by Lyle Smith

Dell EMC Unveils Integrated Data Protection Appliance and Additions to its Cloud Data Protection Portfolio

Dell EMC has announced new data backup and protection solutions designed to ensure that data is secure, backed up and protected in the event of a disaster and/or unplanned outages. This includes new Cloud data protection capabilities as well as the introduction of the Dell EMC Integrated Data Protection Appliance (IDPA).

The IDPA is a purpose-built, pre-integrated and turnkey appliance that converges protection storage, software, search and analytics in a single appliance. It also provides data protection across a wide range of applications and platforms while offering native cloud-tiering for long-term retention.

Dell EMC indicates the following benefits of IDPA:

  • Protection storage, protection software, search and analytics in a single, easy-to-deploy, pre-configured appliance
  • Accelerated time to value and high performance – up to 10X faster time to protect than traditional build your own data protection deployment alternatives and 20% faster performance than the closest competitor
  • Expansive coverage for physical and virtual workloads, including support for a wide application ecosystem and multiple hypervisors
  • Coverage can seamlessly extend to the cloud with native cloud-tiering for long-term retention to private or public cloud
  • Encryption, fault detection and healing
  • Brings together industry-leading deduplication (average 55:1 deduplication rate) for data residing both on-premise and in the cloud
  • Ability to scale without overhead for the security, reliability and value customers expect from Dell EMC
  • Flash enabled and VMware optimized for instant access and restore of virtual machines, enabling compliance with stringent RPO/RTO requirements for VMware environments
  • Customers can leverage the flash enabled capabilities to use appliance as live storage for dev-test environments

In addition, IDPA integrates with key business critical applications and platforms (such as MongoDB, Hadoop and MySQL) for better performance and data owner control. IDPA also leverages a single user interface for typical daily operations where users can schedule and manage protection jobs, set up policies for long-term retention in cloud and comply with the protection SLAs.

To satisfy the needs of both midsize and enterprise customers, IDPA will be available in four different models: DP5300, DP5800, DP8300, and DP8800. Usable capacities will start at 34TB for the entry level and scaling up to 1PB usable for high-end models.

Also announced is the Data Domain Virtual Edition (DD VE) 3.1. This allows organizations to experience improved performance, efficiency, and reliability of Data Domain in the cloud. DD VE also back up both traditional and emerging workloads in Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure and efficient replication to, from and within the cloud. The Data Protection Suite can monitor and report these backups in the cloud as well.

Coupling Data Domain and the Data Protection Suite is designed to provide customers with an economical disaster recovery to the cloud option by giving organizations the ability to add protection of their on-premises environments to AWS S3. Data is transferred both securely and efficiently while requiring minimal compute cycles and footprint within AWS. If a disaster occurs, customers can restore VM images and run them from within AWS.


Dell EMC Integrated Data Protection Appliance is now available for order and will be generally available in summer 2017.

The new Dell EMC Cloud Capabilities are available with the latest versions of Data Domain Virtual Edition (DD VE 3.1) and Data Protection Suite.

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