Dell: companies manage 10x more data than they did five years ago

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The company leveraged the report’s publication to announce a suite of new security products and services.

This week Dell released its 2021 Global Data Protection Index (GDPI). The report shows that organizations face several data protection challenges driven by the constant threat of ransomware and the consumption of emerging technologies. These technologies include cloud-native applications, Kubernetes containers and artificial intelligence.

According to a recent IDC survey, more than one-third of organizations worldwide have experienced a ransomware attack or breach that blocked access to systems or data in the previous 12 months.

To help address these issues, Dell Technologies is introducing new software and services. These serve to accelerate virtual machine (VM) backup data availability, simplify management of large data sets, and maintain business continuity. The new products do all this while alleviating dependencies on day-to-day cyber recovery operations, Dell says.

Jeff Boudreau, president and general manager, Infrastructure Solutions Group, Dell Technologies, commented. “While ransomware attacks can be devastating for people and businesses, accepting defeat as a foregone conclusion is not the answer,” he said.

“Our portfolio addresses this growing challenge by helping customers adopt a holistic cybersecurity and data protection strategy,” he added. This, he said, will help them identify, protect, detect, respond and recover from ransomware and other cyberattacks.”

Dell to the rescue?

Here are some new solutions and feature add-ons to help companies cope:

Firstly, there is Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager. This adds Transparent Snapshots to give organizations a new and unique way to help protect their VMware VMs at scale. In addition, the company is launching Dell EMC PowerProtect appliances with Smart Scale. This helps organizations manage multiple data protection appliances at exabyte scale. That in turn allows IT staff to make informed decisions about their capacity needs and keep up with data growth.

Finally, the company is introducing the Dell Technologies Managed Services for Cyber Recovery Solution. This helps organizations drive consistent operations and reduce risk of data loss. It does this by having Dell experts manage day-to-day cyber recovery vault operations and support recovery activities.

Managed Services for Cyber Recovery Solutions are available globally today. The other products will be available in the coming six months, according to Dell.