Published By: Commvault
Published Date: Jul 06, 2016
Think of a wildfire that quickly spreads as it increases in speed and power. That is what is happening today as data growth increases the volume and management complexity of storage, backup and recovery. Now think of trying to stop that fire with a garden hose. Your traditional backup and recovery process is equally under-equipped to manage and facilitate operations that need more speed, efficiency, scalability and reliability to handle today’s 24/7, always-on environment. Here we examine the benefits of moving from a solution comprised of multiple point products to a holistic data protection platform designed to serve today’s enterprise.
Published By: Commvault
Published Date: Jul 06, 2016
Around-the-clock global operations, data growth, and server virtualization all together can complicate protection and recovery strategies. They affect when and how often you can perform backups, increase the time required to back up, and ultimately affect your ability to successfully restore. These challenges can force lower standards for recovery objectives, such as reducing the frequency of backup jobs or protecting fewer applications, both of which can introduce risk. High-speed snapshot technologies and application integration can go a long way toward meeting these needs, and they have quickly become essential elements of a complete protection strategy. But snapshot copies have often been managed separately from traditional backup processes. Features like cataloging for search and retrieval as well as tape creation usually require separate management and do not fully leverage snapshot capabilities. To eliminate complexity and accelerate protection and recovery, you need a solution
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Jul 17, 2013
Retail company, Media Markt, deployed Riverbed Cascade® for complete network and application visibility. Media Markt also implemented a WAN optimization solution from Riverbed which reduced backups from hours to minutes. Media Markt has recently opened up retail stores in China and plans to open up many more across the country. The Riverbed solutions will enable the company to quickly and easily identify and fix problems across its network and scale its backup systems without compromising data backup speeds.
Traditional backup systems fail to meet the database protection and recovery requirements of modern organizations. These systems require ever-growing backup windows, negatively impact performance in mission-critical production databases, and deliver recovery time objectives (RTO) and recovery point objectives (RPO) measured in hours or even days, failing to meet the requirements of high-volume, high transactional databases -- potentially costing millions in lost productivity and revenue, regulatory penalties, and reputation damage due to an outage or data loss.
As state and local governments join the digital revolution, it’s increasingly important that they find safe, effective and efficient ways to store the data they’re creating. In this case study you’ll see how an integrated solution from Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage and Commvault Complete Backup gave one municipality the security they needed while increasing performance and cutting costs. This city had been using Amazon Glacier but was frustrated with the speed and unpredictable fees associated with retrieving their data. In turning to Wasabi they were able reduce costs by 80% and increase speed over 6x. Plus since Wasabi offers just one tier of service with one price and no fees to retrieve your data they were able to simplify both the process and budgeting. Between Wasabi and Commvault their skyrocketing data needs now scalable solution that gives them the security and performance they need for significantly less than they were paying before. To learn more please download the case study.
In this tech brief, learn how Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage is lowering costs and increasing speed for backup and recovery applications. Wasabi is transforming cloud storage with a radical combination of speed, affordability and security. It offers backup and recovery platforms an extremely cost-effective solution that at the same time improves performance. Eliminating the complex tiers and pricing structures you find with traditional cloud storage options, Wasabi is 80% less than and 6x faster than Amazon S3 and built to be simple and flexible. It works with any Amazon S3 backup and recovery platform or utility. Cloud storage has become a compelling alternative to physical media or secondary data centers for data protection and Wasabi takes it to the next level. Download the Wasabi tech brief to learn more.
Published By: Veeam '18
Published Date: Mar 13, 2018
As a smaller organization tasked with big responsibilities – public health and exceptional customer service around the clock – Vallejo needed a backup solution that kept pace with the growing needs of their company and customers and was easy to manage. They understood that backups played a critical role to success, but their existing solution was slow, cumbersome and expensive in their new, virtualized environment. They needed a solution that would boost backup speeds within their existing HP architecture while simplifying and streamlining management and cutting costs.
Retailer Uses Cradlepoint Solution to Provide Wireless Failover & Redundancy for Point-of-Sale (PoS) Systems
Cradlepoint devices provide wireless backup of wired Internet connections for retail superstores in the Blinds To Go system. In the event of an outage of the primary Internet land line (T1/fi ber, DSL, or cable) at a Blinds To Go site, Cradlepoint devices automatically switch to its wireless 3G/4G broadband connection within 30 seconds. The point-of-sale (POS) systems connected to the Cradlepoint router continue to operate at broadband speeds without further interruption, ensuring continuous uptime for POS transactions at the Blinds To Go superstore.
