Rod Matthews, senior director of business development for backup and recovery systems, said that Avamar and Data Domain products have distinct and different use cases and being able to manage both through NetWorker will reduce management requirements.
"One optimizes use cases that are bandwidth constrained or focused on an end-point, which is Avamar scenario. Then there's the Data Domain scenario, which is optimized for a data center target environment, such as database backup, mainframe backup, AS400s," he said. "The world needs both, and we're going to offer both."
Matthews said EMC will continue to integrate Data Domain's deduplication capabilities with other products in the future. "The long-term strategic vision is you've got one software stack on the front end, with the Avamar and NetWorker stack are one client you get today," Matthews said. "The next step is how do we integrate the backend where there's one storage device that it all writes to. That's a longer-term project."
"Using Data Domain deduplication with various archiving workloads in addition to things like Centera and Celerra is another place you'll see tighter integration happening," he said.
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