Dell Technologies has announced the launch of new software upgrades to its data protection portfolio to address the challenges associated with multicloud data sprawl, operational complexity, and inadequate cyber resiliency. The software enhancements include the PowerProtect DD Operating System, PowerProtect Data Manager, PowerProtect Data Manager Appliance, and PowerProtect Cyber Recovery.
A recent Global Data Protection Index Snapshot for 2022 revealed that 76% of organizations lacked data protection solutions for new technologies such as containers and cloud-native applications. Additionally, 65% of companies struggled with increased operational management time and complexity, and two-thirds of these businesses were concerned about malware and ransomware, with uncertainty about the security of their data in public clouds.
To counteract these challenges, Dell’s PowerProtect Data Manager has been updated to offer new capabilities such as workload enhancements, better security, and expanded cloud features. The software provides extended enterprise data protection for Oracle environments with auto-discovery of Oracle Data Guard Federated, simplifying the management of Oracle backups and restores in a high-availability Data Guard environment.
Data Manager has also integrated with Oracle Incremental Merge (OIM), which allows users to create synthesized full backups at the cost of an incremental backup, leading to faster Oracle backups with better dedupe ratios and faster recoveries. Moreover, Data Manager now supports RSA for multi-factor authentication (MFA) to improve security for mission-critical operations, providing additional layers of access challenge beyond usernames and passwords.
The PowerProtect Data Manager Appliance features new security, efficiency, and ease-of-use features, with faster input/output data rates via multiple virtual local area network (VLAN) uplink management. CyberSense analytics have also been improved, enabling businesses to analyze more data for corruption without increasing the number of CyberSense servers. Dynamic licensing allows businesses to remove stale hosts from CyberSense capacity meters for accurate licensing.
Dell’s PowerProtect Cyber Recovery with CyberSense aims to help businesses protect their critical workloads from cyberattacks. The solution is flexible and easy to use, with streamlined recovery options and a user-friendly interface.
These software upgrades are expected to help organizations address issues around data protection and management, which have become increasingly complex as companies adopt multicloud environments and new technologies like containers and cloud-native applications. With Dell’s new capabilities, businesses can better protect their data and respond more quickly to threats, improving their overall cyber resiliency.
Dell’s new software upgrades for its data protection portfolio provide businesses with enhanced security, efficiency, and ease-of-use features to address the challenges associated with multicloud data sprawl, operational complexity, and inadequate cyber resiliency. With these upgrades, Dell aims to help organizations better protect their data and respond more quickly to threats, improving their overall cyber resiliency.