vSphere tags are incredibly powerful objects, that can be used in many and amazing ways. One of the possible use cases for tags is Data Protection. Veeam supports vSphere tags in both vSphere 5.5 and 6.0, and with them you can create advanced policy-based data protection rules.
I’ve always been a fan of PernixData since the day I first learned about them at Storage Field Day 3 more than a year ago. I’ve always been in touch with them afterwards, visited their offices in San Jose, and I was also accepted into their PernixPro program. Thanks to the program, I got the opportunity to test with some advance the new release of PernixData FVP 2.0, and a couple of new enhancements seemed to me like a perfect fit for an integration with Veeam Backup & Replication. Have you ever thought what could be the result of accelerating Veeam vPower NFS using Pernixata?
“oh gosh, Luca has gone mad…” I’m almost sure this is your feeling when you read the title of this post. It’s no secret I work for Veeam, and our flagship product is Veeam Backup & Replication, a data protection solution for virtualized environments. So why did I chose that title? I like catchy titles, and most of all this is the question I asked my self after reading another blog post. Read my post, and you will understand why my final answer is “yes, damn yes!”.
Some weeks ago, Nimble Storage published on its blog an article titled It’s Time To Get Aggressive About Data Protection. the post is a nice summary and analysis of a research they conducted on their customers. The topic, as you can understand from the title, is Data Protection. They interviewed 1600 of their customers with different sizes, from small to medium to large enterprises; and the results were pretty interesting. If I’d have to summarize in a phrase: a need for Next-Gen Data Protection is arising.
I’m starting today a new category on my blog, dedicated to Data Protection. I’ve talked since many years about data protection, backup and disaster recovery, but until today I never created a dedicated section. You will find in this category overview articles, some theory, and practical tests with several Data…