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Dell Technologies unveils new data protection innovations for hybrid cloud workloads

By Shannon Williams
Thu 8 Apr 2021
FYI, this story is more than a year old

Dell Technologies has introduced new data protection innovations to help businesses protect and secure critical hybrid cloud workloads.

The move is in response to workloads shifting to the cloud and as organisations increasingly leverage software as a service (SaaS) apps.

Dell's most recent Global Data Protection Index Snapshot suggests that the amount of data being managed across clouds and data centers has grown almost 40% in the last few years.

"That data needs to be protected, but IT managers are also expected to simplify operations so that businesses can focus on the day-to-day. SaaS applications like Microsoft 365, Google Workspace, Salesforce and other cloud-based modern workloads can help, but there’s a common misconception that these apps provide native data protection services. They don’t," the company says.

That exposes business to catastrophic data and financial loss. Dell Technologies has unveiled the Dell EMC PowerProtect Backup Service, a new cloud-based data protection solution powered by Druva designed to deliver SaaS app protection without increasing IT complexity.

PowerProtect Backup Service deploys in minutes and provides unlimited on-demand scaling to ensure growing data volumes are always protected. With an intuitive web-based management experience, customers have centralised visibility and management of SaaS apps, endpoints and hybrid workloads, giving them peace of mind that their data is always protected.

In addition to ensuring that critical data is safeguarded, secure and recoverable, Dell EMC PowerProtect Backup Service provides eDiscovery, data security and compliance capabilities which helps reduce risk and ensure that data adheres to corporate data governance requirements.

Organisations can also use PowerProtect Backup Service to protect data residing on endpoint devices like desktop and laptops, enabling organisations to leverage the flexibility and economies-of-scale of cloud-based backup and long-term retention to protect critical data at the edge – especially important in remote work scenarios.

And since PowerProtect Backup Service is a subscription-based service, IT stakeholders have a lower cost of entry and predictable cost model for protecting data across their edge, core and cloud environments – a virtual trifecta of protection, security and compliance.

“Every business deserves the opportunity to benefit from the cloud’s accessibility, robust security architecture, and cost savings,” says Jaspreet Singh, founder and CEO, Druva. 

“Working with Dell, and its expansive technology and services portfolio, represents a tremendous opportunity to further accelerate Druva’s momentum and we are incredibly excited about our work together.”

“Dell Technologies has one of the industry’s broadest data protection portfolios and today’s announcement represents the company’s expansion into cloud-based data protection for critical workloads,” adds Phil Goodwin, research director at analyst firm IDC. 

“PowerProtect Backup Service complements Dell’s on-premise and hybrid cloud data protection portfolio. It is designed to be a simple and comprehensive solution to help customers manage and protect SaaS apps across edge, core and cloud environments.” 

Delivering new multi-cloud data protection enhancements

Dell Technologies customers can also safeguard traditional and cloud-native applications in hybrid cloud environments by leveraging PowerProtect Data Manager. Customers have workloads and applications that vary greatly, some that live on premises and some that require a public cloud. With the recent addition of Google Cloud to the Data Manager cloud ecosystem, we continue to give our customers more choices to ensure their critical data, whether on-premises or in the public cloud, is always protected, secure and recoverable.

For customers who already have workloads in AWS, Dell EMC PowerProtect Cloud Snapshot Manager with Dell EMC PowerProtect DD Virtual Edition now delivers the ability to copy snapshots to object storage to reduce overall long-term retention costs. 

Take advantage of industry-leading protection

Today’s announcements reinforce the comprehensive nature of Dell Technologies’ industry’s leading portfolio of data protection appliances and software. With Dell EMC PowerProtect Backup Service and new multi-cloud enhancements for the PowerProtect portfolio, companies now can enjoy the flexibility and choice to consume workloads across multi-cloud environments, without compromising their most valuable asset – data.

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