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  • Customers require data replication as one of the main components to their disaster recovery (DR) and high availability (HA) strategies. Replication solutions also address the operational backup for applications that require shorter Recovery Point Objectives (RPOs) and Recovery Time Objectives (RTOs) than what traditional tape backups can offer. The most common type of data replication is array-based. It’s most prevalent in large-sized companies, mostly because larger firms have deployed higher end storage arrays that come with data replication features. These environments by nature are expensive and hard to deploy and maintain. For small to medium business (SMB) customers, these solutions are too costly. Therefore, they need an affordable, and an equivalently reliable, alternative to array-based replication.  The key challenges for VM replication:  Provide disaster recovery and business continuity with less risk and within shorter timeframes than backup solutions. Work within limited replication windows and network bandwidth constraints. Migrate VMs to distant data centers without sacrificing performance of production systems. Provide replication without significant capital or operating expenditures.
  • In response to the challenges of Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity, the ideal solution would…Enable administrations to meet shorter recover time objectives (RTO) and recovery point objectives (RPO) for critical applications to support business continuity objectives.Provide VM replication with minimal configuration and by only replicating the minimal amount of data at the fastest speedReduce performance impact on production systems through asynchronous data transfer regardless of where the target disaster recovery site is located.Provide replication to all VMs at a low total cost of ownership (TCO) and for less than array-based solutions.
  • And that’s what vReplicator provides.vReplicator is a VM replication solution that enables disaster recovery and business continuity by helping organizations meet recovery time objectives (RTO) and recovery point objectives (RPO) while offering a low total cost of ownership. With vReplicator, administrators can meet shorter RTOs and RPOs for critical applications to support business continuity objectives through an Advanced Replication Engine. Patent-Pending Active Block Mapping (ABM) technology and Change Block Tracking (CBT) optimize the data transferred by only replicating changed blocks of data and not unnecessary white space. Organizations can use vReplicator to reduce the performance impact on production systems through Asynchronous Data Transfer regardless of where the target disaster recovery site is located. And unlike array-based solutions, vReplicator provides replication to all VMs at a low total cost of ownership (TCO).
  • The first capability vReplicator provides is a new Replication Optimization Engine.This enables reduced RTOs and RPOs with greater reliability, through automatic identification and resolution of previously failed replication passes
  • White Space Detection detects and ignores empty blocks, resulting in smaller replications. This also dramatically improves replication speed
  • Active Block Mapping (ABM) is a patent-pending technology designed to eliminate scanning and transfer of previously deleted data. This provides dramatically faster replications with lower network bandwidth requirements.
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  • Next is vSphere & Thin Provisioned Disk Support. This Enables the replicated VM to be created with thin disks and you can deploy thin provisioned disks in production without compromising DR storage
  • Enabling ABM allows replication of only active blocks Blocks occupied by deleted data are not replicated
  • Differential Replication Limits Replication to Changed Blocks only Without ABM enabled, both active and deleted changed blocks will be replicated.
  • CBT limits replication to Changed Blocks only, similar to Differential Replication However, scan times are much lower resulting in significant faster replication times
  • vReplicator is a host-level replication solution that enables disaster recovery and business continuity by helping organizations meet recovery time objectives (RTO) and recovery point objectives (RPO) while offering a low total cost of ownership.
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  • Performs entire image or partial differential backup Integrates with VCB to offload backups from the hostOffers full VMware® VirtualCenter integrationIs VMotion™ aware to follow virtual machines when moved to new hostsIncludes VSS driver to provide “transactionally consistent” backup imagesCompresses files so they can be sent over LANs/WANs to remote locationsP2V Disaster Recovery for image-level backups of physical machinesIncludes database repository to capture trending metricsEasily restores a virtual machine or files from within a virtual machineImproved compression means faster backupsVSS support for VCB BackupsDifferential backup via VCB framework
  • vRanger is a Windows .NET application that can be installed either in a VM or physical machine, running a windows OS. During the wizard-based install, it automatically discovers the virtual environment – making it ready to backup the entire virtual environment
  • During a backup job, vRanger executes on backup jobs created by the user. When a job launches, it copies data directly from the source VMs to the target repository. There are no proxies involved in the backup process: data travels directly from source to target, making for an extremely efficient transfer.
  • During the recovery process, the opposite occurs: data from backed-up images in the target repository is transmitted directly to a recovery point. If anything less than an entire VM is required, the recovery tools grab images, files, or objects WITHOUT image reconstitution, and present them to vRanger for saving to alternate locations.
  • The benefits of Direct to Target architecture are numerous and a direct value-add to the BR process. The process is faster, more efficient, and less complex to operate and maintain.
