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StoreOnce VSA – Software-defined data protection for your virtualized environments

By Ashwin Shetty, Product Marketing, HP Storage

 

StoreOnce_VSA_Icon_SDS308x220_tcm245_1534512_tcm245_1520664_tcm245-1534512.jpgI’m excited about VMworld this week, especially given the way software-defined storage is changing the way organizations implement storage technology. Since we are so close to VMworld, let me focus specifically on data protection—and give you a bit more information on some of the things you can expect to see and hear from us at the big VMware event this week in San Francisco. 

 

The exponential growth of data has forced your organization to look for cost-effective data protection solutions for your virtualized environments whether in the data center or in small and remote offices. Most vendors provide data deduplication solution that requires dedicated storage hardware. This isn’t always a cost-effective solution for remote/virtualized environments. To address this issue while providing greater flexibility, HP has extended the StoreOnce family to provide a software-defined backup solution: HP StoreOnce VSA. Here’s what the means to your organization.

Still better together: HP StoreOnce Disk and HP StoreEver Tape

By Anirudh S Srinivasan, WW Product Manager, HP Storage

 

Last week in our BURA Sunday blog, Keep calm! HP has got your data covered, I talked about our ability to protect your data with our wide variety of technologies and a broad product portfolio.

 

I also looked at the importance of a tiered data protection strategy using a combination of snapshots, replication, disk-based backup with data deduplication and tape-based data protection—depending on your RPO/RTO objectives and/or type of data.

 

This week, I’m focusing on a subset of this strategy: the choice around disk-based and tape-based data protection.

 

Keep calm! HP has got your data covered.

By Anirudh S. Srinivasan, WW Product Manager, HP Storage

 

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Data protection and disaster recovery plans are very much like insurance. Because just like life insurance, your organization often assumes that your data protection strategies are adequate. You can easily fall into the complacency trap of not reviewing your policies until disasters strike.

 

What was a well-planned data protection strategy five years ago aligned to your unique requirements could be quite inadequate today, considering data growth, shrinking backup windows, and such. Is it time to review your data protection strategy?

Simplifying backup management with Federated Catalyst

By Ashwin Shetty, Product Marketing, HP Storage

 

Last week, we looked at some of the unique differentiators of StoreOnce Federated Deduplication technology. One of the key components in HP’s Federated Deduplication Architecture is the StoreOnce Catalyst that enables deduplication any way and anywhere, rather than specific points on the network. You can find more details on StoreOnce Catalyst in our previous post talking about fast backup with more flexibility and choice. This week, let’s look at the benefits of another unique offering from HP: Federated Catalyst. This new technology was introduced in June at HP Discover. It's all about simplifying backup administration. Here's how.

 

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What’s so great about StoreOnce federated deduplication?

By Ashwin Shetty, Product Marketing, HP Storage

 

StoreOnce_308x220_tcm245_1534335_tcm245_1515474_tcm245-1534335.jpgIt has been more than two years since we announced federated deduplication.This technology addresses many of the shortcomings of other deduplication solutions—such as incompatible deduplication algorithms implemented in software and hardware, comparatively slower restore performance versus backup performance, and inefficient methods of scaling deduplication to meet ever expanding capacity requirements. All of these challenges result in increasing risk, additional costs, and significant management overheads for the user. So, let’s take a closer look at HP StoreOnce deduplication and the benefits it brings.

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