Backup and recovery An Integrated Data Protection converged backup system solution uses one of the following arrangements of Dell EMC technology and components: Avamar Avamar with Data Domain NetWorker with Data Domain Child TopicsConverged backup systems componentsDell EMC has a family of products for backup and recovery design for Converged Systems. The correct product to use depends on specific customer requirements. AvamarAvamar is comprised of software and hardware components and provides a data backup and recovery solution with deduplication technology. NetWorkerNetWorker is a software-based backup and recovery system that runs on virtual Microsoft Windows servers. NetWorker requires separate storage hardware as a backup target. A converged backup system with NetWorker uses Data Domain for storage. Data DomainData Domain systems provide data storage targets for converged backup systems. Data Domain supports deduplication of backup data before writing it to storage, thus minimizing storage requirements by storing only unique data. Data Domain StandaloneIn a converged environment where backups utilizing Avamar, NetWorker, or ProtectPoint are not desired, the alternative is Data Domain Standalone. Converged backup system sizingRecovery types Converged backup systems built upon the combination of Avamar or NetWorker and Data Domain deliver several recovery types. Replication of backup data to a second site Converged backup systems support replication of backup data to a second site. Cloud tier support Converged backup systems support cloud tiering. IP-based data backup Backup data travels between a converged backup system and a Converged System over the IP links that directly connect the two systems. This backup data replicates to an alternate data center using the customer's IP infrastructure between the two sites. The result is a copy of critical data protected locally on the converged backup system and a duplicate copy of the data safely stored in a secondary location. NDMP backup Converged backup systems use network data management protocol backups to provide a backup and recovery solution for IP storage, such as Isilon, PowerMax/VMAX eNAS, VNX or VNXe products. Enterprise deployment A corporation with multiple branch offices might have multiple isolated backup systems. The best practice is to deploy a centrally-managed backup architecture. Converged backup systems also protect against site disasters by replicating the daily backups offsite. This solution is fast, network efficient, and eliminates the risks and costs associated with tape backups. Using Oracle RMAN with converged backup systems There are two common methods for using a converged backup system with Oracle databases. ProtectPoint for VMAX3 and VMAX All Flash arrays with Data Domain ProtectPoint for VMAX3 and VMAX All Flash arrays with Data Domain is a data protection solution that integrates primary storage on a VMAX array with protection storage on a Data Domain system. Using Enterprise Hybrid Cloud with converged backup systems The Enterprise Hybrid Cloud is a solution based on a defined reference architecture, which integrates products and services from Dell EMC and VMware. The solution is based on a number of Dell EMC technologies and the VMware vRealize Suite.