Traditionally, the best practice for mission-critical Oracle Database backup and recovery was to use storage-led, purpose-built backup appliances (PBBAs) such as Data Domain, integrated with RMAN, Oracle’s automated backup and recovery utility. This disk-based backup approach solved two problems:
1) It enabled faster recovery (from disk versus tape)
2) It increased recovery flexibility by storing many more backups online, enabling restoration from that data to recover production databases; and provisioning copies for test/dev.
At its core, however, this approach remains a batch process that involves many dozens of complicated steps for backups and even more steps for recovery. Oracle’s Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance (RA) customers report that total cost of ownership (TCO) and downtime costs (e.g. lost revenue due to database or application downtime) are significantly reduced due to the simplification and, where possible, the automation of the backup and recovery process.
Download this exclusive report to learn how NetApp direct-to-tape technology can reduce the number of media servers required to support a solution, which can reduce hardware, software, and management costs by utilizing the VTL to perform tape exports.
The new disk-based backup products geared to small to medium enterprise (SME) businesses are being enhanced with enterprise-class product features at prices that are getting less and less expensive, making it feasible to back up from disk to removable disks and do away with tape backups altogether. Read this white paper for more information.
In this brief, IDC discusses the challenges of using tape and the benefits of disk-based data protection solutions with data deduplication, especially if a business is experiencing unabated data growth, a lack of recovery performance, and increased costs associated with physical tape. Read the brief.
Describes the growing need for data backup and recovery solutions, the advantages of disk-based systems, and the software required to manage these systems. The paper also looks at the role of Hewlett Packard's Data Protector software in this strategically important market.
In today’s business environment, customers rely on the most efficient, high performing, and reliable backup systems to protect critical business information. Customers need to protect increasing levels of data while keeping costs under control. HP StoreOnce Backup systems provide a disk-based data protection platform while addressing data growth by applying HP StoreOnce deduplication software for efficient, longer term data retention.This document describes the benefits of using HP StoreOnce Backup systems combined with HP StoreOnce Catalyst software and HP Data Protector to back up important enterprise data. This document also recommends backup and recovery implementations.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Sep 05, 2014
Information is becoming the currency of the 21st century, and organizations of all sizes are creating more information than ever
before. Frequently, organizations struggle with how best to balance storage requirements with available budgets. The benefits of greater storage capacity are clear: better change management and roll-back, easier archival and discovery, reliable backup and
recovery. But to continually grow on-site capacity requires unsustainable investment and introduces unnecessary risk. Prominent cloud service providers present an appealing alternative with their vast amounts of storage, offering low cost, high availability, and built-in redundancy. Riverbed’s Whitewater® family of cloud storage gateways is a drop-in replacement for existing tape- and diskbased backup targets, cuts backup costs 30-50% compared to tape and disk, and provides effective DR capability with minimal effort.
After a decade and a half optical technologies in the enterprise storage market account for only a fraction of 1% of enterprise storage hardware spending. For a traditional optical-based enterprise storage supplier, these are tough facts to acknowledge. Yet there will be a dramatically different future.
Published By: Datalink
Published Date: Aug 21, 2009
This white paper provides: An objective approach to making decisions about data recovery technologies. (disk-based enhanced data recovery or traditional tape-based) The disk-based architectures for enhanced data recovery.
In these days of rampant data growth, a technology that can increase the effective capacity of a disk-based backup system by a ratio of up to 50:1 is big news. Data deduplication allows you to store up to 50 times more backup data into the same disk footprint — giving you a better chance of restoring your users' lost data from exactly the point they need it. This white paper explains how this innovative data deduplication solution works and also establishes how a 50:1 deduplication ratio may be achieved.
To put it simply, data protection is complicated. Simplifying it involves assessing solutions for their near-term and long-term value. This paper examines the less obvious- but not less important - issues in simplifying backup.
Most data storage devices can be broadly characterized as either fixed media or removable media. This paper briefly examines and compares magnetic tape, magneto-optical disk, and removable magnetic disks, and identifies their positioning, future trends, and market applications.
Disk in the form of - that is, disk presented as tape - can be added without requiring huge changes to existing backup strategies. This is more straightforward than adding disk into an existing environment, because adding disk without the VTL interface requires complex and unavoidable changes to existing strategies.
By utilizing the speed and reliability of the EMC CLARiiON® AX150 networked storage system and the convenience of EMC Retrospect® 7.5 for Windows backup and recovery software, SMBs can implement fast, effective, reliable data protection that is easy to set up and manage without placing undue strain on IT resources.
In this brief, IDC discusses the challenges of using tape and the benefits of disk-based data protection solutions with data deduplication, especially if a business is experiencing unabated data growth, a lack of recovery performance. Find out more.