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Minimal disruption with EMC RecoverPoint


EMC has announced groundbreaking advances in its heterogeneous data protection software family for local and remote replication. EMC RecoverPoint provides customers with the ability to quickly and consistently recover data with minimal business disruption in the event of a disaster, corruption or other outage.

The solution attained commercial success in 2007, achieving triple digit revenue growth, year over year, with close to 400 customers leveraging the solution.
EMC RecoverPoint contains key new features for customers in version 3.0 that improve data protection investments, installations and management. Now, EMC RecoverPoint can protect and replicate the same data in local and remote-site combinations for operational and disaster recovery to maximize protection and minimize technology investments.  Also, EMC has added unique RecoverPoint functionality and integration with EMC ClariionCX3 networked storage systems that simplify RecoverPoint deployments, and broaden support for host operating systems and VMware environments.
EMC RecoverPoint’s expanded integration with Clariion CX3 arrays now provides additional support for a number of servers including Windows, Linux, Solaris and VMware ESX environments.  The RecoverPoint family is fully tested and qualified for replicating VMware File System data on Clariion CX3 arrays.
With this extended support, customers can now deploy RecoverPoint in three different scenarios, including:
* Heterogeneous storage environments where customers leverage intelligent fabrics via the EMC Connectrix family of products;
* EMC Clariion CX3 environments where customers leverage the storage processor to perform array-based splitting; and
* Environments where customers utilize the host-based driver to perform the write-splitting function.
EMC RecoverPoint’s new concurrent local and remote (CLR) data protection technology eliminates the need for separate solutions as it provides CDP and CRR of the same data.  The solution now provides more flexibility to replicate and protect data in many local and remote-site combinations with less storage footprint – whether for production applications or for test and development.
In addition, EMC improves ease of use by supporting CLR in the software’s graphical user interface (GUI), offering customers a new tree-view layout with single views of each consistency group and including work-flow wizards for configuration, operation and failover.
EMC RecoverPoint’s new integration with Clariion CX3 storage arrays simplifies deployment, offering a disaster recovery solution for new and existing Clariion CX3 networked storage environments by performing the write-splitting function in the storage array.  This new capability is supported across the entire family of RecoverPoint products including the entry-level version, EMC RecoverPoint/SE, which was introduced in 2007.
For Clariion CX3 customers, RecoverPoint deployments are simplified by eliminating the need to load host drivers, lowering installation and deployment costs, enabling rapid deployment of CDP and remote replication.  Finally, the Clariion CX3 array-based splitting function also enables CDP and CRR protection for iSCSI and Fibre Channel attached data volumes with RecoverPoint, further extending flexibility and management.