Eighty-three percent of enterprise workloads will be in the cloud by 2020, according to Forbes, so customers need a data protection solution that supports traditional on-premises workloads as well as workloads that move to the cloud.
Data Protection Suite is optimized for the cloud and supports a wide variety of workloads. It offers comprehensive backup and recovery technology and mechanisms no matter where the data resides. Data Protection Suite with PowerProtect DD Virtual Edition enables backup and recovery in Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure. Client-side deduplication minimizes the bandwidth while reducing the protection storage requirements. You can also perform backups directly from the client to object storage.
DR is essential for applications that cannot afford downtime. However, DR can be costly and is often not configured for all mission-critical applications. Data Protection Suite offers cost-effective DR to AWS, Azure, and VMware Cloud on AWS. PowerProtect DD Cloud DR copies already-protected VMs from the on-premises PowerProtect DD system to the public cloud and directly onto object storage. In addition, Cloud DR replicates VMs from production storage to AWS. Orchestrated DR testing, failover, and automatic failback on-premises makes Cloud DR a cost-efficient solution using the agility and flexibility of the cloud.
The Data Protection for Converged Infrastructure solution currently supports several cloud-capable options to extend data protection beyond the data center. Options include Avamar Virtual Edition and PowerProtect DD Virtual Edition for cloud backup and recovery. PowerProtect DD Virtual Edition consists of a virtual appliance that is based on the PowerProtect DD physical appliance but runs on the cloud as VMs.
PowerProtect DD Cloud DR offers end-to-end orchestration, an efficient architecture that reduces resource needs, and simple operation through a standardized UI. Cloud DR in combination with Dell EMC RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines provides a cloud replication solution to help customers with tight SLOs in AWS environments.
Dell EMC RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines also offers easy and economical DR to the cloud, as shown in the following figure:
Figure 2. RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines: DR to the cloud
Using Dell Technologies’ proprietary snapshot replication technology in conjunction with AWS S3, Dell EMC RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines achieves RPOs in minutes. You can combine cloud enablement with the solution’s on-premises VM-based replication capabilities, which allow sending multiple copies to the cloud and to either local or remote on-premises environments.
Dell EMC RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines with Cloud DR is cost-effective. Cloud capabilities require no additional licensing. Unlike other options that use continuous replication (which uses computing power and quickly becomes expensive), this solution transfers changes only after capturing a full copy.