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FalconStor RecoverTrac technology lets you recover any service, anytime, to any place. …

FalconStor RecoverTrac technology lets you recover any service, anytime, to any place.

This deck provides a deep dive look into the RecoverTrac disaster recovery automation tool, including how to:

• Automate complex, error-prone, time consuming procedures
• Protect and recover IT services in minutes
• Automate failover and failback from dissimilar hardware
• Perform non-disruptive disaster recovery tests
• Minimize service recovery times with intelligent failback of recovered data and new data back to the production site

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  • 1. Copyright © FalconStor Software 2013 · All Rights Reserved March 22, 2011 Ralph Wynn Sr. Director Technical Marketing Automated Disaster Recovery in Mixed Server Environments
  • 2. Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights Reserved Automated Disaster Recovery in Mixed Server Environments 2 Agenda • Company Background • The FalconStor Vision • Data Protection Realities • Product Demonstration
  • 3. Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights Reserved Automated Disaster Recovery in Mixed Server Environments 3 • 23 in country offices • 24/7 follow the sun support • Development in Asia and US • Localized Marketing • Local Sales World View – Local Presence • Founded in 2000 (NASDAQ:FALC) • Leader and innovator of: • Virtual Tape Library (VTL) • Storage Virtualization (NSS) • Continuous Data Protection (CDP) Company Snapshot Company Overview
  • 4. Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights Reserved Automated Disaster Recovery in Mixed Server Environments 4 ANY TIME Support for Multiple Continuous Snapshots RPO Most Granular Recovery Point RTO Fastest Possible Recovery Time ANY DATA All Major Applications All Major Databases All Major Email Systems Structured and Unstructured Data Large and Small ANY WHERE All Major Operating Systems All Major Protocols LAN and WAN Expertise SAN, NAS, DAS Virtual or Physical Local or Remote Our Vision
  • 5. Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights Reserved Automated Disaster Recovery in Mixed Server Environments 5 Our Business is Protecting Your Business STORAGE VIRTUALIZATION & DATA MIGRATION FalconStor® Network Storage Server (NSS) DATA DEDUPLICATION FalconStor® Virtual Tape Library (VTL) FalconStor® File-interface Deduplication System (FDS) BACKUP & DISASTER RECOVERY FalconStor® Continuous Data Protector (CDP) FalconStor® Network Storage Server (NSS)
  • 6. 6 Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights Reserved Automated Disaster Recovery in Mixed Server Environments Data Protection Realities The Importance of Automation
  • 7. Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights Reserved Automated Disaster Recovery in Mixed Server Environments 7 Disasters Can Strike At Any Time… Natural Infrastructure Human
  • 8. Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights Reserved Automated Disaster Recovery in Mixed Server Environments 8 Data Protection is Business Critical Increased Regulation and Compliance Demands • HIPA, Sarbanes Oxley, FFIEC, all financial institutions are required to establish a comprehensive BCP • Data Growth >50% per annum(1) • Meta Data Management Becoming Mission Critical Decreased tolerance for Risk • Aging Infrastructure, Terrorist Actions, Violent Weather, Denser Population Centers Human Error Intentional Deletion Accidental Deletion Misplaced Media Administrative Error Software/Hardware Application Failure Software Bug Power Failure Disk Crash Data Corruption Server Failure Causes of Data Loss Costs of Losing Data Industry Cost per hour Brokerage firm $6,500,000 Telephone sales 69,900 Home shopping 199,500 Credit card sales 2,600,000 Catalog sales 90,000 Airlines 89,500 (1) Source: IDC Digital Universe 2010 Hardware 25% Software 25% Network 20% Human 15% Natural 14% Other 1%
  • 9. Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights Reserved Automated Disaster Recovery in Mixed Server Environments 9 Files Email Database Disaster Recovery Challenges The Facts • The Backup Window is shrinking, if not vanishing completely • Data loss or corruption is often due to limited hardware, software malfunction, or human errors • Most file restores are performed locally • Restore from traditional tape backup takes too long • Remote Disaster Recovery is complex and expensive The Challenge Traditional backup and recovery solutions cannot meet today’s aggressive Service Level Agreement requirements.
  • 10. Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights Reserved Automated Disaster Recovery in Mixed Server Environments 10 A recent study conducted by InfoWorld shows how organization prepare for disaster •Q3: Describe the level of automation of your DR and data protection processes at your organization. •Base: 189 total qualified respondents: 60 large enterprises, 44 medium enterprises, 85 small enterprises 5% 19% 41% 28% 7% Entirely manual processes Mostly manual processes Even mix of manual and automated processes Mostly automated processes Entirely automated processes Level of Disaster Recovery and Data Protection Automation LEs Mes SEs 7% 7% 7% 28% 30% 27% 50% 30% 41% 13% 25% 20% 2% 9% 5%
