Dell PowerProtect Data Manager
Next generation software platform for proven and modern cloud data protection
PowerProtect Data Manager offers efficient data protection capabilities, leveraging the latest evolution of Dell's trusted protection storage architecture. With operational simplicity, agility and flexibility at its core, PowerProtect Data Manager enables the protection, management and recovery of your data, empowering you to rapidly evolve to meet future IT demands. You can also protect cloud-native workloads across multiple public clouds via our integrated SaaS-based PowerProtect Cloud Snapshot Manager.
- Orchestrate protection directly through an intuitive interface and empower data owners to perform self-service backup and restore operations from their native applications
- Ensure compliance and meet even the strictest of service level objectives
- Extend optimized protection to the multicloud with backup to cloud, backup in-cloud, long term retention and cloud disaster recovery
- Increase business security with cyber resilience data protection to rapidly recover from cyber incidents
- Cloud-based monitoring and analytics with CloudIQ to enable action and speed time to resolution
- Leverage your existing Dell PowerProtect appliances
Gain the confidence that your data is protected and available to drive value as a business asset
The IT landscape has changed. Reasons to protect workloads extend beyond IT-driven application restores and disaster recovery scenarios. Backup requirements have transcended IT teams and have crossed over to application and data owners who aspire to do more than simply restore their data.
To support these expanding use cases and requirements, backup applications are transforming to provide more than just access to backups and restore capabilities including:
- Analysis and reuse for dev/test
- Leverage the cloud to extend data center capabilities
- Protect cloud native applications
- Enable self-service backup and restore from native applications
- Maintain centralized governance and control
- Increase business resiliency to rapidly recovery from cyber incidents
To address these requirements, Dell PowerProtect Data Manager is at the forefront of this transformation to modern data protection.
- Software-defined data protection
- Autonomous operations: Automated discovery and protection of databases, virtual machines, file systems and Kubernetes containers
- Multicloud optimized: Extend protection with backup to cloud, backup in-cloud, long term retention and cloud disaster recovery
- Unique VMware protection: Ensure availability of all your VMs at scale without business disruption
- Cyber recovery: Increase business resiliency to rapidly recovery from cyber incidents
- Self-service backup and restore: Enable data owners from their native interfaces
- Centralized oversight and governance: Mitigate risk and assures compliance of SLAs and SLOs
- Simple protection workflows: Minimize daily operations
- Cloud-based monitoring and analytics
- Efficient protection: Protect data directly to PowerProtect appliances
- PowerStore backup and recovery support
- PowerProtect Data Manager Appliance: Integrated data protection platform in a single appliance
Discover, manage, protect and restore data
- VMware, Hyper-V and open hypervisors
- Oracle, Microsoft SQL and Exchange, SAP HANA
- Windows and Linux Filesystems
Next generation cloud data protection
You can address these challenges by transitioning to a broader cloud data protection strategy. One that places you on the path to modernizing your data center and unlocks the value of your data and applications for everyone. This is an evolution – and it begins with PowerProtect Data Manager.
Data Manager gives you valuable insight into protected on-premises and in-cloud workloads, applications, file systems, and virtual machines (VMs). Plus, complete oversight and governance to ensure compliance.
Designed with operational simplicity and agility in mind, Data Manager enables the protection of traditional workloads including Oracle, Exchange, SQL, SAP HANA and file systems as well as Kubernetes containers and virtual environments. Restore data on-premises or in the cloud. Governance control ensures IT compliance, making even the strictest service level objectives obtainable.
Automatically discover and protect databases, VMs, file systems and Kubernetes containers, while a common policy engine automates compliance and governance across workloads. You can instantly access protected VM images to support new use cases such as quickly deploying development and test environments. Data Manager integrations make it the only solution to provide native vSphere Storage Policy Based Management integration for VM protection1, offering storage and backup admins, as well as VM owners, the ability to choose a storage policy to apply to every VM automatically when it is instantiated.
Leverage the cloud for backup, long-term retention and disaster recovery. Whether you’re focusing on private, public or hybrid cloud, you can be confident your data is protected at the level you need. Data Manager extends protection to the cloud by tiering backups to cloud storage for long-term retention to minimize costs and maximize access to backups without impacting on-premises protection storage resources.
Data Manager protects in-cloud workloads running on AWS, Azure and Google Cloud, as well as enables disaster recovery to the public cloud. Automated orchestration of fail-over, failback and testing simplify production disaster recovery scenarios. Easy to install and deploy from the AWS, Azure and Google Cloud Marketplaces, Data Manager along with PowerProtect DD Virtual Edition deliver a high level of performance and efficiency through deduplication.
