How to build a multi-petabyte backup repository that scales

As a member of a data protection, disaster recovery or storage management team in an enterprise IT organization, you already know how exponential data growth makes your job more difficult.

Even with data deduplication solutions to help reduce storage requirements and costs, it seems like you’re constantly running out of space. The typical response is to simply add another storage array, but this approach has associated risk and complications — and it also increases your IT costs.

So what’s the problem? Constantly defining and adjusting your backup policies and selecting which devices to use for each backup job is cumbersome at best. Running combinations of full, incremental and differential backups across many enterprise servers, applications and databases means your data most likely exists on different physical devices. When you add data dedupe technologies to the mix, it becomes even more important to effectively manage your storage.

As you build out a massively large backup repository, you also increase risk. For example, what do you do when, in a worst-case scenario, one of your storage devices fails and now some of your backup data may be lost or your backups are non-recoverable?

The solution is to leverage data protection technologies that allow you to scale out your storage while making it easier to define and deploy your backup and recovery policies. Whether you want to add more storage locations or grow capacity locally, the right solution can simplify data protection and accelerate your backup performance — making your job easier.

Quest NetVault® Plus not only provides enterprise class data protection, unparalleled deduplication and lightning-fast data replication for backup and disaster recovery, it also scales to more than 10 petabytes of storage and can deliver 200 terabytes of data ingest speed in an enterprise environment with a large number of protected devices. In fact, the more storage you add, the faster your backups perform. Best thing is that you can start small and grow as fast as you need.

Want to learn more? Read this short tech brief that explains how you can build a scalable, multi-petabyte backup repository using NetVault Plus. Then you can try it out for yourself at no cost by visiting the NetVault Plus website.

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