March 11th, 2013 by Josh Shaman
EMC Data Protection Advisor 6 Released
EMC has announced Data Protection Advisor 6, an update on their software that enables organizations to easily gain visibility and insight into their backup infrastructures. As data needs grow and more companies expand existing storage and add virtual storage, EMC's Data Protection Advisor 6 monitors, alerts, analyzes, optimzies, and reports on those infrastructures enabling users to verify the status of their systems. The update on Data Protection Advisor (DPA) includes a new user interface, analysis engine, and architecture, as well as some updated features. DPA 6's updates improve upon DPA's ability to analyze and report upon backup storage, VMware, NAS/SAN, and the like.
EMC Data Protection Advisor 6 Interface – Customizable Dashboards
The new user interface places vital information up-front, accessible comprehensively on one screen. Users are able to view information in a single pane. The new analysis engine implements real-time protection and supplies cross-domain event correlation. DPA 6 also facilitates user-confidence by notifying users of unprotected VMware, alerting them about storage failures, and notifying them of predicted growth.
DPA 6 provides users the ability to manage their backup environment by troubleshooting problems before they become more serious issues. DPA 6 notifies users if information or clients haven't been backed up. DPA 6 also allows for multi-user protection by giving stakeholders access to self-verify service and status.
Data Protection Advisor 6 Updates and Additions
- Self-install and start ensuring protection in just minutes
- Rapid access to vital business information with new customizable dashboards
- Improve services' predictability with new real time monitoring, analytics, and alerts
- New scalable architecture
Pricing and Availability
EMC's DPA 6 is available to existing users as a free upgrade. New customers are offered two licensing models (capacity or host based) with specific pricing available through the channel or EMC sales representatives.