The 5 Keys to Virtual Backup Excellence

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ExaGrid and Veeam present the 5 Keys to Virtual Server Backup Excellence. Includes an overview of ExaGrid disk backup with deduplication and Veeam Backup & Replicaiton software, and customer case studies.

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  • 20110524
  • Here are three numbers: 51, 87 and $17,391. What do they have to do with VM backup and recovery?
  • Monitor,manage backups on growing # of VMsIssues when managing multiple guest OS’sMore data to store = each change means entire vmdk file is backed upEg: 10 guest OS instances x 50GB = backing up 500GB of virtual images dailyLack ability to see down to individual VMsDetermine how backups are running and adjust if problems
  • This is a typical backup environment today. Email/Exchange servers, database servers…backed up disk fronting a tape library, or direct to tape. As your environment grows, you have more data to backup, AND more types of data to protect. Here’s an typical example of what has happened in many environments over the past 10 years. Slide Show mode for animation. You started backing up your applications like Exchange to tape andClick to advance: you added Databases to the backup workload, which required more tape to protect. Click to advance: You need to protect your NAS filers, which of course, also required more tapes. Click to advance: And as you virtualize your environment, you need to backup the virtual servers – add more tapes for that. Beyond that, maybe you also have governance rules that require that you keep copies of certain data types for years, so you have backups stored as archives stored on tape as well. And then you need protect desktops and laptops as well.Click to advance to explosion graphicAs if all these tapes weren’t enough of a headache alone, you also have to pay to ship and store them offsite.
  • If you still have tape somewhere in your backup infrastructure, you’re probably dealing with one or more of these problems. Anyone dealing with at least one of these?
  • Can we cite the source for this data within the slide?
  • For each 1TB full, WAN bandwidth of 3 mbps is required (assuming a 2% byte change rate)
  • vPower is the underlying technology and Veeam’s vision for data protection in the virtual world. Made up of 5 patent pending technologies and includes the ability to run a VM directly from a backup file
  • Data protection infrastructure = backup servers, proxy servers, repository servers
  • Purpose:Optimize your environment to best meet operational, business goalsProcess:30-60 minute review and discussion:Current backup and recovery environmentData sources and composition of dataRetention requirementsKey challenges and issuesPayoff and Session Output:Best practices, strategies, technologies (ExaGrid or other vendors/partners) to cover current, future needs Suggestions to help achieve operational benefits:Elimination of failed data backups and recoveriesReduction in backup windows, scalability to support future data growthImproved operational efficiency and reliabilityReduced risk of data lossValidated integrity of backup/ recovery architecture
  • The 5 Keys to Virtual Backup Excellence

    1. 1. The5 Keys toVirtual Backup Excellence
    2. 2. The Challenges51 Percent of IT pros say virtualized server backups do not meet or only partially meet business goals for restores and recovery87 Percent of CIOs say recovery times from large-scale disaster are growing with the number of business-critical servers in the enterprise$43 million Estimate cost to Toronto Dominion Bank for losing two backup tapes in 2012 Sources: 2012 CIO Pulse Backup & Recovery Survey: IDG 2011 Veeam Virtualization Data Protection Report
    3. 3. Agenda Overcoming barriers to virtualization ● Backup and restoration concerns among top barriers to virtualization penetration ● More VMware administrators choosing disk backup systems over tape 5 Keys to Virtual Backup Excellence ExaGrid overview ● Disk-based backup with deduplication Veeam Backup & Replication ● Fully leverage your virtualized environment Integrated solution ● Use Veeam Backup & Replication with ExaGrid’s disk backup for optimal results Customer case studies
    4. 4. Challenges of Server Virtualization  Monitor, manage backups on growing # of VMs  Issues when managing multiple guest OS’s  Lack ability to see down to individual VMs  Hassles, limitations of tape backup These challenges are driving your customers’ need for better tools to reliably and easily back up and restore virtual machines
    5. 5. The Backup and Recovery Problem Email Database File VMware App. servers servers servers servers servers Backup Server Offsite Tapes Tape Library 6
    6. 6. The Backup and Recovery Problem Email Database File VMware App. servers servers servers servers servers Slow backups Backup Server Long restores/recovery times Offsite Tapes Tape failures, management burden Tape Library Slow, unreliable offsite DR Challenging virtual backup & recovery 7
