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What our customers say about the business value of StoreOnce Backup solutions

By Ashwin Shetty, Product Marketing, HP Storage @ashwinkshetty


IDCJPEG.jpgIn a recent HP Storage blog, Chris Johnson, Vice President HP Storage EMEA, wrote a great post highlighting key storage principles to remove the BURA bottlenecks in your organization. This BURA Sunday, I’m going to focus on StoreOnce Backup business value from our customers’ perspective that is part of the recent IDC study Chris referenced in his post. The fact that customers shared their experiences after deploying our StoreOnce solutions gives much credence to what we have been saying about our StoreOnce technology.


HP Storage and Veeam integration demo

It's BURA Sunday and normally I have my team of experts doing these posts on Sunday but this week, they needed a break. The timing was perfect because I just finished editing a video demo that I did when I was at VeeamOn a few weeks ago. 


The demo shows the integration between HP Storage - StoreVirtual, 3PAR StoreServ, StoreOnce, and StoreEver - to use snapshots for high availability, backup and archive.  Here's a summary of that:

  • Instant recovery from StoreVirtual and 3PAR of virtual machines, files and more
  • Backup to disk and offsite replication (for disaster recovery) to StoreOnce
  • Archive backup to StoreEver tape for longer term retention.

John DeFrees from my Technical Marketing team walks me through the demo and explains the integration points.

What if you could release 4TB of storage in every 10TB with no business impact?

By Andrew Dickerson, Senior Marketing Manager, BURA Solutions, HP Storage


What a waste of space!

If you’re responsible for data storage, you already know that storing and managing more than 30% annual data growth is eating up your budget faster than just about anything else in IT. In fact, industry analysts estimate that anything between 25% and 40% of the total IT budget will be spent on storage in 2014. Yesterday’s disparate point solution approach to storage is a costly way to meet today’s data growth challenges. So if storage budgets are to be controlled, transformation of the storage infrastructure needs to be high on the agenda. Here’s how to start your transformation with converged storage and data protection.


3 questions to determine the importance of data integrity to your business

By Ashwin Shetty, Product Marketing, HP Storage


Protect your data integrity with HP StoreOnce Backup Solution


“Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.” Samuel Johnson, English writer and poet


Data corruption, although thankfully rare, can have a significant effect on data intensive transactional applications, often crippling operations during the time it takes to detect, troubleshoot and repair the problem. Data corruptions can go undetected in some cases for months invalidating backups and increasing difficulty of recovery. Needless to say, data corruption can inhibit efficiency of your organization, consume time and resources to detect and fix the problem and increase the overall cost of protecting your data. The importance of protecting your business critical data spans from the time it’s created, to the time it’s stored, all the way until it’s needed to be restored. This BURA Sunday, ask yourselves three basic questions to determine the importance of data integrity to your business:

  1. Has your environment ever had a database corruption that went undetected for a long time?
  2. Have you ever had to restore data, only to realize that recovery of backup data failed?
  3. Have you ever suspected data loss due to data corruption or administrative error

Here's why the answer is HP StoreOnce Integrity Plus.




News from VeeamOn: Veeam Endpoint Backup Free

Ratmir and me.jpgA few weeks ago I shared a podcast with you that I did with my friend Rick Vanover. Rick is a technical evangelist at Veeam and I've known him for several years, from the beginning of my time blogging here on ATSB. 


One of the things Rick and I talked about was VeeamOn, the inaugural Veeam customer event.  Today I was able to attend a briefing and now that Veeam has made the public announcement, I wanted to share it with you.  


NOTE: image is me with Veeam CEO Ratmir Timashev. 


What did Veeam announce?

Veeam announced Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE. It's a standalone solution for users to back up Windows-based clients to either hard drives, a NAS share or an existing Veeam backup repository. It also includes a tool to create a bootable thumb drive. With Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE, users will be able to do bare-metal restores, volume-level restores or a file-level restore.


During the briefing, we were told that it will support Windows 7 and later as well as Windows Server 2007 and later. The initial product will not support phones, tablets, Android OS or iOS.  Whether that's something Veeam does in the future, we'll see. 

See the full blog post more more. 

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