It’s no wonder that improving backup/recovery and disaster recovery are on the top of annual IT priorities lists! Your data center is continually changing. Virtualization proliferation, cloud models, expansion with remote and branch offices, and sheer capacity growth, coupled with the ongoing challenges of managing legacy backup and replication products, are creating pain points in organizations of all sizes.
At the same time, initiatives to reduce complexity, consolidate data centers and disparate IT components, integrate management consoles, create efficiencies for operational staff via automation, and scale to keep pace with growth are dictating changes in IT infrastructure. For some, these initiatives have fueled adoption or planned deployment of next-generation architectures like hyperconverged infrastructure.
Whether you’ve taken steps to evolve your infrastructure, or you’re starting to plan a technology refresh, it may also be time to rethink backup, recovery and disaster recovery approaches. Why would you modernize your production environment and not modernize your data protection environment?
Typically, it’s the exposure resulting from a downtime event that forces a review of an inadequate or inefficient data protection strategy. Otherwise, it may be a catalyst event, such as a new application deployment that is not compatible with the incumbent backup solution. This was the case for many of you as server virtualization took hold in the data center.
SimpliVity hyperconverged infrastructure is unique with its native data protection. VM-centric backup policies are established to automate one or more copies per day. Copies are maintained on local or remote SimpliVity hyperconverged infrastructure systems for day-to-day operational recovery or disaster recovery. And, since production data is deduplicated, compressed and optimized the first time it is written to disk and is maintained in that state forever (including when it is backed up and replicated between systems), it eliminates the need to bolt on deduplication in backup.
To learn more, join our upcoming webinar Hyperconverged Infrastructure: The Intersection of IT Evolution and Backup Modernization. SimpliVity is hosting a 45-minute webinar and live Q&A on July 14 with our guest speaker, industry analyst Henry Baltazar of Forrester Research. The session will focus on the trends in the data center that are impacting your data protection strategies and technology. The speakers will discuss how hyperconverged infrastructure is accelerating the evolution from legacy backup to 21st-century protection approaches, and the benefits that can be realized, including meeting aggressive backup windows and recovery objectives, saving time and budget, and reducing risk.
Source: ActualTech Media, 2015 State of Hyperconverged Infrastructure, May 2015.