What’s New with Dell EMC NetWorker 9.1
Dell EMC NetWorker 9.1 adds the following key capabilities:
- Enhanced cloud orchestration for the enterprise and cloud providers via in-cloud support for Microsoft Azure, as well as long term retention with Data Domain Cloud Tier
- Streamlined and simplified management, plus scale and performance enhancements for protecting VMware environments
- Support for VMware vRealize Automation and Orchestrator
- Expanded currency support, including Data Domain 5.7 and 6.0, VMware vSphere 6.5 and vRealize & Orchestrator 7.0.1, Microsoft SQL 2016 and Azure, and SQL Table-level Recoveries using ItemPoint
Cloud enablement – extending common user experience whether protecting applications and data on-premises or in the cloud
Whether your customer’s data protection strategy focus is on-premises backup, extension to private cloud for backup or long-term retention, or moving to backup of applications and data in the public cloud, NetWorker provides the same enterprise-level user experience.
Via Dell EMC NetWorker 9.1 and CloudBoost, EMC Data Protection Suite Enterprise Edition and Data Protection Suite for Backup now provide protection for Microsoft Azure resident applications to Azure Blob cloud object storage, in addition to protection for Amazon EC2 resident applications to Amazon S3 and S3-IA storage, announced in Q2 2016. CloudBoost employs source-side encryption, compression, deduplication, and WAN optimization for highly efficient backup in and to the cloud. This scenario is effective for both short-term backups for operational recovery and long-term backups for compliance.
Dell NetWorker 9.1 also adds the ability to orchestrate Data Domain Cloud Tier from the NetWorker console. Specifically, administrators can natively control data movement policies from within NetWorker through clone policies or actions, thereby managing which clients are backed up on-premises, and which are tiered off-premises. Admins can create a policy to copy data from Data Domain Active Tier to Data Domain Cloud Tier, then off to cloud after a specified period, and set to expire on-premises. They can also streamline recovery of a cloud-based object via the NetWorker UI.
There are several VMware-based enhancements in Dell EMC NetWorker 9.1. A new architecture greatly streamlines and simplifies configuration, supportability and troubleshooting through the use of a NetWorker-native proxy. Now, NetWorker Management Console (NMC), is the single point of management for VMware data protection.
Administrators have greater operational control from within NMC. Specifically, they can perform full backups, full restores, Instant Access restores, File Level Recovery and Instant Access operations from NMC.
NetWorker also offers several scale and performance enhancements over NetWorker 9.0.1, including:
- Up to 10 times faster File Level Recovery
- Support for up to 8 times more concurrent Instant Access (IA)/Instant Recovery (IR) sessions
- Up to 4 times more files per File Level Recovery session
- Up to 3 times more concurrent backups per NetWorker proxy
Regarding the greater IA/IR scale, administrators can now perform a limited number of concurrent IA sessions based on Data Domain configuration and available resources, specifically with Data Domain OS 6.0 running on flash-enabled Data Domain systems, including DD6800, DD9300 and DD9800.
Dell EMC NetWorker 9.1 also supports REST API for VM restore capabilities, and offers simplified image recovery from replicas.
In Dell EMC NetWorker 9.1, VMware administrators can empower their end-users using VMware vRealize Automation and Orchestrator by leveraging new support for the vRealize Data Protection Extension. This enables self-service virtual machine deployment, the ability to addvirtual machines to backup policies and the ability to perform image and FLR backups and recoveries. All data protection tasks occur right from within the vRA UI.
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