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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Below is a brief success story about Ovations Food Services. They deliver fresh food and beverages to public assembly facilities throughout the United States and Canada. They specialize in providing food services to stadiums, arenas, convention centers, fairgrounds, expo-centers, auto racing, casinos, performing arts centers and amphitheaters.
With multiple locations in North America, Ovations uses Veeam’s Backup & Replication to replicate integral virtual machines between Philadelphia and Tampa, all over a 20 Mb/s WAN. They replicate approximately 10 GB/s daily however at times were seeing replications take over 15 hours to complete for a single virtual machine. Ovations needed help.
The Veeam Backup & Replication application was experiencing degraded performance due to high latency and packet loss on the WAN. Backup windows were difficult to achieve and the WAN was not used as efficiently as it could. Not the fault of the Veeam application.
So what happened?
Ovations was already a Veeam customer and decided to test the HyperIP Virtual Appliance via a 30 day evaluation from the NetEx website; http://netex.com/eval. HyperIP was implemented in a very short period of time and almost instantly Veeam’s Backup & Replication application throughput improved by 7x. This allowed Ovations to reduce their replication window from 15 hours to 3 hours.
Ovations considered WAN optimization solutions from both Blue Coat & Riverbed, but decided their virtual appliance solutions were too expensive and the virtual machine footprints for these solutions required too many system resources when compared to the thin footprint of the HyperIP.
HyperIP exceeded Ovation’s expectations for their replication requirement. Not only is HyperIP aggregating the transfer of Veeam but other important applications as well. HyperIP is great at shielding applications from network issues that would normally degrade transfer performance and throughput.
Another happy HyperIP customer.