Storware Backup and Recovery for Scale Computing SC//Platform
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In the dynamic world of modern business, data is the lifeblood that fuels operations, decision-making, and innovation. The need to protect this invaluable asset has never been more critical. This is where robust backup and recovery solutions step in to ensure business continuity and safeguard against data loss. In this blog, we’ll explore how this powerful combination of Storware Backup and Recovery and Scale Computing SC//Platform empowers organizations to manage, protect, and restore their data efficiently.
Understanding the Scale Computing SC//Platform
Scale Computing’s SC//Platform is a hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solution designed to simplify IT infrastructure management for small to medium-sized businesses. It combines storage, virtualization, and compute resources into a single, manageable platform, reducing complexity and operational overhead. SC//Platform empowers businesses to streamline their IT operations, scale seamlessly, and ensure high availability.
The Crucial Role of Backup and Recovery
Data loss can result from a myriad of factors, including hardware failures, software glitches, human errors, cyberattacks, and natural disasters. Without a robust backup and recovery strategy, businesses risk downtime, financial losses, damaged reputation, and regulatory non-compliance. Storware Backup and Recovery steps in as a reliable safeguard, enabling businesses to bounce back swiftly from data mishaps.
Integration with Scale Computing SC//Platform
Storware Backup and Recovery is a powerful data protection solution that can be used to protect virtual machines running on Scale Computing SC//Platform. Storware solution is agentless, which makes it easy to deploy and manage, and it also reduces the risk of malware infections.
Storware Backup and Recovery supports a wide range of backup destinations, including local storage, cloud storage, tape pools and enterprise backup providers. This gives you the flexibility to choose the backup destination that best meets your needs. The solution also includes a Recovery Plan feature that helps you create and test your backups.
Backup strategies for SC//Platform
Disk attachment strategy (recommended) performs the export using a proxy VM running on the HC3 cluster. We recommend using the Disk attachment strategy, but we also give you the option of using the Export Storage Domain Strategy.
Export Storage Domain Strategy – performs the export using a Samba server running on a node machine. This strategy does not require a proxy VM.
Highlights of Storware Backup and Recovery for SC//Platform:
- Multiple installation options: Storware offers several installation scenarios.
- Automated backup workflows: Manual backup processes are error-prone and time-consuming. Storware automates backup workflows, eliminating human errors and ensuring consistent data protection. With automated scheduling and retention policies, data backups are performed seamlessly, reducing the risk of data loss.
- Storage space optimization: Storware Backup and Recovery for incremental backups in Scale Compute Edge offer disk attachment strategy. To store less data we can exclude single disks from backup. Storware offer integration with multiple deduplication storage, like VDO, DELL EMC DataDomain, Huawei OceanProtect, HPE StoreOnce, Exagrid, Neverfail HybriStor. That gives us high flexibility to choose our favorite deduplication solution. Combination incremental backup with deduplication storage guarantees less backup storage requirements. Additionally Storware can manage snapshots on VM’s, with separate retention.
- Granular recovery: When we need to restore single files from backup, then we do not need to restore a full VM. We can mount a VM and restore single files, or share a backup disk over ISCSI to another operating system.
- Easy Policy configuration – based on TAGs or VM name regex.
- Flexibility in configuration rules with retention, and schedules.
- Data Security and Compliance: Storware Backup and Recovery takes data security seriously. It incorporates encryption, access controls, and compliance features to ensure that your data remains confidential and meets industry regulations.
- Simplified Management: Administrators can manage backup and recovery processes from a centralized console, eliminating the need for complex configurations.
In the digital age, the partnership between Storware Backup and Recovery and Scale Computing SC//Platform exemplifies the importance of holistic data protection strategies. Together, they empower businesses to face the challenges of data management and security with confidence. With seamless integration, automated workflows, and rapid recovery options, this dynamic duo ensures that data remains available, secure, and resilient in the face of evolving threats. Embrace the power of Storware and Scale Computing to safeguard your data’s future.