Items Tagged: Disaster+Recovery
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More than ever, businesses are facing massive challenges to both protect and move their data across multiple sites. Most critically, this challenge presents itself in the event of an infrastructure failure or an entire site outage. However, with the addition of multiple data center sites, expanding WAN investments, and increasingly heterogeneous and distributed computing infrastructures, moving production data between geographies has also become a hot-button issue.
Normally, the unveiling of a new storage console would not get my full attention. But 3PAR's announcement today of its latest InForm Management Console (IMC) definitely did.
How to Protect Your Small or Midsized Business with VMware Virtualization
Business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR) planning is becoming a critical mandate for all companies and especially for small and midsized businesses, where the cost of downtime and/or lost data can be devastating. If you have implemented virtualization, you already know how it can save you money on IT costs via server consolidation. But are you aware that the benefits of virtualization extend beyond IT cost savings, and that virtualization can also keep your business running through many types of planned and unplanned IT outages?
By leveraging BC/DR solutions from VMware, you can turn your investment in virtualization into an investment in your business. And protecting your business is easier than you might think. Backed by the virtualization industry’s largest IT and developer community, collection of BC/DR best practices, and network of channel partners, many IT managers are surprised how quickly they are able to deploy VMware BC/DR solutions in production, and in the process, demonstrate an ROI that goes well beyond mere cost reduction.
Automatic failover for disaster recovery is an option for organizations that need a zero downtime environment, and there are a number of approaches available in the market today. Andrew Burton, senior editor of SearchDisasterRecovery.com and Jeff Boles, senior analyst with the Taneja Group, discuss who should consider automatic failover, the vendors that offer products in this space, how the technology works, and the challenges associated with automatic failover.
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The newest version of Symantec’s application high availability product for virtual environments provides tight integration with VMware’s disaster recovery capabilities and a dashboard for monitoring and managing multiple applications through the VMware vCenter Server console. AppHA, which came to market last fall, brings deeper application awareness to VMware, so that failed apps can be quickly detected and restarted.
Local area network disaster recovery planning is frequently overlooked, although many IT functions depend on the LAN. Jeff Boles, senior analyst with Taneja Group, recently spoke with SearchDisasterRecovery.com Editor Andrew Burton about how to prepare that unsung hero of networks – your LAN – for disaster recovery, as well as whether virtualization can help streamline the process.
IBM ProtecTIER for Outstanding Data Protection
Modern backup and recovery needs much robust business continuity (BC) and DR than garden variety approaches can provide. This is why IBM ProtecTIER with advanced replication is a vital piece of backup and recovery.
IBM Protectier And SAP Critical Data Protection Without Da-ta Disruption
SAP is a business-critical application for enterprise and mid-range business. SAP products generate huge volumes of critical data that must be fully protected, the majority of it stored in databases like DB2, Oracle and SQL. This Solution Profile describes IBM ProtecTIER’s fast performance, scalable capacity and replication for SAP backup environments.
Sepaton S2100 and the Database Backup Challenge
SEPATON purpose-built the S2100 platform as the only backup appliance dedicated to managing and optimizing large database backup and recovery in enterprise environments. The SEPATON S2100 appliance serves large enterprise storage environments with high backup and recovery performance, replication, deduplication and scalable capacity. This enables enterprise IT to cost-effectively meet critical database SLAs with a single unified storage system.
Transforming Data Protection with vDPAS: A Paradigm Shift
Traditional data protection approach is challenged by a new breed of vendors with a more effective approach to data protection and availability. It protects multiple systems, environments (physical, virtual and cloud) and applications in a single, highly efficient, virtualized storage pool – the fountain of life conceptualized by Taneja Group over five years ago.
This new approach to data protection and data availability is so radically different from the choices available in the marketplace today that it warrants its own category. Taneja Group calls the new category Virtualized Data Protection and Availability Storage (vDPAS), which enables SLA-driven data protection and data management across the entire production environment – regardless of application, system or deployment model.
Quantum announced its foray into cloud-powered data protection to complement the company's existing on-premise data protection portfolio, which includes DXi-Series disk backup and deduplication, vmPRO virtual machine protection and Scalar tape automation products. For a company delivering effective and efficient premise-based data protection for a while, the cloud-based data protection is the logical next step.
Arun Taneja, founder and president of Taneja Group, provides readers with his best cloud tips. In part two of this four-part series, we learn how cloud storage changes a disaster recovery (DR) plan and if you need to implement a specific cloud disaster recovery plan.
Acronis vmProtect Rated Best in Speed, Efficiency, and Ease-of-Use, According to Taneja Group Report
Acronis® vmProtect™ Assessed to Be the Best Price for Performance Investment on the Market, Using Half the Virtual Infrastructure Resources Than a Competing Backup and Disaster Recovery Product
StorTrends yields DR savings from several different features including bandwidth, commodity purchase price, and SAS/SATA combinations.
