The growth of VDI adoption 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.
For information about data protection of a VMware Horizon environment, see the Data Protection for a VMware Horizon VDI Environment using Dell EMC Data Protection Suite Operations Guide. Dell Technologies provides several data protection solutions for different data protection requirements.
Dell EMC Avamar Virtual Edition
Dell EMC Avamar Virtual Edition is a data protection solution that delivers software-only data protection for virtualized environments and is, therefore, ideal for the VDI use case. Avamar Virtual Edition 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. For additional information, see Dell EMC Avamar Virtual Edition Data Protection Software.
PowerProtect DD Virtual Edition
Dell EMC PowerProtect DD Virtual Edition is a data protection storage solution that runs as a virtual appliance on a customer's choice of hardware or on a variety of public cloud options, including VMware Cloud on AWS. For on-premises deployments, PowerProtect DD Virtual Edition is deployed as a virtual appliance on the relevant hardware platform. PowerProtect DD Virtual Edition 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 PowerProtect DD storage protection solution is DD Boost, which provides advanced integration with data protection applications such as Avamar Virtual Edition to enable client-side deduplication, thus accelerating backup. For additional information, see Dell EMC PowerProtect DD Virtual Edition.
The Data Protection for a VMware Horizon VDI Environment using Dell EMC Data Protection Suite Operations Guide outlines the process for protecting a VMware Horizon VDI environment using Avamar Virtual Edition and PowerProtect DD Virtual Edition.
Other Dell Technologies data protection products
Dell Technologies provides other data protection products for specific use cases. Products include a range of appliances that reduce data protection complexity. These scalable, preconfigured solutions combine data protection storage with software, search, and analytics. For additional information, see Dell Technologies Data Protection and Management.