Today’s cloud focused software defined data center is being powered by the latest converged infrastructure like VCE’s vBlock. As we converge our hardware stack in the data center into a cohesive scalable stack, it’s important that backup continue to be a part of they plan. EMC Avamar empowers IT with a powerful backup environment that is a converged infrastructure of sorts in a combined hardware and software solution. It is able to protect not just the applications that are being provided, the virtual infrastructure components, but the configuration of the vBlock itself. So as you begin to move to a converged infrastructure, be sure you have included Avamar and Data Domain as your backup plan.