EMC Seeks To Shake Up Enterprise Backup And Recovery

July 10, 2012: EMC is reaching out to its installed base as well as its competitors’ customers with a new release of its enterprise backup and recovery software product, NetWorker 8.0. The company already has 23,000 NetWorker customers but believes the new performance enhancements and tighter integration with its Avamar and Data Domain products represent a significant opportunity to both deepen and extend its customer base.

IDC analyst Robert Amatruda, research director, data protection and recovery, agrees that the improved integration with the company’s Data Domain technology and Microsoft applications should help extend its commanding lead in the segment. Each one of the changes isn’t revolutionary, but taken together they really enhance the relative offering in terms of their competitors, he says: “EMC has really taken this thing from 0 to 60 to 160, really enhancing this product.”

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Author: Steve Wexler

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