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HP Virtual Tape Library (VTL) Appliance Powered by IPStor Ross Parker – Sales Director, Northern Europe. Agenda. HP & FalconStor announcement Background What is the HP VTL appliance? What benefits does it deliver? Who are the target customers? Who can I contact with an opportunity?
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HP Virtual Tape Library (VTL) Appliance Powered by IPStor Ross Parker – Sales Director, Northern Europe
Agenda • HP & FalconStor announcement • Background • What is the HP VTL appliance? • What benefits does it deliver? • Who are the target customers? • Who can I contact with an opportunity? • Questions
HP & FalconStor Announcement • June 2004 – HP & FalconStor announced the Enterprise Backup Solution (EBS) Certification of VirtualTape Library (VTL) Software • The HP StorageWorks EBS certification; • defines best practices and solutions for addressing backup and recovery issues facing storage administrators. • includes FalconStor’s VirtualTape Library (VTL) software with HP OpenView Storage Data Protector, HP ProLiant DL580 server, HP StorageWorks MSA1000 disk array and HP StorageWorks ESL E-series tape libraries • designed to deliver a complete, enterprise-class data protection solution.
Disk Storage Used for Data Protection Source: Strategic Research, April 2002 $ Billion • The move to disk-based backup and recovery is occurring rapidly, growing to $5B in 2005 • “Time to Recovery” is the real business driver
Paradigm Shift Tape Tape Offsite Archive Offsite Archive Backup Backup Immediate Business Continuance Immediate Business Continuance Disk ???
Disk and Tape Pricing Trend $10,000 $1,000 ATA Disk $100 $ Per GB $10 Tape $1 $0 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 Year
What is the HP VTL solution? • VTL - allows 3rd party backup software to perform backup/restore to a disk-based ‘virtual tape/library’ over high-speed FC or IP SANs. • Emulates a large number of industry standard tape libraries and tapes drives from varying major vendors • The base system has the ability to support up to: • 10 concurrent backup hosts • 50 concurrent backup or restore sessions • 50 virtual tape drives or 20 virtual tape libraries • 100 virtual tape cartridges • The VTL can import / export to physical tape libraries • The VTL solution can replicate data over IP to an independent site
Customer Pain: Time Allocation Customers increasingly say they spend too much time doing storage operations per week: (in order of consumption) • Backup operations • Provisioning storage • Managing tape libraries • Managing storage networks • Volume and file management • Archiving/HSM • Capacity planning • Disaster recovery management/testing • Monitor storage array failures
Customer IT Challenges • Reliability Issues • Experiencing backup/restore failures due to robotic failure or media error • Performance Issues • Backup window is shrinking • the fastest tape drive (LTO) can perform backup @ 30 MB/s (with optimal compression) • Restore is MUCH too slow (less than half the speed of backup) • Manageability/Staffing Issues • Difficult to partition and share large tape libraries • Can not centrally manage backup resources (Tape Drives/Libraries) • Need to provision virtualised tape drive/library to Backup Server over FC or IP SAN • Availability Issues • Need to maximize operating efficiency without compromising the investment in existing backup software and policy
VTL ApplianceCustomer/Business Benefits • Reliability • Eliminates robotic failure or media error • Active-Active cluster/disk mirroring delivers highest levels of fault tolerance • Performance • Achieves backup/restore speeds in excess of 100 MB/s • Manageability • Java-based Management Console provides centralized management • Provisions Virtual Tape Drive/Library over FC or IP SAN • Availability • Re-use/leverage existing backup device • Eliminates need to reconfigure the existing backup software/policy • Virtual Tape Drive/Library can be accessed over any IP network
Example of Target Customers • Problems meeting the backup window • Looking for faster restore’s for file & applications • Experienced excessive tape media, drive and robotic failures • Need to add tape drives as required • Want off-site tape vaulting • Require a solution that fits with the existing infrastructure • Interested in the overall benefits of D2D2T backup
Who to contact? • InTechnology HP Account Manager • FalconStor Account Managers (Ross Parker / Patrick Adams) • HP Account Manager • HP Whitepaper on VTL • Information on websites • http://hp.com/go/ebs • http://www.falconstor.com/HPEBSCertification.asp
Thank you. Any questions?