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Solve Data Protection Challenges with Dell Backup Systems

Data protection and data backup have never been more challenging than they are today. The exponential growth of business data, combined with evolving threats, stricter regulations, tighter SLAs, and constrained budgets, makes the task of protecting business data far more complex with each passing year. To improve data backup and protection while simplifying management and reducing costs, Dell Technologies offers backup technologies and systems that provide comprehensive backup software and storage solutions for powerful data backup, recovery, and archiving

Designing Data Backup Systems for Complex Environments

When selecting and configuring backup technologies, IT organizations must find solutions that can address a number of obstacles.

The volume of data that must be backed up continues to grow at exponential rates, thanks to the rise of Big Data, the Internet of Things and other data-intensive technologies and applications. There are also more users, devices and applications to protect than ever before – solutions must cover everything from laptop backups to continuous replication and long-term cloud retention. And control of data is more democratized, making it harder to centrally manage data backups.

Massive distribution of data across physical, virtual and cloud environments requires backup systems that can function effectively in hybrid and multicloud environments. Regulatory frameworks are constantly evolving, adding additional requirements for managing and demonstrating compliance.

IT organizations also face enormous pressure to reduce costs while maintaining agility and enabling shorter business cycles, requiring backup systems that offer shorter backup windows and minimal impact on network performance.

Many organizations have legacy backup technologies that use multiple point solutions, creating data silos and integration issues while also increasing the odds that data may be lost or corrupted when backup settings are misconfigured.

To protect data from loss, corruption, theft and attack, today’s backup systems must significantly streamline management, minimize complexity, simplify compliance and increase the efficiency of all aspects of data backup and protection. That’s where Dell data protection solutions can help.

The Evolution of Modern Data Backup Solutions

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In today's rapidly changing digital landscape, the importance of robust and agile backup technology solutions cannot be overstated. The evolution of modern backup technologies has transformed the way businesses approach data protection, offering a myriad of options to ensure that critical information is safeguarded against unforeseen circumstances.

Understanding modern backup technologies

Modern backup technologies encompass a wide range of tools and methodologies designed to protect data integrity. From cloud-based backup solutions to hybrid backup strategies, businesses now have the flexibility to choose the best fit for their unique needs.

  • Cloud backup solutions: Leveraging cloud storage, these solutions offer scalable and remote data backup options, ensuring accessibility and security.
  • Hybrid backup solutions: Combining on-premises and cloud storage, hybrid solutions offer the best of both worlds, providing flexibility and control.
  • Snapshot backup: Capturing the state of a system at a specific point in time, snapshot backup allows for quick recovery of entire systems or individual files.
  • Continuous data protection (CDP): Offering real-time backup, CDP ensures that every change made to the data is immediately saved, minimizing data loss.

Dell Backup Systems: Simple, Powerful, Cost-Effective

Dell data protection solutions provide comprehensive and easy-to-use tools for backup, recovery, data replication, cloud disaster recovery and long-term retention and low cost-to-protect. With Dell backup systems, you can back up data and protect it from edge to core to cloud while taking advantage of policy-driven automation to simplify data protection tasks.

Dell backup systems can help you secure and protect your data no matter where it resides.

Backup software

Dell backup systems are powered by comprehensive data protection software that enables you to protect, archive and recover mission-critical workloads no matter where your data lives. Dell data protection software enables fast backups and recovery for mission-critical applications. Dell simplifies the backup process, making it easier to access best-in-class replication, backup and archive solutions customized for your needs. This industry-leading software enables you to:

  • Perform deduplication backup, backup to disk, back-up to tape and snapshot-based backup.
  • Get comprehensive backup monitoring, analysis and reporting.
  • Back up data and applications within the public cloud and manage secure long-term retention of backups to the cloud.

What’s included in Dell backup software?

Dell Data Protection Suite is a complete suite of software solutions for the greatest flexibility and choice in protecting business critical applications across physical, virtual and multi cloud environments, which is comprised of several essential applications:

  • PowerProtect Data Manager, protect data and deliver governance control for modern multicloud workloads across your evolving physical, virtual and cloud environments. Address ever-changing growth and IT complexity by leveraging Dell’s software-defined data protection platform. PowerProtect Data Manager delivers next generation data protection that enables faster IT transformation, while giving you the assurance that you can easily safeguard your data's value and start your journey to modern data protection..
  • Avamar, delivers fast and efficient backups with flexible deployment options for daily full backups in dispersed environments. Optimized for incremental or daily full backups of physical, virtual and cloud environments, NAS servers, enterprise applications, remote offices and desktops/laptops..
  • NetWorker, ensures that whether you’re protecting applications and data residing within your data center or the public cloud, NetWorker provides the same enterprise-level user experience. Leverage the data protection that fits your needs best: deduplication, backup to disk and tape, snapshots, replication and NAS protection, wherever your data may reside..
  • RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines, delivers continuous data protection for operational and disaster recovery of VMware virtual machines for quick recovery to any point in time.
  • Data Protection Advisor, offering unified and automated monitoring, analysis and reporting across backup and recovery environments.
  • Search, providing unified index, search and recovery capabilities that yield fast, specific and accurate results.

