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Dell announces new data protection solutions
Mon, 30th Sep 2019
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Dell Technologies is introducing PowerProtect DD Series Appliances, the next generation of its Data Domain protection storage appliances enabling organisations to protect, manage and recover data at scale across diverse environments. 

In addition, Dell Technologies is announcing new enhancements to Dell EMC Cyber Recovery, now Dell EMC PowerProtect Cyber Recovery, and to Dell EMC PowerProtect Software that will provide customers with cyber resiliency and support for workloads on PowerProtect DD Series Appliances.

Today's businesses are experiencing an overwhelming increase in the amount of data they create and retain. 

According to the Dell EMC Global Data Protection Index, in Asia Pacific - Japan, organisations on an average managed 8.13 petabytes of data in 2018, a 384% increase compared to the data managed in 2016.

With PowerProtect DD Series Appliances, customers can equip themselves with a solution that supports their growing data needs, can restore their systems in times of disruption and fosters business value and innovation through a secure path to existing data sets.

“As the IT landscape continues to shift to accommodate the influx of data, customer data protection and management requirements will increasingly be shaped by hybrid multi-clouds, global data centres and exabyte scale,” says Dell Technologies Dell EMC data protection division president Beth Phalen.

“As organisations generate increasing amounts of data, concerns extend beyond securely storing and protecting this data to managing it across diverse environments,” says Dell Technologies Asia Pacific - Japan data protection solutions vice president Alex Lei.
Introducing Dell EMC PowerProtect DD Series appliances

The Dell EMC PowerProtect DD Series Appliances aim to simplify and provide operational efficiencies for data protection for multi-cloud workloads. 
PowerProtect DD's features include:

  • Faster performance. With up to up to 38% faster backups and up to 36% faster restores, PowerProtect DD includes instant access and instant restore of up to 60,000 IOPS for up to 64 virtual machines, and support for 25GbE and 100GbE network speeds.

  • Greater efficiency. PowerProtect DD is highly efficient, providing up to 1.25PB of usable capacity in a single rack with hardware-assisted compression improving logical capacity by up to 30%%, driving up to 65x data reduction. This smaller footprint delivers power and cooling savings of up to 35%, increasing ROI for organisations.

  • Scalability to meet future demands. With flexibility and agility at its core and available in multiple configurations, PowerProtect DD provides scalability and grow-in place capacity expansion, ranging from 1 terabyte up to 1.25PB.
  • Data protection for multi-cloud workloads. PowerProtect DD provides operational efficiency, resiliency and scalability across on-premises and hybrid cloud environments. It has an extensive cloud ecosystem with support across multiple public clouds and can natively tier deduplicated data, delivering cost-effective, long-term retention.
  • Single pane of glass management. With PowerProtect DD Management Center, customers can gain aggregated management for multiple systems, manage capacity and replications, and monitor the health and status of all their appliances on-premises and in the cloud.
Cyber resiliency for mission-critical systems

As customers experience an influx of data, they also must be prepared for cyber threats. 

Designed to minimise the impact of a cyber-attack and provide faster recovery of mission critical systems, Dell EMC PowerProtect Cyber Recovery now supports workloads protected with Dell EMC PowerProtect Software and stored on Dell EMC PowerProtect DD Series Appliances. 

This integration enables customers to strengthen their cyber resiliency with automated data recovery.

New enhancements to Dell EMC PowerProtect Cyber Recovery include the ability to automate restoration from a secure, isolated vault, which enables customers to augment their existing data protection architecture with a secure copy of data removed from the surface of attack. 

These additions and integration with PowerProtect DD enable customers to incorporate a cyber resiliency plan and automated cyber recovery process into their environments.

Dell Technologies Services supports Dell EMC PowerProtect Cyber Recovery on Dell EMC PowerProtect DD Series Appliances. 

ProConsult Advisory Services help in developing business resiliency and cyber recovery strategies, while ProDeploy and ProSupport services promote a path to productivity and the ability to get ahead of problems before they happen.

PowerProtect Software

After its initial launch at Dell Technologies World 2019, Dell EMC PowerProtect Software is upgraded with several new features to offer efficient data management capabilities. 

In addition to interoperability with the new PowerProtect DD Series Appliances, PowerProtect Software provides more integration with VMware vSphere, offering VMware customers simplified data protection management and self-service recovery.

PowerProtect Software also now supports Dell EMC Cloud Disaster Recovery to enable orchestrated and automated disaster recovery fail-over and failback of VMware workloads in the public cloud.

  • Three new PowerProtect DD Series Appliances – the Dell EMC PowerProtect DD6900, PowerProtect DD9400 and PowerProtect DD9900 – will be available globally 30 September, 2019 and through Dell Technologies channel partners.
  • Dell EMC Data Domain Virtual Edition and Dell EMC Data Domain DD3300, now branded Dell EMC PowerProtect DD Virtual Edition and Dell EMC PowerProtect DD3300, are available now.
  • Enhancements to Dell EMC PowerProtect Cyber Recovery and PowerProtect Software are available globally.