Backups ‘Twice as Fast’ and ‘Noticeably Faster’ Restores
Herrfors’ data consists of VMs, databases, and Windows servers, and Herrfors backs up those up on a daily and weekly basis, depending on the type of data. The combined solution of ExaGrid and Veeam has resulted in improved backup and restore performance. “The backup speeds we are getting now are twice as fast as our old solution, which is excellent,” said Storholm. “The restore performance is also noticeably faster – the restores
really don’t take any time at all.”
ExaGrid has integrated the Veeam Data Mover so that backups are written Veeam-to-Veeam versus Veeam-to-CIFS, which provides a 30% increase in backup performance. Since the Veeam Data Mover is not an open standard, it is far more secure than using CIFS and other open market protocols. In addition, because ExaGrid has integrated the Veeam Data Mover, Veeam synthetic fulls can be created six times faster than any other solution.
ExaGrid stores the most recent Veeam backups in an undeduplicated form in its Landing Zone and has the Veeam Data Mover running on each ExaGrid appliance and has a processor in each appliance in a scale-out architecture. This combination of Landing Zone, Veeam Data Mover, and scale-out compute provides the fastest Veeam synthetic fulls versus any other solution on the market.
ExaGrid writes backups directly to a disk-cache Landing Zone, avoiding inline processing and ensuring the highest possible backup performance, which results in the shortest backup window. Adaptive Deduplication performs deduplication and replication in parallel with backups for a strong recovery point (RPO). As data is being deduplicated to the repository, it can also be replicated to a second ExaGrid site or the public cloud for disaster recovery (DR).