Data Protection Everywhere: The Dell EMC Data Protection Suite Family

data protection everywhereData protection is never a one size fits all solution. Over the next few weeks, we will demonstrate, through a series of ‘Data Protection Everywhere’ blog posts, how Dell EMC’s leading data protection portfolio is equipped to deliver complete protection for enterprises of all sizes. To kick off this series, let’s take a look at Dell EMC’s leading software offerings–the Data Protection Suite Family.

Dell EMC recognizes that companies are rethinking next generation data protection methods as a result of exponential data growth, strict service-level agreements, and shrinking backup windows, as well as the need to better protect data residing throughout the enterprise. We understand that you probably have multiple roles within the data protection environment who are responding to these challenges within the business – each with their own set of requirements and responsibilities. Dell EMC addresses this reality with the Data Protection Suite Family, which includes our five Suite offerings: Data Protection Suite Enterprise Edition, Data Protection Suite for Backup, Data Protection Suite for VMware, Data Protection Suite for Applications and Data Protection Suite for Archive.

We’ve created each Suite as a direct response to the needs of your data owners and the requirements of your business, and each is designed for specific use cases within the most popular data protection environments. Whether your environment is rich with mission critical applications, fully virtualized, focused on backup and recovery with requirements for supporting many different use cases including NAS and tape-out, or a complex assortment of these, the Data Protection Suite Family offers solutions built to satisfy the needs of your business. To put it simply, Dell EMC has simplified data protection, making it easier than ever for you to take advantage of industry-leading replication, backup, recovery and archive solutions. The comprehensive data protection provided by the Suite Family is derived from the combination of components within each offering, which has been put together to meet the requirements of your business. Let’s dive deeper to better understand the unique benefits and capabilities of each of the five Suite offerings:

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  • Data Protection Suite Enterprise Edition:
    Built to address all types of enterprise environments, Data Protection Suite Enterprise Edition is the most comprehensive of all Suite offerings. It is designed to protect data through technology including continuous replication, snapshot, deduplicated and traditional backup, and archive, Enterprise Edition meets the needs of organizations of all sizes via a single, comprehensive offering. This Suite boasts Dell EMC’s best-of-breed backup and recovery products, as well as industry-leading replication and archive.
  • Data Protection Suite for Backup:
    Built for the backup admin, Data Protection Suite for Backup is a backup and recovery software solution delivering industry-leading data protection to the enterprise. It is designed for use in physical and virtual environments and supports many different deployment models and protection technologies that you are likely using within your environment, including deduplication backup, back up in the cloud, long term retention to the cloud, back up to disk, snapshot-based backup, and backup to tape.  This Suite offers flexibility; allowing you to mix and match components to quickly optimize performance and data protection today and in the future, while also reducing costs.
  • Data Protection Suite for VMware:
    Built for the vAdmin, Data Protection Suite for VMware offers end-to-end data protection for VMware-based environments and includes backup and recovery, continuous replication, monitoring and analysis, and search capabilities. It is a software-only data protection solution that delivers simplified deployment and administration within nearly 100% virtualized environments. With this offering, Dell EMC provides tight integration into VMware and delivers you simplified deployment and administration.
  • Data Protection Suite for Applications:
    Designed for application owners and database admins, Data Protection Suite for Applications provides unparalleled efficiency to meet stringent SLAs on mission critical applications. With this offering, you can achieve up to 20x faster backup through direct backup to Dell EMC Data Domain® from either primary storage or an application server. Empowering application owners and database admins to backup directly to Data Domain through native application utilities (like Oracle RMAN®), the Suite for Applications also allows users them to discover, automate and optimize copies for superior copy data management. This offering reduces the hidden risk and cost associated with distributed, self-service copy creation by providing global oversight of the copy data ecosystem. Finally, it eliminates, or significantly reduces, the impact on application servers because little or no data flows through the application server.
  • Data Protection Suite for Archive:
    Data Protection Suite for Archive serves as Dell EMC’s best-in-class solution for all things archiving and e-discovery. This offering benefits multiple data owners within the IT environment, including storage admins, as well as those who oversee compliance and regulatory standards. The Suite for Archive gives organizations full ownership and control over their information. With the Suite for Archive, you can reduce costs by reclaiming valuable primary data storage space, optimizing server and operational performance, and meeting company compliance regulations, eDiscovery and litigation needs.

The Dell EMC Data Protection Suite Family provides a customized solution to protect your data wherever it lives, and against whatever happens. To learn more about the five Data Protection Suite offerings and how they can benefit your data protection environment, please visit

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