Dell updates data protection suite for Kubernetes with VMWare Tanzu

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Dell has upgraded its PowerProtect family of software and appliances with performance enhancements and reduced energy consumption.

This week Dell introduced its Dell EMC PowerProtect DP series integrated appliances and PowerProtect Data Manager software advancements. The new features help customers protect, manage and recover data from traditional and modern applications across core data centers, edge locations and public clouds.

Dell EMC PowerProtect DP series offers integrated data protection

The PowerProtect DP series is Dell’s next generation integrated data protection appliance. The product offers complete backup, recovery, replication, deduplication, cloud readiness with disaster recovery, and long-term retention to the public cloud.

The company claims that the new appliances deliver up to 38% faster backups and up to 45% faster restores. PowerProtect DP offers instant access and restore speeds of up to 50% greater IOPS (Input/Output Operations Per Second). This improvement permits customers to quickly and easily recover critical data.

Dell says that PowerProtect DP provides up to one petabyte of usable capacity with 30% more logical capacity4, with up to 65:1 data reduction, enabling customers to store more data in the same space with more cost-effective systems.

In spite of all the performance enhancements, PowerProtect DP’s energy consumption has been trimmed. Indeed, Dell claims that the appliances consume up to 23% less power than the previous generation.

PowerProtect Data Manager delivers enhanced Kubernetes and cloud data protection

Dell’s PowerProtect Data Manager now protects in-cloud workloads in Microsoft Azure and AWS, offering customers greater choice and flexibility in deploying the software.

PowerProtect Data Manager now supports the VMware Tanzu portfolio. New integrations make it the first solution to provide native vCenter Storage Policy Based Management integration for VM protection.

Related: Will VMware Tanzu be the leading Kubernetes management solution?

Data Manager offers comprehensive protection for containerized modern applications with agentless, application-consistent protection of open source databases, including PostgreSQL and Apache Cassandra, in Kubernetes environments. Customers now can protect Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) and Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) to back up Kubernetes cluster-level resources.

Dell EMC PowerProtect DP series appliances will be available globally in December 2020. PowerProtect Data Manager enhancements are globally available now.