HP Virtual Tape Library (VTL) Appliance Powered by IPStor Ross Parker – Sales Director, Northern Europe
2 Agenda HP & FalconStor announcement Background What is the HP VTL appliance? What benefits does it deliver? Who are the target customers? Who can I contact with an opportunity? Questions
3 HP & FalconStor Announcement June 2004 – HP & FalconStor announced the Enterprise Backup Solution (EBS) Certification of VirtualTape Library (VTL) Software The HP StorageWorks EBS certification; defines best practices and solutions for addressing backup and recovery issues facing storage administrators. includes FalconStor’s VirtualTape Library (VTL) software with HP OpenView Storage Data Protector, HP ProLiant DL580 server, HP StorageWorks MSA1000 disk array and HP StorageWorks ESL E-series tape libraries designed to deliver a complete, enterprise-class data protection solution.
4 Disk Storage Used for Data Protection The move to disk-based backup and recovery is occurring rapidly, growing to $5B in 2005 “Time to Recovery” is the real business driver Source: Strategic Research, April 2002 $ Billion
5 Paradigm Shift Disk Tape Backup Offsite Archive Immediate Business Continuance ??? Backup Offsite Archive Immediate Business Continuance Tape
6 Disk and Tape Pricing Trend $10,000 $1,000 $100 $10 $1 $0 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 ATA Disk Year $ Per GB Tape
7 What is the HP VTL solution? VTL - allows 3 rd party backup software to perform backup/restore to a disk-based ‘virtual tape/library’ over high- speed FC or IP SANs. Emulates a large number of industry standard tape libraries and tapes drives from varying major vendors The base system has the ability to support up to: 10 concurrent backup hosts 50 concurrent backup or restore sessions 50 virtual tape drives or 20 virtual tape libraries 100 virtual tape cartridges The VTL can import / export to physical tape libraries The VTL solution can replicate data over IP to an independent site
9 Customer Pain: Time Allocation Customers increasingly say they spend too much time doing storage operations per week: (in order of consumption) 1. Backup operations 2. Provisioning storage 3. Managing tape libraries 4. Managing storage networks 5. Volume and file management 6. Archiving/HSM 7. Capacity planning 8. Disaster recovery management/testing 9. Monitor storage array failures
10 Customer IT Challenges Reliability Issues Experiencing backup/restore failures due to robotic failure or media error Performance Issues Backup window is shrinking the fastest tape drive (LTO) can perform backup @ 30 MB/s (with optimal compression) Restore is MUCH too slow (less than half the speed of backup) Manageability/Staffing Issues Difficult to partition and share large tape libraries Can not centrally manage backup resources (Tape Drives/Libraries) Need to provision virtualised tape drive/library to Backup Server over FC or IP SAN Availability Issues Need to maximize operating efficiency without compromising the investment in existing backup software and policy
11 VTL Appliance Customer/Business Benefits Reliability Eliminates robotic failure or media error Active-Active cluster/disk mirroring delivers highest levels of fault tolerance Performance Achieves backup/restore speeds in excess of 100 MB/s Manageability Java-based Management Console provides centralized management Provisions Virtual Tape Drive/Library over FC or IP SAN Availability Re-use/leverage existing backup device Eliminates need to reconfigure the existing backup software/policy Virtual Tape Drive/Library can be accessed over any IP network
12 Example of Target Customers Problems meeting the backup window Looking for faster restore’s for file & applications Experienced excessive tape media, drive and robotic failures Need to add tape drives as required Want off-site tape vaulting Require a solution that fits with the existing infrastructure Interested in the overall benefits of D2D2T backup
13 Who to contact? InTechnology HP Account Manager FalconStor Account Managers (Ross Parker / Patrick Adams) HP Account Manager HP Whitepaper on VTL Information on websites http://hp.com/go/ebs http://www.falconstor.com/HPE BSCertification.asp
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