Intelligent Data Centres Issue 01 | Page 49

OUR APPLIANCES ARE POWERFUL, SIMPLE TO MANAGE AND MAKE IT EASY TO EXPAND TO PUBLIC CLOUDS WITH NATIVE CLOUD CAPABILITIES. Customers no longer have to bear the expense and management of setting up and maintaining a secondary site for disaster recovery and can fail over to public clouds with ease in case of a disaster event and fail back when the issues are resolved. With this expansion, all Data Domain and IDPA models support AWS, including VMware Cloud on AWS and Microsoft Azure for Cloud Disaster Recovery. Organisations will also find peace of mind in that all Dell EMC data protection appliances provide modern, simple- to-manage user interfaces. Also, administrators can easily manage multiple Data Domain and DD VE appliances – on-premises or in public clouds – from a single user interface with the Data Domain Management Centre. Enhanced performance to support already offered across AWS, Microsoft Azure, Dell EMC Elastic Cloud Storage, Virtustream, Ceph, IBM Cloud Open Storage, AWS Infrequent Access, Azure Cool Blob storage and Azure Government Cloud. Also, a new free-space estimator tool for Cloud Tier helps enable more efficient capacity management to help reduce on-premises and cloud storage costs. Dell EMC also expanded its ecosystem of supported public cloud providers for Data Domain Virtual Edition (DD VE), which provides software defined data protection on-premises and in public clouds, to AWS GovCloud, Azure Government Cloud and Google Cloud Platform. Updates to the IDPA family now provide more performance for Instant Access and Restore with an enhanced data cache that results in up to four times more inputs/ outputs per second (IOPS), providing up to 40,000 IOPS with as little as 20 milliseconds latency. Also, Data Domain appliances provide faster restores from an on-premises appliance and faster recalls from public clouds. Given these enhancements, organisations can now restore their data up to two-and-a-half times faster from a Data Domain appliance and recall their data up to four times faster from the cloud to a Data Domain appliance, allowing them to meet more stringent SLAs. More options for mid-sized organisations Choice and scalability are critical for smaller, mid-sized organisations that require enterprise-level, cloud-enabled data protection. In addition to cloud and performance updates, Data Domain DD3300 – a 2U appliance specifically designed for mid-sized organisations and larger enterprises with remote offices – has new hardware enhancements. DD3300 now offers an additional 8TB capacity model that can scale and grow-in-place to 32TB. Also, DD3300 now comes with faster networking capabilities with support for 10GbE and expanded backup options for virtual tape libraries (VTL) over Fibre Channel. These options provide mid-sized organisations with a cloud-enabled data protection solution that can grow as their needs change. Beth Phalen, President, Data Protection, Dell EMC, said: “As the industry leader in data protection appliances, Dell EMC is committed to delivering continued innovation in our data protection portfolio that supports and improves customers’ adoption of multi-cloud environments. “Our appliances are powerful, simple to manage and make it easy to expand to public clouds with native cloud capabilities.” Dell EMC Data Domain Operating System 6.2, Dell EMC IDPA 2.3 and enhancements to Data Domain DD3300 are available immediately through Dell EMC and its authorised channel partners. ◊ This adds to the already supported platforms AWS S3 and Azure Hot Blob. The expanded cloud ecosystem combined with the previously announced increased capacity for DD VE – up to 96TB per instance – ensures customers will receive the same level of protection within their growing cloud environments as they receive from their on-premises Dell EMC appliances. Additionally, Native Cloud Disaster Recovery is now available across the entire IDPA family, enabling customers to cost- effectively fail over to a cloud environment with end-to-end orchestration. Issue 01 49