Disk-to-Cloud Backup Solution using PHD esXpress and CloudArray™ softwareFor VMware® virtualized server environments<br />
TwinStrata.com<br />2<br />Overview<br />The following presentation provides a functional overview on:<br />How PHD esXpre...
TwinStrata.com<br />3<br />Example Environment <br />2 physical hosts and 14 virtual machines on VMware ESX servers<br />P...
TwinStrata.com<br />4<br />Data Center<br />VM<br />VM disk files on <br />primary storage<br />Host n<br />SAN<br />Ph. H...
TwinStrata.com<br />5<br />Data Center<br />VM<br />VM disk files on <br />primary storage<br />Host n<br />Challenges wit...
 Costly (media, fees)
 Not Secure
 Data integrity issues from tape</li></ul>SAN<br />Ph. Host <br />LAN<br /> backup <br />target<br />esXpress<br />D2D<br ...
TwinStrata.com<br />6<br />Data Center<br />VM<br />VM disk files on <br />primary storage<br />Host n<br />SAN<br />Ph. H...
 Costly and time consuming to expand </li></ul> backup <br />target<br />esXpress<br />D2D<br />VM<br />Linux<br />Tape<br...
TwinStrata.com<br />7<br />Data Center<br />VM<br />VM disk files on <br />primary storage<br />Host n<br />SAN<br />Ph. H...
TwinStrata.com<br />8<br />Data Center<br />VM<br />VM disk files on <br />primary storage<br />Host n<br />SAN<br />Ph. H...
TwinStrata.com<br />9<br />Data Center<br />VM<br />VM disk files on <br />primary storage<br />Host n<br />SAN<br />Ph. H...
TwinStrata.com<br />10<br />Data Center<br />VM<br />VM disk files on <br />primary storage<br />Host n<br />SAN<br />Ph. ...
TwinStrata.com<br />11<br />Data Center<br />VM<br />VM disk files on <br />primary storage<br />CloudArray volume(s) are ...
TwinStrata.com<br />12<br />Present CloudArray volume to Backup Server<br />Server creates file system on the volume and m...
TwinStrata.com<br />13<br />Data Center<br />VM<br />esXpress initiates a backup of VMs and writes data to backup target<b...
TwinStrata.com<br />14<br />Data Center<br />VM<br />VM disk files on <br />primary storage<br />Host n<br />SAN<br />Ph. ...
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How PHD esXpress backup software together with CloudArray work seamlessly to protect VMware ESX and ESXi environments

This solution provides an economic and highly reliable storage tier for offsite data backup and replication without the logistics and cost of tape transport.

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Backup / Restore to Cloud Storage with esXpress and CloudArray software

  1. 1. Disk-to-Cloud Backup Solution using PHD esXpress and CloudArray™ softwareFor VMware® virtualized server environments<br />
  2. 2. TwinStrata.com<br />2<br />Overview<br />The following presentation provides a functional overview on:<br />How PHD esXpress backup software together with CloudArray work seamlessly to protect VMware ESX environments <br />3-year TCO summary on CloudArray vs. existing backup and replication solutions supporting an economic and highly reliable storage tier for offsite data backup and replication without the logistics and cost of tape transport<br />Details for a Free 30-day evaluation of CloudArray software <br />
  3. 3. TwinStrata.com<br />3<br />Example Environment <br />2 physical hosts and 14 virtual machines on VMware ESX servers<br />PHD esXpress implemented as data protection solution <br />Initial esXpress backup targets: Disk-to-disk (D2D) <br />Enhancement solution for esXpress backup target: <br />CloudArray software <br />Cloud storage providers<br />
