|[July 15, 2014]
Dell Software Continues Data Protection Enhancements, Launching Two New Backup Appliances and Latest Release of AppAssure
ROUND ROCK, Texas --(Business Wire)--
Dell Software today
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 (News - Alert) 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
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 (News - Alert) 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.
As part of this launch, Dell also is updating all of its DR series
appliances with new cascaded replication and replication seeding
capabilities. Cascaded replication gives customers the ability to
replicate to a third site for additional disaster recovery
flexibility, while replication seeding speeds up the process of
establishing a disaster recovery site.
AppAssure 5.4.2: The latest release of Dell Software's all-in-one
backup, replication and recovery software, AppAssure 5.4.2 includes
myriad enhancements that broaden platform support while improving cloud
and archive functionality. Notable new features include:
Cloud access management - AppAssure now features a simple account
management interface that allows accounts to be added and managed for
each cloud provider, thus enabling the user's cloud to also become a
target for archive activities.
Cloud archive and import - AppAssure 5.4.2 improves archive by adding
a number of cloud storage targets, including Amazon S3, Microsoft
Azure, Rackspace and OpenStack-based platforms. Additionally, users
now can import cloud archives back into their AppAssure repositories
with just a few clicks.
Scheduled and incremental archive - The newest release includes the
ability to create recurring scheduled archives on a daily, weekly, or
monthly basis, as well as the option to update existing archives with
incremental changes by storing only the changes since the last
archive, eliminating the need to create a full archive each time.
Expanded platform support - AppAssure 5.4.2 delivers support for
Hyper-V Generation 2 Virtual Machines, as well as for VMware VM
Hardware version 10. In addition, the new release has achieved FIPS
140-2 Certification, a security standard that indicates AppAssure is
now using government-certified encryption.
Availability and Pricing:
The DL1000, DR2000v, and AppAssure 5.4.2 are available now. All three
solutions are available direct from Dell or through the channel.
Pricing for the DL1000 starts at $4,300 for 2TB of capacity,
$6,000 for 3TB of capacity, and $8,300 for 3TB of capacity, plus
two licensed Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machines.
Pricing for the DR2000v starts $4,200 for 1TB of capacity, $7,500
for 2TB, and $13,500 for 4TB.
Paul Davis, director of product management, data protection, Dell
"At Dell Software, we're committed to giving customers a full range of
backup technology choices, so that whether you're a global enterprise
with offices around the world, or a small businesses operating out of
your home, you have the flexibility you need to ensure true business
resiliency. Regardless of the size of your organization or the nature of
your backup needs, we encourage customers to compare Dell's solutions to
those of competing providers. With Dell's combination of superior
technology and compelling price points, we're confident the difference
will be clear."
Ron Salazar, general manager, MR2 Solutions
"As a solutions provider, it's important that we have the ability to
align our technology offerings with the specific needs of each
individual customer. One-size-fits-all just doesn't work, especially
with backup. That's why it's paramount for us to partner with a backup
vendor that offers our customers the choice and flexibility they need,
and that's exactly what we get from Dell Software. The addition of two
new appliance offerings to Dell's already robust portfolio of data
protection products makes it that much easier for us to identify the
right solutions for our customers based on their specific business
Jim Friedrich, Field Sales Engineer, ARC
"Data and information today is the lifeblood of most companies, and it's
critical that none of that data gets overlooked during the backup and
recovery process. Data residing in small offices, home offices, and
remote or branch offices needs to be protected just the same as any
other data, and that's why we're so excited about the addition of the
DL1000 and DR2000v to the Dell backup portfolio. Dell has been
continuously working to upgrade and enhance its suite of backup
offerings in order to meet the needs of customers of all sizes, and
these new product releases are another great step in that direction."
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