Here’s the agenda for today’s discussion:We’ll take a look at Data Growth and Backup ChallengesAnd how this has caused Backup and Recovery to TransitionWe’ll touch on EMC LeadershipAnd dig into EMC Backup IntegrationThen, we’ll wrap up with a summary
Reaffirming last year’s IDC study is the fact that in 2010 there were 1.2 zeta bytes of information. That’s a trillion billion—that’s a massive amount of information to be managed. It is estimated that by 2020, there will be 35 zeta bytes of information. Our data deluge will grow 44X this decade. 90% of this information being created is unstructured making it particularly susceptible to accidental deletion. This growth is putting a strain on backup windows, storage costs and management. IT organizations are not dissatisfied with the amount of money they’re spending on their IT, but rather with the fact that nearly 3 quarters, or 73%, goes to maintaining existing legacy systems, both infrastructure and applications. For backup, according to Gartner, customers complain about the complexity of their backup solutions. The feeling is that too much time, expertise and effort is spent keeping the current recovery system(s) afloat. They want the backup process to be less costly, need less supervision and administrative attention, and for higher backup and restore success rates to be easier to achieve. While all of this transformation is happening, IT staff will increase only 47%.EMC is on a journey to the cloud with our customers helping them transform IT . Existing environments may be too complex, costly, and inflexible; but they are trusted, controlled, reliable, and secure. Private and hybrid Clouds provide customers the opportunity to have the best of both worlds as they change how IT is built, operated, and consumed. Infrastructure is the foundation of IT so that’s what changes first. We saw in 2009, an important trend happen when virtual servers began being delivered in greater numbers than physical servers , i.e. we have reached a tipping point. Server virtualization changes the environment in both subtle and profound ways. In many shops today backup methods have been barely altered to accommodate this new virtual infrastructure so it’s important to lay the proper data protection foundation early on.
Given the picture we just painted it’s pretty clear that traditional approaches, that is backup and recovery using tape and tape based workflows, has hit the wall. Tape reliability issues continued to plague both backup and recovery . Take your pick of research data . They all point to an unacceptable percentage of backup and restore failures due to tape. Management and cost associated with tape media, media management , shipping etc. , keeps increasing. Even adding disk for staging and cloning can only help improve the situation so far. In a study conducted by IDC among enterprises with an average of 10,000 employees, participating organizations saved on average nearly $230,000 annually by eliminating upgrades to tape libraries and drives. Organizations that abandoned tape also realized annual savings of more than $71,000 in transportation costs and more than $77,000 in costs associated with a decreased reliance on contractorsAccording to Gartner organizations complain about the complexity of their backup solutions. The feeling is that too much time, expertise and effort is spent keeping the current recovery system(s) afloat. They want the backup process to need less supervision and administrative attention, and for higher backup and restore success rates to be easier to achieve. Another common complaint is the capability of the backup solution. Organizations become more exasperated by the cost of their backup solution if they feel that the product is not adequately meeting their recovery needs. So if it’s not cutting it now why would you expect it to improve in the future.
Note to Presenter: View in Slide Show mode for animation. As your environment grows, not only do you have more data to backup, but you have more types of data to protect. Here’s an typical example of what has happened in many environments over the past 10 years. Note to Presenter: Click now in Slide Show mode for animation. You started backing up your applications like Exchange to tape andNote to Presenter: Click now in Slide Show mode for animation. quickly added Databases to the backup workload, which required more tape to protect. Note to Presenter: Click now in Slide Show mode for animation. Then, you had to protect numerous remote offices and each required their own tape. Note to Presenter: Click now in Slide Show mode for animation. Similarly, you need to protect your NAS filers, which of course, also required more tapes. Note to Presenter: Click now in Slide Show mode for animation. Now you have to protect your IBM i environment, which you gained through an acquisition. Note to Presenter: Click now in Slide Show mode for animation. And as you virtualize your environment, you need to backup the virtual servers – add more tapes for that. Note to Presenter: Click now in Slide Show mode for animation. You discovery various unprotected data sets that must be added as a backup workload. Note to Presenter: Click now in Slide Show mode for animation. Of course, you also have governance rules that require you to keep copies of certain data types for years at at time, so you have backups stored as archives stored on tape as well. Note to Presenter: Click now in Slide Show mode for animation. Then you acquire a company with a mainframe, so you have to protect that. Note to Presenter: Click now in Slide Show mode for animation.And then your boss wants you to protect desktops and laptops as well. As if all these tapes weren’t enough of a headache alone, you also have to pay to ship and store them offsite. In addition, in most environments, these workloads currently leverage disparate backup applications – creating a management headache for backup administrators.
Note to Presenter: Click now in Slide Show mode for animation.What if you could protect your entire environment with fully integrated solution from a single vendor?EMC Backup and Recovery solutions enable you to protect your growing and complex environment from physical to virtual and provide…Note to Presenter: Click now in Slide Show mode for animation.10 to 30x data reduction on average, which will enable you to Note to Presenter: Click now in Slide Show mode for animation.Minimize or eliminate use of tapeNote to Presenter: Click now in Slide Show mode for animation.And enables fast time-to-DR readiness with network efficient replicationThe two key enablers to the benefits these solutions provide are – deduplication technology and advanced integration.
You have likely heard how backup architectures have been in transition from tape-centric to disk-centric architecturesas shown here.The key enabler to this transition has been deduplication technology and the related benefits we just discussed.
Thanks to ourfocus on building these backup and recovery solutions, IDC recently announced EMC as the clear leader in the backup appliance market with over 64% market share.This is a $1.7B market that hasn’t really been tracked until now.This shows the total market worldwide, including mainframe-specific solutions.
