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Data protection for Azure Stack hybrid cloud environments using HPE Storage and Veritas NetBackup

HPE recently introduced the much-awaited HPE ProLiant for Microsoft Azure Stack (Gen 10). As you deploy Microsoft Azure Stack to host your applications, have you thought about how to protect your production data on Azure Stack? Learn how HPE and Veritas come together to protect the Azure Stack environment with HPE StoreOnce, Veritas NetBackup and HPE Cloud Bank Storage.

HPE Data Protection_Microosft Azure_blog.jpgDesigned for hybrid cloud: HPE ProLiant for Microsoft Azure Stack

Hybrid IT—the blending of traditional and cloud services—is catching fire. According to IDC, more than 80% of IT organizations will have committed to hybrid architectures by the end of 2017.* It’s not hard to understand why. In the idea economy, finding your right mix of hybrid infrastructure is critical to powering your applications and achieving business outcomes. Market data clearly shows that a hybrid combination of traditional IT and private clouds will dominate the market with attractive growth rates. Traditional IT environments are and will continue to consume the lion’s share of IT spend albeit at slower growth rates. The fastest growth will be in private clouds because, quite frankly, most companies don’t want to put most of their applications and data in the public cloud.

HPE is helping customers make this transformation with our hybrid cloud offering: HPE ProLiant for Microsoft® Azure Stack. Co-engineered by HPE and Microsoft, this enables you to deploy the right mix of private, public and traditional IT on an open platform—with Azure-consistent software-defined Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) on HPE hardware in your data center. Azure-compatible workloads run on-premises to meet security, compliance, cost and performance requirements. The speed, agility and simplicity provided by the Microsoft Azure public cloud when combined with the cost effective and secure on-premises HPE ProLiant for Microsoft Azure Stack deliver the best of both worlds.

Where you need more data protection

Yet the growth of hybrid IT is creating new challenges for IT leaders, particularly in the areas of risk and resilience. How can you support a mix of traditional, private and public cloud services across departments, applications, locations, and facilities, while ensuring data integrity, availability and most importantly data protection?

Introducing Veritas NetBackup, HPE StoreOnce and HPE Cloud Bank Storage

To ensure you have complete peace of mind when it comes to protecting your data, . HPE, one of the leaders in the data protection industry, has partnered over the years with Veritas, a leader in the enterprise backup/recovery software. We work together to modernize data protection for Veritas NetBackup environments to enable complete protection and delivery of stringent SLAs.

HPE StoreOnce data protection appliances have a tight integration with Veritas NetBackup, enabled by the HPE StoreOnce OST plug-in for Veritas NetBackup. This plug-in, enabled by the StoreOnce interface allows efficient NetBackup managed movement of deduplicated data across the enterprise, from one StoreOnce System to another.

HPE Cloud Bank Storage is a feature of HPE StoreOnce Systems that delivers highly efficient data transfer to your on-premises and off-premises cloud. The combination of HPE StoreOnce deduplication and cloud storage delivers low-cost, high-performance and zero-risk long-term retention and archiving solutions. HPE StoreOnce System with Cloud Bank Storage gives you the benefits of object storage without changing your existing backup application environment. It also adds the protection of onsite backup data copies without having to invest in offsite facilities. Above all, it enables cloud-based disaster recovery but without the high costs associated with the transfer of large amounts of data to the cloud. Here’s a high-level look at the architecture:Data Protection_Veritas.jpg

Read the reference architecture

HPE and Veritas recently worked together to deliver an extensive Reference Architecture for protecting on-premises Azure Stack deployments.

Watch to learn more

In this 12-minute narrated video, we take you through all the components involved in this solution.


Around the Storage Block blog jointly authored by:

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 Bharath Ram Ramanathan, Senior Technical Marketing Engineer HPE Storage

Bharath is responsible for bringing a solution/application context into HPE Storage’s portfolio spanning the Primary, Secondary and Cloud Storage products in the areas of Copy Data Management, Business Continuity, Dev-Ops and Data Protection. Bharath works closely with Presales, Sales and Channel Partners to ensure the success of HPE Storage products through training delivery, tech talks, best practice sharing, whitepaper and collateral creation, direct deal support and industry event presence. He has been with Hewlett Packard Enterprise for ~9 years.

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 Glen Simon, Senior Manager, Solutions Marketing, Veritas

With over two decades of experience in the data protection and storage management fields, Glen has served in a variety of solution marketing, product management, sales engineering, and technical support roles. During his career Glen has been instrumental to the success of NetBackup and Backup Exec, drove breakthrough technologies in VMware protection and snapshot management, and launched the world’s first fiber channel SAN backup solution. In his current role, Glen is responsible for marketing Veritas NetBackup as well as 360 Data Management. Glen advocates that there are two kinds of people in the world: those who have lost data, and those who will.

*Source: IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Cloud 2016 Predictions – Mastering the Raw Material of Digital Transformation

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