Avamar is one of the data protection offerings from Dell EMC, with NetWorker being another well-known solution (see Evaluator Group’s separate NetWorker Product Brief). Avamar supports a range of source data, both on-premises and in the cloud. The Avamar solution is offered in two forms: as a physical appliance with Dell EMC hardware via the Integrated Data Protection Appliance (IDPA) family, and as a virtual appliance. Both forms integrate with Dell EMC Data Domain systems. (Note: Existing customers can still use the original scalable Avamar Data Store hardware solution, however Dell EMC is focusing customers on the Data Domain solutions going forward.)
Avamar backs up both local and remote physical and virtual systems including servers, network-attached storage (NAS) systems, endpoints and enterprise applications. It uses client-side agents, or the Network Data Management Protocol (NDMP) with Avamar Accelerators in the case of NAS systems, to control data backup. Avamar can apply deduplication technology at the source to greatly reduce the amount of data that is transferred and stored. All data is encrypted in flight for security.
Administration is through a graphical user interface (GUI) that is accessed either through the web or from an application loaded on a server. Avamar also delivers tight VMware integration, including the ability to perform backup and recovery operations directly from VMware interfaces – vSphere, vCloud Director and vRealize Automation.
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