DataCore and Veeam partner for backup and archiving solution

Published: Wednesday, 05 February 2020 09:44

DataCore Software has announced that the company has integrated its SANsymphony software-defined storage platform with Veeam Software’s Universal Storage API Plug-In. Through this integration, customers of Veeam Software Backup and Replication can take snapshots and backups of VMware data stores residing on SANsymphony virtual storage pools with minimum impact on production workloads.

The combined solution is especially valuable for organizations relying on a mix of high-performance, premium-priced hardware and low-cost, high-capacity devices to meet their primary and secondary storage needs. In these now-commonplace diverse IT environments, lack of hardware compatibility has resulted in disparate, error-prone backup processes that reduce their effectiveness.

With DataCore and Veeam, customers can take low-impact snapshots and swift backups using the same integrated data protection services without regard to the make or model of the underlying storage hardware. Equally important, the hardware is not required to support the Universal Storage API or even have snapshot functionality, since DataCore handles those actions on its behalf.

Separate SANsymphony nodes, ideally in a different location, can also perform the role of a Veeam Ready Repository where backup copies can be safely and economically stored. From there, users may offload older backup files onto lower-cost, elastic object storage through Veeam Cloud Tier as part of the Scale-out Backup Repository in the Veeam Availability Suite.

The Universal Storage API plug-in integration of DataCore may be downloaded from: https://www.veeam.com/backup-replication-vcp-download.html (requires Veeam login)