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  • Vizioncore Economical Disaster Recovery through Virtualization

    1. 1. Economical Disaster Recovery through Virtualization<br />Mario Marquez<br />Senior Systems Engineer – Canada<br />
    2. 2. The number 1 reason SMB’s<br /> virtualize is for disaster recovery<br />
    3. 3. Before Virtualization…<br />Before virtualization only large companies with large IT budgets could afford “hot-site” disaster recovery (DR)<br />DR capabilities required duplicate hardware and infrastructure and very complex failover processes<br />As hardware and software at the source site were modified those changes had to be made at the DR site as well<br />Hot-site disaster recovery effectively consisted of having 2 datacenters to manage<br />Testing of backups almost impossible for the SMB<br />
    4. 4. After Virtualization…<br />Disaster recovery now available to even the smallest businesses<br />Now complete failover capabilities can be obtained for any business far less cost than was previously available in the industry<br />Virtual machines are portable and as such can easily be copied to alternate sites, DR facilities or co-located servers for quick resumption of business in the event of a failure or catastrophe<br />Testing backups becomes as simple as the click of a button<br />
    5. 5. The Cost of Downtime<br />What would a major disruption cost your company per hour?<br />Key Takeaways<br /><ul><li>All organizations lose at least $50K / hour due to downtime
    6. 6. >50% or organizations risk losing >$250K/hour</li></ul>Source: <br />AFCOM Membership Survey (Association For Computer Operations Management); Data Center Institute<br />
    7. 7. Problem Space<br />Application<br />Application<br />Application<br />Application<br />OS<br />OS<br />OS<br />OS<br />Application<br />Application<br />OS<br />OS<br />Provide replication without significant CapEx & OpEx<br />
    8. 8. Ideal Solution<br />Application<br />Application<br />Application<br />Application<br />Application<br />Application<br />Application<br />Application<br />OS<br />OS<br />OS<br />OS<br />OS<br />OS<br />OS<br />OS<br />Application<br />Application<br />Application<br />Application<br />OS<br />OS<br />OS<br />OS<br />Affordable and Easy to Use<br />
    9. 9. Solution Overview<br />Application<br />Application<br />Application<br />Application<br />Application<br />Application<br />Application<br />Application<br />OS<br />OS<br />OS<br />OS<br />OS<br />OS<br />OS<br />OS<br />Application<br />Application<br />Application<br />Application<br />OS<br />OS<br />OS<br />OS<br />Affordable and Easy to Use<br />
    10. 10. Replication Optimization Engine<br />VM Replication to Enable Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity<br />vReplicator<br />Application<br />Application<br />Replication Optimization Engine<br /><ul><li>New engine that enables reduced RTOs and RPOs with greater reliability
    11. 11. Automatic identification and resolution of previously failed replication passes</li></ul>OS<br />OS<br />Application<br />OS<br />
    12. 12. White Space Detection<br />VM Replication to Enable Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity<br />vReplicator<br />Application<br />Application<br />Application<br />Application<br />White Space Detection<br /><ul><li>vReplicator detects and ignores empty blocks, resulting in smaller replications
    13. 13. Dramatically improves replication speed </li></ul>OS<br />OS<br />OS<br />OS<br />Application<br />Application<br />OS<br />OS<br />
    14. 14. Active Block Mapping (ABM)<br />VM Replication to Enable Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity<br />vReplicator<br />Application<br />Application<br />Application<br />Application<br />Active Block Mapping (ABM)<br /><ul><li>Patent-pending technology designed to eliminate scanning and transfer of previously deleted data
    15. 15. Provides dramatically faster replications with lower network bandwidth requirements</li></ul>OS<br />OS<br />OS<br />OS<br />Application<br />Application<br />OS<br />OS<br />
    16. 16. Change Block Tracking (CBT)<br />VM Replication to Enable Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity<br />vReplicator<br />Application<br />Application<br />Application<br />Application<br />Change Block Tracking (CBT)<br /><ul><li>Utilizes CBT capabilities in vSphere to identify changed data blocks allowing vReplicator to replicate optimally
    17. 17. Provides dramatically faster replications by removing overhead associated with changed block discovery</li></ul>OS<br />OS<br />OS<br />OS<br />Application<br />Application<br />OS<br />OS<br />
    18. 18. vSphere & Thin Provisioning<br />VM Replication to Enable Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity<br />vReplicator<br />Application<br />Application<br />Application<br />Application<br />vSphere & Thin Provisioned Disk Support<br /><ul><li>Enables the replicated VM to be created with thin disks
    19. 19. Deploy thin provisioned disks in production without compromising DR storage</li></ul>OS<br />OS<br />OS<br />OS<br />Application<br />Application<br />OS<br />OS<br />
    20. 20. How vReplicator Works<br />A typical disk layout<br />Active Block<br />White Space<br />Changed Block<br />Deleted Data<br />
    21. 21. How vReplicator Works<br /><ul><li> Initial Pass – without ABM or CBT enabled
    22. 22. Replication engine removes whitespace
    23. 23. Applies to ESX 3.5 and ESX 4.0 hosts</li></ul>1<br />Active Block<br />White Space<br />Changed Block<br />Deleted Data<br />
    24. 24. How vReplicator Works<br /><ul><li> Initial pass – with ABM enabled
    25. 25. Active Block Mapping (ABM) replicates only active blocks.
