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Dell EMC Integrated Data Protection Appliance (IDPA) DP4400 Review Discussion

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The IDPA DP4400 gives users more than enough tools to manage their backup data, even if it is not as smooth as some of the other interfaces offered by Dell EMC. Through the course of our review the platform got a much needed update bringing SSO, which helped by not needing to remember the different usernames required for each application. The IDPA home screen gives a sense of all the various bits and pieces running underneath the hood of the DP4400, which gives it many of its strengths, but also some weaknesses in regards to its complexity. The best way to view the DP4400 is as its own hardened VMware ESXi host, operating a number of VMs with shared storage across an array of applications. It gives users the feature set of a much larger backup stack, but contained inside a single 2U server. The benefit is consolidation for organizations requiring the full feature set it can offer at remote locations, but for an average small to medium business the complexity could be overwhelming.

Dell EMC Integrated Data Protection Appliance (IDPA) DP4400 Review

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