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VMUG - Falconstor Presentation


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Falconstor's presentation at the Vmware Montreal User Group on April 14th, 2010.

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VMUG - Falconstor Presentation

  1. 1. Data Protection <br />and Recovery Solutions <br />for VMware<br />David Shyu<br />Sr. Enterprise Solution Architect<br />FalconStor Software<br /><br />
  2. 2. Agenda<br /><ul><li>Data Protection in VMware Environments</li></ul>Data Protection demonstration<br /><ul><li>Data integrity and system recovery
  3. 3. Backup, Disaster Recovery, and Site Recovery Manager</li></ul>Site Recovery Manager demonstration<br />Physical to Virtual support with Site Recovery Manager<br /><ul><li>WAN optimization</li></li></ul><li>Data Protection for Virtual Environments<br />
  4. 4. The True Value<br />Lies in the Heart of the Enterprise<br />
  5. 5. Efficient Data Management is Mission Critical<br />Operating Systems may change and evolve<br />Application vendors may come and go<br />Servers are being virtualized and democratized<br />Data is persistent and the immutable and ever-present corporate asset<br />Data is the Vital Center <br />
  6. 6. Energy Space Cooling Management<br />Server Sprawl<br />
  7. 7. Server Consolidation<br />
  8. 8. Efficient Data Management is Mission Critical<br />Average Large Enterprise 3.5 Petabytes<br />Average Medium Enterprise 350 Terabytes<br />Virtual Server – Physical Bottleneck<br />
  9. 9. Backup is Broken<br />Production system impact<br />Shrinking backup window<br />Complex tape management processes<br />High costs of replication and/or tape shipment<br />Storage vendor lock-in<br />RTO from 2 to 24 hours<br />RPO 18+ hours<br />Cost, cost, cost!<br />CPU load impact<br />
  10. 10. A<br /><ul><li> Server Virtualization
  11. 11. Poor data lifecycle management</li></ul>B <br />c<br />Exploding Storage Growth<br />Rethinking Data Protection<br />Customer Challenges<br />
  12. 12. Efficient Data Management is Mission Critical<br />Transforming the once a day process into a continuous process <br />Virtual Server – Backup Transformation<br />
  13. 13. Unified Backup and RecoveryInstant Data Availability<br />
  14. 14. FalconStor CDP vs. Traditional Backup<br />
  15. 15. Data Protection Demo<br />
  16. 16. Service Enabling Demonstration<br />
  17. 17. Data Integrity and System Recovery<br />
  18. 18. Enhancing Data Protection<br />What can we do to enhance data protection?<br />
  19. 19. VMware Recovery with FalconStor Software<br /><ul><li>FalconStor software provides a set of tools to enhance VMware data protection</li></ul>100% transactional integrity of data for fast restores <br />WAN-optimized data replication to reduce bandwidth use by 90% or more<br />Integration with VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager <br />Physical-to-virtual support with Site Recovery Manager<br />
  20. 20. Application-centric Protection<br />Why is application integration important?<br />Because when you recover, you want your data to look like this<br />And not like this<br />
  21. 21. Giving Names to Eggs<br />Crash<br />Consistent<br />Data<br />Transactionally<br />Complete<br />Data<br />
  22. 22. FalconStor Snapshot Director for VMware<br /><ul><li>FalconStor Snapshot Director for VMware is designed to ensure transactional integrity of data</li></ul>Data is not in a crash consistent state (it is 100% transactionally consistent)<br />No need for lengthy system/DB checking<br /><ul><li>Coordinates snapshot process between VMware and FalconStor application-specific and file system-specific snapshot agents
  23. 23. Runs on the ESX server
