Virtualize Your Disaster! Customer Use Cases & Scenarios

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Virtualize Your Disaster! Customer Use Cases & Scenarios

  1. 1. Virtualize Your Disaster! Customer Use Cases & Scenarios
  2. 2. Customer Example: Praetorian Financial Group <ul><li>Customer Profile: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Specialty insurance provider </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HQ in New York, branches in several states </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Using Windows 2003 running Citrix, Exchange, underwriting and claims processing applications </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Challenges: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Recovery plan for core applications took weeks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Looking to consolidate servers and storage in various offices into a central datacenter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Needed to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Customer Solution Primary Datacenter Recovery Site FC SAN FC SAN 30 miles Host-based replication running inside VM’s <ul><ul><li>Able to meet RPO of 15 minutes and RTO of 24 hours </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduced TCO by 50% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Saw ROI of 600% in four months </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Customer scenario Eliminating Planned Downtime <ul><li>Scenario </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Periodic need to update server firmware </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Challenges </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Required downtime for 100 servers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Forced to do firmware upgrades during off-hours maintenance windows </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Avoiding downtime would require complex clustering implementation </li></ul></ul>Customer: Healthcare provider with over 45,000 employees Physical Infrastructure <ul><li>Result </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ZERO downtime for firmware updates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eliminated scheduled maintenance window </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can perform maintenance at any time without causing disruption </li></ul></ul>With VMware Infrastructure
  5. 5. Customer scenario Disaster Recovery Using Backup and Restore <ul><li>Challenge </li></ul><ul><li>Need reliable, cost-effective DR for virtual and physical systems </li></ul><ul><li>Solution </li></ul><ul><li>Recover physical systems to virtual machines </li></ul><ul><li>Use replication technology to provide recovery for virtual machines </li></ul>Customer : Healthcare insurance provider Physical to Virtual Recovery Virtual to Virtual Recovery Backup P2V conversion Recovery Array-based replication
  6. 6. Customer scenario Disaster Recovery Leveraging Array-Based Replication OC-3 Primary Data Center Recovery Site EMC CX300 EMC CX500 HP Servers 16 miles ESX 2.5.2 HP Servers ESX 2.5.2 Customer: Financial services company providing transaction processing services to major financial institutions <ul><li>Benefits of VMware Solution </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Minimal additional hardware </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DR independent of application and OS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Saved $2M in infrastructure costs </li></ul></ul>APP OS APP OS APP OS APP OS APP OS APP OS APP OS APP OS
  7. 7. Customer example Hardware-Independent Recovery <ul><li>Scenario </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Require rapid recovery at remote site </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Challenge </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Physical infrastructure would require duplicating primary datacenter—identical servers at recovery site </li></ul></ul><ul><li>VMware Infrastructure Solution </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Different servers at primary and secondary site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fewer servers at recovery site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use retired production servers at recovery site </li></ul></ul>Primary Data Center Recovery Data Center 68 HP Servers 17 miles 50 Dell Servers Storage Array Storage Array APP OS APP OS APP OS APP OS APP OS APP OS APP OS APP OS
  8. 8. Customer Success Story <ul><li>The Challenge: Australia’s largest retailer needed to introduce a platform that would enable consolidation, deliver “on-demand” server environments, and improve disaster recovery. </li></ul>VirtualCenter client VMotion network VMotion network DataCenter #1 DataCenter #2 The Solution: Implement virtual infrastructure at both datacenters.
  9. 9. Customer Example: Before Virtualization Production Datacenter DB HR App App <ul><li>60 servers (blade and rack servers) </li></ul><ul><li>Windows 2000, 2003, and NT </li></ul><ul><li>Database, HR, business applications, infrastructure applications </li></ul>OS: Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 2003 Servers: Blade and rack servers Applications: Oracle database, SQL server, HR apps Storage: SAN array and internal disk
  10. 10. Customer Example: Before Virtualization Production Datacenter DB HR App App DR Hosting Provider Site DB HR App App Backup data <ul><li>60 servers (blade and rack servers) </li></ul><ul><li>Windows 2000, 2003, and NT </li></ul><ul><li>Database, HR, business applications, infrastructure applications </li></ul><ul><li>Hardware allocated at time of disaster </li></ul><ul><li>Unknown hardware makes and models </li></ul><ul><li>Recovery time >24 hours </li></ul><ul><li>Failing back to primary site takes months </li></ul>
  11. 11. Customer Example: With Virtualization Production Datacenter DB HR App App DR Hosting Provider Site DB HR App App <ul><li>14 blade servers </li></ul><ul><li>85% of systems running in virtual machines </li></ul><ul><li>OS, application, and data stored on SAN </li></ul><ul><li>Recovery to any hardware they receive from hosting provider </li></ul><ul><li>Recovery time within objectives (<24 hours) </li></ul><ul><li>Failback to primary site takes days, not months </li></ul>Image and data backups
  12. 12. Customer Example: Disaster Recovery HP Servers Dell Servers Production Environment: 400+ VMs on 68 Physical ESX Servers Back-Up/DR Environment: 400+ VMs on 50 Physical ESX Servers Primary Data Center Disaster Recovery Site Reduced recovery time from >20 hours to <20 minutes

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