EMC once again establishes a new industry performance benchmark for the world's fastest single controller deduplication storage system with the introduction of the new Data Domain DD990. Similarly, Avamar 6.1 deduplication software and system delivers the industry's fastest backup and recovery performance for VMware environments, eclipsing the performance levels of its nearest competitor by 3x on backups and a staggering 30x on recoveries. Avamar 6.1 also simplifies backup management for key business critical applications with new support for SAP, Sybase and Microsoft SQL Server 2012 and enhanced support for Oracle. In addition, Avamar 6.1 further increases its support for virtual environments with expanded Microsoft Hyper-V features. Finally, new Data Domain software brings exciting capabilities to the Data Domain family, broadening Data Domain archiving capabilities for extended retention and regulatory compliance, expanding the Data Domain Boost ecosystem and enhancing the Data Domain Data Invulnerability Architecture. Combined, these announcements give customers tighter integration, simplified management and the world's fastest backup performance.Customer Quote: Mike Chrystal, Senior Technical Specialist, Storage and Servers, St Charles Health System, Inc. "Saint Charles Health System is a multi-site facility with over 400 virtual machines. Prior to these newly announced EMC products, our backups were already ten times faster with our new integrated Avamar and Data Domain system than with our previous system, saving us precious operational time and overcoming the challenges we faced in protecting our VMware environment. Now EMC is raising our new system's performance, adding useful new features like deeper support for Linux, and getting SQL Server 2012 support out there even before people have implemented it. EMC is covering a lot more bases than other backup vendors and constantly delivering new capabilities. For us, these newly announced products underscore that, after our extensive evaluation process, we made the right decision by choosing the EMC backup and recovery platform."