Thursday, 12 November 2020 11:45

Dell EMC updates PowerProtect family


Dell Technologies has released new Dell EMC PowerProtect DP series appliances and an updated version of PowerProtect Data Manager.

The PowerProtect DP series integrated data protection appliance is said to offer backup, recovery, replication, deduplication, cloud readiness with disaster recovery, and long-term retention to the public cloud.

The company claims it delivers up to 38% faster backups and up to 45% faster restores compared with the DD series, with up to 50% more IOPS.

Other benefits include 1PB of usable capacity with 30% more logical capacity, and up to 23% lower power consumption.

The DP4400, DP5400, DP5900 and DP8900 appliances will be available in December 2020.

"This next generation of Dell EMC PowerProtect integrated appliances, along with the latest release of PowerProtect Data Manager software and our endorsement by [financial sector not-for-profit organisation]Sheltered Harbor means customers can be confident their data and applications are protected wherever they live and recoverable whenever they need. We are making data protection simple, efficient and agile," said Dell Technologies APJ general manager of data protection solutions Lucas Salter.

Changes to PowerProtect Data Manager are aimed at PowerProtect appliance customers using have cloud, VMware and Kubernetes environments.

It now supports the VMware Tanzu portfolio to protect modern applications, with new integrations providing native vCenter Storage Policy Based Management integration.

VMware vSphere workflows can be used to protect virtual machines using PowerProtect Data Manager.

Other improvements provide protection for containerised modern applications with agentless, application-consistent protection of open source databases – including PostgreSQL and Apache Cassandra – in Kubernetes environments.

Data Manager can now back up Kubernetes cluster-level resources from Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service and Azure Kubernetes Service.

The updated Data Manager is available immediately.

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