Exclusive Report: Can your Backup Design handle Veeam?

Veeam and data protection applications like it, arm data protection professionals with a new set of capabilities that they didn’t have access to in the past. So powerful are these capabilities that they can justify the acceleration to a 100% virtualized infrastructure. But these new features place new demands on the data protection infrastructure and IT Planners need to re-think their backup architectures.

This is an excerpt from our exclusive white paper, “How To Take Full Advantage of VM Specific Backup". This paper is available to anyone that registers for our on-demand webinar about designing backup infrastructures that will take full advantage of the capabilities of VM specific backup applications like Veeam.

As we have mentioned in other articles “Recovery In Place”, a popular Veeam feature, requires changes to what we used to consider acceptable for disk backup. In this report, we focus on how products like Veeam also require changes in the way we backup data so that features like change block tracking, backups and their ability to replicate data, can be used to their full potential. Without these changes, many data centers will turn off the very features that probably attracted them to VM specific backup applications or they will resort to creating  a complex set of workarounds to take advantage of these features.

This report will discuss the five challenges that Veeam and solutions like it present:

  1. The Full Backup Challenge
  2. The Changed Block Backup Challenge
  3. The Consolidated Full Challenge
  4. The Replication Challenge
  5. The Instant Recovery Challenge

It will also provide examples of ways to work around these challenges so that features like change block tracking, replication and instant recovery can be used to their fullest potential.

The report is available when you register for the on demand webinar, “The Five Ways Backup Design Can Impact Virtualized Data Protection“.

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Twelve years ago George Crump founded Storage Switzerland with one simple goal; to educate IT professionals about all aspects of data center storage. He is the primary contributor to Storage Switzerland and is a heavily sought after public speaker. With over 25 years of experience designing storage solutions for data centers across the US, he has seen the birth of such technologies as RAID, NAS and SAN, Virtualization, Cloud and Enterprise Flash. Prior to founding Storage Switzerland he was CTO at one of the nation's largest storage integrators where he was in charge of technology testing, integration and product selection.

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