EMC has updated its Avamar 6 de-duplication software to give organisations more scale and flexibility when backing up data.
The firm revealed enhanced integration between Avamar and the Data Domain de-duplication storage systems through new software called Data Domain Boost.
Data Domain Boost allows Avamar to direct backups to the Data Domain systems so that companies can decide how they want to assign workloads.
Avamar supports source-based de-duplication, which minimises the amount of duplicate information close to where the data is created, whereas Data Domain supports target-based de-duplication, removing data near to where it is stored.
Increased scalability will be delivered through the update to Avamar Data Store Den 4, which more than doubles usable capacity to 124TB.
In addition, multiple Data Domain systems, including the new DD890, supporting up to 285TB of usable capacity can be added to offer additional storage for selected workloads.
"EMC continues to integrate its data protection portfolio for the benefit of its customers," said BJ Jenkins, president of EMC's Backup Recovery Systems division.
"This announcement demonstrates the value of tightly integrating the industry's leading de-duplication backup software and de-duplication storage systems."
EMC said that the new software is available immediately.
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