I'm a little slow on the uptake here, however, I thought it interesting to point out a few high level points for the Data Protection Service soon to be offered with VMware vCHS (vCloud Hybrid Service).
- Avamar is the software layer integrated with Data Domain protection storage to provide backup as a service.
- The tasks are automated with Puppet.
- The workflow is automated with VMware vCenter Orchestrator.
Prasenjit Sarkar posted some really detailed information about the Data Protection Service here: Data Protection Service for vCloud Hybrid Service.
Very exciting things for Backup-as-a-Service, VMware and EMC Data Protection!