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Dell Unveils New Data Protection Appliances

Dell on Tuesday unveiled new EMC PowerProtect appliances and announced improvements to existing data protection and recovery products.

According to data collected by Dell, organizations last year managed, on average, nearly 10 petabytes of data, which represents an increase of 569 percent compared to 2016.Dell EMC PowerProtect DD appliance

The company wants to help organizations secure their vast amounts of data with a new line of Data Domain (DD) storage systems. There are three new Dell EMC PowerProtect DD series physical appliances, including PowerProtect DD9900, DD9400 and DD6900, along with a software-defined appliance in PowerProtect DD Virtual Edition.

Dell says the new appliances can store between 48 TB and 1.25PB of data, and they provide up to 38 percent faster backups and 36 percent faster restoration of data.

The Dell EMC PowerProtect DD series appliances support the company’s Cyber Recovery solution, which should minimize the impact of cyberattacks and enable faster recovery of important systems. Cyber Recovery now also allows organizations to automate the restoration of data from an isolated vault.

The EMC PowerProtect Cyber Recovery solution now also supports the recently launched PowerProtect software, for which Dell this week announced several new data management features and integration with VMware products.

“As the IT landscape continues to shift to accommodate the influx of data, customer data protection and management requirements will increasingly be shaped by hybrid multi-clouds, global data centers and exabyte scale,” said Beth Phalen, president of the Dell EMC Data Protection division at Dell Technologies. “With the new PowerProtect DD Series Appliances and our expanding data protection portfolio, Dell Technologies is redefining the next-generation of data protection capabilities to deliver data management at global scale.”

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Eduard Kovacs (@EduardKovacs) is a contributing editor at SecurityWeek. He worked as a high school IT teacher for two years before starting a career in journalism as Softpedia’s security news reporter. Eduard holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial informatics and a master’s degree in computer techniques applied in electrical engineering.