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SAP HANA Data Protection: Predictability in a world filled with uncertainties

By Srikanth Venkataseshu, Senior Marketing Manager, Backup, Recovery and Archive Solutions, HP Storage   @srikseshu



For most customers, the journey for SAP HANA usually starts with a sidecar implementation, then graduates to Business Warehouse (BW) workloads, before eventually moving to ERP, CRM applications—or, in other words, Suite on HANA (S/4 HANA).


HP has made strategic investment in HANA and we have several HANA-optimized Converged System appliances to help accelerate time-to-deployment of these systems along with best practices and years of expertise designing and deploying these systems. And at SAPPHIRE in May, we announced modern data protection for SAP HANA with the introduction of new HP StoreOnce plug-in for SAP HANA. The plug-in is a HANA BackInt agent installed directly on SAP HANA nodes which enables direct streaming backups to StoreOnce deduplication appliance. This BURA Sunday, I’m breaking down the benefits of StoreOnce plug-in.

Learn more about data protection with our StoreOnce ChalkTalks and videos

By Ashwin Shetty, Product Marketing, HP Storage   @ashwinkshetty


Last week in our BURA Sunday anniversary blog, I listed some of my favorite StoreOnce posts from the past year. This week, I’m sharing some of my favorite ChalkTalks and product overview videos plus a ShortTake that will make it simpler for you to understand and appreciate how StoreOnce can make a difference in the way you protect your data


One of my preferred approaches for learning about new concepts or technology features is by watching an animated ChalkTalk or an audio-video presentation. I personally love these HP StoreOnce ChalkTalk videos from Calvin Zito. They are short yet packed with a wealth of useful information that makes it easy to understand specific features or complex technology concepts. Here's one to get you strated. (And more in the blog.)


One year of #BURASunday and we continue to celebrate our data protection story

By Ashwin Shetty, Product Marketing, HP Storage @ashwinkshetty


One.jpgA lot can happen in a year. You can plan some of the things, but many unfold in an unpredictable and often remarkable way. In early May 2014, we started blogging about our data protection vision. We wanted to share our point of view with everyone and seek real-time feedback on some of the challenges faced by organizations looking to protecting their data.


After 12 months and over 50 BURA Sunday blogs published, we still have so much more to tell you about what’s happening in the Backup, Recovery and Archive market—and how we continue to help you solve your problems with our solutions. Here’s a look back and ahead!

Combining snapshots and backups for best practice data protection

By Simon Watkins, WW Product Marketing Manager, Backup, Recovery & Archive (BURA), HP Storage


When it comes to best practice data protection for your business-critical applications, no single snapshot or backup technology can provide the complete solution. Snapshots and backups have different yet complementary roles to play for availability, backup and disaster recovery.When you’re looking for a comprehensive, tiered and converged data protection architecture that balances availability and protection, it should not be a question of either-or but more a case of where and how to best use snapshots and backup.  


So what is the value of combining snapshots and backups for availability and backup in your organization?


Looking ahead: changes to the data protection landscape

By Patrick Osborne, Senior Director of Product Management and Marketing,
 HP Storage Division



HP_imageJ.jpgRecently, I’ve read a number of blogs and point-of-view pieces stating “backup software is dead” or “traditional backup approaches are futile.” While I don’t ascribe to these statements in totality, I certainly think the data protection landscape is changing rapidly. Customers find data protection techniques cumbersome, difficult to manage at scale and often don’t have the dedicated expertise to manage a backup environment that has become a 24x7x365 mission-critical service. In an effort to help our customers navigate this data protection sea change, these are predictions I envision as we progress through 2015.

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