Data Protection Suite for Applications provides unparalleled efficiency to meet stringent SLAs on mission-critical applications. With EMC Data Protection Suite for Applications, customers are given a solution, which provides faster backup by enabling direct backup to EMC Data Domain from either primary storage or the application server, and faster recovery. It empowers application owners/database administrators to backup directly to Data Domain through native application utilities (like Oracle RMAN) and also allows them to discover, automate and optimize copies for superior copy data management. Data Protection Suite for Applications reduces the hidden risk and cost, associated with distributed, self-service copy creation by providing global oversight of the copy data ecosystem. Finally, it eliminates, or significantly reduces, the impact on application servers because little or no data flows through the application server.