As the volume of business data continues to expand, businesses must move increasingly large amounts of data to secondary storage in order to reduce storage costs and to optimize performance of servers and applications. But as the amount of secondary storage continues to grow, costs can easily spiral out of control and managing this secondary storage can begin to overwhelm IT teams.
Dell EMC provides intelligent data management solutions that enable organizations to get more value from secondary storage while reducing storage costs and minimizing administrative burden.
As IT teams seek solutions for managing the cost and complexity of secondary storage, they must choose solutions that can overcome several key challenges.
Expanding data volumes
With an ever-increasing volume of data, organizations must offload vast amounts of information to secondary storage. In fact, the capacity of secondary storage systems may be an order of magnitude larger than primary storage, increasing the complexity of data stored on secondary sites.
Greater amounts of data mean greater expense to store it. As data volumes grow, secondary storage may easily outpace the cost of primary storage.
Regulations like GDPR and PCI DSS require tighter control over the use and retention of data, making management of secondary storage sites more complicated.
While data in secondary storage may be accessed less often, it still must be accessible to a wide variety of users – ideally without the help of IT teams.
Dell EMC offers industry-leading data protection and backup software and hardware that can solve the challenges of managing secondary storage. Dell EMC Data Protection Suite for Archive enables IT teams to efficiently capture, index, store, manage, retrieve and dispose of both structured and unstructured data. This powerful software solution delivers the ability to reduce costs by moving data to secondary storage and reclaiming valuable primary data storage space. Dell EMC technology also enables organizations to optimize operational and server performance while complying with the demands of regulations and the needs of eDiscovery and litigation requirements.
The key components of Data Protection Suite for Archive include:
Optional components include:
Dell EMC Data Protection Suite for Archive enables administrators to:
Dell EMC Cloud Tier provides best-of-breed cloud data protection that simplifies management of secondary storage and long-term retention in the cloud. Cloud Tier natively tiers data to public, private or hybrid clouds, using advanced deduplication to send only unique data and to significantly reduce the footprint required for secondary storage. Cloud Tier supports secondary storage on a variety of public and private clouds including Dell EMC ECS, AWS, Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud, Google Cloud Platform and Alibaba Cloud.
When managing secondary storage with Cloud Tier, IT administers can:
What is secondary storage?
Secondary storage is designed to store data that does not need to be accessed frequently. Secondary storage typically uses high-capacity, low-performing storage devices that are more affordable than high-performing primary storage devices.
What are common types of secondary storage?
For secondary storage, businesses and enterprises typically use backup to tape, or backup to disk in the form of network-attached storage (NAS) or storage area network (SAN) devices. Organizations may also opt to backup servers to cloud data centers as a secondary storage site.
What are the benefits of secondary storage?
Effective use of secondary storage enables organizations to:
Leverage scalable, high-speed and cloud-enabled data protection storage for backup, archive and disaster recovery.
Dell EMC PowerProtect Software offers data management, data protection, deduplication and self-service backup and recovery.
Dell EMC Integrated Data Protection Appliance (IDPA) offers complete data backup, replication and recovery, all in one.