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Dell Software Continues Data Protection Enhancements, Launching Two New Backup Appliances and Latest Release of AppAssure

July 31, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Computer Weekly News -- Dell Software announced the availability of two new backup appliances and a host of enhancements to its AppAssure backup, replication and disaster recovery software. Newly launched solutions include the Dell DL1000, an AppAssure-powered purpose-built backup appliance optimized for use by small- and medium-sized businesses, as well as managed service providers, and the Dell DR2000v, a software-based virtual deduplication appliance optimized for use in remote office and branch office (ROBO) settings. In addition, the latest release of the company's flagship AppAssure data protection software solution features a series of upgrades, including the addition of cloud access management and archive-to-cloud capabilities, as well as expanded virtual machine support.

The trio of releases further extends the depth and breadth of Dell Software's growing portfolio of end-to-end data protection solutions. With an array of technologies that complement each other and fit environments with diverse protection requirements, Dell Software gives customers the flexibility and versatility they need to protect data and applications across physical, virtual or cloud environments. Dell's data protection solutions are used globally by more than 83,000 customers who depend on them to add value to the business by minimizing downtime, safeguarding against data loss, and reducing costs and complexity. News Facts: With the launch of the Dell DL1000 and Dell DR2000v, as well as the latest release of AppAssure, Dell Software now delivers an even broader range of data protection choices that help customers of all sizes better match their backup strategies with their evolving business needs. Dell DL1000: Designed specifically for smaller digital environments, the DL1000 is an integrated backup appliance that provides fast and reliable backup and recovery capabilities. Combining the reliability of Dell's PowerEdge servers with the award-winning power of its AppAssure data protection software, the DL1000 is a turnkey solution for small businesses that is easily deployed and works seamlessly across physical, virtual and cloud environments.

A solution built on a Dell PowerEdge R220 server with AppAssure already installed, the DL1000 provides near-continuous data protection by taking snapshots as often as every 60 minutes utilizing AppAssure's changed data tracking and de-duplication that backs up and moves only data that has changed to minimize networking and storage requirements.

Additionally, the DL1000 features a cloud connector that gives customers an easy way to use a public cloud as the target for AppAssure archives. Supported public clouds include Amazon S3, Microsoft Azure, Rackspace, and OpenStack-based platforms.

The DL1000 comes equipped with either 2 or 3 terabytes (TB) of usable capacity, and the 3TB version also can be ordered with two licensed Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machines. Dell DR2000v: An expansion of Dell's popular DR series of backup and deduplication appliances, the DR2000v is a virtual appliance designed specifically for ROBO settings. A pure software backup and recovery solution, the DR2000v runs inside a virtual machine on a hypervisor server and works in tandem with any physical Dell DR appliance, including the DR4000, DR4100 and DR6000. With the DR2000v, customers can back up their remote and branch offices, and then replicate that data to a central office, thus enabling edge-to-core backup and disaster recovery without adding to the organization's overall hardware footprint.

Easy to deploy in ROBO settings, the DR2000v supports a wide variety of backup software applications - including Dell's own NetVault Backup and vRanger solutions - to help customers solve issues associated with growth of ROBO data. It can run on customers' existing VMware ESXi or Microsoft Hyper-V hypervisors, enabling server consolidation and helping further lower the total cost of ownership.

The DR2000v offers the same global, in-line, variable-block deduplication customers have come to expect from Dell DR Series appliances. It reduces the volume of data from backups by a ratio of up to 15:1, and is available in capacity points of 1, 2 or 4TBs.

Keywords for this news article include: Dell Inc., Information Technology, Information and Data Protection, Software.

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