Innovation Powers Data Protection Suite

Dell Technologies talks the talk, walks the walk with new advancements across its Data Protection Suite.

Dell EMC Data Protection Suite, comprised primarily of the three data protection software solutions Avamar, NetWorker and PowerProtect Data Manager, has been and continues to be at the forefront of data protection innovation. The past year has seen Data Protection Suite as a whole and each of its respective components add capabilities, expand functionality and receive customer and industry accolades.

It’s you, our valued customers, who inspire us to continue to innovate to ensure our products protect your vital business data as datasets grow, as workloads change and as environments expand.

There’s a saying amongst our data protection team, “if you can’t protect it, you can’t deploy it.” Think about that. Any workload worth deploying, or data worth creating, you must first consider how to ensure it will be properly protected.

That may be, at least in part, why customers have continued to rely on Dell Technologies data protection for decades. This extensive history is evidence of our ability to listen to our customers. As your environments and workloads change, we ensure you have access to enterprise data protection solutions you need. It is this cooperative relationship between our customers and ourselves that has kept us at the top of the industry. Dell Technologies is #1 in Data Protection Appliance & Software¹ as well as being a leader for over 20 years in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for data center backup and recovery

Thousands of customers use Avamar and NetWorker for enterprise-level protection capabilities and reliability. Avamar and NetWorker allow administrators to perform their jobs and meet SLA’s, not to mention sleep well at night knowing their data, whether on premises or in the cloud, is protected.

We’ve always been committed to giving customers the power of choice, which is why our Data Protection Suite offers much more than Avamar and NetWorker. We introduced a new software platform in PowerProtect Data Manager with support of existing and modern workloads such as Kubernetes. Every Data Protection Suite customer is entitled to use PowerProtect Data Manager to take advantage of new innovations. The continuous cycle of customers inspiring innovation, plus the flexibility to use any, or all, of the software elements of Data Protection Suite, provides investment protection to meet our customer’s evolving data protection requirements.

The long-term use and reliance on Avamar and NetWorker is a testament to our unwavering commitment to continue our plan to deliver new software releases on a regular cadence. With an agile development model, multiple releases each year introduce updates across all levels of functionality, spanning the user interface to cloud availability to security. It should be noted that 100% of these updates have been customer-driven, underscoring our commitment to customer needs.

Avamar, NetWorker and PowerProtect Data Manager all incorporate a modern, HTML5 user interface, for easy, intuitive operations and each product supports cloud data protection in AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud. It’s clear that our customers trust Data Protection Suite to protect their in-cloud data as Dell Technologies has 7.0 EB of data protected in the cloud². And organizations continue to be concerned about data loss and the ability to recover, Data Protection Suite customers can benefit from license entitlement to our PowerProtect Cyber Recovery solution.

New Data Protection Suite software is available to download now.

We are moving forward in bringing new innovations and advancements to market with Avamar, NetWorker and PowerProtect Data Manager to enrich the customer experience. Our recently extended partnership with global technology firm HCL will enable customers to take full advantage of our tightly aligned engineering relationship with new product enhancements and benefits. Growing our product innovation for future customer needs will always be our major priority.

The best is yet to come!

1 Based on combined revenue from the IDC 1Q21 Purpose-Built Backup Appliance (PBBA) Tracker, with select Storage Software segments from the 1Q21 Storage Software and Cloud Services Qview.

2 Based on Dell Technologies analysis, June 2021

About the Author: Laura DuBois

Laura DuBois is a veteran in the IT industry with over two decades of experience in infrastructure software and platforms.  As Vice President, Product Management at Dell she currently leads the Data Protection product management organization globally. She has held leadership positions in Product Management, Consulting and Product Engineering at companies such as International Data Group, EMC Corporation, Hitachi Data Systems, Storage Networks and Permabit Corporation. She is a proven and innovative thought leader, adept at leveraging her technical background to align business and customer needs with product execution and delivery. Ms. DuBois is a frequently sought out speaker at conferences and is often quoted in trade and press publications. She holds a master’s degree of Business Administration from Boston College with an undergraduate degree from Syracuse University.