eFolder Webinar, Taming Cloud Storage Costs with Rolling Consolidation

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In this eFolder Expert Series webinar, partner John Hardwick shares the technical how-to process on using Rolling Consolidation with eFolder BDR for ShadowProtect. John explains how partners can tame cloud storage utilization, cloud storage costs, and boost profit margins using this latest software capability from eFolder and StorageCraft.

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  • This diagram provides a simple overview of the main functions of an eFolder BDR for ShadowProtect installation.First, the ShadowProtect software running on the production servers captures an initial image of the server, along with incremental image backups, and stores them on the eFolder BDR.The eFolder BDR appliance acts both as a storage server and as a standby server, in the event the production server fails. The eFolder BDR, leveraging virtualization technology, can bring up the image of the downed server and operate just like production server. Since both the data and complete server configuration is backed up, this on-site recovery can happen in minutes, not hours or days.To deliver additional protection, eFolder backs up the server images daily to the eFolder Storage Cloud, providing cloud based protection from on-site disasters. The client or partner can recover the server images from the cloud, via a download or shipment of a hard drive with the server images.Or, partners may elect to recover the servers in the cloud with the eFolder Continuity Cloud. This approach provides the same benefits of on-site virtualization, but instead leverages the eFolder Continuity Cloud.
  • Hello. My name is Ted Hulsy. I am Vice President of Marketing at eFolder and your host for today’s event.Welcome to the eFolder Expert Series. This webinar series brings together leading eFolder experts from the eFolder Partner Community for technical and “how-to” discussions.Today we are joined by John Hardwick, President of nXio. In just a moment, I will further introduce John.
  • Before we go through the agenda, let’s cover a few house keeping items.Today’s session is being recorded. The recorded version of the webinar will be made available on eFolder’s YouTube channel. We will also make copies of the slides available to those who attended the event.With over 120 people registered for today’s session, we have put all participants in listen only mode. You can enjoy the audio portion of today’s event by either streaming it your computer or by dialing in over the phone. Questions are strongly encouraged throughout. We have planned a special Q&A section at end of today’s discussion, but you may submit as we go along and we will try to address your questions on the fly.Now, for the agenda. First, I will briefly provide a bit of context for the discussion by making sure everyone is familiar with eFolder BDR for ShadowProtect. Then, I will turn things over to John Hardwick. John will first explore some of the traditional challenges with data growth for eFolder BDR for ShadowProtect. John will note some of the costs and complexities of re-seeding and the labor involved. Next John will share how Rolling Consolidation works and give you some how-to tips to implementing. Lastly, we will have plenty of time for your questions during the Q&A section.
  • Now let me introduce today’s guest:John Hardwick is the President and Owner of nXio a traditional break-fix VAR making the transition to managed services based in the Kansas City metro area. John has 13 years of experience as a VAR, is a member of the eFolder Partner Advisory Council and nXio has been an eFolder partner since 2008.
  • This diagram provides a simple overview of the main functions of an eFolder BDR for ShadowProtect installation.First, the ShadowProtect software running on the production servers captures an initial image of the server, along with incremental image backups, and stores them on the eFolder BDR.The eFolder BDR appliance acts both as a storage server and as a standby server, in the event the production server fails. The eFolder BDR, leveraging virtualization technology, can bring up the image of the downed server and operate just like production server. Since both the data and complete server configuration is backed up, this on-site recovery can happen in minutes, not hours or days.To deliver additional protection, eFolder backs up the server images daily to the eFolder Storage Cloud, providing cloud based protection from on-site disasters. The client or partner can recover the server images from the cloud, via a download or shipment of a hard drive with the server images.Or, partners may elect to recover the servers in the cloud with the eFolder Continuity Cloud. This approach provides the same benefits of on-site virtualization, but instead leverages the eFolder Continuity Cloud.
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  • eFolder Webinar, Taming Cloud Storage Costs with Rolling Consolidation

