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Modernized Data Protection for Open Virtual Machines, Containers & Cloud

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vProtect

Storware vProtect is a backup and snapshot-management tool for VMs/containers running in open virtual environments and any application which allows to automate backup process with scripts. With easy management interface, you are able to quickly set up protection and store backups in several different backup providers.

vProtect 3.8 NEBULA introduced many compelling changes, including Amazon EC2 backup support with snapshot-management and file-level restore capabilities and Google Cloud Storage as a new backup destination.

Thanks to scalable architecture, data deduplication and compression provided by backup engine, your datacenter will be prepared for protecting not only data itself but the whole configuration of your virtual environments.

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Main Features

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VM-level, Container level, agentless full and incremental, application consistent backup

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Snapshot management
(CDM)

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Open API for 3rd party integration (Rest API)

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Independent backup server or proxy for legacy backup systems

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Disaster Recovery based on IBM Spectrum Protect (TSM), Dell-EMC Networker, Veritas Netbackup, Amazon S3, Microsoft Azure, OpenStack Swift or any mounted file-system

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Consistent licensing
per Host or per VM

  • VM-level, agent-less backup – full and incremental (available for Citrix/RHV/oVirt/Nutanix)
  • Deployment protection for Kubernetes environments and OpenShift environments
  • Snapshot management (Copy Data Management) for Citrix XenServer, Proxmox VE, RHV/oVirt, Nutanix AHV and Amazon EC2
  • Quiesced/application-consistent snapshots (available for Citrix/RHV/oVirt/Nutanix)
  • Support for multiple virtualization platforms including: support for libvirt hypervisors (KVM, PowerKVM, KVM for IBM z, Xen), Citrix XenServer, RHV/oVirt, Proxmox, Nutanix Acropolis AHV and Oracle VM and AWS EC2 environments
  • LDAP authentication in management console
  • Option to backup only selected VM disks (KVM, Xen, Citrix XenServer, RHV/oVirt, Proxmox VE, Nutanix AHV, AWS EC2)
  • Backups performed in a hypervisor-native formats
  • Prioritized backup
  • Hybrid Protection (2nd Tier can be at enterprise backup server or in the cloud)
  • Disaster Recovery based on IBM Spectrum Protect (TSM), Dell-EMC Networker, Veritas Netbackup, Amazon S3, Microsoft Azure, OpenStack Swift or any mounted file-system (local or remote)
  • Customizable pre/post snapshot actions executed remotely on VM
  • VM disk exclusion
  • Generic application backup with your custom scripts
  • VM auto-grouping based on regular based on regular expressions and tags (Citrix/RHV/oVirt)
  • File-level restore using mountable backups (KVM, Xen, Citrix XenServer, Proxmox VE, RHV/oVirt, Nutanix AHV, Oracle VM, AWS EC2) directly from Web UI
  • Data deduplication with Virtual Data Optimizer VDO
  • Data encryption for Amazon S3/Google Cloud Storage/Microsoft Azure/file system backup providers
  • Multiple backup providers supported, including: IBM Spectrum Protect (TSM), Dell-EMC Networker, Veritas NetBackup, Amazon S3, Azure Blob Storage, OpenStack Swift, Catalogic DPX, Google Cloud Storage, ExaGrid or any mounted file-system
  • Multi-node architecture for better scalability or geographically dispersed environments
  • Manage vProtect with a brand new, modern HTML5 AngularJS based Web UI
  • Open API for 3rd party software integration (REST API) as well as command line
  • UI – English, Chinese, Spanish and German languages supported

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Architecture

Supported
platforms

Nutanix Acropolis (AHV)

Storware vProtect provides a crash-consistent backup of VMs running in Nutanix Acropolis environments. With an easy management interface, you are able to quickly set up protection and store backups in several different backup providers. By using vProtect Nodes installed directly in the Nutanix clusters, you’ll be able to perform your backups much faster

  • Full and incremental (CRT) backups
  • Disk-attachment backup strategy
  • Application consistent snapshots

Red Hat Virtualization / oVirt

Storware vProtect provides a crash-consistent backup of VMs running in RHV/oVirt environments. With an easy management interface, you are able to quickly set up protection and store backups in several different backup providers

  • Full (v3.5.1+) and incremental (v4.2+) backups
  • 3 backup strategies: export storage domain (API v3), Proxy VM (snapshot-disk attachment, API v4), snapshot-chains (disk image transfer from hypervisor manager, API v4.2+)
  • Tag-based VM auto-grouping and scheduling

OpenStack

(Available from June 18) Storware vProtect provides a crash-consistent backup of instances running in OpenStack environment. If your hypervisor is KVM and you’re running on QCOW2-based storage, vProtect is able to backup both metadata and its volumes. With an easy management interface, you are able to quickly set up protection and store backups in several different backup providers. It also provides incremental backup capability and option to exclude specific disks from backup.

