August 28th, 2012 by Josh Linden
EMC Avamar Deduplication Powers New VMware vSphere 5.1 Data Protection
EMC and VMware used the VMworld conference as the platform to announce that vSphere Data Protection (VDP), powered by EMC Avamar technology, has replaced vSphere Data Recovery in the new VMware vSphere 5.1. VDP leverages Avamar technology including variable-length deduplication, full support of Changed Block Tracking, and single-step restore.
This partnership draws on the Avamar brand and user base among VMware administrators and is meant to better position vSphere towards SMBs and department-level VMware environments. vSphere Data Protection can be managed directly from the vSphere Web Client, and takes advantage of the vSphere Storage APIs to enable agentless backup.