    26. 26. Blocks occupied by deleted data not replicated.</li></ul>2<br />Active Block<br />White Space<br />Changed Block<br />Deleted Data<br />
    27. 27. How vReplicator Works<br />3<br />Typical disk layout for subsequent replication pass<br />Active Block<br />White Space<br />Changed Block<br />Deleted Data<br />
    28. 28. How vReplicator Works<br /><ul><li> Differential replication only replicates changed blocks
    29. 29. Without ABM both active/deleted changed blocks are replicated</li></ul>4<br />Active Block<br />White Space<br />Changed Block<br />Deleted Data<br />
    30. 30. How vReplicator Works<br />5<br /><ul><li> Differential replication pass with ABM enabled, no CBT
    31. 31. With ABM, only Active changed blocks are replicated</li></ul>Active Block<br />White Space<br />Changed Block<br />Deleted Data<br />
    32. 32. How vReplicator Works<br /><ul><li> Differential replication pass with ABM and CBT enabled
    33. 33. Only supported on ESX 4 hosts
    34. 34. Blocks replicated does not change, but scan times are much lower, resulting in much faster replications </li></ul>6<br />Active Block<br />White Space<br />Changed Block<br />Deleted Data<br />
    35. 35. Solution Overview<br />Application<br />Application<br />Application<br />Application<br />Application<br />Application<br />Application<br />Application<br />OS<br />OS<br />OS<br />OS<br />OS<br />OS<br />OS<br />OS<br />Application<br />Application<br />Application<br />Application<br />OS<br />OS<br />OS<br />OS<br />Affordable and Easy to Use<br />
    36. 36. Hot Image Backup and Restore of Virtual Machines<br />
    37. 37. Industry Standard Backup/Restore<br />vRanger Pro 4.0 DPP<br /><ul><li>Support for multiple vCenters and sites
    38. 38. Offers full VMware® VirtualCenter integration
    39. 39. Compresses files so they can be sent over LANs/WANs to remote locations
    40. 40. Wizard driven backups and restores jobs
    41. 41. Full, differential, and incremental backups
    42. 42. Instant file level restores
    43. 43. Service based architecture
    44. 44. Direct to target backup architecture
    45. 45. Back-end database support
    46. 46. Installable into a virtual machines
    47. 47. Powershell access</li></li></ul><li>What’s New in vRanger Pro 4.0 DPP?<br />The DPP makes vRanger Pro…<br />Incremental backups reduces data making…<br />… are consumed when using Direct-To-Target architecture<br />The Smart Backup Manager gives customers …<br />… in how they want to perform and manage their DR strategies<br />
    48. 48. How vRanger Works<br />Source<br />Target<br />vRanger<br />1<br />Installs and discovers the environment in minutes.<br />
    49. 49. How vRanger Works<br />Source<br />Target<br />Direct To Target<br />Backup<br />Jobs<br />vRanger<br />1<br />2<br />Installs and discovers the environment in minutes.<br />SOURCES transmit images to TARGETS without proxying.<br />We call this Direct To Target.<br />
    50. 50. How vRanger Works<br />Source<br />Target<br />Direct To Target<br />Backup<br />Restore<br />Jobs<br />Restore<br />vRanger<br />1<br />2<br />3<br />Installs and discovers the environment in minutes.<br />SOURCES transmit images to TARGETS without proxying.<br />We call this Direct To Target.<br />SOURCES and vRanger restore directly from TARGETS.<br />
    51. 51. How vRanger Works<br />Source<br />Target<br />Direct To Target<br />Backup<br />Restore<br />Jobs<br />Restore<br />vRanger<br />Direct to Target Benefits:<br /><ul><li> Shorter Windows: no proxy; no bottleneck
    52. 52. Shorter Windows: Parallel backups within and across sources
    53. 53. Fewer Resources: Data is dedup’d before going on the wire
    54. 54. Flexible: Intelligent mgmt of jobs on sources</li></li></ul><li>vRanger Pro – Backup LAN Free Option<br />VM<br />Vizioncore vRanger Pro<br />VMware ESX<br />Or ESXi<br />DataStore<br />Fibre Channel or<br />iSCSI Storage<br /><ul><li> vRanger Commands to vStorage API:
    55. 55. Take Snapshot of Selected VM
    56. 56. Present VMDK Block Image to vRanger Proxy
    57. 57. I/O Intercept Engine -
    58. 58. Write VMDK Block Image to Repository – W/O Compression</li></ul>Options: Compression, Differentials, Incremental, On SAN Failure performs LAN backup<br />
    59. 59. vRanger Pro Benefits<br />Cost-Effective<br /><ul><li> Affordable solution providing an immediate ROI by reducing hardware costs.
