performance for unstructured data while you benefit from the efficiency, flexibility, and resiliency of Isilon. Isilon all flash introduces a revolutionary, highly dense design with 4 Isilon storage nodes in a 4U chassis. Select from configurations that provide 96 TB to 924 TB of capacity per chassis. Easily expand your Isilon with up to 100 chassis in one cluster, with cluster performance totaling up to 25 million IOPS and 1.5 TB per second bandwidth.

Brings all flash performance to unstructured data workloads. Delivers massive scalability up to 924 TB capacity in a single cluster. Supports up to 250,000 IOPS and 15 GB/second bandwidth per chassis. Offers robust data protection and security options. Maximizes efficiency with 80% storage utilization, data deduplication, and storage tiering. Automated storage tiering integrates storage at the core with available cloud services from a choice of providers. You can now get the performance you need to meet tight backup windows and support critical applications and workloads.

With software-defined storage, enterprises can create giant geo-distributed pools of storage that grow as large as necessary with very little effort on the part of IT and its users. The economic benefits are unprecedented, too, as commodity-based platforms increasingly provide the foundation for next generation storage, replacing more costly purpose-built storage arrays.

And it all starts with understanding what we mean when we talk about software-defined storage — it’s an approach to storage system design using the principles of distributed computing that delivers elastic, scale-out, multi-protocol, and geo-distributed capabilities all with a simplified management experience. This is how we will all store more data, and more kinds of data, than we have ever done before.

Not all VVols storage support is created equal. While VMware Virtual Volumes simplify management and provide per VM storage control, the revolutionary VMAX takes VVols integration to a whole new level. Not only was VMAX designed to support the scale of VVols — up to 64,000 virtual volumes today and many more in the future — but the VMAX service level objective management paradigm that has radically simplified storage management realizes the full value of VVols storage polices.

By matching policies to Service Level Objectives (SLOs), VMAX provides the highest levels of availability, data protection and performance directly to the VM. VMAX all flash storage leverages the industry’s first open storage and hypervisor converged operating system, HYPERMAX OS. It combines industry leading high availability, I/O management, quality of service, data integrity validation, storage tiering, and data security with an open application platform. HYPERMAX OS features the first real-time, non disruptive storage hypervisor that manages and protects embedded services.

Benefit from high bandwidth and a low-cost per gigabyte. VNX-VSS arrays are ideal for distributed sites and uses including city surveillance, government, and transportation security. VNX Software Essential Pack includes Dell EMC FAST automatically optimize for the highest system performance and the lowest storage cost simultaneously. VNX Events and Retention keep data safe from changes and deletions. Local protection practice safe data protection and repurposing. Protect data against localized failures, outages, and disasters.

Hypervisor based replication fifteen VM licenses for RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines delivers local and remote hypervisor based replication. vVNX virtual unified storage lets you easily create test and development environments without the need for dedicated storage platforms. Get the unified storage and data management features of vVNX in this free software download for use in VMware environments. IT organizations are increasingly looking to software defined storage solutions to provide agility and flexibility to their operational and development environments.