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Want to simplify application protection? Check out the new version of HP Data Protector software.

The world of backup and recovery is at an inflection point. Information volume continues to grow at an exponential rate. Globalization and constant mergers and acquisition activity mean people and infrastructures are constantly changing and the landscape that IT must manage is becoming more complex. Worldwide, there are more than 20,000 compliance regulations, with more than 30 new regulations added each year.


Information being created is unstructured, duplicated and spread out across physical and virtual infrastructure, on-premise and in public and private clouds. In this climate, it’s no surprise that all of this growth and change is making backup more complex. Plus, the nature of recovery is changing rapidly.


In recent years the term “disaster” has become a more relative concept. Even as today’s world seems overwhelmed with natural disasters, the fact is that in the world of data management, an accidental deletion or loss of a single document from a server or laptop can become a relative disaster for an end user, an organization’s legal department or an entire company.


Chances are your IT department leverages server virtualization and deduplication to drive down acquisition and operating costs, but these technologies present additional backup challenges. To mitigate these challenges, today’s backup software needs to provide significant flexibility and various recovery options.


To simplify protection of applications in today’s enterprise environments, your IT staff needs to increase backup efficiency and simplicity—all while reducing risks. New features in HP Data Protector Software 6.2 address these current key pain points.


Simplifying backup and deduplication


HP Data Protector minimizes complexity and maximizes IT staff resources with multiple new features, including simplified snapshots for HP and non-HP arrays and automation of Microsoft data protection through one-touch backup policies. In addition, it simplifies deduplication and storage optimization with HP StoreOnce devices—including centralized management of deduplication-enabled replication for small, medium and large remote/branch office protection.


HP Data Protector also helps meet varying service-level agreements (SLAs) with more disk-based recovery options. Only HP Data Protector and HP StorageWorks deliver down-to-the-second recovery for virtual and physical servers—now for the P4000, EVA and P9000. HP Data Protector uniquely delivers single-pass disaster recovery for no additional cost. With one click in the console, your IT staff can create a DR image from any full backup.


In addition, HP has extended its Granular Recovery Extension functionality to VMware backup environments. Your backup administrators can offload the burden of single item recovery by empowering VMware administrators to recover single items directly via the VMware vSphere console—speeding the single item recovery process and leaving the backup administrators free to focus on other tasks.

Improved backup insight and new data migration services


Finally, HP Data Protector is mitigating the risk from growth and change with improved backup insight and new migration services. New HP Data Protector Reporter software is delivering enterprise reporting for multi-site SLA compliance validation and sophisticated backup operations analysis. And only HP provides you with access to decades of migration expertise from one of the most trusted services organizations in the world.


As always, HP Data Protector delivers the functionality enterprise organizations need for up to 70 percent less total cost of ownership than other enterprise backup solutions. Here are a few other things to remember about HP Data Protector:

  • It allows unlimited backup of servers, which saves you money when adding new clients.
  • Only HP allows licenses to be redeployed when retiring or changing applications, as online backup agents work for any supported application.
  • It’s the only solution that delivers disaster recovery to physical or virtual servers, across dissimilar hardware, for no additional cost.
  • Unlike other solutions, HP Data Protector doesn’t use tier-based pricing.
  • Because licensing costs can be up to 70 percent less than competitive products, that reduction is carried forward into annual renewals.


For more information on what’s new with HP Data Protector, visit our HP Data Protector software site.

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