EMC unveils slew of product upgrades, new VMAX array

In all, the company announced 42 products or upgrades

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"We think we're roughly six times faster than our closest competitor on performance," Burton said. "The interesting thing about Data Domain, the reason it's been able to keep ahead of the competition is that it's very CPU intensive. So typically when we see a new processor come along, we'll immediately take advantage of that additional power."

EMC's announced a new iteration of its backup software, Avamar, which is now more tightly integrated with VMware, giving it a significant boost performance. Avamar 6.1 expands its support for Microsoft Hypver-V for backup of virtual server environments.

Avamar now also supports SAP, Sybase and Microsoft SQL Server 2012 and has enhanced support for Oracle database backup.

Burton said the new software is now three times faster than EMC's closest competitor: Symantec. "Even more staggering is if you look at the recovery of a VM, our testing shows we're 30 times faster. A typical VM, they can recover in a minute; we can recovery it in about two seconds," he said.

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