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Enhance data protection for flash-optimized HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage


SW.jpegBy Simon Watkins, WW Product Marketing Manager, Backup, Recovery & Archive (BURA), HPE Storage

This week we announced HPE StoreOnce RMC 2.0 that includes a number of new enhancements designed to further improve the application support, protection and integration offered by the industry’s only flash-integrated data protection solution. Let’s take a closer look at the data protection challenges that this solution is designed to address and overview the key features, benefits and value that that RMC 2.0 brings to HPE 3PAR StoreServ customers.

What is the cost of application downtime?

What does one hour of unplanned application downtime cost your organization? $5,600 per minute on average, according to the Gartner analyst group. This makes unyielding application protection an absolute necessity if you are to meet service-level expectations and protect business productivity.  


Evolution of data protection architectures for mission-critical applications

Protecting business-critical applications is proving ever more challenging in the face of flash-centric data centers, unrelenting data growth, stringent recovery SLAs and increasingly virtualized environments.


Traditional backup server processes provide reliable recovery and retention. But they can also impact application performance as well as adding cost and complexity. Array-based snapshots offer fast, non-disruptive point-in-time copies of data. But snapshots alone cannot deliver comprehensive backup. They have retention limitations, corruption vulnerabilities, and a dependence on the underlying storage system. Make no mistake, your snapshots are at risk if the storage system fails. A more effective approach is to combine the benefits of backups and snapshots in an application-aware, flash storage-integrated data protection solution.

Welcome to flash-integrated flat backup with StoreOnce RMC

HPE StoreOnce Recovery Manager Central (RMC) software integrates HPE 3PAR StoreServ primary storage with HPE StoreOnce Systems to provide a converged availability and flat backup service that augments traditional backup processes.


Combining the performance of snapshots with the protection of backups, StoreOnce RMC enables fast, efficient, reliable, and simple protection for your business-critical applications.

  • Fast – StoreOnce RMC lets you eradicate the backup window and enable rapid recovery with fast, non-disruptive, application-consistent snapshots.
  • Efficient – StoreOnce RMC Express Backup feature enables the flat backup of snapshot data directly from 3PAR to StoreOnce without the need for a dedicated backup application. This delivers 17 times faster backups and 5 times faster restores than traditional backup methods.
  • Simple – StoreOnce RMC allows VMware administrators to manage snapshots, backup, and recovery seamlessly from within VMware vCenter.
  • Reliable – StoreOnce RMC offers reliable and cost-effective retention and recovery of de-duplicated backups with HPE StoreOnce, the world’s fastest, most scalable, and highly available backup system.

Application-managed end-to-end availability and protection with HPE StoreOnce RMC 2.0

There are three key components to this week’s RMC 2.0 announcement:

  1. Fast and affordable end-to-end protection for Microsoft SQL server databases – StoreOnce RMC for SQL allows Microsoft® SQL database administrators (DBAs) to create, schedule and manage SQL-application consistent snapshots on a 3PAR array. RMC for SQL Express Protect feature enables automatic flat backup of SQL snapshot data from HPE 3PAR to StoreOnce, independent of backup server software. This provides simple, rapid and affordable recovery of SQL mission-critical databases as well as highly granular and flexible Recovery Point Objectives and Recovery Time Objectives.
  2. Catalyst Copy Support – Backups can be copied from one StoreOnce appliance to another for disaster recovery purposes.
  3. HPE Data Protector 9.05 Integration – HPE Data Protector 9.05 integration with RMC offers these benefits:
  • Fast and efficient copy of 3PAR snapshots to StoreOnce Catalyst – Backup and restore Express Protect copies from 3PAR to Catalyst via Data Protector
  • Additional storage support for tiered recovery and long-term retention – Backup to secondary storage devices including StoreOnce (VTL, NAS), SmartCache, Tape, and Cloud and Automated Replication Synchronization
  • Centralized and consolidated reporting – See RMC backup session history and schedules through Data Protector and Backup Navigator.

Check out this blog for more information on Data Protector 9.05 integration with RMC.


Ensure complete protection for your applications with 3PAR + StoreOnce

Application downtime can come from a variety of sources including human errors, data corruption, hardware platform outages and natural disasters, making data protection a continuum that must cover a wide range of scenarios.

3PAR StoreServ Storage is designed to help minimize operational impact by delivering planned resilience. To deliver the comprehensive data protection that business-critical applications require, 3PAR systems leverage HPE StoreOnce Backup as a second line of defense. StoreOnce protects applications running on 3PAR against file loss or application corruption beyond the oldest snapshot.   StoreOnce also protects applications against storage platform outage.


So when you invest in 3PAR make sure that you protect the best with the best! StoreOnce RMC seamlessly integrates the world’s most robust flash-optimized primary storage system and the world’s fastest, most scalable, and highly available backup system.

The result is a converged data protection solution that simply and efficiently delivers the end-to-end availability and backup that your applications demand.    

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Protect your applications with HPE StoreOnce Recovery Manager Central video

1+1 = 3 when you integrate 3PAR + StoreOnce with RMC video

Dig deeper:

HPE StoreOnce RMC for VMware solution brief

HPE StoreOnce RMC data sheet

HPE StoreOnce RMC brochure

Data Protection Designed for Flash Taneja Group analyst white paper

HPE StoreOnce RMC technical overview and competitive comparison

DP Playbook2.jpgLearn why an end-to-end flash strategy integrated with a solid data protection solution is a critical step when migrating to the all-flash data center. Download the Data Protection Playbook for All-Flash Storage.






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