Go From Backup Pain to Gain Keys to Better Backup and Disaster Recovery in a Virtual World

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1 Go From Backup Pain to Gain Keys to Better Backup and Disaster Recovery in a Virtual World Doug Hazelman, VP of Product Strategy, Veeam Software Marc Crespi, VP of Product Management, ExaGrid Jeff Zerwer, IT Lead, Fona International

2 The Challenges Percent of IT pros say virtualized server backups do not meet or only partially meet business goals for restores and recovery Percent of CIOs say recovery times from large-scale disaster are growing with the number of business-critical servers in the enterprise $417,391 Cost savings per hour in case of outages for enterprises that deploy server replication

3 Agenda Barriers to virtualization Backup and restoration concerns among top barriers to virtualization penetration Issues with traditional backup More VMware administrators choosing disk backup systems over tape ExaGrid overview Disk-based backup with deduplication Veeam Backup & Replication Fully leverage your virtualized environment Integrated solution Use Veeam Backup & Replication with ExaGrid s disk backup for optimal results

4 Challenges of Server Virtualization Monitor, manage backups on growing # of VMs Issues when managing multiple guest OS s More data to store = each change means entire vmdk file is backed up Eg: 10 guest OS instances x 50GB = backing up 500GB of virtual images daily Lack ability to see down to individual VMs Determine how backups are running and adjust if problems These challenges are driving a need for better tools to reliably and easily back up and restore virtual machines

5 The Backup and Recovery Problem servers Database servers File servers VMware servers App. servers Backup Server Offsite Tapes Tape Library 5

6 The Backup and Recovery Problem servers Database servers File servers VMware servers App. servers Slow backups Long restores/recovery times Tape failures, management burden Slow, unreliable offsite DR Backup Server Tape Library Offsite Tapes Challenging virtual backup & recovery 6

7 Most Significant Backup, Recovery Challenges Long backup windows - backups taking too long 54% Growing business requirements for more reliable, efficient disaster recovery 51% Long restore/recovery times 48% Total cost of ownership (TCO) of backup solutions 48% Movement to virtualized servers putting pressure on VM backup and recovery 43% Obsolescence of backup systems as data grows Lack of smooth scalability as data grows, and associated costs 43% 43% Extremely/very challenging Source: CIO Pulse Survey: (May 2012): 1269 IT professionals

8 Time to Resume Operations After an Incident Average of 7 Hours hours 10% 1-3 days 6% More than 3 days 2% Less than 1 hour 16% 4-10 hours 29% 1-3 hours 37%

9 Disk Backup with Deduplication. What if you had 20:1 to 100:1 reduction in backup storage 50-90% faster backup times <5 minutes to restore a VM or file 98% reduction in replication bandwidth 0 forklift upgrades or models obsoleted Fast, efficient offsite disaster recovery Reliability, elimination of backup failures Investment protection as data grows

10 Backup Window and Recovery Problems Permanently shorten your backup window as data grows The only disk backup with deduplication that permanently protects your budget Instantly recover VMs and files Up-front price comparable to tape, and protection over time by avoiding costly forklift upgrades Protect your IT budget over time

11 ExaGrid and Veeam Solution Core Components: Backup storage - ExaGrid disk backup appliance Management - Veeam Backup & Replication What s Unique: Restore a VM in seconds to minutes Confirm 100% restorability of critical apps Key Benefits: Reliable backup and restoration Advanced deduplication and data replication for off-site protection

12 Implementation Simple and Flexible Remote Offices SAN Storage NAS Storage DAS Storage MAN/WAN Servers Database Servers File Servers VMware Servers App. Servers SQL Dumps RMAN, TAR Backup Server Gigabit/10 Gigabit Ethernet Offsite Tapes ExaGrid Primary Backup Site MAN/WAN Tape Library Optional Remote or DR Site ExaGrid

13 ExaGrid s Advantage Over Conventional Disk 50 TB of backup data Stored in 3.5 TB with deduplication Capacity used by conventional disk backup product TB Stored Conventional Disk 30 Storage Savings Number of Backup Jobs

14 Post-Process Provides Fastest Backups Tape Media Server ExaGrid 3-10X faster than tape Backup directly to disk Shortest Backup Window Unique landing zone architecture Post-process zone-level data deduplication Long Backup Window Shortest possible backup window Most reliable backups and restores