The transition to next generation backup has often been called a journey. Now that may seem like an overly dramatic description, but reasonably appropriate characterization nonetheless .Consider that for many customers, their backup environment has evolved literally over the course of decades. So it’s easy to see how it may take several steps or phases to transform something that has been in existence for so long. Also consider that customers are at different places along the way, and even some are in more than one place, each with their own unique set of challenges and requirements.
That’s where EMC’s backup and recovery portfolio provides the right framework to improve your backup and recovery architecture, regardless of where you are on this journey. Let’s take a quick look at Data Domain, Avamar, Disk Library for mainframe, NetWorker and Data Protection Advisor .
EMC has not stopped innovating. EMC leads the market in integration of both software and storage systems. .. Designed to work together Through an integrated deduplication architecture EMC is able to break the mold of more conventional approaches being used to deploy deduplication.Performance increases by distributing the deduplication process across the backup path. 50% faster in most cases.Integrated solutions are easier to use because they allow a more unified view of the entire solution to simplify configuration, day to day administration and reporting.Solution behavior is more predictable making it easier to size and scale out the solution as needs growAn finally it’s easier to support This all adds up to provide an easier approach to redesign and forming a next gen backup foundation moving forward.
Note to Presenter: View in Slide Show mode for animation. Let’s dig into the details of this integration between Data Domain, NetWorker and Avamar are now fully integrated. NetWorker has been integrated with Data Domain and Avamar for years and we’ve recently announced integration between Data Domain and Avamar to bring industry leading deduplication solutions together for the first time. Note to Presenter: Click now in Slide Show mode for animation.As mentioned before, the key component that enables this advanced integration is the Data Domain Boost software option, Note to Presenter: Click now in Slide Show mode for animation.which also works with Data Domain and 3rd party backup applications. Now let’s explore a bit more about Data Domain and Data Domain Boost…
First, let’s discuss the Data Domain deduplication storage systems. Data Domain systems are the world’s fastest backup systems, which offer up to 26.3 TB/hr performance and allows you to backup over 200 TB in just 8 hours as well as protect up to 570 TB of user data.Here are some highlights of thesesystems:They reduce the amount of disk storage needed to retain and protect data by 10-30x on average, making disk a cost-effective alternative to tape.They are qualified with all leading backup and archiving applications and seamlessly integrate with your existing infrastructure.The EMC(r) Data Domain platforms incorporate Intel(r) Xeon(r) Processors 5600 and 7500, to support CPU-intensive operations like data deduplication. For backup intensive applications, the faster the processor, the faster the performance.Finally, since only unique deduplicated data is transferred over the WAN, datasets are effectively shrunk by 99 percent, to a size where network-efficient replication is fast and reliable.The Data Domain Global Deduplication Array, the largest Data Domain system is more than 7 times faster than its dual-controller competitor.Note to presenter: 7x faster is the Global Deduplication Array with DD Boost at 26.3 TB/hr compared to IBM ProtecTIER.
So, what are the opportunities?Generally, we want you to match the best BRS solution with each of the platforms, in order to maximize the EMC opportunity in each case.Here ‘s a summary of each of the platforms, and the primary BRS solution. We’ll drill into each of these in more detail.For Greenplum backup, you’ll want to start the backup conversation with Data Domain.For VCE and Vblock opportunities, lead with Avamar.And for Isilon backup, lead with the combination of NetWorker and Data Domain…. Let’s take each one of these in turn, and see what the elevator pitch looks like….
Just what kind of impact can an EMC solution have on protecting a VMware environment?EMC has proven its performance advantage. Shown here is a benchmark for virtual machine backup that displays just how fast the EMC solution can protect a very large virtual environment. Using integrated Vblock Infrastructure testing was performed to demonstrate how best to deploy backup and recovery for a large 1,000 virtual machine configuration. Using a phased-in approach , on day one, 250 virtual machines representing 12.5 TB, are set up for backup with Avamar. Avamar took just over an hour (68 minutes) to complete the backup. On day two, another 250 virtual machines with another 12.5 TB of data are added to the backup schedule. Since the initial 250 virtual machines have already been backed up, only the daily changes need to be backed up. We assumed a 6 percent daily change, which is higher than typical environments. This change rate adds 0.75 TB to the new 12.5 TB, and the backup takes 79 minutes to complete. Days three and four are calculated and measured in the same way. By day five, all 1,000 VMs have had their initial protection. This is shown on the slide as the point of reaching a “steady state.” All 1,000 virtual machines thereafter are being quickly protected by Avamar with daily full backups that capture the unique daily data changes.
As customers progress up the virtualization adoption curve, and environments get larger and more complex, the question of how fast they can backup that environment becomes more critical.In keeping with the Record Breakers from earlier this year, with Avamar 6.0 we now have the World’s fastest backup for VMware.Avamar is able to backup 1000 virtual machines, with an aggregate of 50TB of data, in a elapsed time of only 43 minutes.This has huge implications for scaled VMware environments, and especially for Vblocks.
You can discovery the power of fully integrated next generation backup solutions now.Backup assessments and workshops are a key way we help customers understand the performance and efficiency benefits they can receive from EMC backup and recovery. To start, check in with your account rep or one of our partners - or you can visit emc.com/backuptothefuture or emc.com/datadomain to learn more.Let’s open it for Q&A now...
1. Beat the backup BLUES!!Shift from tape-centric to disk/network-centric approaches enabledby powerful Data Deduplication andCompression. 1 Cloud Meets Big Data 17-18 November 2011. Grand Hyatt - Mumbai