New Data Protection Capabilities that Enable Your Cloud Strategy

It’s Day One of Dell EMC World–and we are excited to announce enhancements to our portfolio that further broaden our cloud data protection capabilities, adding two new uses cases for Disaster Recovery to the cloud and Protection Storage in the cloud.

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Many organizations today have been given a mandate to have some percentage of their IT infrastructure in the cloud.  In fact, IDC states that 70 percent of CIOs have a “cloud first” strategy.  With increasing amounts of mission-critical data being moved to the cloud, it cannot be taken for granted that this data is protected. Data in the cloud requires the same level of protection as any other workload, across applications and meeting the most stringent recovery objectives.  This is why Dell EMC offers a comprehensive portfolio of multi-cloud data protection solutions.  Currently, more than 150 PB of data in the cloud is managed by Dell EMC Data Protection technology.

The combination of Data Domain and the Data Protection Suite can now deliver best-of-breed disaster recovery to the cloud.  With Data Domain Cloud Disaster Recovery, organizations are able protect their on premises Data Domain using Data Protection Suite by transferring data securely and efficiently into AWS S3 for disaster recovery, eliminating the need for an additional data center and taking advantage of the agility and cost effectiveness of cloud object storage. Data Domain Cloud Disaster Recovery requires minimal footprint in AWS as well as minimal compute cycles, enabling a disaster recovery solution at minimal cost. In the event of a disaster, failover is fully automated and workloads being recovered can be run directly in AWS.

Additionally, customers can now gain the efficiency, reliablility and performance they expect from Data Domain in the cloud with the latest release of Data Domain Virtual Edition (DD VE).  DD VE now provides backup and recovery for traditional and emerging applications that have been moved to the cloud and cloud native applications running in Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Microsoft Azure. Data Domain replication is also supported to, from and within the cloud for additional flexibility. The latest release of the Data Protection Suite can perform orchestration, management, monitoring and reporting of these backups in the cloud further enabling users with a common experience both on-premises and in the cloud with nothing new to learn for purchase. A technology preview of DD VE in the cloud is now available through the Data Domain Community, and a try and buy option will be available when this release is generally available starting in June 2017.

Whether your applications are on-premises being extended to the cloud, are born in the cloud or have been moved there, Dell EMC delivers innovative data protection solutions where and how you need them.

About the Author: Beth Phalen

Beth Phalen is President and GM of the Data Protection Division at Dell EMC. She is responsible for the data protection portfolio that includes Data Protection Suite, Integrated Data Protection Appliance, Recoverpoint and Data Domain. Beth is responsible for leading a global team to deliver Dell EMC’s industry leading data protection portfolio to customers worldwide. In this capacity she oversees the engineering marketing and product management teams, drives the portfolio strategy and works closely with sales and global services to ensure successful end to end execution of the business.