Protecting Physical and Virtual Environments Together

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More virtual servers are being deployed today than ever. Although this improves storage efficiencies for organizations, protecting data in mixed physical/virtual environments can be alarmingly complex …

More virtual servers are being deployed today than ever. Although this improves storage efficiencies for organizations, protecting data in mixed physical/virtual environments can be alarmingly complex and costly.

Learn how to cost-effectively protect mixed environments:

• Simplified, non-disruptive continuous data protection for all data
• Improved data mobility by extending the value of VAAI to any storage infrastructure
• Virtual storage for virtual servers
• Automated recovery including P2P, V2V, P2V, V2P

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  • 1. Protecting Physical and Virtual Environments Together Duane Johnson Senior Solutions Architect duane.johnson@falconstor.com Copyright © FalconStor Software 2013 · All Rights Reserved
  • 2. Agenda • FalconStor Overview • Current Data Protection Issues • Unifying and Protecting Physical and Virtual Environments • Enhancing VMware Recovery Protecting Physical & Virtual Environments Together 2 Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights Reserved
  • 3. Company Overview Company Snapshot • Founded in 2000 (NASDAQ:FALC) • Leader and innovator of: • Virtual Tape Library (VTL) • Storage Virtualization (NSS) • Continuous Data Protection (CDP) World View – Local Presence • 23 in country offices • 24/7 follow the sun support • Development in Asia and US • Localized Marketing • Local Sales Protecting Physical & Virtual Environments Together 3 Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights Reserved
  • 4. Our Business is Protecting Your Business STORAGE VIRTUALIZATION & DATA MIGRATION DATA DEDUPLICATION BACKUP & DISASTER RECOVERY FalconStor® Network Storage Server (NSS) FalconStor® Virtual Tape Library (VTL) FalconStor® File-interface Deduplication System (FDS) FalconStor® Continuous Data Protector (CDP) FalconStor® Network Storage Server (NSS) Protecting Physical & Virtual Environments Together 4 Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights Reserved
  • 5. Data Protection Issues Are Getting Worse Volume growing 50-60%/year, breaking backup & slowing DR Losing information flow halts business Source: IDC Protecting Physical & Virtual Environments Together 5 Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights Reserved Storage growth outpacing IT budget & staff
  • 6. Backup Is Broken “By 2014, 30% of organizations will have changed backup vendors due to frustration over cost, complexity, and/or capability.”* *Source: Gartner Protecting Physical & Virtual Environments Together 6 Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights Reserved
  • 7. Unifying Backup and Disaster Recovery Mission Critical Apps File Server Tape Library Oracle DR: P2P, P2V SQL Exchange SharePoint Physical Server Backup Server Virtual Server WAN ROBO 1000 Bootable Snapshot Recovery Points Instant Availability Eliminate BU Window Protecting Physical & Virtual Environments Together 7 Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights Reserved Many to 1 any-to-any Replication 30 Min. Recovery from Site Failure
  • 8. Protecting Physical & Virtual • FalconStor combines backup, recovery, and DR • Optimized continuous data capture with any point and snapshot point in time recovery Physical or Virtual Application Server Windows Unix Linux Writes Data Capture Component Reads and Writes FC/iSCSI To DR site Change Journal Disk Mirror Primary Storage: SAN or DAS Point in Time Snapshots 8:00 Protecting Physical & Virtual Environments Together 8 Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights Reserved 9:00 10:00
  • 9. FalconStor’s integration with VMware • FalconStor solutions provide VMware data protection – Integration with vStorage APIs for best performance • 100% transactional integrity of data for fast restores • Enabling accelerated data mobility and provisioning – Integration with VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager for 1-click Disaster Recovery – Physical-to-virtual, Physical-to-physical, and Virtual-to-virtual Recovery with FalconStor RecoverTrac™ technology Protecting Physical & Virtual Environments Together 9 Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights Reserved
  • 10. VMware vStorage API for Data Protection (VADP) Challenges of VMware Backup Protecting Physical & Virtual Environments Together 10 Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights Reserved
  • 11. VMware Backup Challenges with VADP • • • • • Lack of Application-aware Snapshots Performance impacts Backup scheduling Need for additional storage No integration with vCenter Site Recovery Manager Protecting Physical & Virtual Environments Together 11 Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights Reserved
  • 12. VADP Backup at a Glance Backup Software triggers VMware snapshot VMware ESXi & ESX Snapshot is created Protecting Physical & Virtual Environments Together 12 Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights Reserved Data copied to Backup Server
