Enterprise Remote Backup has become more of a reality than a perception with the advent of enterprise-class backup apps like Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM). Building a central information archive using TSM Client to Server backups and restores can now be done over the WAN with the HyperIP WAN Optimization Virtual Appliance. Case studies, such as this one, Triangle-Ireland, talk about reducing backup and recovery windows between 50%-90% over the existing WAN. Significant flexibility with software because HyperIP scales its virtual footprint from 1Mbs-800Mbs in the same virtual appliance. This allows for a typical hub & spoke architecture from numerous remote sites back to a data center or offsite public or private cloud storage provider. Whether there are 10 remote sites or 400, HyperIP scales to meet with the RTO’s of every site, cluster, or server, virtualized or not.
Tivoli Storage Manager Client or Server software has network tuning parameters and on-board compression as noted in: TSM Performance Tuning Guide. TSM can offload TCP tuning and data compression to HyperIP to recover those precious cycles on their resident servers. HyperIP has the ability to take over session management of the IP data stream and implement software-based, adaptive, block-level compression with no impact on the TSM servers.
For Best Practices for Deploying Tivoli Storage Manager over HyperIP, check out our documentation link: Best Practices for HyperIP Deployment.
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