EMC has unveiled new products and support to optimize the protection of VMware workloads to enable protection everywhere. The enhanced support spans VMware Virtual SAN, VMware vSphere and expanded data protection options for VCE VxRail Appliances.
The integration between EMC's data protection portfolio and VMware software empowers vAdmins to provision, monitor and manage the protection of their virtual workloads through the standard VMware interface.
According to EMC, the updated version of EMC Data Protection Suite for VMware, combined with EMC Data Domain Virtual Edition, provides fast, simple and efficient protection for VMware workloads, enabling continuous end-to-end protection through the native VMware interface.
Meanwhile, the support of RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines (VMs) for VMware vSphere APIs for IO filtering, enables vAdmins to manage replication through vSphere Storage Policy-Based Management, leveraging the common VMware framework.
In addition, VCE VxRail Appliance customers can now expand on its built-in protection capabilities and leverage a wider range of EMC data protection products to provide application consistency for backups as well as comprehensive monitoring, reporting and backup file search capabilities. Since VCE VxRail Appliances are powered by Virtual SAN, they can be deployed with EMC Data Protection Suite for VMs and EMC Data Domain Virtual Edition to provide a comprehensive solution for businesses that require cost-effective scaling to support workloads, or require broad monitoring, analysis, reporting and backup file search capabilities, as well as backup and recovery and continuous data protection for mission-critical applications including Oracle, SAP, and DB2.
With these EMC Data Protection Suite for VMware and EMC Data Domain Virtual Edition announcements, EMC is offering the extended protection of Virtual Machines on VxRail Appliances:
For organizations leveraging VMware Virtual SAN, the Data Protection Suite for VMware also provides disaster recovery support for Virtual SAN through EMC RecoverPoint for VMs. Having announced at VMworld 2015 that EMC would become VMware's first replication design partner, this year, EMC says its the only VM replication vendor to support VMware vSphere APIs for IO Filtering , as it brings a fully integrated virtual replication data services through RecoverPoint for VMs.
RecoverPoint for VMs employs advanced multi-site synchronous and asynchronous replication technology, offering up to zero RPO with any point in time recovery via a highly resilient, no-single-point-of-failure architecture for the most advanced VSAN topologies. Because RecoverPoint for VMs is storage-agnostic, the company says, replication is supported between VSAN and non-VSAN environments, for greater flexibility. And VMware vSphere APIs for IO Filtering integration enables vAdmins to manage replication through vSphere Storage Policy-Based Management, leveraging the common VMware framework.
More information is available about EMC’s Data Protection and Converged Infrastructure offerings.