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EMC Data Protection Advisor Unifies Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Capabilities

EMC Corp. has announced new replication support in its EMC Data Protection Advisor software. Now users can centrally monitor all major backup applications along with replication technologies in both physical and virtual environments. With this new expansion, customers have a single, unified solution that monitors, analyzes, and reports across backup, replication, and NAS infrastructure, leading to improved compliance and reduced risk for data exposure while increasing operational efficiency and lowering costs.

Organizations of all sizes invest heavily in a range of data protection technologies to enable recovery under various failure and disaster scenarios. However, there is little visibility into these disparate environments to ensure that the data protection solutions are working to meet the appropriate organizational recovery objectives. EMC Data Protection Advisor automates the collection of data from applications, hosts and arrays and constantly monitors for exposures and alerts on gaps that could lead to missed service level agreements (SLAs) and data protection objectives.

Data Protection Advisor now provides data protection management support for replication software on Symmetrix and CLARiiON storage arrays. It creates a unified graphical map of application clients, arrays, devices and replicas that identifies what is working and where replication gaps exist. Easy to use wizards discover the application structure and all the associated storage, devices and replicas. Through automated data gathering and analysis, Data Protection Advisor will capture changes in the recoverability from any replicas. This powerful support allows for new levels of insight leading to improved service level compliance and recoverability of business critical data.

Customers can now leverage Data Protection Advisor to simplify RecoverPoint monitoring and service level compliance. With this new support, customers gain increased insight into replication configuration and performance, ensuring service agreements recovery objectives are being met.

Protection Advisor provides enhanced support for VMware with vCenter Server integration, providing detailed backup monitoring, alerting and reporting for individual virtual machines and ESX servers. New enhanced chargeback capabilities for backup -- and new chargeback support for RecoverPoint -- makes it easier for enterprises to deliver private cloud services by enabling efficient, accurate reporting of resource usage -- an important step for building private cloud infrastructures.

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