Unlocking Innovation with Cyber Resilient Multicloud Data Protection Automation

With cloud-native, agile architectures, AI/ML and open APIs, Dell simplifies data protection while unleashing innovation.

We are excited to announce that Dell Technologies has once again been recognized as a Leader in the Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Enterprise Backup and Recovery Software Solutions for the 18th time.¹ We extend our sincere gratitude to our valued customers for their continued trust in our solutions as we strive to protect their most critical asset – their data. We invite you to read the full report available here.

Given all the choices organizations have for protecting and securing their critical data assets, why choose Dell? We could point to our long track record of delivering innovative data protection solutions to thousands of organizations worldwide and to our multi-year market leadership in supplying data protection appliances and software. But what really matters is if we are helping our customers be successful.

Success in the digital era means relentless innovation but if you’re spending too much of your time managing IT infrastructure, you’re spending less time developing products and services that will delight your customers.

Gartner Magic Quadrant for July 2023, showing Dell Technologies in the top right quadrant.

Consider the case of Dell Digital, the internal IT organization for Dell. Prior to its digital transformation journey, developers at Dell Digital were only spending 20% of their time on innovation. Fast forward to today and those same developers now dedicate 75% of their time on innovation! How? By adopting solutions that are modern, simple and resilient.

By modern, we mean solutions based on cloud-native, micro-services-based architectures. Solutions that are agile, elastic, scalable and efficient. Solutions that are agnostic to your operating model – whether workloads are deployed at the edge, in the data center or across multicloud environments. In short, solutions that go wherever your business needs them to go.

But it doesn’t stop there. These solutions also need to be simple to acquire, deploy and manage. They need to be autonomous and self-managing, utilizing AI/ML and requiring minimal levels of manual intervention. They need Open API’s that allow developers to treat infrastructure-as-code so they can provision resources on the fly and accelerate innovation. It requires IT self-service capabilities that empower end-users while offloading admins from routine, mundane tasks. And these solutions need to be intuitive enough to so that junior level IT admins can manage day-to-day operations.

Resiliency is a foundational principal for any IT deployment today; on-premises or in the cloud. Whether it’s an internal bad actor or an external threat, organizations need the confidence that they can recover their most critical data quickly and reliably following a cyberattack. This requires solutions that have multiple layers of resiliency built-in so that your data is isolated, protected, safe and recoverable.

Everything Dell does today, both within the data protection division, as well as across the entire Dell portfolio, is designed to help our customers digitally transform so they can spend less time on infrastructure and more time on innovation. We believe a core tenet of our customers’ digital journey requires modern, simple and resilient multicloud data protection solutions that our customers can trust to protect and secure their critical data now and well into the future. And we are humbled to have the privilege to lead in this space now and in the years to come.

Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Backup and Recovery Software Solutions, Michael Hoeck, Nik Simpson, Jerry Rozeman, Jason Donham, August 7, 2023

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1 “As Dell Technologies, 2021 – 2022; 2020-2021; As Dell, 2017-2019; As EMC, 2005 – 2016; As Legato, 2004; As Legato Systems and EMC, 2003; As Legato NetWorker and EMC Data Manager, 2001; As Legato and EMC, 1999-2000.”

About the Author: Colm Keegan

If there is one thing I have learned in my IT career, whether as a systems administrator, enterprise sales rep, industry analyst or as a marketing professional, it's to always LISTEN to the customer. In this age of digital disruption, the voice of the customer is clear. They want IT to be simple so that they can focus on the important things like helping the business innovate and spending more quality time with their families. In my role at Dell Technologies, I strive to communicate how Dell is delivering the forward thinking solutions needed to simplify IT and protect the business so organizations can focus on innovation and doing what's best for THEIR customers.