  24. 24. Integrates with Site Recovery Manager </li></li></ul><li>Where Do the Pieces Fit? <br />ESX server<br />VMware Service Console<br />Application Snapshot Director is a separate virtual machine<br />Snapshot Director Virtual Appliance<br />Application-specific agents install within the virtual machine<br />Virtual Machine<br />Virtual Machine<br />Virtual Machine<br />Application<br />Application<br />Application<br />Microsoft Exchange, OracleMicrosoft SQL Server<br />IBM Lotus Notes/Domino, Sybase, Informix, DB2, SAP, Pervasive SQL<br />Application Snapshot Agent<br />Application Snapshot Agent<br />Application Snapshot Agent<br />File system Agent<br />File system Agent<br />File system Agent<br />File system agent installs on the hosted OS<br />Windows File System, Linux File System<br />Network Storage Server provides virtualized storage and replication services<br />FalconStor CDP<br />OS<br />OS<br />OS<br />
  25. 25. Snapshot Sequence of Events<br />ESX server<br />SD puts the application into a hot backup mode<br />Application holds up processing, flushes cache<br />Application agent informs file system agent<br />Agent ensures file system cache flushed to disk<br />SD initiates VMware snapshot<br />Transactionally complete snapshot taken across the virtual LUN<br />All systems released<br />VMware Service Console<br />3<br />Snapshot Director Virtual Appliance<br />1<br />Virtual Machine<br />Virtual Machine<br />Virtual Machine<br />Application<br />Application<br />Application<br />Application Snapshot Agent<br />Application Snapshot Agent<br />Application Snapshot Agent<br />2<br />File system Agent<br />File system Agent<br />File system Agent<br />4<br />FalconStor CDP<br />OS<br />OS<br />OS<br />
  26. 26. Storage Virtualization and Site Recovery Manager<br />
  27. 27. The Importance of Site Recovery Manager<br /><ul><li>VMware Site Recovery Manager is a critical disaster recovery tool
  28. 28. Provides automation of DR processes
  29. 29. Provides automation of DR testing
  30. 30. Provides reporting for proof of compliance </li></li></ul><li>Challenges for Site Recovery Manager Implementation<br /><ul><li>Site Recovery Manager does not move data by itself, it requires array-level data replication
  31. 31. Limited number of disk vendor certifications for Site Recovery Manager
  32. 32. Vendor Storage Replication Adapter (SRA) is platform specific</li></ul>Need the same hardware on both primary and remote sites<br />Limited product certifications<br /><ul><li>Need to change the underplaying infrastructure at the primary site, the secondary site, or both
  33. 33. Breaks the virtualization promise of platform independence</li></li></ul><li>Integration with Site Recovery Manager <br /><ul><li>FalconStor Storage Replication Adapter (SRA) integrates FalconStor replication with VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager
  34. 34. FalconStor CDP provides replication engine
  35. 35. Virtual disk assignments are automatically coordinated with associated virtual machines with the help of FalconStor SRA
  36. 36. Disaster recovery scenarios can be tested at any time</li></ul>A TimeView™ snapshot image is created and mounted to a virtual machine being tested<br />The virtual machine is started<br />Recovery is validated and the TimeView is image removed<br />
  37. 37. Key Components of Site Recovery Manager integration with FalconStor DR Solutions<br />VMware Virtual Center<br />FalconStor Storage Replication Adapter coordinates with Site Recovery Manager, installs in Virtual Center<br />Service Console<br />Snapshot Director<br />Virtual Machine<br />Virtual Machine<br />Virtual Machine<br />Application<br />Application<br />Application<br />Site Recovery Manager <br />Storage Replication Adapter<br />Snapshot Director<br />Application Snapshot Agent<br />Application Snapshot Agent<br />Application Snapshot Agent<br />ESX<br />Application and file system agents<br />File system Agent<br />File system Agent<br />File system Agent<br />FalconStor CDP provides replication services coordinated with Site Recovery Manager<br />FalconStor CDP<br />OS<br />OS<br />OS<br />
  38. 38. FalconStor Storage Virtualization Device<br /><ul><li>FalconStor CDP certified for vCenter Site Recovery Manager
