Data Protection Suite is optimized for VMware backup and recovery. It provides a variety of options, including image-based backup and guest-level virtual machine backup:
Automated proxy management and virtual machine disk snapshots are just a couple of examples. In addition, dynamic policies ensure that each virtual machine automatically inherits the proper backup policy. Instant access to virtual machines that are protected on the PowerProtect DD system provides fast access to virtual machine images and data when there is no time to wait for a restore.
When integrated with Data Protection Suite, Dell EMC Cloud Tier natively tiers deduplicated data to the cloud. Native tiering means that an IT administrator can place a policy on one or more workloads, and, when backed up, the data is automatically sent to the cloud for long-term retention. Because no separate cloud gateway or virtual appliance is required, no additional physical footprint or management overhead is needed. A seamless process sends data directly from the PowerProtect DD system to the cloud through the central UI where the data movement policies are configured.
Data Protection Suite includes software-only continuous replication for any point-in-time recovery of on-premises VMware environments. Replication is simple and efficient over any distance with synchronous or asynchronous replication. A plug-in provides full integration with VMware vCenter and enables the administrator to manage data protection from vCenter. It also provides the ability to restore interdependent applications to a consistent state.
Advanced orchestration includes an automated workflow that enhances the operational and DR processes, reducing data loss and the time that is required for recovery.