Suite Dreams are Made of These…

Exponential data growth, regulatory compliance, strict SLA’s, and shrinking backup windows – IT  teams are constantly faced with data protection challenges such as these. In order to meet these requirements, standalone backup and recovery products are no longer viable solutions. Customers need more to achieve more.  Customers benefit the greatest with complete solutions that offer end-to-end content protection.  What denotes a complete solution? To put it in perspective, enterprises must protect all of their data and applications, regardless of where they live, where they move, and against whatever might happen.  And based on the business value of that data, the right service level can be determined – from availability to replication and snapshots, to backup and archive. When all of these facets across the protection continuum are covered, complete protection is achieved.

With the world of IT changing at a rapid pace, the standing question enterprises are facing is no longer “do I need to transform?” but rather, “how?” Today’s business challenges must be met with the agility required to transform for the future and all businesses need an IT survival strategy. While surviving is good, thriving is better. Imagine meeting and exceeding those needs by using all best-of-breed products, in one single solution–a “suite,” if you will–that offers the flexibility and choice to use the product that best fits any given protection challenge, while also working in harmony when used together.

This became a reality for one of the world’s largest bicycle companies, Trek Bicycle. Within the last 8 years, Trek has expanded globally from 15 to 27 locations and exponentially increased its amount of data from 15 to 200 terabytes. As data assets grew, Trek’s local storage and tape backup solutions could not support the environment. The solution: a comprehensive EMC information infrastructure and data protection solution to enable greater performance, efficiency, and business agility. Using the backup capabilities of EMC Data Protection Suite (DPS), Trek was able to improve the speed and agility of its backup environment at deduplication rates of 99.63%. Since their move from tape to disk, Trek’s backup times for critical data have been cut from 18 hours to seven hours. Using Data Protection Suite’s reporting, monitoring, and analysis capabilities, IT admins now enjoy a single pane of glass to manage backup and recovery.

The beauty of having a suite of products means that you aren’t forced to choose. All Data Protection Suite Blog-EMCWproducts and capabilities are bundled into one easy to purchase, implement, and manage solution. EMC Data Protection Suite 2015 delivers industry-leading backup, recovery, archive, and management services needed for protecting complex environments. Now with many new services and features, DPS 2015 continues leading the pack in simplifying and automating the challenge of enterprise data protection no matter where the data resides. For instance; need long-term retention to the cloud? Doesn’t matter whether it’s private and/or public- DPS has you covered with CloudBoost. With benefits including seamless integration, network efficiency, source-side dedupe, and security using AES-256 encryption, CloudBoost eliminates the need for costly and risky tapes. Looking to search enterprise backups? Also, now integrated within Data Protection Suite is Data Protection Search (DP Search). DP Search introduces unified index, search, and recovery features allowing customers to easily search backups via a Google-like keyword search.

When it comes to data protection, organizations have a lot of important decisions to make. And with so many solutions to choose from, things can get complicated. EMC makes it simple with Data Protection Suite 2015. Sounds like a suite dream to me!

About the Author: Meredith Soper