  4. 4. TwinStrata.com<br />4<br />Data Center<br />VM<br />VM disk files on <br />primary storage<br />Host n<br />SAN<br />Ph. Host <br />LAN<br />Typical backup solution using esXpress<br /> backup <br />target<br />esXpress<br />D2D<br />VM<br />Linux<br />Tape<br />Offsite Tape <br />Backup Storage<br />VMs running <br />esXpress GUI, <br />Backup Target<br />Backup Devices<br />Tape and/or D2D<br />
  5. 5. TwinStrata.com<br />5<br />Data Center<br />VM<br />VM disk files on <br />primary storage<br />Host n<br />Challenges with offsite tape management; <br /><ul><li> Time consuming
  6. 6. Costly (media, fees)
  7. 7. Not Secure
  8. 8. Data integrity issues from tape</li></ul>SAN<br />Ph. Host <br />LAN<br /> backup <br />target<br />esXpress<br />D2D<br />VM<br />Linux<br />Tape<br />Offsite Tape <br />Backup Storage<br />VMs running <br />esXpress GUI, <br />Backup Target<br />Backup Devices<br />Tape and/or D2D<br />
  9. 9. TwinStrata.com<br />6<br />Data Center<br />VM<br />VM disk files on <br />primary storage<br />Host n<br />SAN<br />Ph. Host <br />LAN<br />Challenges with D2D backup; <br /><ul><li> Capital intensive
  10. 10. Costly and time consuming to expand </li></ul> backup <br />target<br />esXpress<br />D2D<br />VM<br />Linux<br />Tape<br />Offsite Tape <br />Backup Storage<br />VMs running <br />esXpress GUI, <br />Backup Target<br />Backup Devices<br />Tape and/or D2D<br />
  11. 11. TwinStrata.com<br />7<br />Data Center<br />VM<br />VM disk files on <br />primary storage<br />Host n<br />SAN<br />Ph. Host <br />LAN<br />Storing backup data for recovery in the Cloud offers many benefits, but how do we connect esXpress to the Cloud…? <br /> backup <br />target<br />esXpress<br />VM<br />Linux<br />VMs running <br />esXpress GUI, <br />Backup Target<br />
  12. 12. TwinStrata.com<br />8<br />Data Center<br />VM<br />VM disk files on <br />primary storage<br />Host n<br />SAN<br />Ph. Host <br />LAN<br />… with CloudArray software! <br /> backup <br />target<br />esXpress<br />CloudArray<br />VM<br />Linux<br />VMs running <br />esXpress GUI, <br />Backup Target<br />
  13. 13. TwinStrata.com<br />9<br />Data Center<br />VM<br />VM disk files on <br />primary storage<br />Host n<br />SAN<br />Ph. Host <br />CloudArray operates as a virtual appliance <br />It presents iSCSI volumes to physical and virtual servers<br />Volumes are block-based and replicate data to cloud storage providers<br />It’s local cache allows fast access to data<br />LAN<br />CloudArray <br />Volume<br />esXpress<br />CloudArray<br />Virtual <br />Appliance<br />VM<br />Linux<br />ESX<br />VMs running <br />esXpress GUI, <br />Backup Target<br />CloudArray<br />
  14. 14. TwinStrata.com<br />10<br />Data Center<br />VM<br />VM disk files on <br />primary storage<br />Host n<br />SAN<br />Ph. Host <br />LAN<br />Provision CloudArray volume(s) using local storage as a cache or a full local copy<br />CloudArray <br />Volume<br />esXpress<br />CloudArray<br />Virtual <br />Appliance<br />VM<br />Linux<br />ESX<br />VMs running <br />esXpress GUI, <br />Backup Target<br />CloudArray<br />
  15. 15. TwinStrata.com<br />11<br />Data Center<br />VM<br />VM disk files on <br />primary storage<br />CloudArray volume(s) are mapped to your choice of Cloud storage service providers<br />Host n<br />SAN<br />Ph. Host <br />LAN<br />CloudArray <br />Volume<br />esXpress<br />WAN<br />CloudArray<br />Virtual <br />Appliance<br />VM<br />Linux<br />ESX<br />VMs running <br />esXpress GUI, <br />Backup Target<br />Cloud Storage <br />Providers<br />CloudArray<br />
  16. 16. TwinStrata.com<br />12<br />Present CloudArray volume to Backup Server<br />Server creates file system on the volume and mounts the drive<br />CloudArray becomes new backup target<br />Data Center<br />VM<br />VM disk files on <br />primary storage<br />Host n<br />SAN<br />Ph. Host <br />LAN<br />CloudArray <br />Volume<br />esXpress<br />WAN<br />CloudArray<br />Virtual <br />Appliance<br />VM<br />Linux<br />ESX<br />VMs running <br />esXpress GUI, <br />Backup Server<br />Cloud Storage <br />Providers<br />CloudArray<br />