    1. 1. eFolder BDR for ShadowProtect eFolder BDR for eFolder ShadowProtect Storage Cloud Image backupProduction Disaster recovery options BDR appliance servers 1. Download On-site virtualization 2. Disk shipment eFolder 3. Emergency in the cloud Continuity Cloud virtualization and recovery Users 1 © 2013 eFolder, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
    2. 2. Taming Cloud Storage Costs:Rolling Consolidation andeFolder BDR for ShadowProtect Ted Hulsy VP of Marketing, eFolder 415-235-6087 ehulsy@efolder.net John Hardwick President and Owner, nXio http://www.nxio.net/
    3. 3. Agenda• Introductions• Cloud Data Growth Challenges• Rolling Consolidation• How-tos• Q&A and Discussion• eFolder Partner Offer3 © 2013 eFolder, Inc. All Right Reserved.
    4. 4. Partner Expert: John Hardwick4 © 2013 eFolder, Inc. All Right Reserved.
    5. 5. eFolder BDR for ShadowProtect eFolder BDR for eFolder ShadowProtect Storage Cloud Image backupProduction Disaster recovery options BDR appliance servers 1. Download On-site virtualization 2. Disk shipment eFolder 3. Emergency in the cloud Continuity Cloud virtualization and recovery Users 5 © 2013 eFolder, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
    6. 6. Alternative:eFolder Cloud for ShadowProtect6 © 2013 eFolder, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
    7. 7. Rolling Consolidation• Feature: – ImageManager 6 implements a new feature called rolling consolidation that allows only the last N months of historical backups to be retained (plus the base image) instead of every month back to the base image.• Benefits: – Reduce cloud storage costs and generate higher profits – Better control cloud storage utilization and reduce labor and ongoing operating expenses – Completely serve client requirements with support for Windows Server 2012 and Windows 87 © 2013 eFolder, Inc. All Right Reserved.
    8. 8. Deployment Considerations• Software requirements: – ImageManager 6.0 – ShadowProtect 5.0 – eFolder 3.8.1• ShadowProtect: – Must be at least 4.0.5 before upgrading to current version 5.0.• Protected server and BDR appliance reboots required8 © 2013 eFolder, Inc. All Right Reserved.
    9. 9. Step 1 – Update BDR to ShadowProtect 5 eFolder Storage Cloud Image backupProduction BDR appliance servers On-site virtualization Users 9 © 2013 eFolder, Inc. All Right Reserved.
    10. 10. Step 2 – Update Servers to ShadowProtect 5 eFolder Storage Cloud Image backupProduction BDR appliance servers On-site virtualization 10 © 2013 eFolder, Inc. All Right Reserved.
    11. 11. Step 3 – Double Check Updates and Licensing eFolder Storage Cloud Image backupProduction BDR appliance servers On-site virtualization 11 © 2013 eFolder, Inc. All Right Reserved.
    12. 12. Step 4 – Update ImageManager eFolder Storage Cloud Image backupProduction BDR appliance servers On-site virtualization 12 © 2013 eFolder, Inc. All Right Reserved.
    13. 13. Step 5 – Change Retention/RollingConsolidation Settings13 © 2013 eFolder, Inc. All Right Reserved.
    14. 14. Step 6 – Validate eFolder Version eFolder Storage Cloud Image backupProduction BDR appliance servers On-site virtualization 14 © 2013 eFolder, Inc. All Right Reserved.
    15. 15. Partner Pricing:eFolder BDR for ShadowProtect Call for pricing: www.efolder.net/join 678-888-070115 © 2013 eFolder, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
    16. 16. BDR for ShadowProtect Cost Wizard16 © 2013 eFolder, Inc. All Right Reserved.
    17. 17. Rolling Consolidation Savings Before After 21% savings, wholesale17 © 2013 eFolder, Inc. All Right Reserved.
    18. 18. Keep in Touch @efolder @tedsefolder http://www.linkedin.com/company/efolder www.linkedin.com/in/tedhulsy www.facebook.com/efolder www.youtube.com/efoldervideos18 © 2013 eFolder, Inc. All Right Reserved.

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