Following up on the previous post, there is a second case where we have seen Avamar backup be enormously compelling, and that is the case of VMware backups.
Previously, I had said that there are really two things that Avamar does better than anything else: it is fast, and it uses very little bandwidth. And while the later is important in the case of remote backups, both of these are crucial when it comes to managing VMware backups.
Why do we care about VMware backup? Because basically VMware backups are painful. With a traditional backup application, we have two choices about how to backup VMware, and both of them are bad. (There is actually a third, and it is bad too.)