September 10th, 2015 by Adam Armstrong
Veeam & HP StoreOnce Catalyst Integrate To Enhance Data Protection
Today Veeam and HP announced that they would be integrating Veeam Availability Suite v9 with HP StoreOnce Catalyst. Veeam has been integrated with HP 3PAR StoreServ and StoreVirtual snapshots for years. This latest integration takes steps to further enhance data protection for virtual environments while improving performance.
Veeam Availability Suite offers data protection for virtualized applications and data. HP StoreOnce is a disk based deduplication and backup target. HP StoreOnce Catalyst is an optimized backup and recovery solution that uses a more efficient protocol than NAS or VTL for better performance. Catalyst also allows users to choose where their backup deduplication takes place, optimizing resources and bandwidth. The combination of the two technologies offers several benefits.
- A 2-in-1 solution that offers both deduplication and performance: Before the introduction of this integrated solution users had to choose either one or the other. One possible solution was the “landing zone” used on ExaGrid systems. Though this process works well it is complicated and limited on the devices that support it. By using StoreOnce Catalyst, users can use StoreOnce deduplication on Veeam proxy servers, giving faster backup jobs and better storage utilization.
- Faster recovery with shorter backup windows: Veeam synthesizes full backups from incremental backups, reducing the time for backup windows but still using a full backup for faster restores. The new integrated solution is optimized for full synthetic backup creation.
- Flexibility: as mentioned above there are few devices that offer landing zones to speed up performance along side deduplication, however the new integrated solution enables users to choose from the entire StoreOnce line of appliances, virtual or physical. It also enables users to mix and match different StoreOnce appliances.