Launched July 10th and made Generally Available on August 10th, the new EMC NetWorker 8.0 centralizes, automates, and accelerates backup and recovery and is available for download. Improvements to NetWorker include:
Join the celebration by telling us about what excites you most about the new Networker! If you didn't see the announcement, check out the 'What's New' deck here. Respond here with your opinion AND send your mailing address to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a special gift for your involvement!
Installed mine today! KLX250 dual sport.. I'll see how long I can go before I get pulled over by the locals.. 🙂 Would also look good sitting on most desks. Make sure you reply and let us know what you think and get your address to email@example.com to receive your plate...
NetWorker 8 equals to speed, which is greatly needed as the number of backup sources and amount of data is continously increasing. But not just in terms of data transfer thanks to the enhanced ddboost support, but also the administrative interface that improves visibility and manageability. Built for the future, not just today. Great work!
Not upgrading yet...probably would wait for SP1
Would be great if there is a white paper or best practices about Multi Tenancy
As much as I would love to install NW 8.0 I will not until it has been GA for at least 6 months. I cannot afford to spend countless hours with EMC support to get issues resolved. Our shop is just too big for that kind of downtime.
I am however going to upgrade to the NW 8.0 SN and DSN in at least one of my environments.
I would like to see a document stating how much CPU/RAM is required by the new NetWorker 8 server on a per client basis.
If I have 100 clients I need X GB of RAM and Y number of CPUs.
If I have 1000 clients I need X GB of RAM and Y number of CPUs.
If I have 10,000 clients I need X GB of RAM and Y number of CPUs.
This would help us to properly size the networker server(s) in the environment.
We are now entering into a backup world where we have PB of data. We need not only faster backups but faster recovery options.
I like in particular the option to perform direct backups from individual clients to DD using DD Boost - I believe this will really have a positive impact on backup and recovery strategies.
Additionally the multi-tenancy feature is great in today's cost-center-centric IT infrastructures.
Hope you all are enjoying your new gift! For those of you who are shy about sharing your thoughts, or haven't had time to learn about all the great new features of NetWorker 8.0, don't hesitate to check out the PowerPoint file attached to the regular post.
Would love to see some photos shared here from those of you who are ACCLR8'ing with the new NetWorker and have received your license plate memento from the launch!
The plate is on my desk and reminds me mentioning the great features of NW8 everytime I talk to a customer or partner