  • 13. How Backup Vendors Integrate with VMware Production read & write 1. Normal operational mode, read/write activity to the VM. VMDK SAN Storage LUN Production reads Production writes & reads Backup reads redo-log file VMDK VMDK 2. After snapshot is initiated for VADP/CBT backup, all new writes go to redo-log file for the length of the backup. LUN now used for production (read/write) plus backup processing (read). Production read & write VMDK redo-log file Copy accumulated writes Protecting Physical & Virtual Environments Together 13 Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights Reserved 3. Upon completion of VADP/CBT backup, data accumulated in the redo-log file must be written back to the VM.
  • 14. Result: Significant Performance Impact • Multiple VM backups overlapped • Long backup window, redo log files take space • Heavy production I/O VM1 Production read & write VMDK-1 Backup Window redo-log file Copy accumulated writes VM2 VMDK-2 redo-log file VM3 VMDK-3 Protecting Physical & Virtual Environments Together 14 Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights Reserved redo-log file
  • 15. How Do FalconStor Solutions Solve VMware Backup? vSphere Host Snapshot Director Virtual Appliance Virtual Machine Virtual Machine Application Application Application Snapshot Agent OS OS File system Agent Optional application-specific agent installed in virtual machines Microsoft Exchange, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, IBM Lotus Notes/Domino, Sybase, Informix, DB2, SAP, Pervasive SQL Optional File system agent installs in guest OS Windows File System, Linux File System FalconStor® Network Storage Server (NSS) provides virtualized storage, snapshot, and replication services FalconStor NSS Protecting Physical & Virtual Environments Together 15 Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights Reserved
  • 16. FalconStor Offers A Better Way to Recover Production vSphere Host Staging vSphere Host Recovery Assistant VM Snapshot Director Virtual Appliance VM VM VM App Agent App Agent Baremetal Recovery Baremetal Recovery OS Agent OS Agent Single-File Recovery VM iSCSI/FC FalconStor NSS Protecting Physical & Virtual Environments Together 16 Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights Reserved • FalconStor Snapshots can be used to instantly recover VMs • Granular Recovery of VMs or single files without corruption or data loss • Instant Recovery with no downtime
  • 17. VMware vStorage API for Array Integration (VAAI) Protecting Physical & Virtual Environments Together 17 Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights Reserved
  • 18. VAAI Overview • Benefits of VAAI – Higher data mobility • Faster Cloning • Faster formatting – Higher VM-to-host ratio • More VM’s per cluster nodes • Challenges of VAAI – Limited array support – Only works within the same array frame Protecting Physical & Virtual Environments Together 18 Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights Reserved
  • 19. Improving vSphere Performance VMware vCenter Server VM VM VM VM VM VM VMware vSphere v4.1/v5 VAAI Main Primitives 1. Hardware Assisted Locking 2. Full Copy 3. Block Zeroing Fibre iSCSI (1G/10G) SSD Storage Generic Storage SafeCache™ on SSD Thin/Full Provisioning Virtualization Storage Protecting Physical & Virtual Environments Together 19 Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights Reserved Data integrity Snapshot Extend the value of VAAI to any storage Infrastructure
  • 20. Example: Cloning VM between 2 LUNs from different SAN Arrays without FalconStor NSS VMware vCenter Server VM VM VM VM Clone VM VMware vSphere v4.1/v5 VM WRITE High Read/Write IO traffic between vSphere server and Storage controller READ Array2 Array1 (even with VAAI support) (even with VAAI support) VM Protecting Physical & Virtual Environments Together 20 Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights Reserved VM
  • 21. How FalconStor NSS extends the value of VAAI to any Storage VMware vCenter Server VM VM VM VM Clone VM VMware vSphere v4.1/v5 VAAI features enabled by FalconStor NSS on any downstream storage Reduced the utilization of server resources and minimized the IO traffic between vSphere server and FalconStor NSS Fibre iSCSI (1G/10G) FalconStor VAAI Vendor A Storage (non-VAAI support) VM VM FASTER VM Clone/Migration Speed Vendor B Storage (non-VAAI support) Thin/Full Provisioning Virtualization Storage Protecting Physical & Virtual Environments Together 21 Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights Reserved Data integrity Snapshot
  • 22. Disaster Recovery with VMware Protecting Physical & Virtual Environments Together 22 Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights Reserved
  • 23. Challenges of Disaster Recovery in VMware Environments • Array-based replication requires same array model on both sites • No support for Physical-to-Virtual (P2V) Disaster Recovery • Crash-consistent state on remote site (longer RTO) • Poor WAN bandwidth utilization Protecting Physical & Virtual Environments Together 23 Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights Reserved
  • 24. Automate Disaster Recovery with VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager VMware vCenter Server VM VM Site Recovery Manager VM VM VMware vCenter Server FalconStor SRA VM VM VM Site Recovery Manager VM VMware vSphere v4/v5 VM FalconStor SRA VM VM VM VMware vSphere v4/v5 R R R Fibre iSCSI (1G/10G) Fibre VM Generic Storage Thin/Full Provisioning Virtualization Storage Protecting Physical & Virtual Environments Together 24 Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights Reserved VM iSCSI (1G/10G) VM Optimized Replication by MicroScan™ technology Data integrity Snapshot Thin/Full Provisioning Replica Generic Storage R R R R Data integrity Snapshot
