Simplified Disk-to-Disk-to-Tape Data Backup and Recovery
The only integrated backup to disk solution from Dell and Symantec.
- Solution with deduplication option designed to be up to 50% less expensive than similar tape solutions: learn more about deduplication
- Wizard-driven management capabilities
- Continuous data protection for Exchange, file and SQL
Protect Your Data
Deduplication Option Offers Savings, Simplicity and AdaptabilityEven in this era of massive data growth, the PowerVault DL Appliance with Backup Exec 2012 deduplication option helps you optimize your storage capacity by limiting duplicate storage blocks and leaving only one copy of the data to be stored. Full indexing is retained, however, should the data ever be required again. The system is designed to be more cost-effective than similar tape solutions.
Integrated Tape SupportThe PowerVault DL Appliance is available with the Dell PowerVault TL2000, TL4000 or ML6000 tape library integrated into the full solution. Take advantage of backup-to-disk for quick availability, and then transfer to tape from the same management console for off-site disaster recovery.
Faster, More Reliable BackupNot only can tape-based backups be complex and time-consuming, but they're also prone to failure and often exceed their backup window. Disk-based backup with the PowerVault DL Appliance powered by Symantec is fast and reliable, enabling you to restore with confidence.
Better than Virtual Tape LibraryVirtual tape libraries (VTLs) are "point products" that can help fix backup and recovery bottlenecks in the short term. However, they are separate components that create silos of information and add management complexity. Virtual tapes have to be created, provisioned and managed from a separate interface, and VTL products lack alerting and reporting functions within the backup solution. The PowerVault DL Appliance is a native, disk-to-disk solution that eliminates the need for manual setup and management. It automatically and dynamically provisions disks and gives you proactive monitoring, alerts and reporting.
Remote Backup, Management, Monitoring and MaintenanceYou can use the PowerVault DL Appliance to back up data from remote offices to your data center, setting up backup tasks and policies, as well as performing system monitoring and maintenance from a central location. This makes the PowerVault DL Appliance the ideal backup solution for remote offices that do not have IT administrators on site.
Granular Recovery Technology for Speedy RestoresWith Symantec's Granular Recovery Technology (GRT) for critical Microsoft® applications, including Exchange, SharePoint® (MOSS) and Active Directory®, you can recover granular objects from a single-pass backup by simply browsing and selecting it. GRT lets you recover specific items, such as public folders and individual mailboxes, email messages, attachments and calendar items, without a time-consuming full restore.
Integration between archiving and backupImproving archiving complements backup by helping companies identify what to store, what to delete and when to move older data to secondary systems while ensuring fast discovery and recovery of older data. The DL Appliance powered by Symantec provides the options to integrate archiving and backup, helping customers to control storage costs and recovery times. The DL Appliance with Backup Exec 2012 Agent for Enterprise Vault now supports Enterprise Vault 10 beta backup, recovery and migration. Additionally, the Backup Exec Archive Option for Exchange now includes Virtual Vault, allowing users to access archived emails directly from within Outlook.
Continuous Data Protection for Exchange and FileThe PowerVault DL Appliance powered by Symantec Backup Exec 2012 continuously protects Microsoft® Exchange and file data by backing up changes to the disk as they occur. Not only does this improve overall data protection, but it also reduces administrative complexity by eliminating the need for full, incremental or differential backups for Exchange data.
Protection for Desktops and Laptops
The Desktop and Laptop Option (DLO) with Backup Exec 2012 lets you automatically sync and protect multiple desktops and laptops using a network share. You can choose continuous, scheduled or manual backups through an intuitive interface that lets you access your latest data, even when you are on the road.
Protection for VMware Virtual MachinesLicensing requirements can make managing backups on virtual machines difficult and expensive. The PowerVault DL Appliance powered by Symantec™ Backup Exec 2012 incorporates award-winning technology for virtual machine protection. The Agent for VMware® Virtual Infrastructure includes protection for an unlimited number of guests on an individual ESX host. In addition, Backup Exec 2012 leverages several VMware technologies, including VMware Consolidated Backup (VCB), that make backing up and restoring virtual machines faster and easier.
The DL Appliance powered by Symantec’s Backup Exec 2012 delivers improved backup and deduplication performance in virtualized environments. The new “V-Ray” technology embedded into the core solution gives customers x-ray vision to easily see, protect and recover their virtual machines with the same solution that protects their physical environments. Additionally, Symantec’s Backup Exec Management Plug-in for VMware is now part of the standard agent for VMware providing Backup Exec management through vCenter™.
Dell ProSupport starts with the Dell ProSupport for IT service model designed for IT professionals like you. Dell ProSupport for IT provides:
- 24x7 Direct access to Dell Expert Centers
- Fast-track dispatch for Dell-certified technicians
- Escalation management through Dell’s Global Command Centers
Next, Dell ProSupport Options align to the way you use technology — rapidly responding to your needs, protecting your investment, productivity and sensitive data, and providing enhanced proactive support services to reduce the risk and complexity of managing your infrastructure.
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|Mission Critical* — Perfect for server and storage environments where avoiding unplanned downtime and reducing recovery time through priority response are a must. The package includes priority 4-hour on-site*service or optional 2-hour response with 6-hour hardware repair, Dell’s proven Critical Situation process and emergency dispatch.|
|Keep your hard drive* — Enables you to control your sensitive data by retaining your hard drive and helps you comply with current data privacy regulations to help mitigate risks associated with regulatory or civil liabilities.||Enterprise-wide contract — Provides enhanced proactive capabilities through:|
Proactive maintenance — Maximizes the availability and stability of your infrastructure proactively. The package includes a detailed system assessment and implementation of driver or firmware updates and upgrades for your server or storage systems.
Remote advisory options — Provides telephone and internet access to technical expertise for specialized applications and solutions such as Microsoft® Exchange, Virtualization and more.
|Basic Hardware Warranty*|
Ideal for nonessential application environments. This service offers business-hour, phone-based support for hardware-only issues with Next Business Day On-Site Service following completion of phone-based troubleshooting.
Dell Education Services
Decrease downtime, improve utilization and ensure business continuity with storage training from Dell Education Services. A self-paced online training course jump starts the Storage Administrator on managing the PowerVault MD Storage environment.
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Comprehensive storage training and certification
Through comprehensive storage training courses, Dell provides expertise in implementing Dell storage into an existing IT infrastructure. If you are interested in validating or maintaining your skill set for company compliance, the Dell-certified Network Storage Networking Professional Certification path is available.
Backup and recovery
To sustain the continued operation of your storage solution, you should engineer availability, security and reliability into every process from the outset. Dell can provide backup and recovery solutions that help ensure adequate procedures are in place to minimize or avoid data loss.
Our storage experts analyze existing infrastructure, operational practices and technical readiness to develop a roadmap for conducting a storage consolidation. They will also develop a detailed consolidation deployment plan as well as a validated and refined solution design.