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VMware’s SRM & FalconStor NSS Data Recovery

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VMware vCenter SRM cannot offer a complete automated DR Plan by itself. FalconStor NSS can be deployed in combination with VMware vCenter SRM in order to automate and manage the DR process for the entire physical and virtual infrastructure.

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VMware’s SRM & FalconStor NSS Data Recovery

  1. 1. Disaster Recovery Solutions for VMware Peter Eicher Product Marketing Director
  2. 2. Disaster Recovery challenges <ul><li>Organizations face an urgent need for effective, efficient disaster recovery </li></ul><ul><li>Traditional DR solutions are complex, expensive, slow and prone to failure </li></ul><ul><li>Due to costs, DR plans are often limited in scope and do not protect all corporate IT assets </li></ul><ul><li>Difficult to perform DR rehearsals, test plan verification </li></ul>* Reported by Eagle Rock Alliance Ltd., “ONLINE SURVEY RESULTS 2001 COST OF DOWNTIME”
  3. 3. DR Challenges in Virtual Environments <ul><li>Physical server resources, disk and network I/O tend to be highly utilized </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This is by design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Impacts backup processing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Backing up active VMDK files leads to crash-consistent data (at best) or lost/corrupted data (at worst) </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinating VM shutdown with snapshots and backups takes sophisticated scripting ability </li></ul><ul><li>Relationships between physical disks and VMDK files requires careful coordination </li></ul>Physical Storage BU Agent BU Agent BU Agent
  4. 4. What to look for in a DR solution for VMware
  5. 5. What to look for in a DR solution for VMware
  6. 6. What is VMware Site Recovery Manager? <ul><li>VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) is a new product for disaster recovery that does the following: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Simplifies and automates key disaster recovery workflows: setup, testing, failover, failback </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Simplifies and centralizes management of recovery plans </li></ul></ul><ul><li>This combination of disaster recovery automation with the capabilities of VMware Infrastructure reduces time to recover, risk, complexity and cost </li></ul><ul><li>However, SRM by itself does not address: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Application/transactional integrity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WAN bandwidth utilization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flexibility in choosing a disk array vendor </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. The VMware and FalconStor Solution Industry Standard Disk Array VirtualCenter Virtual Machines Production Site Disaster Recovery Site Standby virtual machines Application Snapshot Agents VMware Infrastructure Application Snapshot Director Site Recovery Manager with Storage Replication Adapter FalconStor Application Snapshot Agents FalconStor Application Snapshot Director FalconStor Network Storage Server Site Recovery Manager Storage Replication Adapter ESX Servers FC or iSCSI Industry Standard Disk Array VMware Infrastructure Virtual Machines VirtualCenter ESX Servers Site Recovery Manager Storage Replication Adapter Application Snapshot Director Application Snapshot Agents FC or iSCSI FalconStor NSS and Thin Replication
  8. 8. FalconStor Network Storage Server <ul><li>FalconStor Network Storage Server (NSS) creates virtual storage volumes across any physical disk resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Physical LUN and virtual devices up to 16TB each </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Expand volumes as needed </li></ul><ul><li>Securely assigns volumes to servers </li></ul><ul><li>FC, iSCSI and InfiniBand supported </li></ul>Storage Replication Adapter Industry Standard Disk Array VMware Infrastructure Virtual Machines VirtualCenter Site Recovery Manager Application Snapshot Director Application Snapshot Agents ESX Servers FC or iSCSI
  9. 9. FalconStor Storage Replication Adapter <ul><li>FalconStor Storage Replication Adapter (SRA) coordinates virtual storage with VMware </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual disk assignments automatically correlated with associated virtual machines </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge used to properly match machines with storage after disaster </li></ul>Storage Replication Adapter Industry Standard Disk Array VMware Infrastructure Virtual Machines VirtualCenter Site Recovery Manager Application Snapshot Director Application Snapshot Agents ESX Servers FC or iSCSI
  10. 10. FalconStor Application Protection Agents <ul><li>Application and File System specific agents place systems into proper backup mode </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unmatched range of application support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SQL, Oracle, Sybase, Windows File system, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Runs within the virtual machine </li></ul>Application Snapshot Agents Industry Standard Disk Array VMware Infrastructure Virtual Machines VirtualCenter ESX Servers Site Recovery Manager Storage Replication Adapter Application Snapshot Director FC or iSCSI