  • 25. VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager Re-protection Feature Support VMware vCenter Server VM Site Recovery Manager VM VM VMware vCenter Server FalconStor SRA VM VM VM VM VM VMware vSphere v4/v5 Site Recovery Manager VM VM FalconStor SRA VM VM VMware vSphere v4/v5 R R R Fibre iSCSI (1G/10G) Fibre VM R R R R Protecting Physical & Virtual Environments Together 25 VM Automated Reverse Replication for reprotection operation Generic Storage Thin/Full Provisioning Replica VM Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights Reserved Data integrity Snapshot iSCSI (1G/10G) Thin/Full Provisioning Virtualization Storage Generic Storage Data integrity Snapshot
  • 26. The FalconStor / VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager Advantage • Heterogeneous replication for VMware environments • Automation of failover and failback operations with Site Recovery Manager • Enables VMware DR deployments on any HCL certified storage platforms • Use current infrastructure to implement Site Recovery Manager and DR for VMware Protecting Physical & Virtual Environments Together 26 Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights Reserved
  • 27. Automation of Local and Disaster Recovery (V2V, P2V, P2P, V2P) Protecting Physical & Virtual Environments Together 27 Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights Reserved
  • 28. What about DR for Physical Servers? • VMware’s scope is Virtual-to-Virtual (V2V) • FalconStor DR solutions do it all: V2V, V2P, P2V, and P2P! Physical Servers SAN Data copy to secondary storage Protecting Physical & Virtual Environments Together 28 Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights Reserved DR Replica Copy
  • 29. Automated Recovery Service-oriented Disaster Recovery Primary Site FalconStor CDP/ FalconStor NSS RecoverTrac™™ RecoverTrac technology • 29 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 Protecting Physical & Virtual Environments Together • P2P, P2V, V2V, V2P Recovery Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights Reserved DR Site
  • 30. Enhancing Disaster Recovery with RecoverTrac™ DR Orchestration Tool FalconStor CDP: RecoverTrac P2V Physical “MyServer” Virtual “MyServer-P2V” Physical “MyServer-P2P” vCenter-SFO: Virtual “MyServer-DR” vCenter-NYC: RecoverTrac DR site Local site SFO Site WAN NYC Site WAN-optimized Replication TimeMark RecoverTrac: Auto Failover/Failback Protecting Physical & Virtual Environments Together 30 Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights Reserved TimeMark Replica
  • 31. Award-winning Data Protection Solutions • RecoverTrac™ 2.5 was chosen as the winner of TechTarget’s Best of VMworld 2012 awards in the business continuity and data protection category, August 2012 • FalconStor Earns Network World Asia Information Management Award for FalconStor® VTL, June 2012 • FalconStor named to CRN’s 2012 Virtualization 100 list, May 2012 • FalconStor Named to CRN’s 2012 5-Star Partner Programs Guide, March 2012 Protecting Physical & Virtual Environments Together 31 Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights Reserved
  • 32. RecoverTrac Technology Automated DR • RecoverTrac technology automates complex, time-consuming and errorprone DR procedures • Allows for non-disruptive seamless testing of DR plans Service-oriented View • RecoverTrac technology allows definition of all IT resources, for recovery: • Servers • Hypervisors: VMware & Microsoft Hyper-V • Clusters • Storage • Recover sites: local, remote, or multiple • Associated IT inventories at recovery sites Remote Replication AND RecoverTrac tool are standard features of FalconStor Disaster Recovery Solutions Protecting Physical & Virtual Environments Together 32 Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights Reserved
  • 33. Value of FalconStor Disaster Recovery Solutions Management of data growth Virtualization, Consolidation, Tiering, Caching… Business Continuity High Availability, Clustering, Mirroring, Automated DR… Data Assurance Snapshots, Replication, Application-awareness, Rapid Recovery Cost Containment Thin Provisioning, Data Migration, WAN-optimization, Automation Protecting Physical & Virtual Environments Together 33 Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights Reserved
  • 34. Solution Deployment Options • All FalconStor solutions are available as software (SAK), Appliances, or Virtual Appliances Virtual Appliance Storage Appliance Gateway • Built on top of VMware • Deploy via image to any certified server • Server + storage in a single physical device • Pre-configured amount of storage • Connects to external and third-party storage devices Protecting Physical & Virtual Environments Together 34 Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights Reserved
  • 35. Next Steps • To learn more about how to automate disaster recovery in mixed environments visit: www.falconstor.com/recovertrac • Attend a Demo of FalconStor CDP or FalconStor NSS: www.falconstor.com/demos • Try it today! Get a Free Virtual Appliance Download at www.falconstor.com/free-downloads Protecting Physical & Virtual Environments Together 35 Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights Reserved
  • 36. Contact us Corporate Headquarters 2 Huntington Quadrangle Melville, NY 11747 USA Tel: +1 631.777.5188 Support: +1 631.777.3332 salesinfo@falconstor.com Thank You. Questions? Asia Pacific Headquarters 20 Science Park Road #20-04A/5, Teletech Park Singapore Science Park 2 Singapore, 117674 Tel: +65-6361-2450 salesasia@falconstor.com European Headquarters Landsberger Str. 312 80687 Munich Germany Tel: +49.89.41615321.10 salesemea@falconstor.com Copyright © FalconStor Software 2013 · All Rights Reserved