15 Architected for Fastest Restore Inline Solutions Media Server ExaGrid Post-Processing Deduplicated Data and Long-term Retention Latest backup retained for fast restores Latest backup stored in complete form Ready for instant restore as fast as minutes Instant VM Recovery Supports SureBackup Efficient restore of earlier versions Optimized recovery of deduplicated data Seamless to backup application Can restore from any historical version

16 Fast Backup Only ExaGrid Delivers Restores in Minutes ExaGrid Landing Zone High speed cache. Most recent backup in complete form for Instant VM Recovery 10 TB Intact 10TB VMs for InstantRestore TM Backup 1 Backup 2 Backup 3 Backup 4 Backup 5 10 TB 10 TB 10 TB 10 TB 10 TB Repository Most recent backup 2:1 Compression Tiny byte-level deltas for history TB GB 200 GB 200 GB 200 GB 200 GB 50TB backed up to 5.8 TB repository space 5.8 TB

17 Only ExaGrid Delivers Restores in Minutes

18 Only ExaGrid Delivers SureBackups in Minutes

19 See It in Action: ExaGrid vs. Other Appliances

20 Scalability to Support Data Growth ExaGrid Capacities: 1TB-130TB in single GRID Upgrade: Pay as you grow, not up front; no forklift upgrades Grown in cost-effective increments Single controller Forklift upgrades from model to model Capacity and performance limited by model

21 ExaGrid Appliance: Disk at the Cost of Tape Easy to use, plug-and-play disk backup and dedupe appliances Systems: 1 TB 5 TB 2 TB 7 TB 3 TB 10 TB 4 TB 13 TB Scalable from TB in a single GRID Low-risk easy integration with existing processes Shortest backup times (30-90% faster than tape) Unique support for Instant VM Recovery and SureBackup Most scalable architecture to support data growth WAN-efficient elimination of offsite tape: Instant DR Most comprehensive management and reporting Built-in redundancy with simple automated operation

22 The Veeam and ExaGrid Solution Remote Offices SAN Storage NAS Storage DAS Storage MAN/WAN Servers Database Servers File Servers VMware Servers App. Servers SQL Dumps RMAN, TAR Backup Server Gigabit/10 Gigabit Ethernet Offsite Tapes ExaGrid Primary Backup Site MAN/WAN Tape Library Optional Remote or DR Site ExaGrid

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25 Existing tools aren t doing the job Traditional backup Agent in each VM Full VM recovery is complex Expensive Does not guarantee recoverability Typical VM backup Backup code runs on hosts Significant storage requirements Limited recovery options Does not guarantee recoverability A major reason that organizations still hit these bumps on the backup and recovery road: They use the same products for both physical and virtual server backup, when we all know that virtualization requires a fundamentally different approach. SearchServerVirtualization.com

26 The right tool for the job. Built specifically for virtualization Addresses unique requirements Fewer spare resources More data Dynamic environment Leverages unique opportunities Whole VM restore Unified data protection Backups as datastores

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28 Backup Fast Disk-based backup Forever incremental Changed block tracking 20x faster VeeamZIP for easy ad-hoc backups NEW! Efficient Offloads processing from hosts and VMs Excludes unnecessary data, and deduplicates and compresses the rest Generates no special metadata Accesses SAN storage directly Reliable No more babysitting backup jobs Performs advanced application-aware processing Automatically verifies recoverability of backups

29 SureBackup Verify the recoverability of every backup Every virtual machine Every restore point Check all Check some Checksum Does not affect backup windows or require additional hardware and staff Leverages vpower and Virtual Lab

30 How it Works Verification Job VM OS App Report VMware vpower vpower NFS Compressed/ Deduplicated Backup File VMware datastores Backup storage

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32 Why Replication? Virtualization enables cost-effective replication Inexpensive standby hosts Dissimilar storage VM-level (not application-specific) Virtualization enables unified data protection Image-based incremental backup Image-based incremental replication Only difference is the target It s not just a commercial bundling of products it s a cohesive data protection strategy

33 2-in-1: Backup and Replication Host-based replication Replicate onsite for HA, offsite for DR Numerous optimizations for efficient replication across the WAN Replica rollback to protect against corruption of source Assisted failover Fail over individual VMs Re-IP after failover Real failback Delta sync 1-click and confirm for one or several VMs Re-IP after failback

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35 vpower Exclusive patent-pending Veeam technology Publishes the contents of the backup file as a datastore the host can connect to Compressed, deduplicated, incremental Runs the VM directly from the backup file on ExaGrid s landing zone Without making any changes to the backup file This is why I love Veeam. They take all the virtualization technology pieces on the table and put them together into a functioning business solution. Brett Westover IT Administrator Therapeutic Research Center

