Without strong backup and recovery infrastructure, companies are vulnerable to loss of their most valuable assets: their data. Data loss affects businesses directly when assets can no longer be leveraged; or indirectly, via regulatory agency fines and penalties and loss of customer confidence.
Ensuring that data is always available – no matter what disaster occurs – requires a backup target solution that is easy to manage, maintains data integrity without degradation and scales with the inevitable growth of data over time. Speed matters: petabyte-scale backups to tape can take days to complete. That is, if and when they do complete. Disk-based backup not only accelerates write process, but it makes more aggressive RPO’s (recovery point objectives) and lightning-fast RTO’s (recovery time objectives) for recovery that takes minutes rather than hours or days.
A good on-line backup target should be integrated with multiple backup software solutions – most importantly, yours – so that the IT team can reap the benefits of using an on-line backup target without having to change backup applications. Look for a wide choice of file and object interfaces for easy integration and future-proofing. Using Commvault, HPE StoreOnce, IBM Spectrum Protect, Rubrik, Veeam, Veritas or other backup software with S3 or file-based interface? No need to change applications: use Scality RING software-defined storage on industry-standard x86 servers to shorten the backup window and make huge improvements in RPO and RTO.
Used as a backup target, Scality RING helps you address the ever-expanding backups problem head-on. It streamlines the backup process and brings high throughput, reducing backup windows and time to recovery. Backups are fast and high-density hard drive recovery takes minutes, rather than days. Unlike conventional storage, it also grows with your data, enabling worry-free capacity expansion, upgrade and swap-out, as data is managed by the software; not tied to appliance form factors.
Durability and availability concerns: no problem. Unlike conventional NAS, Scality RING enables high availability and 14 nines of durability, and because it’s a software-defined storage solution that runs on standard x86 servers, costs are controlled, expansion is simplified and your backups meet the most demanding requirements in terms of performance, availability, data protection, disaster recovery and cost. Finally, support for all major ISV backup applications via file AND object interfaces means that you can keep existing processes in place; just make everything run more efficiently.
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The Scality RING has been pre-integrated with a rich selection of enterprise storage solutions and works with a wide variety of hardware
Backup is a pan-industry challenge that Scality RING is helping to solve at petabyte-scale. Financial services organizations, utilities, healthcare entities, media and entertainment companies, service providers, ISP’s and more have huge backups that require long retentions. Whether for regulatory compliance or for business value, backups matter. Making them easy and non-disruptive is key.
Scality RING Backup Strategies for Digital Enterprises