Dell expands data protection solution offerings

Dell expands data protection solution offerings
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21 May, 2019

US-based technology company Dell has added a new software platform called PowerProtect and a multi-dimensional appliance called PowerProtect X400 to its data protection portfolio to ensure ease of deployment, scaling and upgradation according to customer’s requirements.

Ripu Bajwa, director and general manager, data protection solutions, Dell EMC, said, “In this dynamic world, modernizing IT assets is the secret to accelerating data-driven decisions and driving better business outcomes.”

According to the 2019 global data protection index study conducted by Dell EMC in partnership with Vanson Bourne, India recorded an increase in the amount of data managed from 2.79 petabytes (PB) in 2016 to 6.43 PB in 2018.

According to the study, in 2018, the average volume of data an organisation managed grew by 569% globally, compared to 2016. Unable to predict how much data they will need to protect and manage over the next two or three years, IT organisations require a new level of flexibility and scalability, the report said.

Following this new trend, Dell came up with the new products.

The company said that the PowerProtect X400 is the first Dell EMC data management solution to utilise machine learning for intelligent load balancing to ensure protected data is placed.

This month, the company also launched a new set of solutions for edge and core computing at the Dell Technologies World 2019 Conference in Las Vegas.

Dell’s customers can use the solutions on public and private clouds, where they can process, transport, store and consume data, the statement added.

“The increasing amount of data led by mobility, artificial intelligence, analytics, Internet of Things, edge computing, along with traditional workloads, is driving demand for all types of clouds, including public, managed and on-premises,” said Amit Mehta, director for modern data centre at Dell Technologies.

Mehta also said that there was a need for consistent and standardised automated cloud resources, which would enable developers and line-of-business to deliver in real time and achieve greater cost efficiencies.