Avamar deduplication backup software and system provides fast, daily, full backups for: NAS systems, desktops/laptops, remote offices, virtualized environments and business critical applications. Avamar eliminates redundant sub-file data segments at the client backup before backup data is transferred across the network and stored to the Avamar Data Store or Data Domain Systems.
As a result, the network bandwidth required for backup is reduced by up to 99% – delivering quick, daily and full backups across existing IP WAN/LAN links and virtual infrastructure. Avamar deduplicates backup data across sites and servers, reducing the required total backup disk storage by up to 95 percent. Avamar provides efficient, secure, cost effective daily asynchronous replication to meet disaster recovery objectives.
Traditional solutions tend to be inefficient because they repeatedly backup everything (duplicate files and sub-file data segments that exist across servers, desktops, laptops and offices.
When combined with daily incremental backups and weekly full backups, the quantity of duplicate data is staggering. The sheer amount of data that must cross already congested networks, backup servers and infrastructure makes backup windows a challenge. The impact is especially severe when dealing with virtual environments, remote offices and NAS systems. In virtual environments, each virtual machine (VM) represents an individual backup job, often with overlapping backup windows, and includes redundant operating system, application and file data, which creates headaches for backup administrators.
Never Back up the Same Data Twice
Unlike many server deployments, the Avamar Data Store uses a grid architecture that facilitates linear performance by simply adding storage notes. Each incremental node increases CPU, memory, I/O, and disk capacity for the entire grid. When storage is added, data is automatically load-balanced without compromising system performance. Avamar eliminates single points of failure by employing patented redundant array of independent nodes (RAIN) technology to provide high availability across nodes. In addition, system and data integrity are verified daily to ensure recoverability.
Optimized Protection for Virtual Infrastructure
Avamar deduplicates your backup across your physical and virtual servers. For virtual environments, flexible backup options include guest-and image-level backups that leverage the latest VMware, VSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V APIs. In all cases only new, unique sub-file, variable-length data segments are transferred across the virtual/physical infrastructure. Avamar leverages VMware’s changed block tracking (CBT) for both faster backups and restores. For image backup Avamar maximizes throughput by using intelligent load balancing across multiple proxy VMs.
Flexible Deployment Options
● Avamar Data Store: The easiest and fastest way to deploy this solution, Avamar Data Store combines 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 set-up time while providing a single point of contact for purchasing, deployment and service.
● 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: Virtual appliance deployment in which Avamar Virtual Edition is implemented wholly within a VMware virtual machine.
● Integration with Data Domain Deduplication Storage Systems: Take advantage of Data Domain‘s performance and scale for all backup workloads.
Where to go from here
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