Influence TCO & safety
with vProtect

Short description

Storware vProtect is an enterprise backup solution for virtual environments.
It facilitates the implementation of virtual machine backup running on open platforms such as Citrix XenServer, Xen (based on a regular Linux distribution), RHEV, oVirt, KVM, KVM for IBMz and Oracle VM. By using hot-clone feature one is now able to quickly push VM’s backup to vProtect Server. Dynamic reconfigurations are available directly from web interface.

It’s a solution that extends capabilities of IBM Spectrum Protect Family (IBM Tivoli Storage Manager) by providing a comprehensive, scalable protection for Citrix XenServer environments.

Using snapshot based backup strategy, one can quickly backup not only data but also configuration of the running virtual machines. Storware vProtect also provides easy to use CLI and web UI management interfaces.

Backups can be stored in IBM Spectrum Protect, OpenStack Swift object storage as well as local storage. It is now easy to use existing OpenStack Swift instance to store and keep backups of VMs according to specific retention policy.

System architecture

Functional details

  • VM-level backup and protection
  • Hybrid Protection (2nd Tier can be at TSM Server or in the cloud)
  • Disaster Recovery based on IBM Spectrum Protect (TSM)
  • Deduplication of data
  • Prioritized backup
  • Support for regular Linux based Xen (VMs with storage using LVM volumes)
  • KVM hypervisor support (both QCOW2 disk format and LVM volumes)
  • Support for native XenServer API
  • Use of native XenServer’s XVA format
  • Snapshot consistent technology
  • Easy to use and intuitive management interfaces: CLI and web UI
  • Protect your virtual environments in 3 easy steps:
    • Index VMs available on hypervisors
    • Schedule backups or backup on demand
    • Restore VM if needed (or just use local copy of last backup)
      • To local vProtect storage
      • To any remote location accessible from Proxy
  • Scalability
  • A dedicated extension for IBM Spectrum Protect Family (TSM)
  • Cost effective licensing model for existing TSM environments (based on hypervisor memory size)
  • Ability to backup not only data, but also whole VM on Citrix environments (native XVA format)
  • Protection for Open Source Xen and KVM virtual environments
  • Multiple vProtect servers are capable of transferring large amount of data from hypervisors locally, while having only to send small amount of deduplicated data to the TSM Server:
    • Especially important for enterprise, geographically dispersed environments
  • Easy-to-implement solution with less computing resources needed than competing systems
  • Restore to vProtect Proxy’s local storage or to any remote location accessible from Proxy

Dashboard

Backup schedule

List of virtual machines

Summary

With easy to use management, scalable architecture, data deduplication and compression used by Storware vProtect with IBM Spectrum Protect, datacenter will be prepared for loosing not only data itself but whole configuration of your virtual environments.

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