AppAssure Is Part of Dell
Early in 2012 Dell acquired AppAssure, a software company whose namesake product features advanced disk-based backup, replication and recovery technology. AppAssure is designed for today's increasingly complex IT infrastructure to provide outstanding data protection across virtual, physical and cloud environments. AppAssure's capabilities complement Dell's other data protection products: Net Vault, ranger and Sonic Wall, so customers small and large can choose the data protection solution that fits their needs precisely. A typical customer will choose AppAssure for its particular strength in solving the following business problems:
- Growing data, which increases storage costs and increases backup times. According to IDC, data is projected to grow from 40% - 60% yearly from 2011 to 2015 1. AppAssure global deduplication combines with its high-speed backups to reduce storage costs by up to 80%. Snapshot technology and changed-block tracking eliminates backup windows, allowing you to back up as often as every five minutes for business-critical applications.
- Complex backup and recovery requirements for virtual and physical machines. Most companies use two or more recovery schemes to protect their virtual and physical machines, which can slow or even derail a disaster recovery effort. AppAssure protects both virtual and physical environments with one product. Fast cross platform recoveries can be completed in minutes with total flexibility in any direction – P2V, V2P or V2V.
- Concerns that backups won't be recoverable. AppAssure doesn't keep you up at night wondering if a backup will work when you need it most. It is application-aware, backing up the entire application stack and testing each backup automatically to ensure against data corruption that can cause a recovery failure.
- Complex user interfaces. The AppAssure solutions are designed for ease of use and management, featuring fully automated set-and-forget backups and simplified recoveries at both the data and system level.
1 IDC, "Worldwide Data Protection and Recovery Software 2011–2015 Forecast," July 2011.