HPE simplifies hybrid cloud data protection with new solutions

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has announced new hybrid cloud data protection and copy data management solutions for its storage portfolio. These new capabilities increase the simplicity, performance and agility of data life cycle management for private and public clouds, reducing unplanned downtime and data loss.

“Businesses need a built-for-cloud approach to data protection and copy data management on premises and in the cloud for simple and efficient data mobility. The solutions and services announced today enable HPE 3PAR and HPE Nimble Storage customers to effortlessly orchestrate intelligent, multi-tiered data protection from on premises arrays to the public cloud – driven by policy and business need,” said Vikram K, Senior Director – Hybrid IT, HPE India.

Optimising cloud investment
An increasing number of organisations are now deploying a cloud-first strategy, mandating that their IT functions are built for cloud. HPE StoreOnce systems deliver simple, cost efficient and secure backup to the cloud. As a result, customers can leverage the benefits of the cloud for long-term retention of backup data to help with regulatory or governance compliance or disaster recovery, while continuing to use on-premises performance optimised StoreOnce systems for short term operational recovery for fast restore.

“The significant performance, capacity and manageability improvements offered by the next generation HPE StoreOnce lets us protect more data, faster, and for less. It provides us with end-to-end protection as we evolve to hybrid cloud, enabling us to easily utilise the economics and agility of the cloud for archive or disaster recovery, while continuing to use our on-premises HPE StoreOnce infrastructure for fast, reliable operational recovery,” said Sebastian Koehler, Solution Architect, Godyo Enterprise Computing AG.

Next-generation StoreOnce with Cloud Bank Storage improves the performance and agility of hybrid cloud data protection for environments including Amazon S3 and Microsoft Azure by copying only unique data to the cloud, and stores encrypted, self-describing backup data for simple cloud disaster recovery.

“Cloud is a strategic priority in every organisation today, and data protection is a popular use case. Next generation HPE StoreOnce with Cloud Bank Storage delivers simple, efficient and secure backup to the cloud. With the combination of Microsoft Azure and HPE StoreOnce, enterprises are able to move faster, reduce risk and save money,” said Tad Brockway, General Manager, Azure Storage, Microsoft Corp.

Cloud agility at flash speed
Businesses are looking to leverage their backup data for more than just recovery. They are evolving their data protection process from being a reactive insurance policy to a proactive, value-added service for their organisation. HPE RMC delivers a centralised copy data management solution currently available for HPE 3PAR and now extended to HPE Nimble Storage.

“Our research shows that fragmented, inefficient secondary data copy sprawl is putting pressure on costs and intensifying risk for many organisations. HPE storage-integrated copy data management with RMC 6.0 helps solve the challenges of copy data proliferation and manual data provisioning with fast, automated and zero-impact data access for recovery, archive, analytics and application development,” said Christophe Bertrand, Senior Data Protection Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group.

Commvault integration
New Commvault Complete Backup and Recovery software integration with HPE StoreOnce provides seamless, efficient backup to the cloud. Commvault customers can now benefit from up to 20x lower cloud storage costs, faster backups, and approximately 95 per cent less backup storage and network traffic.

“This announcement further strengthens the partnership between Commvault and HPE, providing our mutual customers with a simple, efficient, fast and secure hybrid cloud data protection solution. The combination of Commvault software and the next generation HPE StoreOnce platform seamlessly extends the datacenter to the cloud, enabling organisations to move data where it needs to be,” said Owen Taraniuk, Head of Worldwide Partnerships and Market Development, Commvault.

Optimised cloud economics
HPE customers can now gain from applying cloud economics to the security and control of their on-premise infrastructure with a pay-per-use billing model. The pay-per-use consumption models and HPE GreenLake Flex Capacity planning strategies with HPE GreenLake Backup will be enhanced with the next generation HPE StoreOnce and the new Commvault integration, delivering 30 per cent savings with HPE GreenLake Flex Capacity. The complete backup solution is designed, operated and implemented by HPE Pointnext.

Additionally, advisory and professional services for Azure Hybrid cloud offered by HPE Pointnext helps customers define and implement a hybrid IT backup strategy that delivers end-to-end support for the customer environment from primary storage to HPE StoreOnce and Azure.

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