HP has enhanced its Data Protector software that offers complete protection for virtual environments and flexible data reduction options, at up to 70 per cent less than alternatives, according to the company. This software lowers the cost of protecting data by reducing the amount of data backed-up, using storage capacity optimisation options such as virtual full and deduplication.
“HP Data Protector has been enhanced to help customers address their main priorities in data security, regulatory compliance, consolidation and virtualisation. The new advancements to HP Data Protector, coupled with HP Software’s zero per cent financing option, gives customers a flexible sourcing option to address their most critical pain points today, while preparing for success upon the return of the economy,” said Avijit Basu, business head, information management, HP Software and Solutions India.
HP Data Protector supports eight different methods of VMware Infrastructure protection including integration with the VMware Consolidated Backup framework for non-disruptive backup of virtual machines. This allows customers to choose specific recovery point/recovery time objectives for their information with one product and one user interface. As a result, backup administrators can focus on high-value responsibilities without specific expertise in VMware virtualisation.
HP Data Protector offers flexible options for optimising storage capacity, allowing customers to reduce their data footprint by choosing the data reduction and deduplication methods that best meet their needs. It now offers centralised encryption key management. HP Data Protection Services provide customers with upfront consulting on best practices to ensure improved information compliance, as well as rapid implementation of the software. In addition, customers can lower their storage optimisation costs with these services.
HP’s recently introduced storage products — HP StorageWorks Enterprise Virtual Arrays (EVA6400/8400) and the enhanced HP StorageWorks SAN Virtualization Services Platform (SVSP) — also extend the value of HP Data Protector.