EMC's NetWorker receives a Boost

Posted on October 05, 2010


October 5, 2010 – EMC this week announced a range of new features and pricing options for its NetWorker backup and recovery software, including integration with Data Domain DD Boost software, replication for scheduling and monitoring of backups at all sites, and a number of productivity enhancements, such as checkpoint restart, simplified cloning, disk load balancing and space management capabilities, according to an article posted on Enterprise Storage Forum.

DD Boost software offloads a Data Domain target device by moving segmentation and fingerprinting onto the backup server, freeing up bandwidth for the Data Domain appliance. Previously, NetWorker users had to communicate with Data Domain deduplication appliances as virtual tape libraries (VTLs) or as file systems via CIFS or NFS. DD Boost provides the highest performance option for NetWorker users, according to EMC officials.

EMC also introduced a capacity-based licensing model for NetWorker, although the company will continue to offer its existing feature-based pricing model. Users can purchase capacity-based licenses in 10TB increments. The list price for NetWorker Data Domain Device Type licensing starts at $9,590.

Read the full article by Kevin Komiega on Enterprise Storage Forum: “EMC NetWorker Gets DD Boost Integration, New Pricing.”

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