  39. 39. Allows any storage on VMware Hardware Compatibility List (HCL) to be used with Site Recovery Manager</li></ul>In effect, FalconStor CDP extends Site Recovery Manager certification to connected disk<br /><ul><li>Increases storage array flexibility for VMware Site Recovery Manager, brings support to existing SAN
  40. 40. Allows Site Recovery Manager testing without breaking the replication stream</li></li></ul><li>Heterogeneous SAN Replication Any-to-Any Disk – Freedom from Vendor Lock-in<br />
  41. 41. Heterogeneous Replication – Any to Any Disk<br />Primary Site<br />Remote Site<br />Management<br />data<br />VMware vCenter Server with Site Recovery Manager<br />VMware vCenter Server with Site Recovery Manager<br />VMware<br />ESX <br />Server<br />VMware<br />ESX <br />Server<br />VMware<br />ESX <br />Server<br />VMware<br />ESX <br />Server<br />Heterogeneous Replication<br />With Auto-failback Support<br />Any storage<br />Disk Vendor B<br />Any storage<br />Disk Vendor A<br />
  42. 42. Site Recovery ManagerDemonstration<br />
  43. 43. The FalconStor Site Recovery Manager Advantage<br /><ul><li>Provide Heterogeneous Replication for VMware environments
  44. 44. Full Automation of failover and failback operations with vCenter Site Recovery Manager
  45. 45. Enables VMware DR deployments on any HCL certified storage platforms
  46. 46. Enable customers to use their current infrastructure to implement Site Recovery Manager and DR for VMware
  47. 47. Provides cost effective DR strategy implementation
  48. 48. Disaster Recovery solutions that protect infrastructure investment and provide flexibility</li></li></ul><li>Physical-to-Virtual Support with Site Recovery Manager<br />
  49. 49. Extending the Game<br /><ul><li>FalconStor can support Physical-to-Virtual recovery with Site Recovery Manager </li></ul>VMware<br />ESX <br />Server<br />VMware<br />ESX <br />Server<br />VMware<br />ESX <br />Server<br />VMware<br />ESX <br />Server<br />Physical Servers<br />VMware<br />ESX <br />Server<br />SAN<br />Raw device mapping<br />Data copy to secondary storage<br />
  50. 50. WAN Optimization<br />
  51. 51. Achieving Efficient Data Replication<br />Deploy sub-block replication to move your data<br />
  52. 52. MicroScan™ WAN optimization<br />512 byte<br />= empty disk sector<br /><ul><li>Applications and file systems write far more data to disk than actual changes
  53. 53. FalconStor CDP scans the changes at a 512 byte level and replicates only the changed data</li></ul>Avoids constant re-sending of duplicate data<br />= data written by application or file system<br />= sector with actual data change<br />512 byte<br />Disk sectors<br />A typical 8k write of data. Many systems send all 8k or more. FalconStor CDP sends only the truly changed sectors. <br />
  54. 54. MicroScan WAN Savings Example<br /><ul><li>Actual user production data for Microsoft Exchange replication</li></ul>1300 users, hourly replication from CA to PA<br />High random-write nature of Exchange is well suited to MicroScan removal of duplicate data<br /><ul><li>Average WAN traffic reduction of 97% with no additional network equipment needed</li></li></ul><li>Solution Deployment Options<br /><ul><li>All FalconStor solutions are available in three forms</li></ul>CDP<br />Gateway Appliance or Software Kit<br />Virtual Appliance<br />Storage Appliance<br /><ul><li>Server+storage in a single physical device
  55. 55. Pre-configured amount of storage
  56. 56. Built on top ofVMware ESX
  57. 57. Deploy via image to any certified server
  58. 58. End user chooses server hardware
  59. 59. Connects to third-party storage devices</li></li></ul><li>Summary<br /><ul><li>FalconStor has the most complete set of VMware data protection products in the industry
  60. 60. FalconStor CDP provides zero-impact VMware backup
  61. 61. Data integrity agents ensure 100% data consistency
  62. 62. Full integration with vCenter Site Recovery Manager
  63. 63. Optimized WAN replication</li></li></ul><li>Thank You! <br />Any Questions?<br />Data Protection and Recovery for VMware<br />FalconStor Confidential for Internal and Partner Use Only<br />