EMC Deutschland GmbH
Data deduplication adoption has made impressive strides over the past two years, likely fueled by interest in disk-based backup and recovery, the impact of the economy on IT budgets, and the proliferation of server virtualization. EMC incorporates data deduplication as a native feature to deliver highly efficient backup and recovery—a must for rapidly expanding virtual server environments. This paper details the challenges of protecting VMware vSphere environments, but more importantly examines the potential for backup improvements when compared to physical environments. Specifically, it offers insight into how EMC and its integration with vSphere technology provide more efficient data protection.