data protection hub

Management of Data Protection Hub

What is the management of a data protection hub? The data protection hub is the focal point and orchestrator of the data protection operations. It monitors and controls all data protection operations, aggregates and reports analytics, and provides a single console for data protection management. Here you will find information to help your business comply with data protection. Read more.

Management of Data Protection Hub

The Hub protects your data and privacy by taking all relevant measures following applicable legislation. For example, data protection regulations and laws in the US, Canada, and Europe.

The Hub allows you to:

Establish a consistent, centralized, and repeatable data protection process across your business. Also, launch and manage data protection operations, including encryption, classification, migration, and retention.

Build customized policies for data protection. Automatically classify and apply retention labels to all relevant data. Also, automate the encryption of all data across your business.

Protect your most sensitive information through granular encryption. Keep your business in full compliance with all pertinent regulations in a single place.

Encryption can only be at the source using the DPM file encryption engine. DPM does not support key escrow or key recovery. 


The only mechanism to restore a file is to restore from tape or disk backup. An agent is on all operating systems except Windows Server 2008/2012 as DPM does not have a built-in agent.

The DPM agentless protection service (APS) capability allows you to protect data on servers that do not have the DPM agent installed. Also, APS is a cloud-based solution that uses Microsoft Azure virtual machines to protect Windows servers and other workloads that reside outside of your corporate network. 

APS is for line-of-business (LOB) applications and services that are in cloud environments, on unmanaged servers, or in virtualized data centers. Also, APS protects data by replicating it to the Hub over the Internet and then replicating it to a recovery site over your internal.


Replication is the process of copying data to a secondary location. When you use DPM to replicate data, you can replicate the data over a network, which minimizes the amount of bandwidth that is used. Also, replication can be run at specific times and intervals. 

Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) S2D uses storage spaces to create virtual disks that are available to virtual machines (VMs). 

Storage pools are collections of physical disks that are grouped, and they’re used to provide storage space for virtual disks. Also, each pool can contain up to 64 physical disks. 

Storage spaces are virtual disks that are available to VMs. You can create storage spaces with different characteristics, such as performance and resiliency. For example, you can create a storage space that is for performance and another that is for resiliency. 


If the Hub is down, you will not be able to run data protection operations. Also, if the Hub is down, you will lose all data protection operations that are in progress. 

If the Hub is unavailable, DPM runs all data protection operations on the physical disk of the source data. Also, if the Hub is unavailable, DPM does not replicate data to a recovery site. 


Data Protection Hub is a data protection system that offers a set of features for protecting data and for providing a consistent, centralized, and repeatable data protection process across your business. Also, we’ve covered what is the management of a data protection hub and its components.