Virtual Backup Appliances VBA De-Duplication Configuration Center Controls host backups across the entire ESX farm Fault Tolerant Deployment Multi User Interface Central Upgrade Management 25:1 Average Compression No More more lengthy refresh of Fulls and Deltas De-Duplicates backups across the entire Backup target Saves Expensive I/O on backup target VBAs powers off when not running conserving resources New VBA is created for each backup Up to 16 VBAs can run per host Turnkey – automatically powered off when not running
Competitive Architectures VCB Backup Agent Backup Service Console Backup
Server needed to control backups. Central point of failure
SureRestore™ Technology Technology Components Data integrity verification during and after backup process Self-healing data blocks on disk Patent-pending data protection schemes. Proper CBT implementation for reliabiltiy What good is a backup if you can’t restore the data!? Other vendors try to make sure your backups worked; PHD makes sure that your restore will be successful. We continually check backup data integrity and fix data corruption errors without user intervention so that backups restore as expected.
Don't Affect Production VMs esXpress VBAs are VMs – use Resource Pools to limit Backup resource drain and keep Production Vms running smoothly Set CPU and Memory Shares to Low. This ensures VBAs get unused resources and Production VMs aren't affected There is no need to Reserve any Resources for VBAs. Leave Reservations set to 0. Don't set a limit on Memory or CPU. This allows VBAs to use all idle CPU and Memory for optimal backup times without sacrificing the environment
Don't Affect Production VMs esXpress VBAs have advance controls for limiting I/O during backups SAN, Local Disks, and Network Drives won't be overtaxed Control Drive Read Speed in MB/Sec per VBA Set always on or by time of Day (Production Hours) Finally, a solution that can allow System Administrators to backup Production VMs during business hours without the fear of bringing mission critical systems to their knees
vSphere Changed Block Tracking -Speeds backups by reducing I/O ESX 4.0 1 In order to find changed blocks of data, backups read through the entire source VMDK looking for changes. 1 vSphere vSphere vStorage API tracks changed blocks of data. esXpress reads only the blocks of data that have changed since the last backup. This reduces source I/O based bottlenecks and speeds up backups. 2 3 vSphere vStorage API 2 3
Increase Performance & Save Space Source Side Data is De-Duplicated and Compressed before leaving the ESX Host. Saves network resources with an average 25:1 compression.
Patent Pending Technology De-Duplicates all backups across the entire Backup Target
No More Lengthy Refresh of Fulls – Every backup is a Virtual Full, but sends only changed blocks
No More Lengthy Full/Delta Restores -Restore a VM in one step
Replicate your Critical VMs Change Blocks Auto Restore Only Changed Blocks are Replicated Performs Auto Restore at Recovery Location
Integration with Traditional Backup Solutions 1 2 3 esXpress Date Smart Dynamic Technology allows for intelligent selection of VMs for tape archival. De-Duplication Appliance “rehydrates” compressed backup data. Send data to tape backup system via a Windows share or natively with an agent installed directly on the esXpress De-Dupe Appliance for better performance. Data is sent to tape as VMware native VMX and VMDK files, allowing for one step restores from tape as data is not locked in a proprietary format. Windows Share Networker EMC IBM TSM 3 1 2 Legacy Backup Server Legacy Agent
Date Smart Dynamic Export -ReHydrate and Access Backups from a SMB/Windows Share-Only Copy the Data you need to tape -Setup a recurring tape job, exports are Dynamic