It has been a busy summer and we are excited to share what we have been up to! Dell EMC Cloud Snapshot Manager is now part of the PowerProtect Software Family! Moving forward, Cloud Snapshot Manager will be called Dell EMC PowerProtect Cloud Snapshot Manager. As part of this release we have added some new features to CSM.
The protection of cloud native workloads is becoming more of a challenge. Cloud providers only offer rudimentary tools for the creation and deletion of snapshots. This can be cumbersome when customers have many cloud accounts and a large number of workloads to protect. Many enterprises who have adopted a multi-cloud strategy are facing a challenge in protecting workloads across multiple clouds in a uniform and seamless manner. Using different tools for each cloud is unmanageable and costly. As a result, customers are faced with being vulnerable with regards to protection of their workloads in the cloud and are bearing high monthly cloud costs as snapshots have proliferated in their environment.
Dell EMC has a SaaS offering catered to solving this growing issue. For those of you that are not familiar with CSM, Cloud Snapshot Manager is a SaaS solution making it easy for customers to protect workloads in public cloud environments (AWS, Azure) – without requiring installation or infrastructure. Customers can discover, orchestrate and automate the protection of workloads across multiple clouds based on policies for seamless backup and disaster recovery.
CSM breaks cloud silos, allowing customers to use one tool to protect workloads across multiple clouds. Designed for any size cloud infrastructure, CSM scales as your organization and data grows. The automatic assignment of resources to protection policies based on tags is essential to achieve auto-scaling in the cloud with the peace of mind that your resources are protected.
In this quarters release we are proud to announce the following features
- CSM now supports the protection of Blob storage containers in Azure with granular Blob object level recovery. More and more cloud native applications are taking advantage of the Blob storage containers — you must ensure that the data is protected and easily recoverable.
- Expansion of the REST API to facilitate greater automation
PowerProtect Cloud Snapshot Manager has also been added as a promotion for new PowerProtect Software, Data Protection Suite, and DPS4VM customers. New customers are entitled to 20 instances of CSM for 6 months, free! Talk with your account rep to learn more about this promotion!
If you are considering trying CSM for your cloud native workloads feel free to take advantage of our free 30-day trial. Make sure to follow us on social for updates in the future and feel free to check out our other data protection blogs. All for now and we look forward to hearing from you!