As the adoption of VDI has grown, this has resulted in an elevation of the strategic importance of organizational VDI environments: users who are critical to business success are increasingly using VDI for their day-to-day productivity tasks. Consequently, the importance of protecting the VDI environment and the business value of its data has also grown as customers seek to ensure that their VDI environments meet corporate availability, recovery time objective (RTO) and recovery point objective (RPO) requirements.
Dell EMC provides a number of data protection solutions for different data protection requirements.
Dell EMC Avamar Virtual Edition
Dell EMC Avamar Virtual Edition (AVE) is a data protection solution that delivers software-only data protection for virtualized environments and is therefore ideal for the VDI use case. AVE is a fully-featured data protection solution that is deployed as a virtual appliance and supports advanced functionality such as backup in the cloud (including VMware Cloud on AWS), change block tracking (for fast backup and recovery) and integration with multiple VMware interfaces, such as the vRealize Automation Data Protection Extension. Further information on AVE is available at the Dell EMC Avamar Virtual Edition web page.
Data Domain Virtual Edition
Dell EMC Data Protection Virtual Edition (DDVE) is a data protection storage solution that runs as a virtual appliance on a customer's choice of hardware or any of multiple public cloud options (including VMware Cloud on AWS). For on-premises deployments, DDVE is deployed as a virtual appliance on the relevant hardware platform, in this case the Dell EMC XC Family. DDVE has a single point of management with Dell EMC Data Domain Management Center and scales up to 96 TB per instance. One of the key features of the DD storage protection solution is DD Boost, which provides advanced integration with data protection applications such as AVE to enable client-side deduplication, thus accelerating backup. Further information on DDVE is available at the Dell EMC Data Domain Virtual Edition webpage.
Other Dell EMC Data Protection Products
As well as the DDVE and AVE solutions described above, Dell EMC provides a number of other data protection products for specific use cases, including a range of appliances which reduce the complexity of data protection with a scalable, pre-configured solution that combines data protection storage with software, search and analytics. Further information is available at the Dell EMC Data Protection webpage.