36 Instant VM Recovery Fast Readily available Buys you time

37 Running VMs from Backups Quickly restart a failed VM Test VM backups Restore data from applications running on the VM Create VMs for testing and troubleshooting

38 1-Click File Restore Enhancement to existing IFLR IFLR = file-level recovery from an image-level backup Restore directly from search: 10:1 reduction in number of steps Delegated, agentless, secure

39 1-Click File Restore Webbased Find the file Right-click to restore one or several files

40 1-Click File Restore Restore directly to original location Uses guest interaction APIs Does not require: Direct network connection to VM User permissions on host or VM Agent in host or VM Delegate file restores File Restore Operator role Delegated operator does not need permissions on backup files, the host or the VM Secure: files restored directly to original location Can be restricted to certain file types (.docx,.xlsx, etc.)

41 The Right Tool for VMware and Hyper-V Backup and Data Protection

42 Free Edition NEW! Same download and install as Veeam Backup & Replication Operates without a license key To upgrade to full version, simply install a license key No limit on number of hosts or VMs Subset of functionality Full backups of individual VMs only no scheduled, incremental or multi-vm backups No VM replication No vpower capabilities Full comparison available at veeam.com

43 VeeamZIP Ad-hoc VM backups Easy: no complicated configuration, no need to power off the VM Compact: compressed, deduplicated, thin-provisioning maintained Portable: encapsulates all virtual disks and configuration settings Small shops: free image-based VM backup Others: complement to existing backup tool Ad-hoc backups: before applying updates Archive: before decommissioning Copy: to test lab, training center, demo environment, client environment, etc.

44 ExaGrid/Veeam: Making Your Backups & DR Better Fastest backups, with no exploding backup windows Post-process for fastest backups and shortest backup windows Only system that scales with full servers to eliminate backup window expansion Instantaneous VM and file restores, more reliable recovery Restore a VM in as fast as minutes Confirm 100% restorability of critical apps Instant restores from last full copy on disk fastest full system restores, fastest tape copy Fast, reliable WAN-efficient offsite disaster recovery Lowest total costs for your organization Best price in the industry up-front Budget protected over time via modular expansion, no forklift upgrades or obsolescence

45 FONA: IT Situation and Issues to Address About FONA Creates and manufactures flavors for largest food, beverage, pharmaceutical companies in the world Environment 95% of servers are virtual Using Veeam Backup & Replication Backed up to NAS Problem: First day at FONA, NAS broke down Redirected to tape, but backups running outside of window; needed new solution Considered systems from ExaGrid, EMC Data Domain and Dell

46 FONA Environment SAN Storage NAS Storage DAS Storage Servers Database Servers File Servers VMware Servers App. Servers SQL Dumps RMAN, TAR Backup Server Gigabit/10 Gigabit Ethernet Offsite Tapes ExaGrid Primary Backup Site MAN/WAN Tape Library Remote DR Site

47 Solution and Lessons Learned Environment ExaGrid at primary site and secondary site Systems now at multiple locations Backups and Restores Installation and operation ExaGrid integrated seamlessly with Veeam Veeam sees ExaGrid as disk storage Maintenance free operation Intuitive GUI, everything on one page Support No need to touch ExaGrid system since set-up Gets alerts through Veeam

48 Next Steps 5-minute Phone Call Schedule 5-minute call to discuss your current environment, backup/dr challenges and issues Determine if disk backup with deduplication or VM backup & replication software is a match for your needs Free Backup & Recovery Assessment Schedule minute phone call: review/discuss current environment, challenges and issues Complete site survey Get technology suggestions, pricing proposal to permanently eliminate backup headaches Test-Drive Veeam Visit Learn more about how ExaGrid and Veeam take VM backup to a whole new level Register for your FREE 60-day trial of Veeam Backup & Replication (STANDARD TRIAL IS 30-DAYS)

49 Thank You! Questions?

50 Next Steps 5-minute Phone Call Schedule 5-minute call to discuss your current environment, backup/dr challenges and issues Determine if disk backup with deduplication or VM backup & replication software is a match for your needs Free Backup & Recovery Assessment Schedule minute phone call: review/discuss current environment, challenges and issues Complete site survey Get technology suggestions, pricing proposal to permanently eliminate backup headaches Test-Drive Veeam Visit Learn more about how ExaGrid and Veeam take VM backup to a whole new level Register for your FREE 60-day trial of Veeam Backup & Replication (STANDARD TRIAL IS 30-DAYS)