Note: 2nd of 3 updates on new product announcements for this week. The 3rd installment will cover what is new with NetWorker 7.5.
I thought I would take the opportunity in the second of my product update discussion to discuss one of the lesser know, but most relevant and useful products in the lineup: Data Protection Advisor (formerly known as EMC Backup Advisor, and prior to that as WysDM). Data Protection Advisor, or DPA, fills a big gap for most backup and recovery administrators: the reporting, diagnostics, and analysis of their environment in a useful way.
Notice that I say useful: having 400 canned "reports" does nobody any good if the reports are not useful and relevant.