As a key component of the new Dell EMC Cloud Marketplace, Dell EMC’s Data Protection solutions enable customers to meet service level requirements for backup and recovery as they adopt a multi-cloud operating model as part of IT Transformation initiatives. We’re introducing new updates for Data Domain and Data Protection Suite (DPS), further enhancing our hybrid and multi-cloud data protection capabilities to help customers reduce costs, risk of data loss and improve their operational management efficiencies.Traditional applications, cloud native applications, and IoT/edge devices are generating a tsunami of data residing in multiple clouds that needs to be effectively protected. With new protection products and capabilities for the cloud and for your physical data center – particularly VMware environments – Dell EMC is further expanding your ability to achieve simpler, easier to manage data protection, on-premises and in the cloud.Data Domain and Data Protection Suite (DPS) together already provide a complete and comprehensive cloud data protection solution for enterprises and these new updates are designed to help you embrace data protection in the cloud, improve IT efficiency with management and virtualization enhancements, and expand confidence that enterprise data is protected based on comprehensive coverage.New updates to Dell EMC Data Protection Software and to DD OS 6.1.2 across DD VE & Data Domain appliances!New Cloud Enhancements: Improved Scale, Object Storage Support, Hybrid ManagementData Domain Virtual Edition (DD VE) 4.0 now brings unprecedented scale and cost effectiveness to software-defined protection storage in Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and VMware Cloud on AWS environments. DD VE leverages the power of DD OS and is available to run on-prem or in the cloud with DPS. This software-only solution can be downloaded, deployed and configured in a matter of minutes.With DD VE 4.0, you can now run up to 96TB DD VE instances on AWS, Azure or the VMware Cloud, which allows you to protect a significantly larger amount of deduplicated data directly in the cloud. Capacity can be easily moved between cloud deployments, virtual instances and/or locations, and can be purchased in 1TB increments. This flexibility allows customers to grow capacity as the business demands it.Run Data Domain Virtual Edition and Data Protection Software in the cloud!DD VE 4.0 can back up via less expensive object storage, delivering increased efficiencies and a lower cost-to-protect. By running DD VE with DPS in the cloud, our customers can leverage a simple-to-deploy, software-only solution that will make it easier and more cost effective to protect applications in the cloud.Dell EMC provides a complete, software-only protection solution – directly in the cloud!Modern Management enhancements for Data Domain and Data Protection Suite are designed to further simplify and improve operations whether you are protecting data in the cloud or in your data center. One highly-requested feature in DD OS 6.1.2 is the ability to manage on-prem and in the cloud Data Domain deployments together. This hybrid management reduces operational costs across your environment, and empowers your entire IT organization with key insights.Manage any target, at any location!Data Protection Suite has also further enhanced modern management across your data protection software and protection storage by simplifying the experience for backup and recovery of VMware images, applications and file systems with an enhanced HTML 5 UI.Data Domain Cloud Disaster Recovery (CDR) has been enhanced for application-consistent cloud disaster recovery in AWS, as well as Recovery to VMware Cloud on AWS. DD CDR saves CAPEX costs by reducing the need to build additional data centers for disaster recovery and with these new enhancements further improves the viability of public cloud disaster recovery options.Cloud Snapshot Manager, a SaaS offering, now extends to Microsoft Azure as a multi-cloud solution, making it easier for customers to protect public cloud workloads in both AWS and Azure. Customers can quickly discover, orchestrate and automate the protection of workloads across multiple clouds and regions based on policies for seamless backup and disaster recovery, using one SaaS tool that does not require installation or infrastructure.Data Domain Cloud Tier has further reduced transactional overhead for long-term retention by increasing the object size written to cloud. And, data storage utilization has been improved thanks to tight integration with Virtustream Storage Cloud and Dell EMC ECS. As a lower cost option for DD Cloud Tier, new support for AWS Infrequent Access & Azure Hot Blob Storage (including Government Cloud) have been added to the number of public and private clouds supported for long-term cloud retention.VMware vCloud Director and Dell EMC Data Protection Suite have greatly enhanced their integration, making it easier for service providers to jointly deliver VMware and Data Protection-as-a-Service. Our leading VMware integration extends data protection into the vCloud Director tenant UI. This eliminates the need for a separate Backup-as-a-Service portal. Now cloud service providers with multi-tenant VMware environments can offer their customers robust, integrated data protection with a best-in-class user experience. Plus, service providers and their customers benefit from Dell EMC Data Protection’s proven low operating cost and high scalability and performance.Additional Recovery, Automation, and Coverage Enhancements:In addition, new Data Domain and DPS enhancements offer customers better recovery, automation and virtualization capabilities, including:DD OS 6.1.2 brings an increased boost in performance by leveraging an enhanced data cache when instantly accessing and restoring VMs. Backup validations and test/dev backups are now made even more efficient with a 4x increase in IOPS – Data Domain can now deliver up to 40,000 IOPS with under 20 milliseconds of latency using DPS. Those leveraging DPS will also find it easier to find and restore files via file-level search.Self-Service with SLO Compliance Automation has been expanded to Oracle in the latest DPS release. High-performance, self-service protection for Oracle databases, now includes rule-based automation, governance and SLO compliance controlled by the backup team, so they can ensure that mission critical data is being backed up by DBAs in compliance with enterprise policies.Dell EMC Data Protection Software empowers your database admins with self-service protectionHyper-V Performance Improvements in DPS have been implemented by utilizing Microsoft’s change block tracking technology.DD VE has expanded its hypervisor ecosystem to include support for KVM, in addition to EXS and Hyper-V.The DD Boost File System (BoostFS) plug-in has now been extended to support Windows applications in addition to Linux.With many enhancements across our Data Domain and Data Protection Software offerings, Dell EMC continues driving innovation without compromise. Make sure your organization is completely protected by choosing Dell EMC’s #1 solution. Now is the perfect time to connect with your local rep about purchasing new deployments or upgrading to a complete Dell EMC Data Protection solution to take advantage of all of these announcements and our full cloud data protection capabilities.
