Category Archives: Backup

Cohesity – One Software Platform for Multiple Cloud Use Cases

Had the opportunity to be invited from Stephen Foskett (Organizer in Chief at Tech Field Days) – Cloud Field Days at Cohesity – one of the attractive companies covering lot of the Secondary Storage Data including Cloud and supporting AWS, Azure & GCP. Cohesity as Data Platform company is taking care to bring simplicity in your data centers (on-prem & Cloud).

We had high technical presentation and live Demos – yes, live demos never fails in the Cohesity (at least till the last one that we had) with super technical staff: Rawlinson Rivera, Aaron Delp, Sai Mukundan, Jon Hildebrand, Sameer Nori, Dayanand Sharma etc.

Cohesity has lot of the Cloud solution for your Data in the Cloud like: Long-term retention (VM Migration) for Archive Data to the Cloud, Storage tiering to move cold Data to the Cloud, Test/Dev – provision new Apps or move on-prem Apps to the Cloud, Apps mobility across DataCenter & Public Cloud, Full Lifecycle Disaster Recovery for Failover & Failback + Granular Recovery using the Cloud for cost-effective DR, Multi-Cloud mobility so you can move data between clouds, Direct Backup to Cloud, (new) Cloud Native backup to automate backup of Cloud Apps.

So all above are ready based on Cohesity Cloud key capabilities:
Cloud Archive
Cloud Tier
Cloud Replicate
Cloud Edition
Cloud Retrieve
Cloud Spin (new) – spinning up on-prem VMs in the public Cloud, policy based for schedule/setup the backup to be converted and stored in the cloud without need to run Cohesity in the cloud so the VM can be activated in the cloud.
Native API Integration –  Integration with public Cloud snapshot APIs for the native backup of cloud applications.
All of these operations can be done via their super simple GUI just in few clicks and super monitoring dashboards.

So in general Cohesity supports all public Cloud providers like AWS, Azure & GCP so regarding the Cloud it has Dataplatform Virtual Edition for the ROBO/Edge as well as DataPlatform Cloud Edition for AWS, Azure, GCP and Compatible Cloud (S3/NFS). Also you can scale very fast (Web-Scale), it has Global Deduplication, you can Clone and Snapshot in infinite way, Global indexing for all objects, Security and QoS. – One Software Platform for Multiple Cloud Use Cases.

 

I can say that the Cohesity is super player in the Global market to cover your Secondary Storage in anyway that you can imagine!

Recently they just announced the new stuff that is Cohesity Helios – Unified Global Management for Edge/ROBO – onPrem – Virtualization – Cloud & much more.

Stay tuned …

 

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Storage Field Day 15 … #SFD15

I’m honored to be invited as Tech Field Day delegate for the next TFD event that is Storage Field Day 15 which is going to be held on 7-9 March 2018. GestaltIT is one of the greatest company with unique activities like TechFieldDays covering Tech, Storage, Cloud, Networking Virtualization, Wireless, Mobility etc.

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We will have great companies which are going to present their products and solutions. They are:

COHESITYDATRIUM WEKAIO HGST HEDVIG IBM HUAWEI STARWIND.

All of these companies have their unique solutions and products for the Storage, some of them are new in the market, some of them still continuing to cover the global market with their solutions, but all of them trying to bring the new features and easy to use in the Data Centers as well as Cloud & Edge connectivity and not leaving aside the bare-metal stuff.

Looking forward to see what’s next with all of them and for sure delegates will have super focus on their solutions with lot of questions and clarification so you can follow the Storage Tech Days 15 on this link where we will be live + on Twitter #SFD15

About the #SFD15 Delegates:

Arjan Timmerman
Chanaka Ekanayake
Chin-Fah Heoh
Dan Frith
Rachel Traylor
Glenn Dekhayser
Josh De Jong
Lino Telera
Mariusz Kaczorek
Michael Stanclift
Ray Lucchesi

Will be a great opportunity to meet all of them, including super staff of the Tech Field Day Stepehe FoskettBen Gage !

Stay tuned for more updates …

Vembu 3.9.0 – new features are coming… (partner post)

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Vembu soon will bring out the new version 3.9.0 and they just prepared some new cool features that will be very welcome to the current customers and also to those who wants to have a complete tool for the Backup and DR.

Take a look to the new incoming features:

Tape Backup Support:

Vembu extends its support to native tape backup through the Vembu BDR console. You can utilize the best known 3-2-1 backup strategy of having 3 copies of backup data in 2 different media and 1 off-site location for an efficient DR plan. This secondary backup approach will help you to archive the image based backups in both virtual and physical environments like VMware, Hyper-V and Windows Servers and recover them in multiple formats like VHD, VMDK, VHDX, VMDK-Flat and RAW.

Auto Authorization at Off-site DR:

Enabling the auto authorization feature will allow only the authorized Vembu BDR servers to get connected with Vembu OffsiteDR servers (Replication) using the registration key.

Quick VM Recovery on ESXi for Hyper-V and Disk Image Backups:

Instant recovery of backed up data on VMware ESXi is now made available for both the Hyper-V VMs and Windows Servers backup jobs for an effective Disaster Recovery. This recovery of the virtual machines happens in a matter of seconds by booting the backed up machine directly from the backup storage repository, from where all the files, folders and applications can be accessed.

Windows Event Viewer Integration:

All the events of the Vembu BDR, Off-siteDR & agents like information on critical, warnings and major events are updated in the Event Viewer of Windows Servers  when enabled for better management.

Advanced Backup level encryption for all agents:

Users will be able to configure AES-256 bit encryption for all their backup jobs of VMware, Hyper-V, Disk Image through their customized passwords using corresponding password hints as well.

OffsiteDR Server retentions using Vembu Network Backup:

OffsiteDR retention policies is now available for the Network Backup plugins too, like the image based backups of VMware, Hyper-V and Disk Image backups at the too.

Listing of files & Folders in aciTree structure:

The listing of files and folders while configuring backups on a Network Backup plugin is now up with the aciTree structure for easy and quick navigation. 

Pre/Post backup scripts for all Network & Image Backup clients:

This feature provides the ability to configure running custom actions before and after the execution backup schedule. The custom actions may include running an application using some script files.

 AngularJS conversion of UI for Vembu OnlineBackups:

The overall UI of Vembu OnlineBackup is improved for better performance like the current Vembu BDR and Off-siteDR.

Update of consumed space on the Vembu Portal:

Based on the display of the consumed space of Vembu Online Backup and SaaSBackup plugins, the customer will be able to allocate and purchase further cloud storage post purchase and upgrade.

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Stay Tuned …