With continued expansion of organizational storage allocation requirements, the time required for file-based data backup also continues to increase yet the time allotted for this data backup remains constant, exposing a critical issue. Though backup software vendors continue making advancements in technology to speed up the process, disk fragmentation will continue to remain an unresolved issue that must be addressed on the file system level to solve this bottleneck.
In rigorous testing, openBench Labs found that Dell AppAssure 5? offered significant advantages in ease-of-use, backup speed and recovery time. Read their complete findings: Unified Backup: Virtual & Physical.
Although ESG continues to see the vast majority of IT organizations living within a disk-plus-tape world, no one can argue against the idea that the cloud is becoming a viable and attractive component of any data protection architecture. Modern disk and tape solutions have overwhelming benefits for ROI, but those benefits can often be expanded by leveraging the economics and additional agility capabilities of a cloud tier. And all of those tiers would benefit from smarter data protection and preservation mechanisms through the combination of both backups and archiving.
Although modern backup solutions can offer significant recovery agility, backup as an IT process is generally less than “enough” for the data protection goals that IT is being asked to deliver. As IT is embracing snapshots, replication, archiving, and availability mechanisms to enhance business continuity/disaster recovery (BC/DR) preparedness, it is important to realize that there is a better way than piecemealing each component, and then wondering why CapEx and OpEx are so out of line.
In this report, we’ll examine first why HP StoreOnce and HP Data Protector products are truly game-changing on their own rights. Then, we will look at why they get even "better together” as a complete BURA solution that can be more flexibly deployed to meet backup challenges than any other solution in the market today.
When you have voluminous data sets growing at an unabated rate, in formats that are unique and complex, how do you address your backup and recovery needs? While relying on traditional backup and recovery solutions can complicate matters, a better approach is to use a solution that enables your IT organization to make decisions that are more intelligent by integrating predictive analysis and an adaptive approach to backup and recovery.
Looking beyond storage, HP Converged Infrastructure solutions enable your business to unleash the potential of your data center and reduce risk. Overcome IT sprawl with simplified management and implementation, enhanced performance, improved availability, and the economies of open standards and connectivity. For the business, this means faster time to revenue, increased agility, lesser risk, and lower cost of operation. HP delivers better value of convergence than other vendors do.
This video from Enterprise Strategy Group discusses findings of research they did with HP customers on how backup, recovery, and archiving solutions from HP, including the HP StoreOnce Backup product family, have helped them save time and money.
Published By: Symantec
Published Date: Nov 02, 2006
IT administrators need to minimize downtime for critical IT services by rapidly recovering entire systems to dissimilar hardware platforms or virtual environments. Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery Server Edition combines the speed and reliability of disk-based, bare-metal Windows system recovery with dissimilar hardware restoration and lights-out operation.
CCU sought to encrypt its backup tapes for keeping customer data secure in transit and in storage at the offsite tape-vault vendor’s facility. As a financial institution, CCU was subject to stringent government regulations. With nearly 60 gigabytes of data to encrypt each night, CCU knew that a software solution was out of the question.
Given Payformance’s longstanding commitment to protecting the privacy of its clients’ information, the company has decided to investigate data encryption solutions for its primary hard drive storage and secondary backup tape storage. With its multi-vendor interoperability, NeoScale’s CryptoStor storage security appliances emerge as the obvious choice.
Chartered in 1973, San Francisco-based Spectrum Federal Credit Union serves over 12,000 members. When the issue arose on how to protect their members’ personal data residing on backup tapes, Spectrum FCU took no chances – they and their Techical Advisory Board made the decision to encrypt this important information with the help of NeoScale Systems, an undisputed leader in this emerging market.
The HSC network services group supports more than 2000 desktops, servers and backend systems such as e-mail, file, networking, application and storage services for general administration, dental and medical schools. HSC wanted to manage and reduce HIPAA compliance costs and processes associated with protecting PHI data within its storage infrastructure – a legacy SAN environment with evolving applications.
Qsent needed to shore up its disaster recovery strategy. This meant sending backup tapes – each with more than 2.5 terabytes of data – between data centers and storing them offsite. To keep all its data safe and secure, Qsent chose NeoScale’s CryptoStor wire-speed tape security appliance to encrypt and decrypt data.
With horror stories in the news every week about lost or stolen laptops and backup tapes, the senior management team at Oregon Community Credit Union knew they had to do everything within their powers to protect their critical data as it traveled offsite to a third-party tape vaulting vendor. They were tasked with finding an affordable solution that would strike a balance between security, ease of use, and scalability.
As more states pass regulations governing the security, confidentiality, and integrity of customer data, a leading national bank has recognized its need to ensure the safety and security of personal data for its thousands of customers. To ensure compliance and maintain the security of this information, the bank has deployed NeoScale’s CryptoStor Tape appliances to help accomplish its objectives.
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