Industry-leading appliances

Dell provides a wide range of data protection and backup appliances including protection storage, integrated appliances and software-defined solutions that can run in the cloud.

  • PowerProtect Data Manager Appliance - delivers a modern, software-defined architecture, it is secure for operational and cyber resilience, and it offers a simple, unified user experience. The appliance, with built-in PowerProtect Data Manager software, helps streamline backup and recovery operational management. Moreover, it provides an automated way to protect and secure traditional VMware environments and modern workloads like Kubernetes across multicloud deployments.
  • PowerProtect DP series appliances, formerly Integrated Data Protection Appliance (IDPA) are a converged solution with a single appliance that offers complete backup, recovery, replication, restore, deduplication and instant access, plus cloud accessibility with disaster recovery and long-term retention to the cloud. PowerProtect DP series appliances enable fast and easy deployment with a low cost-to-protect.
  • PowerProtect DD series appliances are industry-leading, scalable, reliable and cloud-enabled backup appliance, allowing you to protect your data wherever it lives in the most efficient way possible. DD series backup appliances reduce the amount of disk storage required and enable complete backups in less time with faster and more reliable restores.
  • PowerProtect DD Virtual Edition is a software-defined solution that can be configured and deployed in minutes and provides flexible capacity that can scale easily, enabling you to deploy capacity in multiple instances on standard hardware, converged or in the cloud.

Data protection solutions

Additional data protection and backup solutions from Dell include:
  • PowerProtect Cyber Recovery & Resilience, a powerful defense against cyberattacks that protects and isolates critical data from ransomware and other sophisticated threats. Machine learning identifies suspicious activity and allows you to recover known good data and resume normal business operations with confidence.
  • Data Protection for VMware that provides easy integration with VMware, along with automated and comprehensive coverage for the largest application ecosystem, on-premises and in the cloud.
  • Multicloud data protection and backup solutions that make it easy to back up servers to cloud storage and ensure data is secure in the cloud while supporting digital transformation to the cloud with cloud disaster recovery, long-term retention and in-cloud backup.

Future-Proof Backup Systems Provide Guaranteed Satisfaction

As technology evolves at an ever-increasing pace, IT organizations are often reluctant to invest in backup systems that could be ineffective or inadequate within a year or two. The Dell Future-Proof Program provides peace of mind with guaranteed satisfaction and investment protection for future changes in technology.

The program provides a three-year satisfaction guarantee along with the ability to trade in existing or competitive systems for credit toward Dell backup systems. IT organizations also enjoy predictable support guidance, all-inclusive software, flexible consumption models, data protection deduplication guarantees, and more.

Calculating your Cost-to-Protect with Backup Systems

IT organizations everywhere are under increasing pressure to contain the cost of backup systems while improving performance and managing shrinking backup windows. Dell backup systems support these objectives by reducing the cost-to-protect – the expense involved in protecting data on a monthly basis.

Dell Technologies offers a simple cost-to-protect (CTP) calculator that can help you determine your projected savings with Dell backup systems. Projections are based on gigabytes stored, cost of your data protection solution, the months supported by purchase and other criteria.

Data Backup Systems FAQs

Dell backup systems provide comprehensive solutions that include software, storage, integrated appliances, cyber recovery and backup for virtualized and cloud environments.

Dell backup systems support a variety of backup configurations:

  • Deduplication backup
  • Backup to disk Snapshot-based backup
  • Continuous replication
  • Backup to tape

Dell backup systems help to deliver low cost-to-protect in multiple ways.

  • More efficient deduplication means a smaller and less expensive storage footprint is required for backing up data.
  • Powerful automation capabilities reduce the amount of manual resources required to manage Dell backup systems.
  • Interoperability and scalability of Dell backup systems reduce the number and cost of backup systems that must be deployed to protect data.
  • Faster deployment and simpler administration reduce the IT staff time needed to maintain backup systems.

Common methods of data backup include:

  • Full backup: Copying all selected data.
  • Incremental backup: Backing up only the data that has changed since the last backup.
  • Differential backup: Backing up all the data that has changed since the last full backup.
  • Mirror backup: An exact copy of the source data.
  • Continuous backup: Constantly saving data changes.

Backup technologies focus on the duplication of data to protect against data loss, while disaster recovery involves a set of policies and procedures to enable the recovery or continuation of vital technology infrastructure and systems following a natural or human-induced disaster.

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