Dell EMC Beefs Up Data Protection Performance, Governance and IT Management for VMware Environments

Dell EMC has announced data protection capabilities designed to help enterprises streamline IT management and data governance for VMware environments. Dell EMC data protection offers application support, along with automation, and integration with VMware vSphere, to manage backup and recovery operations.

With this announcement, the company is introducing a new release of its Data Protection Suite for Applications, with data protection for virtualized, mission-critical applications.

The latest version ofData Protection Suite for Applications addresses technological and operational challenges associated with protecting large, fast-changing, virtualized mission-critical databases. It can deliver up to 5x faster backups over traditional methods with the introduction of a new data path direct from the VMware hypervisor to Dell EMC Data Domain, while automating data protection processes.

According to Dell EMC, application and database owners can now have self-service data protection capabilities for applications and databases from within their native GUI tools while remaining fully compliant with governance, service level objectives (SLOs), and oversight of the IT data protection regime for Oracle and SQL Server databases.

Data Protection Suite for Applications discovers copies across the enterprise, helping customers gain a consolidated oversight of what already exists in the environment and automating protection SLO compliance. The non-disruptive discovery aids self-service by enabling storage administrators and database administrators to continue creating copies from their native interfaces instead of inserting a solution into the copy data path, and fully within the governance, SLOs and oversight of their IT data protection policies. 

Offering application owners the ability to use native tools within their applications provides the control they choose, including the ability to set, monitor, and enforce SLOs. Dell EMC enables customers to reduce administrative overhead by decreasing the proliferation of uncoordinated backup copies at multiple layers of the stack by multiple backup and admin roles.

Dell EMC also provides backup and recovery for workloads running in VMware Cloud on Amazon Web Services.

Dell EMC Data Protection Suite for Applications will be available in Q3 of calendar year 2017 with the support for Oracle available in Q4.