Dell Technologies debuts MultiCloud Data Protection to tackle increasing cyberattacks

  • Dell Technologies has announced a bolstering of its data protection solutions to combat rising cyber threats.
  • It has expanded its portfolio to add PowerProtect Data Domain appliances with improved performance, efficiency, and security.
  • Dell Technologies has also APEX Backup Services AI which offers real-time reports, troubleshooting assistance, and automated backup policies.

The rising threat of cyberattacks both during and post-pandemic is well documented, which is why a number of companies have been bolstering their offerings to customers to provide more advanced levels of protection.

One of the latest to do so is Dell Technologies, which this week announced MultiCloud Data Protection and a range of new solutions designed to tackle the growing frequency of cyberattacks across a myriad industries.

Dell Technologies has specifically expanded its data protection portfolio of appliances, software, and as-a-Service offerings, with some available globally now, and others set to arrive later in the year.

“With the exponential growth of data, generative AI (GenAI) presents organisations with opportunities to streamline processes, improve decision-making and drive innovation, but it also extends the attack surface for cyberattacks – especially with trained models, which are quickly becoming one of the most valuable assets for enterprises,” highlighted Arthur Lewis, president for Infrastructure Solutions Group at Dell Technologies.

“With this expanding digital landscape that exposes more vulnerability gaps, companies are increasing their reliance on Dell to help protect their data wherever it resides with trusted data protection and AI offerings,” he added in a release shared with Hypertext.

On the hardware side of things is the Dell PowerProtect Data Domain DD9410 and DD9910 systems, designed for large enterprises to offer increased performance for traditional and modern workloads, as well as up to 38 percent faster backups, and up to 44 percent faster restores compared to the previous generation of solution.

On top of this, the systems are said to offer greater efficiency, with up to 11 percent less power consumption and 65 times deduplication. Furthermore Dell Technologies notes that these systems are highly scalable, with up to 1.5 petabytes of usable capacity in a single appliance.

Also a part of the MultiCloud Data Protection is the introduction of Dell APEX Backup Services AI, which is an integrated generative AI assistant for backup and recovery. It can also be used by customers to streamline protection processes.

Some of the features include the ability to request real-time custom reports, ask follow-up questions to refine report variables and act on AI-powered suggestions to remediate backup failures, Dell Technologies explained.

The company also pointed out that Dell APEX Backup Services AI can be used by customers to, “understand and improve their backup and security postures with assisted troubleshooting with simple written prompts, analyse logs, and troubleshoot errors.” Added to this is the ability to, “simplify administrative operations, from creating new backup policies to triggering new backups of specific workloads.”

In terms of availability regarding these new MultiCloud Data Protection offerings, Dell Technologies says the PowerProtect Data Domain DD9410 and DD9910 systems are available globally, with the same applying for APEX Backup Services AI.


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