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EMC Avamar

Never back up the same data twice

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Agenda
Todays data protection reality
The usual answers
Avamar overview
How it works
Flexible deployment

Avamar solves customer


challenges
Summary

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Todays Data Protection Reality


Pressure to meet the changing
needs of the business
Data growth is immense
Companies want more data protected
Time required for backup is expanding
Backup hampered by tapes 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

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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
Avamar Software
Agent-only
or deployed
on qualified,
industrystandard
servers

Avamar Data Store


Fully integrated
software/hardware
offering

Avamar Virtual
Edition for VMware
Avamar
server
deployed as
a virtual
appliance

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 diskreducing
or eliminating the need for tape
Ideal for protecting VMware environments, remote offices,
LAN/NAS servers, and desktop/laptop systems

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Avamar: How it Works

Global, sub-file data deduplication

Break data into atom (sub-file,


variable-length segments of data)

Send and store each


atom only once

Avamar
backup repository

O
H

O
H

O
H

O
H

O
H

At the sourceDeduplication before data is transported across the network


At the targetAssures coordinated deduplication across sites, servers, and over time
GranularSmall, variable-length sub-file segments guarantee most effective deduplication
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Avamar: How it Works

Simple example of global, sub-file deduplication

Data
Center

First Instance

Only unique data


segments are
backed up

Duplicate Instance

A
B

Remote
Site 1

Data already backed up,


so only unique IDs stored
(20 byte pointers)

Modified Instance

Remote
Site 2

New data segment


identified and
backed up

D
A

Deduplication server
(stored backup data)

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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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Avamars Innovative Architecture


Avamar Server
Verified
checkpoint

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


Redundant Array of Independent
Nodes (RAIN) architecture

Parity across
storage nodes

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
Utility and
spare node

Data recoverability verified daily


RAID protection from disk failures
Available for Avamar software and
Avamar Data Store

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Avamars Centralized Management


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

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Avamar Server Deployment Options

Avamar Software

Avamar Data Store

Avamar Virtual Edition


for VMware
Avamar
VM

Avamar
VM

Avamar
VM

VMware Virtualization Layer


x86 Architecture
Resource
Pool

Software for industrystandard servers


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Fully integrated
hardware/software solution
with single point of support

Single-node Avamar server


running as a virtual machine
(virtual appliance)
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Avamars Flexible Deployment

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Avamar Data Store


Fully integrated software/hardware solution
Complete EMC backup, recovery, and disaster recovery
offering
Avamar backup and recovery software with integrated source/global
data deduplication
EMC-certified hardware built to orderfully configured and delivered

Built-in high availability

Avamar RAIN technology


Spare node, RAID
Redundant power distribution
Redundant switches, NICs for automatic failover on users network

Simplifies
Purchase (single vendor, certified hardware)
Deployment (minimizes onsite setup)
Service (single vendor support)

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Avamar Data Store


Flexible deployment options
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

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Avamar Virtual Edition for VMware

Avamar
VM

Avamar server deployed as a virtual appliance


Industrys first deduplication virtual appliance for backup,
recovery, and disaster recovery
Leverages existing ESX servers and storage

Avamar
VM

Avamar
VM

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

VMware Virtualization Layer


x86 Architecture
Resource
Pool

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

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Avamar Data Transport

Avamar grid

ESX server
Transport
Node

Existing backup
server
NetWorker/
NetBackup
server/
storage
node

Transport
Node

SAN/LAN
VMware Virtualization Layer
x86 Architecture
Resource
Pool

Avamar backs up clients


to Avamar server

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

Tape
vault
Avamar coordinates
export of data transport
replica through tape
backup system

Export deduplicated
data to tape for longterm storage
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)

Fewer tapes for lower costs


up to 50 times reduction in long-term storage costs
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Avamar Supported Operating Systems


and Applications
Client operating systems supported

Application modules

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, Ultimate

IBM DB2 9.1, 9.5, 9.7

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard and Enterprise

IBM Lotus Domino 6, 7, 8

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2

Microsoft Exchange 2003, 2007, 2010

Microsoft Windows Vista and XP

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007

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

Microsoft SQL Server 7.0, 2000, 2005, 2008

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.4 on zLinux

NDMP (EMC Celerra with DART 5.5, 5.6)

Red Hat Linux 7.2, 7.3, 9.0

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


7.2, 7.3.x)

Oracle 9i, 9.2, 10, 10g, 10gR2, 11g, 11gR2

Solaris 8, 9, 10, 10 x86


SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 8, 9, 10, 11
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 10SP3 on zLinux

VMware infrastructure

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

CentOS 4.x, 5.x

ESX 3.0.x, 3.5, 3i

Debian 4, 5

vSphere 4

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

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= ESX client operating system-certified using RHEL 4 client


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

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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VMware Backup Challenges


Virtualization changes server, application, and information paradigm
backup must evolve to deliver even greater consolidation and value
New Paradigm

Physical environment: Low overall server


utilization and plenty of bandwidth for backup

Virtual environment: High overall server


utilization and little bandwidth for backup

100%

CPU Utilization

CPU Utilization

Old Paradigm

80
%
60%
40%
20%
0%

Server A

Server B

Server C

20% resource utilization

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100%
80
%
60%

ESX server
Hardware

40%
20%
0%

Shared physical resources


Virtual
Server A

Virtual
Server B

Virtual
Server C

80% resource utilization

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Avamars Optimized Backup for


