Past, Present, and Future: EMC NetWorker Redefines Data Protection

Think back to the year 1990.  A gallon of gas was $1.16, Microsoft released Windows 3.0, and Wilson Phillips’ “Hold On” held the #1 spot on the Billboard Top 100. Since then, a gallon of gas has reached over $4 a gallon in the US, Microsoft nears the release of Windows 10, and Wilson Phillip’s “Hold On” can only be heard on the oldies radio station. Needless to say, times have changed.

One thing that remains the same, however, is the performance and power of EMC NetWorker. 25 years ago “Legato NetWorker: The Complete Backup and Recover Product” entered the market. The IT landscape has transformed rapidly since then, but NetWorker continues to adapt – protecting customers’ data, increasing backup and recovery speeds, and offering long term retention to the cloud. For instance, the latest NetWorker 8.2 release boasts

  • 50% faster backups using client direct with DD Boost,
  • 10x faster VMware image backups,
  • 5x faster backup with Block Based Backup, and
  • 90% reduction in network traffic with DD Boost and Data Domain.

NetWorker_LegendaryWith over 38,000 licensed customer sites worldwide, NetWorker’s customer loyalty is unmatched in the industry. Don’t believe me? Just ask around! NetWorker is used by 8 out of the top 10 automobile manufacturers, telecommunication companies, hospitals and aerospace supply companies.  Our customers’ passion and commitment to the product is proof of NetWorker’s staying power and value.

“Right from the start it [NetWorker] was designed to offer a powerful data protection framework, offering extensibility via a rich command line and a core focus on keeping data safe via a holistic approach to backup dependency tracking. It was clear from the outset this was a product designed for longevity and reliability. That it’s achieving its 25th anniversary this year is no surprise to me at all.”  -Preston De Guise, Systems Engineer, Author: The NetWorker Information Hub Blog

Not only has NetWorker seen individual product success, but it has played a major role in the rapid adoption of EMC’s Data Protection Suite. Data Protection Suite delivers a complete end-to-end solution with best-of-breed components designed to work together, including Avamar, NetWorker, Data Protection Advisor, and DD Boost for Enterprise Apps. Proof of NetWorker’s flexible design is its integration with the most recent addition to DP Suite, CloudBoost , which was included in the latest shipping releases.  As a testament to our consistent ability to execute and completeness of vision, EMC has once again been recognized in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Backup Software. For the 16th consecutive year, Gartner places EMC in the Leaders quadrant. The latest report confirms the value Data Protection Suite has to offer.

The IT landscape will constantly be in a state of transformation, but one thing is for certain: EMC Data Protection Suite will continue redefining data protection.

Visit our commemorative page celebrating NetWorker’s 25th Anniversary.

About the Author: Meredith Soper