Today EMC is announcing a new version of EMC Avamar software and hardware. With the latest release come a ton of new features, bigger, better, faster hardware, and support for integrating Avamar with Data Domain.
So, without further preamble, let's jump into what is new in Avamar v6.0:
On the hardware side, the new release offers higherdensity nodes with greater performance. Nodes are now offered in 4 different capacities: 1.3 TB, 2.6 TB, 3.9 TB, and 7.8 TB. The standard Utility and Accelerator nodes continue to be available and serve the same function in Avamar v6.0 as they did in previous releases. What is more, is the performance of the node relative to important internal system maintenance and upkeep scales with capacity. The 7.8 TB node offers twice the performance of the 3.9 TB node. For some important tasks like garbage collection and file system checks this means there is no longer any good reason not to use the highest density nodes even for data with exceptionally high change rates.