Data Manager also brings enterprise data protection for the VMware Tanzu portfolio, both on-premises and in the cloud. With VMware running Kubernetes everywhere, enabling the protection of Tanzu is essential for business operations.
Protect cloud-native workloads across multiple public clouds
Mission and business-critical applications deployed in public clouds require cloud-native methods to protect their data. Unfortunately, the level of native data protection available in public clouds isn’t sufficient, consistent nor designed to reign in sprawl.
Use a single tool to discover, orchestrate and automate the protection of AWS and Azure workloads via powerful tag-based policies and REST APIs. As a SaaS component of Data Manager, PowerProtect Cloud Snapshot Manager protects cloud-native workloads across multiple public clouds. This provides you with global visibility and control and enables you to gain insight into data protection activities across your public cloud infrastructure.
Change the way you protect VMware VMs with Transparent Snapshots
The volume of VMware data continues to grow and protecting that data at scale will only become more challenging. While alternate approaches have attempted to overcome the issues of VM latency and business disruption, all are fraught with undesirable compromises around latency, cost, scalability, performance and complexity. Transparent Snapshots enables you to protect your VMware environments more effectively while overcoming these challenges.
Transparent Snapshots simplifies and automates VM image-level protection and backs up virtual machines without the need to pause them during the backup process. The result is significantly reduced impact to business operations, especially on large, high-change-rate VMs. The simplified backup process also reduces infrastructure costs by removing the reliance on proxies for data movement.
Transparent Snapshots delivers up to 5x faster backups2, up to 6x faster restores3 and up to 5x reduction in VM latency4, effectively and efficiently backing up your VMs via a process that requires fewer steps. The result is less impact to your entire VMware environment, ensuring availability of all your VMs without business disruption.
Increase business resiliency with cyber recovery capabilities
Protecting your business starts with protecting your data. To reduce business risk caused by cyber attacks and to create a more cyber resilient approach to data protection, you can modernize and automate your recovery and business continuity strategies and leverage the latest intelligent tools to detect and defend against cyber threats.
As part of Data Manager, PowerProtect Cyber Recovery provides proven, modern and intelligent protection to isolate critical data, identify suspicious activity and accelerate data recovery allowing you to quickly resume normal business operations.
Self-service for data owners combined with central IT governance
Extend data protection for expanding use cases while maintaining control by empowering data and application owners to perform selfservice backup and restore operations from native applications directly to Dell PowerProtect appliances. At the same time, Data Manager provides IT with the necessary oversight and governance to ensure compliance.
Data owners and administrators are also empowered with cloud-based monitoring and analytics through Dell CloudIQ. Cloud IQ provides telemetry, machine learning and predictive analytics to proactively take action and speed time to resolution.
Fast, efficient backup and recovery with Dell PowerStore
PowerProtect Data Manager offers PowerStore backups, with centralized management and orchestration, incremental forever backups and end-to-end security. With Storage Direct, you can use and manage PowerStore snapshots with Data Manager, delivering high performance, fast recovery with Instant Access and little to no impact to your application or database operations. All of this provides the best user experience for data center, cloud and edge environments.
Start your journey towards modern data protection with the PowerProtect Data Manager Appliance
The PowerProtect Data Manager Appliance includes PowerProtect Data Manager to deliver next generation multicloud data protection. It offers complete backup, deduplication, replication, recovery, instant access and restore, search and analytics, and seamless VMware integration – plus, cloud readiness with disaster recovery, long-term retention to the cloud as well as support for multicloud workloads. It is easy to deploy, manage and upgrade, and grows in place from 12TB to 96TB in 12TB increments – all with license keys, requiring no additional hardware, downtime, or complexity.5
1 Based on Dell Analysis, October 2021.
2 When comparing PowerProtect Data Manager 19.13 with Transparent Snapshots backup performance to PowerProtect Data Manager with VADP backup performance. Based on Dell internal testing, June 2023.
3 When comparing PowerProtect Data Manager 19.13 with Transparent Snapshots restore performance to PowerProtect Data Manager with VADP restore performance. Based on Dell internal testing, June 2023.
4 When comparing PowerProtect Data Manager 19.13 with Transparent Snapshots VM latency performance to PowerProtect Data Manager with VADP VM latency performance. Based on Dell internal testing, June 2023.
5 If starting at less than 24TB, a simple field upgrade kit is required to bridge from 24TB to larger capacities.
Download the Dell PowerProtect Data Manager Datasheet (PDF).