STREAMLINING BACKUPS. SOLVED.
on-line storage target for large-scale backups
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.
MODERN BACKUP PAIN POINTS
RELIABILITY, TIME, DATA INTEGRITY AND COST CONTROL
In backup, recovery is really the issue, and time is money. RPO and RTO are critical, so finding and returning lost data quickly is paramount. Time can be wasted on ‘the other end’ as well, especially with large data sets. Backups that take hours and days to perform are using valuable resources.
Conventional storage durability is limited, and drive failure recovery is slow. Degradation or loss of media, or lower data integrity for any reason is not an option for today’s backup data.
Large-scale data management and recovery presents special challenges: petabyte-scale backups are hard to manage and configure, and are vulnerable to failure. Durability, uptime and support all affect recovery.
Change is hard. Switching over to a new backup application – especially if the old one is working just fine for you – is a heavy lift.
Dedicated appliances and NAS are alternatives to traditional tape-based backup, but not only are they cost-prohibitive at scale, but they can come with lock-in and growth limitations. They don’t scale.
The cost of dedicated backup appliances or NAS is prohibitive at scale.
* Taneja Group, “Petabyte Scale Backup Storage without Compromise,” October 2016.
Scality RING value proposition
What Makes Scality Special
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.
No need to tolerate lower integrity for backups than for primary systems. Scality enables 100% availability and 14 nines durability.
Scality is a recognized leader in file and object storage. Have a look at what industry analysts Gartner and IDC have to say.
use your backup app
Scality RING works with all of the major backup ISV’s such as Commvault, IBM Spectrum Protect, Oracle RMAN, Rubrik, Veeam, Veritas and more, so you don’t have to change applications.
Scality RING is a software solution that runs on standard x86 servers. It scales beyond 100’s of PB’s with a mix of hardware generations, so there’s never a forced refresh.
Use your favourite backup application, no need to change. Scality RING is easy to provision and manage and even gets more efficient as it grows.
data is safe
Data integrity, and security are assured by up to 14 nines durability, encryption and access control.
The Scality RING has been pre-integrated with a rich selection of enterprise storage solutions and works with a wide variety of hardware.
Using Scality RING as a backup Target
Some Customer Success Stories
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.
Back Up Solution Sheet
Scality RING Optimizes Backup Strategies for Digital Enterprises