  • Backup of instance metadata and data in QCOW2 volumes
  • Full and incremental backup
  • Option to exclude specific volumes and restore individual files

KVM

Storware vProtect provides a crash-consistent backup of VMs running in KVM environments. With an easy management interface, you are able to quickly set up protection and store backups in several different backup providers.

  • Full backup of QCOW2 or LVM-based VMs
  • VM disk exclusion
  • File-level restore with mountable backups

Kubernetes / Red Hat OpenShift

Storware vProtect provides a crash-consistent backup of deployments running in Kubernetes environments. It is able to backup both metadata and persistent volumes attached to pods running in Kubernetes. With an easy management interface, you are able to quickly set up protection and store backups in several different backup providers.

  • Backup of metadata and data in persistent volumes
  • Automatic pause of running deployments for consistent backup
  • Option to exclude specific persistent volumes

AWS EC2

Storware vProtect provides a crash-consistent backup of instances running in AWS cloud. It is able to backup both metadata and EBS volumes attached to the instances. With an easy management interface, you are able to quickly set up protection and store backups in several different backup providers. It also provides snapshot management for the EBS volumes.

  • Backup of instance metadata and data in EBS volumes
  • Full backup and file-level restore
  • Option to exclude specific volumes

Citrix XenServer

Storware vProtect provides a crash-consistent backup of VMs running in Citrix XenServer environments. With an easy management interface, you are able to quickly set up protection and store backups in several different backup providers.

  • VM-level backup and protection
  • Full backups (support from 6.5+)
  • Changed Block Tracking (CBT) Incremental backup APIs (support from 7.3+)
  • Option to backup only selected VM disks
  • File-level restore
  • VM auto-grouping based on regular expressions and tags
  • Snapshot consistent technology (quiesced snapshots for Citrix XenServer)
  • pre/post snapshot remore command execution

Oracle VM

Storware vProtect provides a crash-consistent backup of VMs running in Oracle VM environments. With an easy management interface, you are able to quickly set up protection and store backups in several different backup providers.

  • Full backups
  • Backups exported using external storage repository
  • File-level restore with mountable backups

Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager

Storware vProtect provides a crash-consistent backup of VMs running in OLVM environments. With an easy management interface, you are able to quickly set up protection and store backups in several different backup providers

  • Full (v3.5.1+) and incremental (v4.2+) backups
  • 3 backup strategies: export storage domain (API v3), Proxy VM (snapshot-disk attachment, API v4), snapshot-chains (disk image transfer from hypervisor manager, API v4.2+)
  • Tag-based VM auto-grouping and scheduling

Proxmox

Storware vProtect provides a crash-consistent backup of VMs running in Proxmox environments. With an easy management interface, you are able to quickly set up protection and store backups in several different backup providers.

  • Full image backup with native hypervisor mechanism (Proxmox v5.0+)
  • Proxmox containers support

Choose your backup destination

FileSystem / NFS / iSCSI / VDO

A file system is the most flexible and simplest to implement kind of storage. Given the fact, that you can mount most of the remote or local types of storage as a file system, you can easily use vProtect as a stand-alone solution. To boost the backup process, you also can use the same file system both as a staging-space and a backup destination, which allows you to write data once directly to the target location. And if the storage space is limited, vProtect can use a deduplicated file system such as VDO or DD-Boost FS plugin.

AWS S3

Amazon S3 is object storage built to store and retrieve any amount of data from anywhere – backup systems, websites and mobile apps, corporate applications, and data from IoT sensors or devices.

S3 provides security and compliance capabilities that meet regulatory requirements. It also gives flexibility in the way they manage data for cost optimization, access control, and compliance.

S3 provides query-in-place functionality, allowing you to run powerful analytics directly on your data at rest in S3. Amazon S3 is the most supported cloud storage service available, with integration from the largest community of third-party solutions. Combining it with vProtect by Storware makes perfect sense to use both solutions to protect and store data.

Azure Blob Storage

With exabytes of capacity and massive scalability, Blob Storage stores from hundreds to billions of objects in hot, cool, or archive tiers, depending on how often data access is needed. Store any type of unstructured data easily and cost-effectively.

OpenStack SWIFT

The OpenStack Object Store project, known as Swift, offers cloud storage software so that you can store and retrieve lots of data with a simple API. It is a highly available, distributed, eventually consistent object/blob store. It’s built for scale and optimized for durability, availability, and concurrency across the entire data set. Swift is ideal for storing unstructured data that can grow without bound. Organizations can use Swift to store their backups from open hypervisors like KVM distributions, Xen, Citrix Xen or new on the market as Nutanix. That is possible due to integration with vProtect by Storware who opens the gate to backup seven different open hypervisors.

