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September 22, 2005

EMC tries to steal Microsoft’s DPM thunder

Posted by David Hunter at 3:14 PM ET.

Computer Business Review has the story:

In what looks like an attempt to spike Microsoft’s publicity guns, EMC has unveiled a CDP-like product that is an update to its existing RepliStor software.

The low-end and mid-range Windows server-hosted software is not a true continuous data protection product. EMC said it still plans to launch true high-end CDP software soon.

By introducing the ability to trigger snapshots of file systems in RepliStor version 6.1, EMC has created a product that is comparable to Microsoft Corp’s first ever standalone backup product, its Data Protection Manager software. Usually EMC does not announce products until they are shipping or are very close to shipping.

But there is no date set for the RepliStor update, and EMC said only that it will ship before the year end. Microsoft is expected to make the official launch of DPM soon, and that may have inspired EMC’s decision to unveil and detail a product unusually far ahead of its GA date.

More on doings in the CDP and “nearly” CDP market by following the link and there are more details on Microsoft DPM on its home page.

Filed under Coopetition, Data Protection Manager, EMC, Servers

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One Response to “EMC tries to steal Microsoft’s DPM thunder”

  1. Microsoft News Tracker » Microsoft and EMC team up for lifecycle management Says:

    [...] This is on the service side of EMC’s business. They still compete with Microsoft on products like VMware and continuous data protection, while having a strained relationship in low end network storage. [...]

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