One of companies’ main concerns is ensuring business continuity, and it is critical to have IT infrastructure available that can adequately support an efficient disaster recovery system. The market offers many data protection solutions, both at the hardware and software levels, but such a comprehensive offer makes it difficult to know what to use and when to use it.

HPE SimpliVity is the most solid proposal to guarantee the availability and integrity of the data that help companies recover after any disaster. HPE SimpliVity is an extremely simple solution that provides a complete backup and disaster recovery solution without the need for third-party products.

The hyperconverged infrastructure of HPE SimpliVity has integrated data protection features which allow data to be protected at the virtual machine level

Backups using HPE SimpliVity

Centralised HPE SimpliVity backup system

  • Creates a complete logistical, independent backup of the virtual machine you wish to protect. There is no link or dependence upon the original virtual machine; therefore, operations on the original virtual machine do not affect the backup or the recovered copy of the virtual machine.
  • Extremely fast backups. The information is deduplicated and compressed within the HPE SimpliVity data virtualisation platform (DVP).

HPE SimpliVity can create backup policies with the following rules and characteristics:

How often to make a backup of a virtual machine.

Whether the backup centre for storage is at your site or at a remote centre.

How long the copy is stored before it is erased.

Consistent with the application, it can be made using VMware® snapshot or Microsoft® VSS.

The HPE SimpliVity backup is a backup with no dependencies, except for metadata and real disc blocks.

Metadata and disc blocks are protected locally and between nodes, preventing multiple disc crashes.

Backup recovery using HPE SimpliVity

A backup is only as good as its recovery is easy and trustworthy. HPE SimpliVity offers the ability to quickly restore any VM backups from any node to a new virtual machine.

A restored virtual machine can be placed on an offline virtual network and can later be launched in order to run the necessary validation testing.

VM backups can replace the original VM and data can be reverted to a specific point when the backup was made in case of data corruption.

HPE SimpliVity File Level Restore allows you to restore a single file, a group of files or entire directories from an existing backup of any virtual machine to any virtual machine in the HPE SimpliVity node cluster.

HPE SimpliVity RapidDR

HPE SimpliVity RapidDR simplifies and accelerates external disaster recovery using automation. This solution amplifies pre-existing data efficiency from the HPE SimpliVity hyperconverged infrastructure, cutting recovery point objectives (RPO) and recovery time objectives (RTO) from days or hours to minutes.

HPE SimpliVity RapidDR eliminates those complicated DR script creation processes that consume a lot of IT time, resources, and budget. An intuitive GUI guides the system administrator through the configuration process, making it more streamlined. Configuration of how to restore a machine on site, the VM start up order, virtual machine networks, etc. can be automatised using HPE SimpliVity RapidDR.

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