Veeam and other virtualization specific backup solutions change the game when it comes to data protection. They provide the capability to backup virtual machines rapidly and repeatedly, thanks to change block backups. Second, they provide the ability to recover virtual machines directly from the appliance so that downtime can be almost eliminated. But these two changes significantly change what is required from the disk backup device.
In this webinar you will learn about the four key requirements of a disk backup device for Veeam and other virtualization specific backups:
- Why Disk Backup Appliances Need SSD
- Why Deduplication/Compression May NOT Be Needed
- Why Cost Effective Expansion Is Even More Important
- Why Extra Availability In The Disk Appliance is a Must
Each of these requirements changes the game for disk backup vendors whose solutions were built for a non-virtualized, bare metal era. In that era backups were done once per night and at most were incremental in their granularity. Now, thanks to change block tracking (CBT) backups, data is protected much more frequently and the size of those transfers much smaller than legacy backups. In fact the I/O stream looks more similar to a high transaction database than it does a backup.
In the same way recovery, thanks to recovery in place techniques, requires that the backup device be able to deliver reasonable performance. Features like deduplication and compression can actually get in the way as the recovered VM is constantly being deduplicated and compressed. Finally, the backup appliance needs a reasonable amount of extra availability since it has the potential to be running a production application.
All registrants for this webinar will receive an exclusive, advanced copy of Storage Switzerland’s white paper “Overcoming The Recovery In Place Challenge” available for download.
In addition, all registrants will be able to access Storage Switzerland’s extensive library of on-demand webinars, many with exclusive white papers, without having to re-register.
Drobo is a client of Storage Switzerland