As organizations continue to embrace IT-as-a-service models, it's also essential to embrace a data protection-as-a-service model. The EMC Protection Storage Architecture supports this evolution. This architecture leverages consolidated protection storage as a repository for data; provides integration across the IT environment; and is tied together with consolidated data management as a way to deliver a catalog of data protection services.The Data Protection Suite provides customers the freedom to purchase based on consumption and deployment models, allowing the migration of their data protection infrastructures to meet evolving backup and recovery, archiving and disaster recovery requirements. It combines the value of solutions such as EMC Avamar ®, EMC NetWorker ®, EMC Data Domain ® BOOST™, EMC Data Protection Advisor ™ and EMC SourceOne ™. Customer Quote Ed McLain, Director of Cloud Architecture, Solutions Architect, TekLinks Managed and Cloud Services "With EMC's Data Protection Suite, we have access to the full range of capabilities we need to effectively protect our environment. It is inevitable that our data protection needs will evolve in the future as our IT environment continues to grow and change. The flexibility of this purchasing model makes it easy for us to map our data protection solution to our future needs." Analyst Quote Robert Amatruda, Research Director for Data Protection and Recovery, IDC "Customers increasingly want more simplicity and flexibility for their data protection products. EMC's Data Protection Suite provides a simplified, integrated approach to customers, allowing them flexibility, increased value and investment protection." EMC Executive Quote Guy Churchward, President, EMC Backup Recovery Systems Division "As the world's largest backup provider, we have to innovate to retain our clients' patronage. This comes in the form of not just technology but also the consumption model. The EMC Data Protection Suite is an excellent way for customers to harness the benefits of our broad portfolio with a simple, flexible approach without compromise."