Dell ups security protection on cloud and storage platforms

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As organizations now find themselves working with two or more cloud computing (opens in new tab) providers to meet workload-specific requirements, Dell Technologies (opens in new tab) and its partner Faction have been working to provide a consistent way to manage storage and data protection for multiple clouds from a single place.

This is currently done through Dell Technologies Cloud Storage for Multi-cloud which combines the performance and enterprise grade features of its storage systems (Dell EMC PowerScale (opens in new tab), PowerStore, PowerMax and Unity XT) and native cloud services from leading cloud companies to offer customers simple, flexible, direct multicloud (opens in new tab) access. 

At the same time, Dell also offers a fully managed service called Dell Technologies Cloud PowerProtect for Multi-cloud which enables customers to protect their data and applications across public clouds in a single destination using a low latency connections.

Now though in a new blog post (opens in new tab), the tech giant has announced that it is introducing additional multicloud storage and data protection capabilities that make it easier for organizations to recover after a cyberattack.

Cyber recovery for multicloud

In order to boost the security of its PowerProtect for Multi-cloud offering, Dell has decided to add new capabilities to it which combine Dell EMC PowerProtect Cyber Recovery with the simplicity and economics of the cloud.

Now the company's customers can benefit from a both physical and logical isolation of their critical data through an air-gapped and secure Cyber Recovery vault in a cloud-adjacent Faction-powered data center. Should a cyberattack occur, sensitive business data can be recovered from the vault back to an organization's data center or to the cloud of their choice as the service supports AWS (opens in new tab), Azure (opens in new tab), Google Cloud (opens in new tab) and Oracle Cloud (opens in new tab).

PowerScale customers that want a full cloud-enabled disaster recovery (opens in new tab) solution can now take advantage of Superna Eyeglass DR Manager for replication orchestration and metadata management. When used with PowerScale for Multi-Cloud, this solution can replicate data from an organization's data centers to Faction's cloud-adjacent data center. Applications can also be recovered to the cloud-adjacent data center or to a customer's public cloud of choice.

Dell believes that the future of IT is hybrid (opens in new tab) where public cloud services are balanced with on-premises infrastructure and with these new capabilities, organizations can rest easy knowing their data is protected wherever it resides.

Anthony Spadafora

After working with the TechRadar Pro team for the last several years, Anthony is now the security and networking editor at Tom’s Guide where he covers everything from data breaches and ransomware gangs to the best way to cover your whole home or business with Wi-Fi. When not writing, you can find him tinkering with PCs and game consoles, managing cables and upgrading his smart home.