Dell EMC Offers New Integrated Data Protection Appliance Aimed at Mid-Size Firms

Dell EMC has announced its newest Integrated Data Protection Appliance (IDPA), the Dell EMC IDPA DP4400, providing converged data protection to help mid-size organizations transform IT while alleviating data sprawl and complexity.

According to the vendor, the new appliance is designed to enable comprehensive data protection which it says has been a challenge for mid-size organizations because enterprise-class products come with higher cost and complexity and the lower cost products sacrifice performance, efficiency, and application support.

The IDPA DP4400 is designed to be a simple, yet powerful, solution for mid-size organizations, with enterprise-class capabilities for backup, deduplication, replication, and recovery, as well as built-in cloud readiness features with disaster recovery and long-term data retention to the cloud.

“For years, mid-size organizations haven’t quite had a comprehensive data protection solution that was sized and priced right for them,” said Beth Phalen, president, Data Protection, Dell EMC. “With the IDPA DP4400 there are no compromises. We’re delivering a converged data protection solution that’s as simple to use as it is powerful —with support for the largest application ecosystem and expansion to the cloud. The IDPA DP4400 offers the right level of modern features and capabilities for mid-size data centers at the lowest cost to protect.”

The converged data protection appliance in a dense 2U platform powered by Dell EMC PowerEdge 14th generation servers is aimed at simplifying data protection management via a modern HTML 5 user interface that automates daily tasks including management, monitoring and reporting. In addition, integration with VMware native tools, SQL Server Management Studio and Oracle RMAN enables application administrators to leverage protection features within familiar user interfaces.

With an average 55:1 deduplication rate, The IDPA DP4400 also offers efficient and cost-effective native Cloud Disaster Recovery (to Amazon AWS) with end-to-end orchestration without the need for additional hardware.

The IDPA DP4400 is optimized for VMware environments, with integration that enables vAdmins to perform common backup and recovery tasks directly from the native vSphere UI. Protecting up to 5x more VMs in a single 2U appliance and with automation across the entire VMware data protection stack, Dell EMC says the IDPA DP4400 makes it easy and cost-effective to scale up to protect more VMs.

The IDPA DP4400 is part of the Dell EMC Future-Proof Loyalty Program.

More information is available by accessing the IDPA DP4400 data sheet at