Increasing the complexity of data protection as the number of virtual machines increases
Server virtualization has proven to be one of the most transformative IT technologies in the last two decades. This technology has revolutionized the way we prepare and maintain servers and applications, while reducing the burden of business hardship by facilitating a more flexible and robust IT infrastructure. Nowadays, it is common to see companies deploying 80 to 90 percent and sometimes up to 100 percent of their workloads on virtual infrastructure. These virtual infrastructures can consist of 100 to 100,000 VMs or VMs.
While IT operations and developer teams have gained a great deal as a result of virtualization, this has created a great deal of complexity and uncertainty in protecting enterprise data and servers.In addition, the use of multiple backup products results in challenges such as non-interactivity of these tools, leading to gaps in protection and additional overhead costs for support and maintenance. Due to their non-interoperability nature, these solutions cannot fully detect duplication within the enterprise, which in turn increases storage space and costs for storage, making it practically impossible to optimize for maximum performance and scalability. This complexity has separated a large number of IT units into different sectors; this separation involves not only the data protection tool itself, but also the workload managers.
The end result of these solutions is creating additional costs and risks due to gaps in vision and data protection, as well as the need for individual training within the team and among the IT teams to ensure proper support. All of this will result in reduced self-esteem in organizational protection and access to day-to-day operations as well as potential disaster recovery situations.
The ambiguity of protecting virtual environments
To reduce the cost, risk, and simplify this complexity, many organizations seek to strengthen and standardize data protection in their organizations using a unified platform. A recent study by Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) focuses on protecting virtual infrastructure environments and reveals that despite 42% of organizations using VM-Specific solutions, about 70% of these organizations are looking to move to a platform. Integrated to protect data. Ideally, it protects virtual, physical and cloud infrastructure and workloads, and supports a wide range of Storage environments. Based on business requirements, this approach can have a fast and flexible software or hardware implementation model.
Intelligent automation to provide comprehensive protection of virtual machines
It is no secret that one of the great benefits of virtualization is the ability to create an infinite number of new applications instantly and on demand. Research has also shown that in virtual environments, more than 10% of recovery failures because no one knows that these new virtual machines need to be backed up. Automating the identification, modification or transfer of new virtual machines and protecting them with Policy-based backups is a must, not a good thing. This eliminates manual processes that create gaps in protection and results in unsuccessful recovery. Smart automation is critical to making sure all virtual machines are protected and available for quick recovery, regardless of whether the VMware platform is, or Hyper-V or other Hypervisor.
Intelligent automation for performance and confidence
However, using intelligent automation to make sure all machines are protected is only part of the solution. If the user wants to achieve a 100% backup and recovery success rate, he or she should consider performance and scalability. Another key component to success is the implementation of an integrated architecture that can be easily deployed to protect software and hardware data.
You should look for capabilities such as load modulators that can maximize backup performance by managing the optimal amount of concurrent operations and preventing a large number of failed backups. Another important capability to consider is the integrated solution that can meet the needs of the user by providing efficient integrated tools and tailored to the needs of the user. Automated and integrated solutions facilitate the implementation and management of data protection architectures, eliminating the need for sophisticated and sophisticated work to protect large and large virtualization environments.
Self-Service through familiar management consoles
IT tackles the challenge of finding a balance between the two: owners of workloads who want to protect their data using application-specific tools, or use a unified protection architecture to protect scalability and persistent reliability Provides workloads throughout the organization that are managed by backup managers. A scalable integrated platform allows IT to extend data protection management beyond backup managers. This gives backup and recovery control to business owners with the ability to manage their familiar management console, but not face the daunting tasks of a data protection infrastructure. Expanding Self-Service capabilities frees key IT resources from day-to-day support to focus on strategic business decisions.
- Virtual machine managers can protect the VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V environments and other Hypervisor environments.
- Database managers can benefit from better infrastructure for faster and more efficient backup and recovery.
- Business owners can back up and retrieve data through personalized self-service portals.
- Backup managers will gain a broader view of data protection across the organization.