  17. 17. TwinStrata.com<br />13<br />Data Center<br />VM<br />esXpress initiates a backup of VMs and writes data to backup target<br />VM disk files on <br />primary storage<br />Host n<br />SAN<br />Ph. Host <br />LAN<br />CloudArray <br />Volume<br />esXpress<br />WAN<br />CloudArray<br />Virtual <br />Appliance<br />VM<br />Linux<br />ESX<br />VMs running <br />esXpress GUI, <br />Backup Server<br />Cloud Storage <br />Providers<br />CloudArray<br />
  18. 18. TwinStrata.com<br />14<br />Data Center<br />VM<br />VM disk files on <br />primary storage<br />Host n<br />SAN<br />Ph. Host <br />LAN<br />CloudArray <br />Volume<br />esXpress<br />WAN<br />CloudArray<br />Virtual <br />Appliance<br />VM<br />Linux<br />ESX<br />VMs running <br />esXpress GUI, <br />Backup Server<br />Cloud Storage <br />Providers<br />CloudArray<br />The data set is written to CloudArray local cache<br />
  19. 19. TwinStrata.com<br />15<br />Data Center<br />VM<br />VM disk files on <br />primary storage<br />The data set is replicated to one or more Cloud storage providers<br />Host n<br />SAN<br />Ph. Host <br />LAN<br />CloudArray <br />Volume<br />esXpress<br />WAN<br />CloudArray<br />Virtual <br />Appliance<br />VM<br />Linux<br />ESX<br />VMs running <br />esXpress GUI, <br />Backup Server<br />Cloud Storage <br />Providers<br />CloudArray<br />Encryption, <br />Compression, <br />
  20. 20. TwinStrata.com<br />16<br />A restore operation from esXpress retrieves data from CloudArray local cache and Cloud storage provider(s)<br />Data Center<br />VM<br />VM disk files on <br />primary storage<br />Host n<br />SAN<br />Ph. Host <br />LAN<br />CloudArray <br />Volume<br />esXpress<br />WAN<br />CloudArray<br />Virtual <br />Appliance<br />VM<br />Linux<br />ESX<br />VMs running <br />esXpress GUI, <br />Backup Server<br />Cloud Storage <br />Providers<br />CloudArray<br />
  21. 21. TwinStrata.com<br />17<br />CloudArray vs. Existing Backup & Replication Solutions: 5 TB Environment<br /><ul><li>Analysis based on increment costs
  22. 22. 5 TB environment
  23. 23. Includes all s/w, h/w, maint, & admin
  24. 24. Backup solutions
  25. 25. Existing backup to tape + remote vaulting
  26. 26. Backup to CloudArray
  27. 27. 5 months ROI (initial CAP/OP-EX)
  28. 28. $72.8 k savings over 3 yr period
  29. 29. Replication solutions
  30. 30. Existing off-site replication
  31. 31. Replication + snapshot to CloudArray
  32. 32. 1 month ROI (initial CAP/OP-Ex)
  33. 33. $240k savings over 3 yr period </li></ul>3 yr-TCO for CloudArray vs. Existing <br />Backup and Replication Solutions<br />
  34. 34. TwinStrata.com<br />18<br />Feature / Benefits<br />Provides secure electronic backup to offsite Cloud storage providers without changes to esXpress<br />No need to save data to tape(s) and ship offsite <br />Faster restore from iSCSI volumes <br />Local copy of data is available in CloudArray cache with option of a full local copy for faster access <br />Choice of Cloud storage providers to optimize cost and availability<br />Secure: 256-bit AES at rest encryption<br />
  35. 35. TwinStrata.com<br />19<br />Eval of CloudArray is Available Now<br />Free 30-day product evaluation of CloudArray <br />Visit TwinStrata’s Web site to download your evaluation copy of CloudArray and explore other solutions<br />http://www.twinstrata.com<br />Thank you<br />

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