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PowerProtect Cyber Recovery – Abilities and Improvements in the Cloud

Eli Persin

Mon, 20 Jun 2022 19:01:06 -0000

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As part of organizations’ cloud journey, their presence in the cloud is increasing and they are running their development and production environment, or some of it, in the cloud.

Although running in the cloud has its own benefits, the need for cyber recovery abilities doesn’t change from on-premises to cloud, because the dangers remain the same.

Organizations understand the benefits and contributions of a working cyber recovery solution. And PowerProtect Cyber Recovery provides them exactly that, and it’s already supported on AWS.

The design is simple – organizations run their Cyber Recovery vault on their AWS cloud account. Their production site is also in the cloud. The production and the vault can be deployed in different regions or even using different cloud accounts. (It is also possible to run the Cyber Recovery vault on the cloud in conjunction with an on-premises production environment, but this option is less recommended). The production data could be protected with PowerProtect Data Manager (for example) with PowerProtect DDVE and replicated to the vault DDVE. 

Until the recent PowerProtect Cyber Recovery 19.11 release, these environments were missing an important component that completes the solution on the cloud – CyberSense.

CyberSense will soon be supported on AWS, so you will be able to deploy it as an EC2 instance and be able to analyze their copies. 

New also to the PowerProtect Cyber Recovery 19.11 release is the ability to use the “Secure Copy Analyze” action, which saves you from having to run “Secure Copy” first, followed by “Analyze” on the copy itself after it’s created.

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You can now simply select “Secure Copy Analyze” to combine both actions:

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You can also change their two “Secure Copy” and “Analyze” schedules to a single “Secure Copy Analyze” schedule. This means that if you have multiple sites replicating to the vault or multiple policies, you’ll be able to reduce the number of schedules that you need to maintain.

These new features are exciting on their own, but why stop there? 

PowerProtect Cyber Recovery 19.11 also allows you to deploy the Cyber Recovery solution on Azure! Here’s a simplified view:

In this figure, notice that the Cyber Recovery components are the same as those in the on-premises and on AWS deployments. The Cyber Recovery host and a PowerProtect DD system are on an isolated subnet, and the Jump host is on another isolated subnet providing access to the Cyber Recovery server and the DDVE. (CyberSense is not supported yet on Azure.)

Note: Deploying PowerProtect Cyber Recovery in the cloud must be performed by Dell Technologies Professional Services. 

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