IBM Storwize V7000 Unified: Robust data protection with NDMP
IBM Systems and Technology System StorageSolution Brief IBM Storwize V7000 Unified: Robust data protection with NDMP Delivering efficient backup and restore with industry- leading data management applications Today more than ever before, backup and recovery are core functions of Highlights data storage. On a smarter planet, where organizations rely on continuous access to information and insights gained from their data to build a com- ●● ● ● Integrate seamlessly with choice of petitive advantage, there can be no tolerance for data loss. As a result, pretested and qualified NDMP data management solutions from IBM Tivoli®, organizations typically put significant effort and resources into ensuring Symantec, CommVault or EMC their data protection is sound. Enable high speed backup and recovery ●● ● ● with support for multiple NDMP In environments where business data is growing at an unprecedented rate, configurations over 10GbE networks however, organizations also need to ensure that any new solutions they add to accommodate growth will be just as reliable as the systems they ●● ● ● Reduce complexity while preserving investments in backup and recovery already know and trust. Not only can’t today’s organization tolerate data applications loss, but it also can’t tolerate the extra business risk, the extra IT workload ●● ● ● Manage your growing business needs and the extra infrastructure complexity that storage change can bring. In with ease while also consolidating file today’s fast-moving business climate, organizations can’t tolerate a storage and block storage in a single system strategy that requires starting over with solutions that may or may not Extend data protection with built-in ●● ● ● provide the data protection they need. enterprise-class storage technologies and capabilities For many organizations, industry standard Network Data Management Protocol (NDMP) backup and recovery data management solutions such as IBM Tivoli Storage Manager, Symantec NetBackup, CommVault Simpana and EMC NetWorker have become the foundation for ensuring that unstructured file data remains safe and available.
IBM Systems and Technology System StorageSolution BriefIBM Storwize® V7000 Unified is a powerful, virtualized reliable restore. IT organizations can easily incorporate themidrange storage system that combines network-attached Storwize V7000 Unified into their existing environment andstorage (NAS) and storage area network (SAN) technologies reap the benefits of this highly efficient system while preservingin one robust solution that incorporates NDMP technology. their investment in their current backup application. At theOrganizations with Tivoli, Symantec, CommVault or EMC same time, organizations are not locked in. This interoperabil-data management solution deployments can be assured that ity and support provides the flexibility to choose and implementtheir NDMP-based data protection strategies can continue to the best NDMP-enabled backup software solution to meet themeet huge and growing data needs. needs of the enterprise.Interoperability and freedom of choiceNDMP enables interoperability, making it a key element tothe overall data protection solution. This open source, network-based protocol is used by data management applications pri-marily for backing up and restoring the files contained within anetwork-attached storage system such as the Storwize V7000Unified. Designed to overcome the complicated, heterogeneousnature of the hardware, software and data files in a NAS system,NDMP has become an industry standard. By removing techni-cal barriers, NDMP reduces the complexity of deploying andmanaging multi-vendor solutions, minimizes demands onnetwork resources, lowers administrative costs and allowsfor faster backups.With support for NDMP Version 4, the Storwize V7000Unified is designed to be “backup ready” for file data andprovides the high performance capability needed for thefaster and larger backups that data growth requires.To ensure interoperability and a smooth implementation, theStorwize V7000 Unified has been qualified with a numberof NDMP-enabled backup applications found in today’s datacenters. IBM Tivoli Storage Manager, Symantec NetBackup, IBM Storwize V7000 Unified provides robust data protection with NDMPCommVault Simpana and EMC NetWorker data management support. It consolidates block and file workloads into a single storage systemsolutions have all been extensively tested with the Storwize for simplicity of management and reduced cost.V7000 Unified. Each application leverages NDMP to deliver aproven data protection solution with efficient backup and 2
IBM Systems and Technology System StorageSolution BriefFlexible options for backup and recovery Additionally, the NDMP feature provides the capability to backTo provide efficient and extremely fast backup and restore up and restore files and directories within file systems of theprocesses, along with the movement of files to external disk Storwize V7000 Unified system. Full and incremental NDMPor tape, Storwize V7000 Unified supports both two-way (or backups are supported and also help reduce backup windows toremote) and three-way NDMP deployment models. The ensure all file data is protected.configuration for a three-way model essentially separates thecontrol and backup data traffic to minimize demands on net- Unified storage for simplicity and greaterwork resources. In this scenario, NDMP allows backup data efficiencyto be transported directly from the Storwize V7000 Unified Many organizations deploy both SAN- and NAS-based storage.system to the backup/secondary storage device without passing With SAN they ensure the highest performance for block-through the data management application server. This speeds level data. With NAS they achieve ease of use and lower costbackups in many environments, reducing the backup window for storing shared file-level data. But while this two-prongedas well as minimizing the demands placed on the corporate approach provides complete storage coverage, it typicallyLAN. Two-way and three-way implementations, therefore, adds complexity and reduces efficiency. Dual storage operationsserve distinct functions: introduce multiple management points and create islands of data.