Nov 21, 2013
HP Data Protector 8.1 delivers adaptive intelligence and business resiliency for today's always-on organizations
The new solution upends the traditional backup and recovery model by delivering a unique approach that dramatically improves business resiliency, continuity and uptime. It leverages real-time operational analytics and defined business requirements to intelligently monitor, adapt and optimize how an organization manages its storage infrastructure, resources and data policies.
"Today's release marks the end of backup as we know it," said David Jones, general manager, Data Protection, HP Autonomy. "HP Data Protector delivers the industry's first self-aware, self-healing and self-managing solution that will transform how forward-thinking organizations power and protect the modern data center."
HP Data Protector—designed for the modern information era
For today's data-driven organizations, loss of information—even for a short time—can have catastrophic consequences. Without accessible information, organizations cannot function properly. They fail to meet service level agreements (SLAs); pay heavy penalties for missed production, service deliveries or regulatory noncompliance; and erode the confidence of their customers.
However, the task of cost-effectively ensuring continuous data availability has become increasingly challenging, and traditional technologies have failed to keep pace with the profound changes taking place inside and outside the enterprise. IT managers have witnessed a surge in data volumes, resulting in unsustainable data storage requirements and costs. An explosion of data also is taking place at the "edge"—on smartphones, tablets and hybrid devices—and 63 percent of organizations today have no formal endpoint data protection in place.(1) Finally, the transition to virtualization and the cloud has left organizations with a hybrid environment that often lacks an effective backup strategy.
HP Data Protector 8.1 addresses these challenges by transforming data backup from a commoditized, "set it and forget it" technology into an essential solution at the very core of an organizations' data center and business strategy.
Developing a new class of data protection solutions
The new solution forms the foundation of HP's long-term vision to deliver a new class of adaptive and intelligent backup solutions that consist of four components:
- Prioritization—enables organizations to set backup strategy and policies based on data and application priority and criticality.
- Prediction—leverages operational analytics to proactively set backup resource utilization.
- Recommendation—provides actionable suggestions to the IT manager to reduce potential conflicts and ensure SLA objectives.
- Automation—enables automated backup and recovery provisioning adjustments based on operational analytics from a self-learning system.
HP Data Protector 8.1 also includes several enhancements designed to provide greater intelligence, scalability and interoperability with key enterprise platforms:
- SAP HANA integration—provides comprehensive backup and recovery to SAP HANA in-memory databases, recreates logs while the database is online, and restores data and performs database recovery to a state at the specific point in time or the most recent restorable state.
- Disaster recovery enhancements—include new object selection methods, restore options and wizard pages streamline and automate disaster recovery process.
- Integration with HP StoreOnce and HP 3PAR StoreServ—includes improved HP StoreOnce compression delivering superior efficiency, encryption and instant recovery support.
- Priority-based scheduler—enables enterprises to back up mission-critical application data based on an organization's unique business requirements.
- Extensive platform integration—includes new integration with Microsoft® Active Directory and VMware vCenter 5.5 for Single Item Recovery, and certification of both VMware vSphere 5.5 and vCloud Director 5.5. HP Data Protector 8.1 also features many new platform certifications, such as application agent support for Microsoft SharePoint 2013 and IBM DB2 10.5, disk agent support for Debian 7.0 and AIX 64 bit, and media agent support for AIX 64 bit and Solaris 11.1.
HP Data Protector 8.1 is expected to be available in January 2014.
Additional information on HP Data Protector 8.1 is available at www.autonomy.com/adaptivebackup.
HP Autonomy Data Protection—60,000 customers and growing
Today's announcement builds on several years of industry leadership in the enterprise data protection market. HP Autonomy today also announced that more than 60,000 customers worldwide are now using HP Data Protector, HP LiveVault and HP Connected Backup to safeguard their mission-critical data and achieve assured business continuity. (Editor's note: see today's media advisory: "HP Autonomy Now Protecting Critical Data for Over 60,000 Customers.")
About HP Autonomy
HP Autonomy is a global leader in software that processes unstructured human information, including social media, email, video, audio, text and web pages. Using HP Autonomy's information management and analytics technologies, organizations can extract meaning in real time from data in virtually any format or language, including structured data. A range of purpose-built market offerings help organizations drive greater value through information analytics, unified information access, archiving, eDiscovery, enterprise content management, data protection and marketing optimization. Additional information is available at www.autonomy.com.
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(1) Forrester Research, "Foresight Telecom and Mobility Workforce Survey," Q2 2013.
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