VMware Infrastructure
Avamar deduplicates at the optimal location and level
of granularity
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
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Avamar Solutions for VMware Infrastructure


Flexible, fast, efficient, and reliable backup and recovery

Avamar and VMware vSphere 4 integration


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

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Avamars Optimized Backup for VMware


Infrastructure
Avamar efficiently protects virtual machines
Traditional moves ~200% weekly

Up to
95% reduction in data moved

VMware Virtualization Layer

90% reduction in backup times

x86 Architecture

50% reduction in disk impact

Resource
Pool

95% reduction in NIC usage

Avamar moves ~2% weekly

80% reduction in CPU usage


50% reduction in memory usage
All backups are stored as virtual full
backups, ready for immediate restore

VMware Virtualization Layer


x86 Architecture

Enables greater server consolidation


ratios without overtaxing CPU utilization

Resource
Pool
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Avamar Backup for VMware Guests


Avamar agent resides inside each
virtual machine
Fast, daily full backups
VMware Virtualization Layer

x86 Architecture
Resource
Pool

= Avamar Software Agent

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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

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Avamar Image-Level Backups through


Storage APIs
vStorage API
virtual proxy
server with
Avamar agent

Virtual Machines

Mount

x86 Architecture

Supports both file-level (Windows


only) and image-level recovery

Resource
Pool

Avamar
server
= Avamar Software Agent

Fast, daily full backups


Deduplicates within and across
VMDK files

VMware Virtualization Layer

Physical server

Avamar agent resides on the proxy


server

SAN
storage

Avamar replication provides


disaster recovery for VMDKs

Avamar client software runs


on the proxy server

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Remote Office/Branch Office (ROBO)


Backup challenges and Avamar solution

The Achilles heel of data protection

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.

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

Mike DePhillip,
Backup Administrator,
Virginia Department
of Motor Vehicles

*Source: Gartner
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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

Avamars 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)

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LAN

LAN/WAN
Avamar NDMP
Accelerator

Avamar
Data Store

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Avamar Optimized Backup for NAS Filers


Eliminates time-consuming, traditional
full NDMP backups

Before Avamar
Weekend
Full

Daily
Incremental

Daily
Incremental

Daily
Incremental

Daily
Incremental

Daily
Incremental

Weekend
Full

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

After Avamar

Daily
Full

Daily
Full

Daily
Full

Daily
Full

Daily
Full

Daily
Full

Daily
Full

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

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Desktop/Laptop Backup Challenges


and Avamar Solution
Avamar Desktop/Laptop

End-user initiated
restore

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


Windows or Mac OS X

Avamar Data Store

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Data deduplicated at the source


Daily full backupsup to 10-times
faster
Minimal impact on PC and network
resources during backup

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Avamars 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 replicationno 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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Avamar Transforms Backup and Recovery


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 EMCs nextgeneration backup portfolio

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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 professionalstypical 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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NetWorker and Avamar Integration


How it works

NetWorker

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

Data

Save process gathers metadata and sends it to the


NetWorker server and data to the deduplication node

Clients

Metadata

NetWorker

On recovery, required deduplication data is requested,


and full dataset is restored at client

Metadata
Management
Console

NetWorker
Avamar
Data

Data Store
Deduplication
node

Server

NetWorker
Storage
node

Disk, VTL,
Tape
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Data Protection Advisor

Unified monitoring, analysis, and reporting

UnifySeeAct
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

Single view for data protection


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

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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

Data Domain deduplication


storage systems

Avamar deduplication
backup software

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USE CASE

Mecklenburg County
Backing up NAS Filers through the Avamar NDMP Accelerator

The Avamar system


has been absolutely
bulletproof since it was
fully implemented, its
part of our strategy to
reduce overall costs
and provide more
efficient public services
advantages that cant
be over-emphasized in
todays economy.
Jason Girad,
Storage Engineer
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USE CASE

St. Peters 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
Avamar provides a huge
time and cost savings
for backup of multiple
virtual machines.

Backup windows strained; physical resources


overburdened

With Avamar

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. Peters Health Care Services
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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
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USE CASE

Global Industrial Manufacturer


Backing up a VMware infrastructure
Before Avamar
Struggling to meet backup, recovery, and reliability goals
across extended enterprise
Lengthy backup windows caused by increasing data volumes,
threatening network performance

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.

Expanding existing backup solution would require second


master server, two additional tape silos, 16 new LTO tape
drives

With Avamar

Company spokesman,
global industrial manufacturer

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 shipmentsrisky 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
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.

With Avamar

Mike DePhillip,

Backup Administrator,
Virginia DMV

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Four hours to back up all 73 offices through existing


WAN (56k-T1) to central Avamar server
45 minutes to restore entire servers; files restored in
seconds
Centralized management and control

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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
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.

With Avamar
Reduced stored data by more than 50 percentfrom 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

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


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.

With Avamar

Head of Storage Services


Global pharmceutical
company

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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

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