What makes Avamar such a great product for Microsoft environments? For starters, Avamar 6.1 has full support for Microsoft Hyper-V. By installing the Avamar software on a Hyper-V server, you can provide backup of the VMs on that server. This includes full backup protection of your virtual machines or the applications running in that VM including support for Cluster Shared Volumes (CSVs).
Avamar also allows you to restore VMs to the original server or to another server. This addresses several scenarios such as making VMs available on different servers for recovery purpose, moving VMs or quickly restoring a backup even if the original server is unavailable.
Avamar also supports Granular Level Recovery (GLR) or the ability to restore individual files from a backup. This is a simple operation as the administrator can select the date of the laat backup that contain the files they need and then browse the backup to select individual files or folders from the VM backup image and mount them for access.
All this while providing deduplication capabilities to an Avamar device or a Data Domain target to eliminate tape in the Datacenter! Avamar supports the suite of Microsoft applications so it can be used in a virtual or physical environment.
Congratulations to the EMC Avamar team for a Best of TechEd and Best of Microsoft product!