●● ● Two-way (or remote) NDMP – NDMP control information and data traffic flow through To simplify management and boost efficiency in these environ- the data management application server to any media ments, Storwize V7000 Unified combines SAN and NAS (tape, disk or cloud) supported by the backup software. components in a tightly integrated system. The Storwize V7000●● ● Three-way NDMP Unified shares capacity to consolidate file and block data onto – NDMP control information flows through the data one system, helping improve overall storage utilization. And a management application server. Backup data flows from central management console provides both a single, easy-to-use the Storwize V7000 Unified to a secondary tape server graphical user interface and common command-line interface with attached storage for backup purposes (disk or tape). (CLI) to streamline administration and deliver a single point of control for block and file data. By enabling consolidation as well as virtualization and tiering in mid-sized organizations, the Storwize V7000 Unified can increase efficiency and improve application availability and resource utilization. 3
IBM Systems and Technology System StorageSolution Brief Two-way NDMP conﬁguration Linux client IBM System Storage Windows client UNIX client Data management TS7650G ProtecTIER application server Deduplication Gateway IBM System Storage DS5000 NDMP Fibre IBM System Storage 10 GbE network control information Channel EXP5060 drive enclosure and data ﬂow SAN IBM Storwize V7000 Uniﬁed System Three-way NDMP conﬁguration Linux client Data management Windows client UNIX client application server NDMP control information IBM System Storage Fibre TS3200 Tape Library NDMP Channel 10 GbE network data ﬂow SAN IBM Storwize V7000 Uniﬁed SystemTwo and three-way NDMP configurations feature the Storwize V7000 Unified with an external server running a data management application such asIBM Tivoli Storage Manager, Symantec NetBackup, EMC NetWorker or CommVault Simpana. 4
IBM Systems and Technology System StorageSolution BriefExtending data protection with leading Why IBM?technologies IBM is committed to continuous improvement and seamlessBeyond NDMP support providing backup and recovery of files application integration to optimize business results andutilizing Tivoli and third-party data management software, the minimize time to value. Combining Storwize V7000 UnifiedStorwize V7000 Unified offers a comprehensive set of built-in with tested and qualified industry-standard NDMP datatechnologies to promote business continuity and continuous management solutions such as IBM Tivoli Storage Manager,access to NAS data. These enterprise-level data protection Symantec NetBackup, CommVault Simpana and EMCtechnologies include: NetWorker can preserve your investment in backup and recovery solutions, provide increased flexibility and deliver a●● ● IBM General Parallel File System (IBM GPFS™) policy more robust information infrastructure for your business. engine for increased scanning performance to greatly reduce overall backup run times Features and capabilities built into Storwize V7000 Unified—●● ● File system and fileset level snapshots (up to 256 per file such as the consolidation of SAN and NAS storage in one sys- system) for protection against accidental deletion or tem, a unified management GUI for both storage approaches, modification of files enterprise level copy services and nondisruptive data migration●● ● File level cloning for providing a full copy of a file at to ensure ongoing data protection as the storage infrastructure better granularity grows—can help organizations manage infrastructure expansion●● ● Asynchronous replication for site-to-site protection and while reducing IT complexity. The solution accommodates disaster recovery, including encrypted file replication over the diverse needs of IT organizations to gain more value from extended distances between two sites the IT budget with better cost control and lower future storage●● ● IBM Tivoli Storage Manager integration (non-NDMP- expenses. Storwize V7000 Unified supports integration and based) for extremely fast and efficient backup and restore virtualization of existing storage, and most software functions processes, and for policy-driven migration of files to an are included as standard at no additional charge. external disk or tape device●● ● IBM Active Cloud Engine™ for policy-based file manage- As a market leader in the storage industry, IBM can help you ment to improve data governance handle storage challenges by providing innovative technology,●● ● Integration with industry-leading antivirus applications open standards, excellent performance, and a broad portfolio such as Symantec AntiVirus for NAS and McAfee VirusScan of proven storage software, hardware and solutions offerings— Enterprise for Storage to enable essential malware protection all backed by IBM’s world-class maintenance and support.●● ● RAID support and redundant components for high With IBM, you get the storage solutions and services you need availability without the complexity of dealing with multiple hardware and software providers. 5
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