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StarWind VTL for Veeam

Virtual Tape Library is a well-established and reliable technology that allows significant performance benefits to backup processes. StarWind VTL for Veeam enhances the 3-2-1 backup rule with several significant benefits and provides seamless data protection against ransomware attacks.

Problem

Both Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure offer cost-effective object storage. Namely Amazon S3/Glacier & Azure Blob Storage. However They don’t always provide a simple way to deploy and integrate their “cold” storage into customer’s existing infrastructure.

Many vendors present different technologies for enabling cloud synchronization and managing backups, it is often a difficult task faced by IT staff to properly select and deploy the necessary software or hardware and then integrate separate components into a single system.
It is also hard to find backup solutions with “smart” data de-staging for offloading backups from faster and more expensive storage tier and then to slower and more cost efficient one.

Solution

StarWind VTL for Veeam is a solution that ultimately adds the cloud storage tier to the backup infrastructure ensuring the compliance with 3-2-1 backup rule. It provides an effortless integration of the cost efficient “cold” object storage without the need for installing several third-party software components.

Key Benefits

StarWind VTL for Veeam conjoins with both performance and capacity optimised object storage like Amazon S3/Glacier & Azure Blob delivering significant benefits:

D2D2C BACKUP STRATEGY

Implementation of Disk-to-Disk-to-Cloud (D2D2C) backup strategy. Being a variation D2D2T approach, it replaces multiple local tape drives with inexpensive “tape in cloud” storage, delivering higher flexibility and cost-efficiency.

VEEAM READY SOLUTION

StarWind VTL is a Veeam Ready solution. Each software component has been stress-tested and checked for full compatibility. It just works!

RANSOMWARE PROTECTION

Ransomware can’t encrypt tape libraries! This means that virtual tape is a safer when compared to NAS or SAN storage. Storing additional copies in a cloud system such as AWS/Azure will deliver complete data security from Ransomware.

SMART BACKUPS DE-STAGING

Ability to “tier” backups between cloud storage with different performance and efficiency characteristics for maintaining a super low cost per GB without compromising RTO.

 Summary

StarWind VTL complements your current backup infrastructure. It creates an additional backup copy allowing to meet the regulatory requirements for having tape backups and significantly decreasing backup costs. The solution increases the backup process speed to avoid the overlapping of backup jobs with production time and ensures the stable performance of the system.

What is more, StarWind VTL for Veeam provides cloud deployment scenario, replacing expensive local storage with cost-efficient cloud storage like Amazon S3/Glacier and Azure Blob. StarWind VTL seamlessly integrates into existing backup infrastructure as a “fire and forget solution”. After the VTL device settings and retention policies are configured, the backups will be stored and automatically de-staged to cloud storage saving time and efforts of the IT staff.

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