EMC is proud to announce the availability of NetWorker 9 for production environments. NetWorker 9 is one of the most feature rich NetWorker releases in its 25 year history and is further proof to our continued investment and commitment to the NetWorker Product Line. The NetWorker 9 release includes the following key features.
What’s New in EMC NetWorker 9
Simplified Data Protection Lifecycle Management
Data Protection as a Service is becoming increasingly important as corporations broadly adopt virtualization, cloud computing, big data, and more. NetWorker 9 simplifies the process of managing the lifecycle of data protection from initiation of the backup through expiration by enabling IT to chain multiple actions into policies that facilitates enterprise-level Data Protection Plans. By simplifying and automating the process of creating, assigning, and executing data protection based on desired tiers of service (Gold, Silver, etc.), NetWorker enables corporate IT departments to redefine the level of services they offer their customers.
ProtectPoint, announced last year, is the industry’s first and only storage integrated data protection solution. It provides the performance of snapshots and the functionality of backup by backing up mission-critical data from primary storage to industry-leading protection storage Data Domain. ProtectPoint integration with NetWorker allows the user to leverage the power of NetWorker's centralized management functionality including policy management, user management, monitoring, cataloging and reporting. The ProtectPoint integration with NetWorker will support Oracle, SAP with Oracle, and DB2 on VMAX3; XtremIO support will be added in 2016.
Block Based Backup (BBB) for Microsoft Windows environments was introduced in NetWorker 8.1 and has since enjoyed broad adoption as customers realize the real-life performance benefits of block level protection. BBB is now expanded to support Linux, Microsoft Exchange, and Microsoft Hyper-V, providing 5x or greater performance for backup, over traditional file-based methods. It leverages changed block tracking techniques along with industry-leading deduplication technology to reduce the amount of data moved and stored. BBB eliminates the traditional "file system walk" and every backup is stored as a forever full.
Enabling the Software Defined Data Center
IT is quickly moving to the Software Defined Data Center to improve efficiencies, increase agility, and improve control over application availability. NetWorker 9 introduces NetWorker Virtual Edition (NVE), a pre-configured virtual appliance that incorporates best practices for security and high performance. NVE enables customers to quickly deploy a fully-functioning backup and recovery solution. Key use cases include; customers that are standardizing on a virtualized infrastructure, remote office deployments, and Service Providers seeking a more secure multi-tenant solution BaaS (each instance offers tenant isolation on a Data Domain).
Key Themes for EMC NetWorker 9
NetWorker 9 is currently available for Directed Availability.
Release Overview – Key Themes