PowerProtect Application Direct integrates directly with enterprise applications, allowing application owners to have more control and visibility when backing up and restoring their applications. With more control, the database owner no longer has to go through the backup administrator, enabling faster recovery. The backup team can also perform backup and recovery operations centrally from the management console.
In addition, having client-side deduplication with a direct path between the application server and the PowerProtect DD system speeds backups and helps reduce bandwidth requirements.
Sometimes, superior performance is needed. Customers with larger, fast-changing databases that require minimal application interruption can benefit from PowerProtect Storage Direct. When used with Dell EMC PowerMax or VMAX All Flash storage arrays, Storage Direct can provide faster backup and faster recovery and allow customers to meet even the strictest of service level objectives (SLOs).
As the PowerMax or VMAX array creates snapshots, Storage Direct protects the snapshots by replicating them to the PowerProtect DD system. Storage Direct then catalogs the snapshots for access in PowerProtect Data Manager.
PowerProtect Data Manager enables Oracle and Microsoft SQL DBAs to be in control of their backup and recovery practices using their native tools. PowerProtect Data Manager also provides a choice of centralized management by the backup team. VMware vSphere administrators can initiate restores directly through vSphere.