  11. 11. FalconStor Application Snapshot Director for VMware <ul><li>FalconStor Application Snapshot Director (ASD) coordinates snapshot process between VMware ESX and application snapshot agents </li></ul><ul><li>Ensures transactional integrity of data and fast recovery </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Data is not in a crash consistent state </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No need for lengthy system/DB checking </li></ul></ul>Application Snapshot Director Industry Standard Disk Array VMware Infrastructure Virtual Machines VirtualCenter ESX Servers Site Recovery Manager Storage Replication Adapter Application Snapshot Agents FC or iSCSI
  12. 12. FalconStor Thin Replication Production Site Disaster Recovery Site <ul><li>Thin Replication uses the least possible amount of WAN bandwidth </li></ul><ul><li>Lowers DR bandwidth cost </li></ul><ul><li>Includes data encryption </li></ul>FalconStor NSS and Thin Replication Industry Standard Disk Array VMware Infrastructure Virtual Machines VirtualCenter ESX Servers Site Recovery Manager Storage Replication Adapter Application Snapshot Director Application Snapshot Agents FC or iSCSI Industry Standard Disk Array VMware Infrastructure Virtual Machines VirtualCenter ESX Servers Site Recovery Manager Storage Replication Adapter Application Snapshot Director Application Snapshot Agents FC or iSCSI
  13. 13. Rapid Disaster Recovery FalconStor Storage ESXServers VirtualCenter Virtual Machines Disaster Recovery Application Snapshot Agents VMware Infrastructure Application Snapshot Director <ul><li>In the event of a disaster </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SRM communicates to the FalconStor SRA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SRA communicates with FalconStor NSS to assign disks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Disks are assigned to the correct VMs and systems can start </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ASD and application agents insure immediate system startup </li></ul>1. Site Recovery Manager Storage Replication Adapter 2. 3.
  14. 14. Disaster Recovery Testing FalconStor Storage ESX Servers VirtualCenter Virtual Machines Disaster Recovery Application Snapshot Agents VMware Infrastructure Application Snapshot Director <ul><li>DR scenarios can be tested at any time </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SRM communicates to the FalconStor SRA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SRA communicates with FalconStor NSS to create a snapshot </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Snapshot disk is assigned to the correct VM and system can start and validate recovery </li></ul></ul>Site Recovery Manager Storage Replication Adapter 1. 2. 3.
  15. 15. FalconStor Replication Failback Production Site Disaster Recovery Site <ul><li>After rebuild of production site, FalconStor re-synchs data from recovery site back to the primary </li></ul><ul><li>Full rebuild or accumulated changes </li></ul>FalconStor Replication Failback Industry Standard Disk Array VMware Infrastructure Virtual Machines VirtualCenter ESX Servers Site Recovery Manager Storage Replication Adapter Application Snapshot Director Application Snapshot Agents FC or iSCSI Industry Standard Disk Array VMware Infrastructure Virtual Machines VirtualCenter ESX Servers Site Recovery Manager Storage Replication Adapter Application Snapshot Director Application Snapshot Agents FC or iSCSI
  16. 16. Solution Delivery <ul><li>FalconStor SRA will be distributed within VMware SRM offering without additional costs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Also available as a free plug-in download online from FalconStor.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>FalconStor will provide free activation of FalconStor SRA to its customers who purchase </li></ul><ul><ul><li>FalconStor NSS Appliances </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FalconStor MicroScan for Thin Replication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FalconStor Application Snapshot Director for ESX </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. The FalconStor Value <ul><li>Application and VMware agent support to ensure that replication volumes are transactionally consistent </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Servers at the DR site boot immediately without the need for lengthy data integrity checks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A bandwidth saving method for WAN data replication </li></ul><ul><li>Freedom to use whatever storage and storage protocols meet your cost and performance needs </li></ul><ul><li>Testability to ensure it works when you really need it </li></ul><ul><li>Failback to rebuild your primary data sets </li></ul><ul><li>Management tools to keep track of systems and storage </li></ul>
  18. 18. FalconStor tools available <ul><li>End user sales presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Solution brief </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A short, sales-pitch oriented document pushing the value of the VMware/FalconStor solution </li></ul></ul><ul><li>White paper </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A more detailed technical explanation without sales pitch </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Call script for lead generation </li></ul><ul><li>Webinar in a box </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A combination of tools, including a recorded presentation, to train your sales force and to use in front of end users </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Thank You. Any Questions? Contact us Corporate Headquarters 2 Huntington Quadrangle Melville, NY 11747 USA Tel: +1 631.777.5188 Support: +1 631.777.3332 [email_address] Asia Pacific Headquarters 6F-1, No.521, Sec. 1, Wunsin Rd. Taichung 40848 Taiwan Tel: +886-4-2259-1868 [email_address] European Headquarters 58 rue Pottier 78150 Le Chesnay France Tel: +33.1.3923.9550 [email_address]

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