    7. 7. Most Significant Backup, Recovery Challenges Long backup windows - backups taking too long 54% Growing business requirements for more 51% reliable, efficient disaster recovery Long restore/recovery times 48% Total cost of ownership (TCO) of backup solutions 48% Movement to virtualized servers putting pressure 43% on VM backup and recovery Obsolescence of backup systems as data grows 43% Extremely/very challenging Lack of smooth scalability as data grows, and 43% associated costs Source: CIO Pulse Survey: (May 2012): 1269 IT professionals
    8. 8. Time to Resume Operations After an Incident Average of 7 Hours More than 3 days 2% 1-3 days Less than 1 hour 6% 16% 11-24 hours 10% 4-10 hours 29% 1-3 hours 37%
    9. 9. Disk Backup with Deduplication. What if you had… 20:1 to 100:1 reduction in backup storage 50-90% faster backup times <5 minutes to restore a VM or file 98% reduction in replication bandwidth 0 forklift upgrades or models obsoleted Fast, efficient offsite disaster recovery Reliability, elimination of backup failures Investment protection as data grows
    10. 10. 5 Keys to Virtual Backup Excellence 1. Deduplicate data for cost savings 2. Shorten backup window permanently as data grows 3. Make most recent backup disk backup with The only fastest to restore deduplication that permanently 4. Deploy scalable protects your budget architecture for cost-effective growth Up-front price comparable to tape, and protection over time by 5. Eliminate tape and protect offsite data with disk avoiding costly forklift upgrades
    11. 11. How ExaGrid & Veeam Fit in Your Environment Remote Offices SAN Storage NAS StorageDAS Storage MAN/WAN Email Servers Database Servers File Servers VMware Servers App. Servers SQL Dumps RMAN, TAR Backup Server Gigabit/10 Gigabit Ethernet Offsite Tapes Tape Library ExaGrid Primary Backup Site Optional Remote or MAN/WAN DR Site ExaGrid
    12. 12. 1. Deduplicate data for cost savings Capacity used by conventional disk backup product 50 TB of backup data  Stored in 3.5 TB with deduplication 50 TBStored 40 Conventional Disk 30 Storage Savings 20 10 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Number of Backup Jobs
    13. 13. 2. Shorten backup window… Tape ExaGrid Post-process deduplication: Media Server 3-10X faster than tape ● Backup directly to disk Shortest Backup Window ● Unique landing zone architecture ● Post-process zone-level data deduplication Long Backup Window ● Shortest possible backup window ● Most reliable backups and restores
    14. 14. 2. Shorten backup window permanently as data grows Front End Server “GRID” Architecture Architecture Single Front-End Controller Full Servers in a Grid Backup Window Backup Window Deduplication Engine Deduplication Engine X TB/hr 10 TBX TB/hr CPU MEM GigE DISK CPU MEM GigE DISK Deduplication Engine 10 TB Deduplication Engine 2X TB/hr 20 TB X TB/hr DISK 20 TB CPU MEM GigE DISK Deduplication Engine 3X TB/hr 30 TB X TB/hr DISK 30 TB CPU MEM GigE DISK Deduplication Engine 40 TB X TB/hr DISK 40 TB 4X TB/hr CPU MEM GigE DISK Deduplication Engine 50 TB X TB/hr DISK 50 TB 5X TB/hr CPU MEM GigE DISK 60 TB Deduplication Engine 60 TB X TB/hr DISK 6X TB/hr CPU MEM GigE DISK  Stable backup window, linear performance as data grows  Capacity virtualized across nodes  Deduplication shared across nodes 1
    15. 15. 3. Make most recent backup fastest to restore Inline ExaGrid Solutions Post-Processing Latest backup stored in complete form Media  Ready for instant restore—as fast as minutes Server  Instant VM Recovery  Supports SureBackup Latest backup retained Efficient restore of earlier versions for fast restores  Optimized recovery of deduplicated data  Seamless to backup application  Can restore from any historical version Deduplicated Data and Long-term Retention
    16. 16. Only ExaGrid Delivers Restores in Minutes Fast Backup ExaGrid Backup 1 10 TB Landing Zone Backup 2 10 TB High speed cache. 10 TB Backup 3 10 TB Most recent backup in complete form for 10TB Intact VMs for InstantRestoreTM Backup 4 10 TB Instant VM Recovery Backup 5 10 TB Repository Most recent backup 5 TB 500 GB 50TB backed up to 2:1 Compression 5.8 TB repository 5.8 TB space Tiny byte-level deltas for history 200 GB 200 GB 200 GB 200 GB
    17. 17. Only ExaGrid Delivers Restores in Minutes
    18. 18. Only ExaGrid Delivers SureBackups in Minutes
    19. 19. See It in Action: ExaGrid vs. Other Appliances
    20. 20. 4. Deploy scalable architecture for cost-effective data growth Legacy Architecture “GRID” Architecture Single Front-End Controller Full Servers in a Grid Backup Window Backup Window Deduplication Engine Deduplication Engine Deduplication Engine X TB/hr 10 TBX TB/hr CPU MEM GigE DISK CPU Deduplication Engine CPU MEM MEM GigE GigE DISK DISK 10 TB Deduplication Engine 2X TB/hr 20 TB X TB/hr DISK 20 TB CPU MEM GigE DISK Deduplication Engine 3X TB/hr 30 TB X TB/hr DISK 30 TB CPU MEM GigE DISK Deduplication Engine 40 TB X TB/hr DISK 40 TB 4X TB/hr CPU MEM GigE DISK Deduplication Engine 50 TB X TB/hr DISK 50 TB 5X TB/hr CPU MEM GigE DISK 60 TB Deduplication Engine 60 TB X TB/hr DISK 6X TB/hr CPU MEM GigE DISK
