EMC debuts next-generation of Avamar

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Data storage and archiving firm EMC has released the latest iteration of Avamar, which includes enterprise backup capabilities for desktop and laptop computers.

Businesses can leverage the same Avamar de-duplication technology that protects data centers and remote offices to backup the information stored on corporate desktops and laptops, said the Hopkinton, Mass.-based company.

EMC said that Avamar's virtualization capabilities, through support of VMware vSphere 4 and vCenter and vStorage integration, offer customers robust backup and restore options. The Avamar management console has been integrated with vCenter, providing a single point of management for all backup options.

EMC said it has increased Avamar backup capacity by more than 60 percent and added new de-duplicated export to tape functionality.