Dell EMC PowerProtect is a scale-out data protection and management solution that was introduced into the Dell EMC portfolio in July 2019. PowerProtect is available as a software-only option capable of running on industry-standard hardware, such as Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain), and as an integrated appliance built on Dell EMC PowerEdge servers. The PowerProtect Data Manager (PPDM) software is also included in Dell EMC’s Data Protection Suite.
The PowerProtect X400 appliance features both scale-up and scale-out functionality and is available as a hybrid or an all-flash model, the X400H and the X400F respectively. The X400 appliance can be configured with one 2U X400 platform cube and up to four X400F or X400H scale-out capacity cubes. The capacity cubes scale linearly, meaning that additional compute for functions such as data ingest is added alongside capacity to sustain performance. Both the hybrid and all-flash configurations start with a base minimum capacity of 64 terabytes (TB). Each X400F capacity cube can scale up with three optional 16TB capacity packs, while the X400H can scale up with two capacity packs (112TB all-flash and 96 TB hybrid capacity per capacity cube). The X400F can scale to a maximum usable capacity of 448 TB and the X400H can scale to 384 TB (these maximums are based on a four capacity cube configuration). Currently, there is no functionality for combining the hybrid and all-flash models.
PowerProtect Software provides backup, replication, copy management, and cloud tiering functionalities (although the latter is not yet available in the X400 appliances). It supports a number of databases, Kubernetes container environments, VMware applications on-premises and in the cloud, as well as file Windows NTFS and some Linux filesystems. Customers manage PowerProtect either via the on-premises PowerProtect Data Manager interface, or the PowerProtect Central SaaS interface.
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