    21. 21. Total System Costs Over Time (20TB+) Total Single System Controller, Forklift Costs Upgrade 50% savings ($) ExaGrid 1 2 3 Time (Years)
    22. 22. 5. Eliminate tape, protect offsite data with disk  Optimizes most recent backups for “Instant DR”  Avoids delays from restoring from tape  Restores faster from full copy vs “rehydrating” dataExample:10TB Backup Updated to5TB (last backup least deduplicated) 5 TB Last Backup5 TB – 200 GB 200 GB5 TB - 200 GB 200 GB 2
    23. 23. ExaGrid Appliance: Disk at the Cost of Tape Easy to use, plug-and-play disk backup and dedupe appliances □ Low-risk easy integration with existing processes □ Shortest backup times (30-90% faster than tape) □ Unique support for Instant VM Recovery and SureBackup □ Most scalable architecture to support data growth Systems: □ WAN-efficient elimination of offsite tape: “Instant DR” 1 TB 5 TB 2 TB 7 TB □ Most comprehensive management and reporting 3 TB 10 TB 4 TB 13 TB □ Built-in redundancy with simple automated operation Scalable from 1-130 TB in a single GRID
    24. 24. One Great Combination…
    25. 25. ExaGrid and Veeam Solution  Core Components: ● Backup storage - ExaGrid disk backup appliance ● Management - Veeam Backup & Replication  What’s Unique: ● Restore a VM in seconds to minutes ● Confirm 100% restorability of critical apps  Key Benefits: ● Reliable backup and restoration ● Advanced deduplication and data replication for off-site protection
    26. 26. Veeam Backup & Replication Version 6 now available!Enterprise scalabilityAdvanced replicationMulti-hypervisor supportNumerous enhancements, including1-Click File Restore
    27. 27. Breakthrough Technology Designed from the ground up specifically for virtualization Leverages the advantages of disk as a backup target
    28. 28. v6 features Enterprise scalability Advanced replication Multi-hypervisor support Numerous enhancements, including 1-Click File Restore
    29. 29. Enterprise scalability Enhanced distributed architecture ● Before: Backup Server Now: Backup Server + Proxy Server + Repository Server ● Significant improvement in replication to ESXi Intelligent load balancing—within and across jobs ● Not just round robin—considers datastore connection, parallel tasks, etc. ● Eliminates backup storms and target saturation (problems reported by users of other backup tools)
    30. 30. v6 features Enterprise scalability Advanced replication Multi-hypervisor support Numerous enhancements, including 1-Click File Restore
    31. 31. Advanced replication 10x faster ● Leverages the enhanced distributed architecture ● Uses VADP’s Hot Add mode to perform writes ● Also speeds up restores (and unlike Direct SAN mode, provides fast restores even on VMware thin provisioned disks) Improved failover ● Re-IP ● Re-home (for example, data center migrations) Real failback ● 1-click and confirm—for one or several VMs ● Delta sync ● Re-IP
    32. 32. v6 features Enterprise scalability Advanced replication Multi-hypervisor support Numerous enhancements, including 1-Click File Restore
    33. 33. 2-in-1 backup and replication for Hyper-V Comprehensive data protection Unified approach
    34. 34. Built-in compression and deduplication Manage large volume of data generated by image- based backups Included at no extra charge Also includes optional synthetic full backups to manage data volume
    35. 35. Unified data protection across hypervisors Single license, install and console Same data protection infrastructure but still hypervisor-specific (e.g., volume- vs. VM-level snapshot) Single console for VMware and Hyper-VSame dataprotectioninfrastructurefor VMwareand Hyper-V
    36. 36. v6 features Enterprise scalability Advanced replication Multi-hypervisor support Numerous enhancements, including 1-Click File Restore
    37. 37. 1-Click File Restore Enhancement to existing IFLR IFLR = file-level recovery from an image-level backup Restore directly from search: 10:1 reduction in number of steps Delegated, agentless, secure
    38. 38. 1-Click File Restore (continued)Web-basedFind thefile Right-click to restore one… … or several files
    39. 39. 1-Click File Restore (continued) Restore directly to original location ● Uses guest interaction APIs ● Does not require:  Direct network connection to VM  User permissions on host or VM  Agent in host or VM Delegate file restores ● New “File Restore Operator” role ● Delegated operator does not need permissions on backup files, the host or the VM ● Secure: files restored directly to original location ● Can be restricted to certain file types (.docx, .xlsx, etc.)
