Intelligent Resource Management: Balancing Tiered StorageData Protection Cost and Performance with vRanger

Setting up an efficient IT infrastructure is an exerciserequiring tradeoffs . This is certainly true when we are implementing tieredstorage for data protection. You want just enough high-cost high performancestorage to get your backups done in a nearly zero-length backup window. But youwant move your accumulated backups to secondary or tertiary storage that is a lotmore economical for the much greater capacity you’ll need to keep hours, days,weeks, even months of data. Virtualization challenges your tiered storageconfiguration for restores though because you might have half a dozen or moreVMs to recover when one VM host goes down. And pulling all those VMs back fromsecondary or tertiary storage can easily overwhelm it. So how do you cope?

One competitor in the market would have you believe you canrun a half dozen VMs, compressed and de-duped, from tertiary storage uncompressingand reassembling them on the fly with no significant performance penalty. Ifthat were true, why not run them there all the time? It’s nonsense and auseless feature if you think it through. But of course that product has noresource management so they had to think of a gimmick.

There is a better way. The more powerful and popular QuestvRanger allows you to tune the resource utilization of your storage and networkto efficiently and optimally restore all your VMs in as short a time aspossible with minimal impact on your production network. One size doesn’t fitall, but with vRanger handle any size job because you can tune every aspect ofthe recovery.

vRanger’s intelligent resource manager keeps data protectionloads in check.

You can control up to 20 simultaneous backup andrecovery jobs across multiple platforms from one console.