Networker Fast Start now available from Channel Data

NetWorker Fast Start, a tailored version of EMC’s NetWorker software, is now distributed through Channel Data’s network of resellers.

According to Mike Hamilton, Channel Data MD, NetWorker Fast Start is targeted at small to medium size businesses (SMBs). It enables these companies to implement enterprise-class backup software that previously may have been beyond their reach from a budget perspective.

“NetWorker Fast Start is functionally equivalent to EMC’s renowned NetWorker offering,” says Hamilton. “We can confirm that the only technical difference between the two packages is the installation wizard provided for Fast Start.”

Currently Channel Data is offering the package with a ‘one-day installation’ promise along with the ability to add any of NetWorker’s next-generation capabilities as they appear on the market.

“Once installed, NetWorker Fast Start gives users the same performance and access to NetWorker’s capabilities that NetWorker’s enterprise customers enjoy,” he says.

“What’s more, Fast Start provides investment protection because it is capable of expanding to meet requirements for comprehensive, high-performance backup and recovery well into the future.”

Networker Fast Start features include:

• Global data de-duplication
• VMware Consolidated Backup (VCB) and de-duplication backups
• Replication management
• Continuous data protection (CDP)
• Backup analytics
• Disk library media management.