  • 11. Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights Reserved Automated Disaster Recovery in Mixed Server Environments 11 Traditional Recovery 1.Repair Hardware. 2.Install OS. 3.Reboot. 4.Download OS Patches. 5.Apply OS Patch 1. 6.Reboot. 7.Install OS Patch 2-? 8.Reboot. 9.Install Main Application. 10.Reboot. 11. …… ….. … …. … Basic Recovery without Automation Multiple steps Done Manually!!!
  • 12. Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights Reserved Automated Disaster Recovery in Mixed Server Environments 12 Unifying Backup and Disaster Recovery SQL Exchange SharePoint Backup Server Mission Critical Apps 1000 Bootable Snapshot Recovery Points Tape Library Instant Availability Eliminate BU Window File Server Oracle Virtual Server Physical Server Many to 1 any-to-any Replication 30 Min. Recovery from Site Failure WAN DR: P2P, P2V ROBO
  • 13. Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights Reserved Automated Disaster Recovery in Mixed Server Environments 13 Unexpected Recovery Procedures During DR DATA Which disks belong to which server? How should disks be presented? SERVERS Which server is physical and which should be virtualized? Which hypervisor is used and what is the P2V method for that hypervisor? What is the order of recovery for the services? NETWORK What is the IP address that should be used for each server? Which network should the server be connected to?
  • 14. Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights Reserved Automated Disaster Recovery in Mixed Server Environments 14 All These Steps Are Documented… But Can The Results Be Consistently Reproduced? • Steps and procedures condensed into stacks of documents – Usually are not updated as environment changes • Complex and Time Consuming – Makes rehearsals difficult, no verification done until a disaster • Manual process and lacking consistency • May not be difficult – Not practiced frequently, errors are bound to happen
  • 15. Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights Reserved Automated Disaster Recovery in Mixed Server Environments 15 RecoverTrac™ Technology Redesigns Your Disaster Recovery Plan • RecoverTrac technology automates complex, time-consuming and error-prone DR procedures • RecoverTrac tecnology allows definition of all IT resources; for recovery – Servers – Hypervisors; VMware & Microsoft Hyper-V – Clusters – Storage – Recovery sites; local, remote or multiple – Associated IT inventories at recovery sites • RecoverTrac AND remote replication are standard features of FalconStor® Continuous Data Protector (CDP) and FalconStor® Network Storage Server (NSS)
  • 16. Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights Reserved Automated Disaster Recovery in Mixed Server Environments 16 Automated Recovery Primary Site DR Site FalconStor CDP Service-Oriented Disaster Recovery FalconStor RecoverTrac™ • One click automated site failover and failback • Native support for physical machines as well as VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machines • Customized support for AIX, HP-UX, Solaris and Linux data disks • P2P, P2V, V2V Recovery RecoverTrac™
  • 17. Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights Reserved Automated Disaster Recovery in Mixed Server Environments 17 RecoverTrac™ Automated Disaster Recovery • Any Service. (Service-oriented Recovery) – Service Oriented Data Protection – System, Service, or Site • Any Time. (Rapid Recovery) – Get Running in Minutes! • Any Place. (A2A Recovery) – Anywhere 2 Anywhere • Recover to virtually anywhere – Replication Safety Net
  • 18. 18 Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights Reserved Automated Disaster Recovery in Mixed Server Environments Product Demonstration
  • 19. Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights Reserved Automated Disaster Recovery in Mixed Server Environments 19 Solution Deployment Options • All FalconStor solutions are available as software (SAK), Appliances, or Virtual Appliances Storage Appliance • Server + storage in a single physical device • Pre-configured amount of storage Gateway • Connects to external and third-party storage devices Virtual Appliance • Built on top of VMware • Deploy via image to any certified server
  • 20. Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights Reserved Automated Disaster Recovery in Mixed Server Environments 20 Next Steps • For more information visit: – Website : http://www.falconstor.com/cdp – Solution Videos: http://www.falconstor.com/videos/ – Contact Sales or Local SE: salesinfo@falconstor.com • Watch a Demonstration! – www.falconstor.com/demos
  • 21. Copyright © FalconStor Software 2013 · All Rights Reserved Contact us Corporate Headquarters 2 Huntington Quadrangle Melville, NY 11747 USA Tel: +1 631.777.5188 Support: +1 631.777.3332 salesinfo@falconstor.com Asia Pacific Headquarters 20 Science Park Road #02-04A/5, Teletech Park Singapore Science Park 2 Singapore, 117674 Tel: +65-6361-2450 salesasia@falconstor.com European Headquarters 58 rue Pottier 78150 Le Chesnay France Tel: +33.1.3923.9550 salesemea@falconstor.com Thank you. Any questions? Ralph Wynn Ralph.Wynn@FalconStor.com