Data Center Strategy: 5 Benefits of OSNEXUS Storage Grid for Veeam Backup Targets

Posted on April 4, 2021 by rawee.k

Modern data growth is straining legacy backup platforms. As IT budgets are forced to grow, organizations, like , require a more simplified and economical approach to Veeam backup and recovery data – without sacrificing operational efficiency. Planning for business continuity has become a critical aspect of the modern digital enterprise; one that involves extensive (and expensive!) data backup, recovery strategies and scalability across private and public clouds. In addition, managing and maintaining different environments – in addition compatibility with different hardware, multiple storage protocols and – has created further complexities.

As a result, planning for business continuity has become a critical aspect of data-driven IT departments; one that involves costly and extensive Veeam backup and archive repository strategies across racks, data center sites, and public and private clouds. In addition, managing and maintaining different environments, and compatibility with multiple storage protocols and hardware vendors, has created further complexities.

Previously, we covered the benefits of performance-based object storage and how organizations can benefit from NVMe flash-based SSDs and NVMe-over-Fabric. Next, we’ll discuss how scale-out object storage creates a more simplified and economical approach to Veeam backup and archive repositories.

Evaluating object storage solutions to achieve new levels of operational flexibility and efficiency? Here’s what data center administrators need to know to evaluate software-defined unified storage solutions. Questions? Drop us an email at sales@pogolinux.com

OSNEXUS QuantaStor for Veeam

The QuantaStor unified storage platform by OSNEXUS provides a feature-rich, multi-protocol software-defined solution that enable’s IT organizations to manage all their storage as one. With storage array support for multiple storage protocols simultaneously in the same cluster, QuantaStor provides flexible and seamless backup and disaster recovery targets for Veeam Backup & Replication™.

OSNEXUS Storage Grid Technology

QuantaStor’s biggest differentiator is the advanced OSNEXUS storage grid technology, which can dramatically simplify storage management. With a federated management system, the storage grid supports all major file, block and object storage protocols, including iSCSI/FC, NFS/SMB, and Amazon S3. Rather than manage multiple storage silos in data centers across the globe, the built-in storage grid combines multiple appliances deployed onsite, remote, or in the cloud.

OSNEXUS Storage Grid Technology

QuantaStor’s biggest differentiator is the advanced OSNEXUS storage grid technology, which can dramatically simplify storage management. With a federated management system, the storage grid supports all major file, block and object storage protocols, including iSCSI/FC, NFS/SMB, and Amazon S3. Rather than manage multiple storage silos in data centers across the globe, the built-in storage grid combines multiple appliances deployed onsite, remote, or in the cloud.

Easily track available capacity from multiple site locations and expand with zero downtime. If Veeam needs a massively-scalable namespace, QuantaStor can quickly be deployed as a storage grid of appliances with the ability to scale to over 100 petabytes per grid for backup and archive repositories.

Better Together: QuantaStor + Veeam

QuantaStor simplifies operations by keeping track of all Veeam backups from a single web-based dashboard. The combination of Veeam’s powerful data recovery features with the QuantaStor storage grid enables to reach new levels of operational flexibility and efficiency.

💪 Storage Integrations

Integrated hardware monitoring and end-to-end encryption that’s compliant with major security standards – including HIPAA, NIST 800-171, CJIS and FINRA – ensures Veeam environments are protected and secure, even if there is a major hardware or software failure.

🌀 Disaster Recovery Ready

Disaster recovery readiness is enhanced by the data management and control capabilities of the Veeam orchestration engine, combined with the scalability and ease of use of QuantaStor.

✔️ Veeam Ready Certified

QuantaStor turns Pogo Linux standard x86 servers into a Veeam Ready qualified SDS solution that meets functional and performance standards. This assures data center users that QuantaStor is compatible with Veeam Backup & Replication™ features and services.

💾 Backup Agents for Windows & Linux

QuantaStor integrates with Veeam to back up and recover any combination of physical systems, VMware and Hyper-V virtualized environments, or cloud instances, regardless of location, with backup agents for Linux and Windows. Wherever servers and workstations systems is deployed globally, QuantaStor ensures the critical data is always available.

⚡️ NVMe SSDs & NVM-oF Ready

QuantaStor features end-to-end supports for highly-available Western Digital NVMe storage pools for all storage types, including SAN, NAS and object storage, and NVMe-oF instead of traditional networking connections. With NVMe SSDs in head node appliances and JBOF for direct-attached storage expansion, QuantaStor is able to deliver ultra-responsive data through-put and lower latency to warm storage via an Ethernet data fabric.

Choosing a Performance-built Object Storage Solution

The ability to accelerate time-to-market for digital products, or improve service-levels and project delivery times, is a competitive advantage that’s necessary for any data-driven organization. A comprehensive software-defined composable infrastructure framework can providers data center admins the ability to configure, manage and scale out physical bare-metal server systems in seconds.

Setting up an Object Storage Proof of Concept

Hosted applications will drive future adoption of composable infrastructure, and proof of concepts (POC’s) are the best way to evaluate a composability investment against a converged or hyperconverged environment. More often than not, the right solution for your data center is a mix of composability alongside a static architecture to experience the greatest platform flexibility, scalability, and unit economics.

IT decision makers should lay out rigorous performance, resiliency and scalability requirements. Additionally, knowledge of the hosted application requirements is necessary to ensure a POCs provide clear, decisive results. To objectively measure technology and operational benefits, it’s possible to start small and build out as you go. Most vendors composable infrastructure will happily help you set up a proof-of-concept solution to test out the design set-up that best meets your needs.

If you’d like to learn more about how to maximize your data center infrastructure by up to 90% while minimizing its footprint, give us a call at (888) 828-7646, email us at sales@pogolinux.com or book a time calendar to speak. We’ve helped organizations of all sizes deploy composable solutions for just about every IT budget.