HPE StoreOnce CloudBank: a data protection solution you can bank upon!

HPE StoreOnce CloudBank: a data protection solution you can bank upon!

Data is a double-edged sword. It can create a lot of business value - but it also represents significant liability. As we speak, your organization is gathering data faster than ever from many different sources. Keeping pace with this unprecedented data growth poses a huge challenge. The bigger challenge lies in securing the data so that it can be effectively utilized without fear of unauthorized access or data loss.

Any breach in data security can severely damage the reputation and performance of your company. Client information, payment data, personal files, bank account details, etc. are some examples of data sets that can be hard to replace and potentially dangerous if it falls into the wrong hands. Data lost due to disasters such as a flood or fire is crushing, but losing it to hackers or a malware infection is catastrophic to any business.

Last week the “WannaCry” virus unleashed one of the worst and most widespread cybersecurity attacks ever seen. The virus rapidly locked up files in more than 200,000 PCs in governments, hospitals and major companies across 150 countries while demanding money (in the form of bitcoins) in return for unlocking encrypted files.

One of the timeless data protection rules that can effectively mitigate a ransomware attack is called the 3-2-1 rule which prescribes that you should:

  • Have at least three copies of your data - the primary data and two copies—to avoid losing data to a faulty backup.
  • Store the copies on two different types of media - such as tape, disk, secondary storage, or cloud.
  • Keep one backup copy offsite - either on tape or in the cloud - in the event of local hazards or ransomware infections within the network.

The 3-2-1 Rule

StoreOnce CloudBank for Hybrid IT data protection

As a part of HPE’s commitment to keep your data secure and protected, today we have announced HPE StoreOnce CloudBank. StoreOnce CloudBank enables StoreOnce customers to leverage low cost external object storage (on-premises or in the cloud) for the long term retention of backup copies.

Some of the benefits of StoreOnce CloudBank include:

  • Lower Cost:
    • Combines StoreOnce deduplication efficiency with object storage (cloud or on-premises) to drive down the cost of long term backup data retention.
    • RMC Express Restore support for StoreOnce CloudBank allows customers to save on data egress charges typically charged by cloud service providers by moving less data out from the cloud tier for recovery.
    • Optimizes use of bandwidth when sending copies to cloud based storage.
  • Flexibility:
    • Choice of multiple vendors’ (cloud and on-premises) object storage including AWS S3, Azure Blob storage (Hot and Cool Tiers) and others with no vendor lock-in.
    • Broad-ecosystem of supported ISVs (Veritas NetBackup, Backup Exec, Data Protector, BridgeHead Software), StoreOnce Catalyst Application plug-ins (Oracle RMAN, Microsoft SQL Server and SAP HANA) and HPE RMC.
  • Simple: This is an extension to StoreOnce Catalyst and provides a single management point for copy control utilizing the existing backup application.
  • Reduce Risk: In case of a failure users can restore the CloudBank store to an alternate local or cloud-based (low cost, flexible) StoreOnce System to execute the disaster recovery.
  • Scalability: StoreOnce Cloudbank can store up to 2x the maximum configurable capacity of the StoreOnce System. In conjunction with the largest StoreOnce System, you can protect up to 68 PB of data in the object storage platform (on premises or in the cloud) of your choice.

StoreOnce CloudBank is an ideal solution for customers who are looking for

  • Benefits of object storage without changing their existing backup application environment.
  • Low cost of object storage for the long-term retention of backup data which has to be kept available for regulatory or business requirements.
  • Protection of offsite backup data copies but do not want to invest in an owned off-site location.
  • Cloud-based disaster recovery but without the high costs associated with the transfer of large amounts of data to the cloud.

StoreOnce CloudBank for Hybrid IT

Early Access Program and availability

CloudBank will be generally available by the end of this year, however, for interested StoreOnce customers we are enabling early access of this feature to a limited number of customers starting from July 2017. Sign up here to see if you qualify for the CloudBank Early Access Program.

We are very excited about the upcoming HPE Discover in Las Vegas and what’s in store for HPE Storage. Personally I’m looking forward to it - as we continue to innovate and raise the standards of data protection even higher. If you are attending HPE Discover next month, please feel free to visit our booth and chat with one of our product experts and learn about some the benefits that come with deploying HPE StoreOnce with StoreOnce CloudBank in your environment.

Find out more

HPE StoreOnce
CloudBank Early Access Program
NinjaProtected+ Backup assessment
Protect your virtualized data (Solution Brochure)
Protect your data with HPE StoreOnce VSA on Microsoft Azure (Solution Brief)

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