A best practice guide for choosing a modern data management solution
IN THE BATTLE TO BE EVER MORE AGILE, businesses are evolving their IT environments to take advantage of highly virtualized, hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI). In the process, however, they may well find their legacy backup and recovery tools can’t keep up.
The sticking point comes with legacy solutions that were born before virtualization and HCI; they are tasked with backing up virtual machines and virtualized storage systems, with predictably poor results. Such tools can’t deliver on the recovery time objectives (RTOs) and recovery point objectives (RPOs) that always-on businesses demand.
This paper explores why enterprises need HCI platforms integrated with reliable backup and recovery for highly virtual environments, while putting a premium on data Availability. That’s what Veeam and Cisco deliver with the combination of Cisco HyperFlex and Veeam Availability Suite, a solution purpose-built for the virtual world Data Protection.
Hyper-convergence benefits and challenges
By pre-integrating server, storage, and networking in a single enclosure, HCI brings numerous advantages, according to a 2019 IDC survey of 300 HCI users. Respondents liked HCI’s ease of deployment and management, lower CapEx and OpEx, scalability, and performance. In fact, 54% of respondents plan to replace existing legacy systems with HCI.
One challenge HCI presents, however, is that traditional backup and recovery systems were not built to deal with virtual environments where workloads are constantly shifting. These legacy systems are simply too slow, rendering them unable to back up and, more importantly, recover files in a timely fashion.
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Next-Gen Hyper-Convergence Meets Next-Gen Data Protection