Large organizations with distributed operations typically have a heterogeneous infrastructure that might include traditional servers, blade servers, physical appliances, virtualization and a host of applications and databases. Moreover, business requirements for how data should be protected vary widely across this environment.
The backup solution that fits these multi-faceted environments must have the flexibility to be deployed in multiple modes yet must also deliver the consistency to simplify ongoing management.
Specifically, the multi-mode backup solution must deliver:
- Uniform graphical interface across all deployment modes – to a avoid time consuming learning curve and avoid mistakes and inefficiencies derived from inconsistent backup processes
- Consistent agent software – that will not need to change based on size, location or deployment mode of the backup server
- Cross-deployment replication of backup data – so backup data can be seamlessly migrated from location to location as data requirements dictate
- Central management across locations and deployments – so the entire heterogeneous, multi-mode environment can be managed from one central interface
Example Scenario: Multi-Mode Deployments
This scenario delivers Arkeia Network Backup servers as physical appliances, virtual appliances and as traditional software applications.
- Arkeia Software Application – deployed in traditional network environments as a software image on your chosen operating system-server combination
- Arkeia Virtual Appliance – deployed in locations with virtualization (typically data centers) to enable rapid deployment and reassignment of multiple backup servers and to fully leverage the benefits of a virtual environment
- Arkeia Hardware Appliance – deployed in remote offices with no local IT
- Backup Replication – deployed to replicate data from location to location as data protection requirements necessitate
- Central Management – deployed to easily manage the entire backup infrastructure in a consistent manner
- Tape Automation – deployed in your data center to migrate data to tape for long term archiving