    60. 60. Ensures a quick recovery process to avoid costly downtime.</li></ul>Easy to Use<br /><ul><li>“Out-of-the-box” administration that’s easy to install.
    61. 61. Fully functional GUI management console. </li></ul>Minimal Downtime<br /><ul><li> Backups run while VMs are still running.
    62. 62. Restores the entire VM, including data, applications, configuration settings, the OS, patches and all other OS-level changes reducing the time it takes to rebuild servers.</li></ul>Flexible<br /><ul><li> Full integration with VMware features including VCB, vStorage, VMotion and vCenter.
    63. 63. NO AGENTS</li></li></ul><li>Summary <br />Virtualization enables simpler, faster and more cost-effective DR/BC strategies <br />Physical boxes can be transformed into “portable files” so the “rules” for backup, recovery, BC and DR change<br />Companies can leverage virtualization & P2V-DR for backup & recovery across their data centers for all kinds of servers<br />Vizioncore provides key solutions that supplements or replaces existing solutions<br />
    64. 64. Vizioncore SMB Data Protection Pack and VMware vSphere Essentials <br /><ul><li>High Availability – Automated Restarts of Virtual Machines
    65. 65. Data Protection – Backup and Recovery
    66. 66. Disaster Recovery – Offsite Replication</li></li></ul><li>Two vEssentials Bundles<br />vEssentials<br />Pick any set of three industry-leading virtualization management products for ultimate flexibility<br />vEssentials Complete<br />Address all six stages of VM management with the total Vizioncore solution set<br /><ul><li>Analyze
    67. 67. Convert
    68. 68. Protect
    69. 69. Monitor
    70. 70. Optimize
    71. 71. Automate</li></ul>2/22/2010<br />
    72. 72. Everyday Tools<br />At a Glance Doc: http://www.vizioncore.com/partnerportal/marketing/#<br /> <br />Public Webinars: http://www.vizioncore.com/company/events/webinar_calendar.php<br />  http://www.vizioncore.com/company/events/webinar_archive.php<br /> <br />Partner Specific Webinars: http://www.vizioncore.com/partnerportal/partner-webinars.php<br /> <br />Product Training: http://www.ezlcms.com/v2/login/776/vizioncore.html<br /> <br />Data Sheets: http://www.vizioncore.com/products/vConverter/literature.php<br />http://www.vizioncore.com/products/vFoglight/literature.php <br />  http://www.vizioncore.com/products/vOptimizerPro/literature.php<br />http://www.vizioncore.com/products/vRangerPro/literature.php <br />http://www.vizioncore.com/products/vReplicator/literature.php<br />Deal Registrations: http://www.vizioncore.com/partnerportal/deal-registration.php<br /> <br />Becoming a Partner: http://www.vizioncore.com/partners/become/index.php<br /> <br />Partner Portal: http://www.vizioncore.com/partnerportal/index.php<br /> <br />Partner Vision: http://www.vizioncore.com/partnerportal/partnervizion/<br /> <br />Vizioncorum Corporate blog: www.vizioncorum.com.<br /> <br />Virtualization EcoShell: http://www.thevesi.org/index.jspa<br />2/22/2010<br />
    73. 73. Thank You.<br />For more information, visit www.vizioncore.comor contact Andre Lebel : Territory Manager Eastern Canada andre.lebel@vizioncore.com(514) 823-8518 Tracie Massie : Regional Sales manager Canada tracie.massie@vizioncore.comToni Meier : Inside Sales Supporttoni.meier@vizioncore.com 847-589-2222 ext 228 Mario Marquez : Sr. Systems Engineer mmarquez@vizioncore.com(416) 526 8846<br />

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