BRS Assessments Chris Strong EMC Backup Recovery Systems DivisionSE
Pre-sales Backup Opportunity Challenges • Lack of Information • How much data is out there? • What is your backup success rate? • What is the daily data change rate? • Where are problems being experience? • What data types are we dealing with? • Etc.... • Proposing Solutions • What, if any, de-duplication should I expect? • How do I size the solution correctly?
How a Backup, Recovery & Archive Assessments Can Help • Understand the specific backup pain points and uncover the compelling reasons for change • Quick method of collecting information • Uncover the best technology fit • Gives us empirical data to work with • Substantiate TCO/ROI analysis • Enable more accurate sizing of solutions • Reports provide assurance • Big value-add to the customer
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Quick Scripts • Fast Point-In-Time snapshot of a customers backup environment showing:- 1. Capacity estimation 2. Detailed Configuration 3. Health of the backup environment • By Script method • NetWorker, NetBackup, DPA, TSM* & Avamar • By Data Extraction method • Backup Exec, ArcServe & CommVault * Optional ‘TSM Active Data’ script for TSM capacity collection
Quickscripts Output Bundle • PowerPoint presentation of findings • Word formatted equivalent of the PowerPoint • Useful RAW Data in .xls format • Capacity Metrics and sizing details • Complete client lists, and OS’s • Client Data types • Client change rates (extrapolated) • Storage pools • Policy details (Incs, wklys, Monthly’s, etc) • Growth Metrics (between two runs) • Retention periods • Pools configurations • Jobs information • Etc., etc…….
Dedupe and File System Assessments • Dedupe Assessment (Multi-Pass Scan) • Real world customer dedupe profile information • Very useful for sizing (industry figures often conservative) • Identifies if dedupe solution is not a good fit • Includes real-world daily change rate • DDA:A Scan requires multiple-pass scans • Validates the dedupe use case • File System Assessment (Single-Pass Scan) • Identifies file data types • Identifies archive data • Compliments the Dedupe Assessment • Bring context to the Dedupe Assessment
Dedupe Assessment Output Bundle • PowerPoint presentation of findings • Word formatted equivalent of the PowerPoint • Detailed de-duplication results for file systems and folders
Dedupe Scan - Things to Remember • Position as a ‘profiling’ assessment • Choose a representative and suitable data set size • Best outputs from 5 or more scans • Don’t use for estimating performance • Run Workbench as ‘Administrator’ • The first scan is the long scan • Pre-sales assistance from Arrow (& soon other Distributers)
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