EMC Announces Another Step Towards Backupless-Backups

Last week, in London, made several announcements – many of which hinged on the 3 platform – but the one of most interest to me was , where those new machines will be able to send their backup data directly from production storage to protection storage (EMC Data Domain) without an intermediary backup server.

I mentioned this in my blog last week as an example of while “backup” is evolving, those kinds of evolutions require that the role of both the Backup Administrator (which should not be thought of as a Data Protection Manager/DPM) and the Storage Administrator (or any other workload manager that is becoming able to protect their own data) need to evolve, as well.

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