Many organizations rely on Microsoft SQL Server for a variety of essential business services – which makes choosing a SQL backup solution a business-critical decision. As data volumes continue to grow exponentially and meeting strict protection Service Level Objectives (SLOs) becomes more challenging, many IT teams have considered allowing database administrators to do their own backups. But this approach makes it difficult to ensure compliance with corporate retention policies and with a wide variety of industry regulations.
Dell EMC Data Protection solutions provide high-performance, self-service data protection technology for Microsoft SQL backup that help to ensure SLO compliance through IT governance and automation.
As organizations consider the best approach to SQL backup, there are number of challenges they must take into account.
Growing data volumes
As the amount of data that needs to be protected continues to grow exponentially, the cost and complexity of SQL backup continues to rise as well. SQL backup solutions must scale easily to meet data protection requirements both today and tomorrow.
Regulatory frameworks like PCI DSS, HIPAA and GDPR add increasing complexity to SQL backup. The right backup solution must help ensure compliance with regulations and minimize the effort required to respond to legal and regulatory inquiries.
More data to back up means higher cost for storage, bandwidth and management. The best SQL backup solution can help to minimize costs even as data volumes continue to grow.
As data volumes grow, the length of backup windows and their impact on performance can increase as well. Superior SQL backup solutions must help to minimize any adverse impact on performance.
IT environments today are more complex than ever, with data residing in multiple geographically dispersed locations. Any SQL backup must provide administrators with tools to easily manage backups across public, private and hybrid clouds as well as on-premises storage.
As a global leader in data protection solutions, Dell EMC provides intelligent data systems that simplify SQL backup while reducing costs, minimizing storage footprints and streamlining compliance.
Combining SQL backup software, appliances and targeted solutions, Dell EMC helps to protect Microsoft SQL databases with industry-leading solutions that automate tasks, reduce risk and optimize workloads at scale.
Dell EMC data protection solutions for SQL backup include:
Dell EMC provides distinct advantages for organizations seeking to improve SQL backup.
Your cost-to-protect (CTP) is the expense required monthly to protect your data. Our Dell EMC cost-to-protect (CTP) calculator can help you project your savings with Dell EMC SQL backup technology, enabling you to reduce operational and capital costs more easily. Calculations are based on the number of gigabytes stored, the cost of your data protection solution and other criteria.
What is Microsoft SQL server?
Microsoft SQL server is a relational database management system that is typically used for transaction processing, business intelligence and analytics applications.
What is Microsoft SQL backup?
SQL backup is the task of copying data from SQL databases and storing it in on-premises or cloud storage to safeguard against data loss, corruption, compromise or theft.
Why is deduplication important for SQL backup?
Dell EMC advanced deduplication dramatically reduces the amount of data to be transferred during SQL backup, helping to minimize the cost of storage and WAN bandwidth as well as CPU utilization.
Does Dell EMC offer SQL backup for virtualized environments?
Yes. Dell EMC protects VMware workloads with automated VMware backup and VMware recovery.
Does Dell EMC offer backup for other databases and applications?
Yes. Dell EMC Data Protection technology provides best-of-breed solutions for IBM, SAP and Oracle cloud backup and recovery as well as backup to tape or disk.
Dell EMC Integrated Data Protection Appliance (IDPA) offers complete data backup, replication and recovery, all in one.
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