    40. 40. Other enhancements 1-click VM restore VM migration for VMware… and more
    41. 41. Case Study – Hoffman Construction Before AfterEnvironment Environment Began move to virtualization with five VMware • ExaGrid appliance with Veeam Backup and ESX hosts and 60 virtual machines (VMs) Recovery VM snapshots, backed up to tape, stored on SANBackup Window Backup Window Took at least six hours to recover one Microsoft • Fast, reliable and verifiable VM backups SQL Server database. • Backups completed in less than half the time • Restores VM from backup in minutes to minimize downtime and disruption. Results • Restored 100 percent of VMs almost instantly with no user disruption after a major SAN crash and loss of all data stored on VMs “The integration of Veeam Backup & Replication and ExaGrid’s landing zone architecture is a winning combination for flexibility and scalability.” Kelly Bott, Field Technician/Technical Specialist
    42. 42. Recent Customer Successes • Situation: struggling with Backup Exec going to tape, saw presentation with ExaGrid & Veeam. Downloaded Veeam University software, saw how well it worked. • Solution: ExaGrid (10TB) and Veeam, eliminated tape hassles • Situation: Customer was backing up to 24-tape library; 90% of servers County are virtualized; slow backups and unreliable DR.Government • Solution: ExaGrid and Veeam; now have faster, reliable backups and recovery, saving hours a week in backup maintenance • Situation: forklift upgrade from EMC Data Domain, customer loved Law Firm Veeam and didn’t want to change. • Solution: ExaGrid (13TB) and Veeam; saving valuable IT budget • Situation: customer moving from Backup Exec (with tape) to Veeam. ExaGrid chosen over EMC/Data Domain due to Non-Profit scalability, performance, integration with Veeam and Backup Exec • Solution: ExaGrid (3TB) and Veeam ; faster, more reliable backup
    43. 43. ExaGrid/Veeam: Making Your Backups & DR Better Fastest backups, with no exploding backup windows • Post-process for fastest backups and shortest backup windows • Only system that scales with full servers to eliminate backup window expansion Instantaneous VM and file restores, more reliable recovery • Restore a VM in as fast as minutes • Confirm 100% restorability of critical apps • Instant restores from last full copy on disk—fastest full system restores, fastest tape copy • Fast, reliable WAN-efficient offsite disaster recovery Lowest total costs for your organization • Best price in the industry up-front • Budget protected over time via modular expansion, no forklift upgrades or obsolescence
    44. 44. Next Steps 5-minute • Schedule 5-minute call to discuss your current environment, backup/DR challenges and issues Phone Call • Determine if disk backup with deduplication or VM backup & replication software is a match for your needs • Schedule 20-30 minute phone call: review/discuss Free Backup current environment, challenges and issues & Recovery • Complete site survey • Get technology suggestions, pricing proposal to Assessment permanently eliminate backup headaches • Visit http://www.veeam.com/exagrid_and_veeam.html • Learn more about how ExaGrid and Veeam take VM Test-Drive backup to a whole new level Veeam • Register for your FREE 30-day trial of Veeam Backup & Replication www.exagrid.com

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