IBM Spectrum Protect

The IBM Spectrum Protect™ server and backup-archive client provide automated, centrally scheduled, policy-managed backup and archive capabilities for file servers and workstations. For customized, application-aware protection for virtual environments and core business applications, explore the related IBM Spectrum Protect products like IBM Spectrum Protect Plus.
Both solutions are integrated with vProtect to provide a powerful solution for many additional platforms.

Veritas NetBackup

Veritas NetBackup has been created as data is growing rapidly and becoming more fragmented across many clouds and virtual environments. Unified data protection is the only way your IT organization can deliver required Service Levels while limiting cost and risk, regardless of whether data resides on-premises or in the cloud. NetBackup eliminates the complexity of point solutions and infrastructure management, and scales gracefully to mitigate spiraling storage costs and expand into the cloud. It is also delivered as-a-service to streamline operations and improve Service Levels. Adding vProtect to your NetBackup environment allows you to expand the number of hypervisors you can protect.

Dell EMC DataDomain

Dell EMC Data Domain is a backup appliance which reduce the amount of disk storage needed to retain and protect data by ratios of 10-30x and greater. Scale up to 150 PB of logical capacity managed by a single system with DD Cloud Tier. Data Domain systems make possible to complete more backups in less time and provide faster, more reliable restores. The Data Domain Operating System (DD OS) is the intelligence behind Data Domain systems that makes them the industry’s most reliable and cloud-enabled protection storage.

vProtect enhances DD capability of storing backups from different sources.

Dell EMC NetWorker

Dell EMC NetWorker is a backup software platform for the enterprise. NetWorker is designed to back up data from a variety of systems across an organization. The software can create backups of data on SAN, NAS, and DAS systems as well as physical and virtual servers to a variety of backup targets including tape drives and libraries, virtual tape libraries, disk arrays, deduplicating disk systems, and cloud storage. To increase the number of hypervisors you can backup with NetWorker we integrated it with vProtect.

Google Cloud Storage

With infinite capacity, Google Cloud Storage allows you to store data safely and cost-efficiently (with available storage tiers). With vProtect you can store your application or VM backups like in any other backup provider completely transparently.

Neverfail HybriStor

HybriStor delivers everything needed in a secondary storage appliance, including deduplication across sites, replication to multiple sites and WAN optimization between sites. This appliance can globally dedupe your data by rates of up to 30x – moving your backup, archive and recovery data off expensive primary storage and onto high-performance, low-cost secondary storage. With vProtect and HybriStor you can build an innovative solution to store and backup your data.

ExaGrid

ExaGrid provides the best level of data deduplication and has implemented data deduplication in a way that provides 6X the backup performance and up to 20X the restore and VM boot performance of other approaches. ExaGrid has a unique landing zone where backups can land straight to disk without any inline deduplication processing. Backups are fast and the backup window is short. Deduplication and offsite replication occur in parallel with the backups and never impede the backup process as they are always second order priority.

Catalogic DPX

DPX combines an easy-to-use, intuitive management interface with robust backup and recovery capabilities. Our patented block-level protection reduces backup time and impact by 90%, while delivering unprecedented reliability and backup success rates. The DPX software-defined vStor backup repository lets you build your backup targets on any block storage platform to meet your unique performance and capacity requirements.

Overview

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Easy to use and manage

Storware vProtect is an enterprise backup solution for virtual environments. It facilitates the implementation of virtual machine backup running on open platforms. By using hot-clone feature one is now able to quickly push VM’s backup to vProtect Server. Dynamic reconfigurations are available directly from the web interface.

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Snapshots supported

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

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Multiple backup destinations

Backups can be stored in a flexible way – locally, in OpenStack Swift object storage, IBM Spectrum Protect, S3 and many, many more. It is easy to use existing storage instance to keep backups of VMs according to the specific retention policy. The solution extends capabilities of all above backup providers by delivering comprehensive, scalable protection for all supported hypervisor environments.

Smart management

vProtect could be a good place for centralizing backup process configuration and logic of all VMs or apps regardless of the hypervisor or backup provider. If you add 100th MySQL – it could follow the same settings as previous 99 already configured.

No vendor lock-in

vProtect is a single platform that is able to backup multiple virtualization platforms to multiple backup providers. So there is no vendor lock-in. If you need to migrate VMs to the different hypervisor, you still can use the same tool to back them up. With backup providers situation remains the same – if you would like to replace enterprise-grade backup provider with a plain file system – you still may have an option to backup your applications – just select a different target in UI.

Recovery Point Objective (RPO) and Recovery Time Objective (RTO)

RPO and RTO are two of the most important parameters of a disaster recovery or data protection plan. These are objectives which can guide enterprises to choose an optimal data backup plan.

Near-zero recovery time

Due to the features of most modern backup software – which include snapshot management, data recovery elements, cloud support, VM protection – backups can do so much more than simply restoring data in the event of a storage or server failure.

Using snapshot based backup strategy, one can quickly backup not only data but also configuration of the running virtual machines.

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