EMC announces Data Protection Suite

Solution characterised as ‘survival kit’ to support evolving IT landscape

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EMC announces Data Protection Suite Through the new solution EMC aims to deliver a portfolio of data protection services for virtual and physical environments.
By  Stephen McBride Published  May 15, 2013

EMC Corporation today announced availability of the EMC Data Protection Suite, which is designed to simplify the acquisition, implementation and use of EMC backup and archive offerings, while attempting to lower total cost of ownership.

"The Data Protection Suite is a flexible approach to unlocking the value of EMC backup and archive solutions that can evolve to meet the changing needs of customers," said EMC.

"It offers a simplified approach through a flexible licensing model that allows customers to mix and match the usage of individual products to best fit their requirements, while lowering their total cost of ownership and providing investment protection."

With the availability of the Data Protection Suite, EMC aligns its backup and archive solutions to create what it calls a "survival kit that provides flexibility and reduces risk". 

Through the new solution the company aims to deliver a portfolio of data protection services to support virtual and physical environments and tight integration with existing EMC purpose-built backup appliances. The availability of flexible licensing gives users access to all capabilities, relieving them of the need to size and price individual solution components, EMC argues.

As organisations continue to embrace IT-as-a-service models, EMC believes it is also essential to adopt data protection-as-a-service models.  The EMC Protection Storage Architecture is said to support this evolution. The architecture leverages consolidated protection storage as a repository for data; provides integration across the IT environment; and is tied together with consolidated data management as a means to deliver a catalogue of data protection services.

"The Data Protection Suite provides customers the freedom to purchase based on consumption and deployment models, allowing the migration of their data protection infrastructures to meet evolving backup and recovery, archiving and disaster recovery requirements," the company said.

"It combines the value of solutions such as EMC Avamar, EMC NetWorker, EMC Data Domain Boost, EMC Data Protection Advisor and EMC SourceOne."

 "As the world's largest backup provider, we have to innovate to retain our clients' patronage," said Guy Churchward, president, EMC Backup Recovery Systems Division.

"This comes in the form of not just technology but also the consumption model.  The EMC Data Protection Suite is an excellent way for customers to harness the benefits of our broad portfolio with a simple, flexible approach without compromise."

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