Dell has recently ushered in next generation of backup and recovery with Dell Data Protection| Rapid Recovery software.
Engineered in the cloud era with cloud recovery in mind, the software integrates proven and familiar features of AppAssure and other leading Dell IP designed to eliminate downtime for customer environments.
Rapid Recovery features “Rapid Snap for Applications” technology that can capture an entire application and its relevant state, enabling complete application and system recovery with near-zero RTOs and aggressive RPOs.
A new “Rapid Snap for Virtual” capability, based on Dell vRanger technology, provides scalable protection of growing VMware environments without agents, and automatically detects and backs up VMs provisioned on an ESXi host. In addition, a simple bare metal restore (BMR) feature from cloud-based archives reinforces Dell’s ongoing focus on powerful cloud connectivity and recovery.
The solution also features a Rapid Recovery Repository (R3) with encryption and client-side deduplication based on proven Rapid Data Access (RDA) technology. R3 delivers direct-to-target backups and significantly reduces the deduplication workload, resulting in quicker snapshots, reduced data transfer times, and greater scale.
Complementing the new releases, Dell is offering new simplified pricing for vRanger, giving organisations with growing virtual environments access to a scalable VM backup solution starting at US$699 including 24/7 support.
In addition, Dell also announced the next wave of Dell XC Series of Web-scale Converged Appliances, which integrate compute, storage and hypervisor resources into a single offering to help reduce TCO and streamline datacenters.
The new appliances help Dell support the growing customer interest in hyperconverged solutions where spending is expected to grow by almost 60% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2014 to 2019, reaching a total of US$3.9 billion by 2019, according to analyst firm IDC.7
The latest hyperconverged solutions include the Dell XC6320, the highest-density XC Series appliance to-date, with four compute nodes that support more than 44 terabytes of storage in a 2U form factor.
This substantially reduces datacentre hardware rack space, power and cooling required to run various workloads in service provider, ROBO and large customer datacentres.
New Dell XC630-10F and XC6320-6F All-Flash Nodes are the first XC Series all-flash appliances, offering a cost-for-performance boost with data-tiering between flash drives types based on actual data usage.