Integrated Disaster Recovery: Technologies for Comprehensive Storage Array Protection
DR has long been particularly challenging for the midmarket customer. It usually requires multiple layers and components, host-based software, replication gateways or appliances, and often array-based functionality that is licensed and managed separately. Add to this complexity the need for robust bandwidth or an expensive WAN optimization approach and it’s no surprise that DR can have a significant impact on both OPEX and CAPEX budgets.
The cost to manage all of these different elements can dwarf the cost of a primary storage system itself. The enterprise faces many of the same challenges, but they also have bigger budgets and more specialists to manage the complexity. Midmarket businesses and organizations may not have the same level of budget and specialists, but they certainly face the same challenges.
Recently, Taneja Group Labs put the StorTrends 3400i array through a Technology Validation exercise to evaluate how StorTrends measured up as a SMB/SME storage solution in terms of ease of use, performance, availability, adaptability, and innovative features. Over the course of our Technology Validation exercise, it was clear that one particular StorTrends capability rose above all others: StorTrends built-in multi-site WAN optimized data replication. Specifically, StorTrends suite of replication functionality looks poised to equip SMB and SME customers with the tools that for the first time makes robust DR really achievable. In this report, we’ll highlight what we found, and why it stood out.
NORCROSS, GEORGIA - Recent findings from storage industry analysts at the Taneja Group suggest that StorTrends from American Megatrends, Inc. (AMI) offers one of the best value disaster recovery solutions for the midmarket today.
Can cloud gateways compete on technical merits? How much consolidation will occur in this space? Arun Taneja, founder and consulting analyst at the Taneja Group, answers key questions about cloud gateway appliances and how they factor into disaster recovery and primary storage use cases.
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- Premiered: 12/19/12 at OnDemand
- Location: OnDemand
- Speaker(s): Arun Taneja
- Sponsor(s): TechTarget: SearchCloudStorage.com
Did you know that you might not get quite the availability and capability you want from a typical virtualization initiative, even if you're planning for mission critical applications? The reality is that VMware goes pretty far, and delivers vast improvements in availability over non-virtual infrastructure, but you can do a little better, and you might want to do a little better for critical apps.
Jeff Boles, Sr. Analyst
Mike Reynolds, Sr. Product Marketing Manager
Symantec is the only vendor that can solve the application awareness problem for high availability and disaster recovery in virtual environments without compromising native VMware tools such as vMotion, Site Recovery Manager (SRM) and Dynamic Resource Scheduler (DRS). This webcast featuring Jeff Boles from the Taneja Group, will discuss the hidden availability challenges for virtualized data centers, and discuss the best-in-class approach to building a high availability virtual infrastructure for today's business critical applications.
Symantec's unique business continuity solution for VMware environments will help you virtualize business critical applications by:
Recovering applications without a virtual machine reboot
Integrating with native VMware tools including vMotion, DRS, SRM and vCenter
Failing over from physical to virtual machines or vice versa
Reducing downtime for planned maintenance
Learn how Symantec will keep your applications protected and highly available.
- Premiered: 03/21/13 at OnDemand
- Location: OnDemand
- Speaker(s): Jeff Boles
- Sponsor(s): Symantec
High-End Storage for Everyone: Exablox OneBlox
Reliable storage is critical to the lifeblood of every data-driven business, and operational storage capabilities like non-disruptive scalability, continuous data protection, capacity optimization, and disaster recovery are not just desired, but required. But enterprise-class storage features have long been out of reach of organizations that don't have enterprise-sized budgets, storage experts and large data centers. Instead, they make do with low-end disk arrays or even just a box of disks patched together with a minimal amount of data protection in the form of manual backups. The problem is that disks fail, organizations change, and data continues to grow – organizations that pile up disks under the desktop are taking big risks for significant business failure while those that pay up for traditional arrays and even cloud storage incur significant cost and management overhead.
Having to step up to deliver these advanced storage requirements challenges growing organizations with big adoption hurdles, not the least of which is both OPEX and CAPEX cost. Far too many organizations struggle along with high-risk storage or feel forced to allocate significant energy, cost, and staff time into acquiring, deploying, and operating high-touch storage arrays with layers of complex add-on software. Even larger enterprises with expert storage gurus and big data centers can feel the weight of managing complex SAN’s for departmental, ROBO, and other practical rubber-meets-road storage scenarios. What’s really needed is a new approach to storage - an affordable, expandable array solution with advanced storage capabilities baked in. Ideally it should be simpler to operate than even setting up a file system on raw drives and it should be available at a justifiable cost for even small data driven businesses.
In this solution brief we are going to look at what SMB and departmental storage buyers should both require and expect from storage solutions to meet their business goals, and how traditional mid-market storage based on old technologies can fall short. We will then introduce Exablox’s new OneBlox storage array to highlight how purposefully designing storage from the ground up can lead to a simple but powerful hardware design and software architecture that features built-in high availability, easy scalability, and great data protection. Along the way we’ll see how two real-world users of OneBlox experience its actual benefits, cost effectiveness and true ease of management in their live customer deployments.