In addition to VxRail for SAP HANA running on HCI, we have even more news!We understand that SAP provides customers choice for HCI software platforms including Nutanix. For SAP customers choosing Nutanix, Dell EMC XC Family also has achieved certification.Dell EMC XC940xd-24 and XC740xd-24 All Flash HCI Appliances Dell EMC has partnered with SAP since the release of SAP HANA in 2011, when they announced the HANA Appliance model for targeted workloads. Since then, our portfolio has expanded for SAP’s Tailored Datacenter Integration (TDI) deployment model for SAP HANA. The SAP TDI model enables customers to lower the TCO by deploying SAP HANA as part of your shared IT model.As HCI adoption has rapidly increased over the last few years—with 75% of deployments in the core data center2—it is no surprise that we have been increasingly asked by our customers, “What about running SAP HANA in production on Dell EMC HCI?”Similar to our investments for Dell EMC servers, storage and converged systems, Dell EMC solutions and engineering teams worked closely with SAP to test, validate and document our configurations meeting SAP HANA performance KPIs for our HCI infrastructure.Dell EMC HCI—in particular, VxRail— is architected to support in-memory database applications such as SAP HANA, with features such as Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors including high-memory options; Dell EMC PowerEdge servers designed for software-defined storage; next-generation future proofing technologies, such as NVMe cache drives; and powered by the leading HCI software, VMware vSAN and VMware vSphere.Our ultimate goal is to deliver the most seamless package of HCI software and infrastructure on VxRail, powered by VMware. Specifically, SAP has certified Dell EMC VxRail P-Series all-flash (P570F), powered by VMware’s HCI software platform (VMware vSphere and VMware vSAN) to run SAP HANA on HCI for production.VxRail P-Series All Flash (P570F) Performance Optimized System Our infrastructure portfolio for SAP HANA just got stronger.Today we have great news! Our SAP HANA certified infrastructure portfolio has grown to include running SAP HANA in production on Dell EMC hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI).And the timing could not be better, especially if you are already running SAP Business Suite applications on Dell EMC. Just consider the momentum of SAP HANA1;Since the 2011 release of SAP’s market-leading SAP HANA platform for real-time computing, adoption has grown to 25,000 customers.With the pending end of maintenance and support for SAP Business Suite 7 applications in 2025, customers are looking to move to S/4HANA. Since its launch in 2015, licensed customers for S/4HANA has grown to 8,900 in Q2/18. With both VxRail and XC Family, Dell EMC delivers a fully engineered, hyper-converged infrastructure solution that enables businesses to innovate faster and accelerate IT operations.Customers implementing the solution can expect the following benefits:Agility―A modern SAP landscape management experience that delivers automated provisioning capabilities for SAP applications including SAP HANA and provides a faster time-to-value.Engineering―Compute, networking, and storage components that are integrated with the specified prerequisites, and dependencies that have been tested to deliver a seamless solution experience.Optimization―Design and deployment guides that highlight proven performance, automation, and resiliency best practices for SAP landscapes including SAP HANA.If this topic is top of mind for you, I encourage you to visit the Dell EMC Booths and meet our experts at SAP TechEd 2018 in Barcelona or talk to your Dell EMC account rep today. We’d be happy to discuss the benefits of SAP HANA on Dell EMC HCI, as well as our broad Dell EMC portfolio of solutions and services that are ideal for any customers’ infrastructure needs in SAP environments.1Source: 451 Research, December 20162Source: SAP Corporate Facts, July 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study in the journal Nature documents a steep decline in global shark and ray numbers in the past half century. Researchers found the abundance of oceanic sharks and rays has dropped more than 70% between 1970 and 2018. And 24 of the 31 oceanic species of sharks and rays are threatened with extinction, while three species are considered critically endangered. Climate change and pollution imperil shark survival, but increased fishing pressure is the greatest threat for every oceanic shark species. The research was published on Wednesday,