New HPE Nimble Storage and 3PAR offerings aim to simplify hybrid cloud data protection

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) released on Monday new hybrid cloud data protection and copy data management solutions for its storage portfolio. These new capabilities allow customers to increase operational efficiency by up to 95 percent, enable faster backup to the cloud, and reduce cloud storage costs by up to 20 times.

The Palo Alto, California-based vendor announced next generation of HPE StoreOnce backup appliance portfolio that increases business continuity with flash speed data protection in data centers and cost-efficient archive and disaster recovery in the cloud; HPE Recovery Manager Central (RMC) 6.0 that simplifies data protection and copy data management for HPE Nimble Storage; HPE StoreOnce with Commvault software integration to decrease storage footprint and network bandwidth requirements to the cloud; and HPE GreenLake Backup which has been enhanced with HPE StoreOnce and Commvault software integration, offering consumption-based IT models and reducing costs by up to 30 percent.

An increasing number of organizations 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-optimized StoreOnce systems for short-term operational recovery, enabling fast restore.

As the engine of digital transformation, data is an organization’s most valuable currency. The ability to gain actionable insights and unlock the economic value of data is critical for driving business outcomes. However, managing and protecting that data is increasingly challenging.

Exploding data growth, demanding service level agreement (SLA) requirements, and an evolving threat landscape are putting pressure on IT to embrace an intelligent storage approach to protecting applications across their private and public cloud estate.  

“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,” said Patrick Osborne, Vice President of Secondary Storage and Big Data product management, HPE. “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.”

HPE StoreOnce with Cloud Bank Storage improve performance and agility of hybrid cloud data protection for environments including Amazon S3 and Microsoft Azure by copying unique data to the cloud, and stores encrypted, self-describing backup data for simple cloud disaster recovery. This platform reduces operational time by as much as 95 percent with a unified view of multiple HPE StoreOnce systems – both on premises and in the cloud.

“Cloud is a strategic priority in every organization today, and data protection is a popular use case,” said Tad Brockway, General Manager, Azure Storage at Microsoft Corp. “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 data faster and reduce downtime risk.”

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 organization.

HPE RMC delivers a simpler, centralized copy data management solution currently available for HPE 3PAR and now extended to HPE Nimble Storage. Using RMC 6.0 for direct backup from HPE storage arrays to HPE StoreOnce now delivers approximately 23 times faster backup and about 15 times faster recovery with less cost and complexity than competing solutions.

New Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery software integration with HPE StoreOnce provides backup to the cloud. Commvault customers can now benefit from up to 20 times lower cloud storage costs, faster backups, and approximately 95 percent 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,” said Owen Taraniuk, Head of Worldwide Partnerships and Market Development at Commvault. “The combination of Commvault software and the next generation HPE StoreOnce platform seamlessly extends the datacenter to the cloud, enabling organizations to move data where it needs to be.”

HPE customers can now gain from applying cloud economics to the security and control of their on-premises infrastructure with a consumption-based IT billing model that aligns and grows with business needs.

The consumption-based IT 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 percent savings with HPE GreenLake Flex Capacity. The complete backup solution is designed, operated and implemented by HPE Pointnext.

Additionally, advisory and professional services for Microsoft Azure Hybrid Cloud offered by HPE Pointnext help 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 Microsoft Azure.

“Our research shows that fragmented, inefficient secondary data copy sprawl is putting pressure on costs and intensifying risk for many organizations,” said Christophe Bertrand, senior data protection analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group. “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.”

HPE StoreOnce is currently available starting at US$4,800 for a HPE StoreOnce virtual storage appliance; RMC 6.0 will be available from December, and comes standard with every HPE 3PAR and HPE Nimble Storage array; and, Commvault integration with HPE StoreOnce and HPE GreenLake Backup is currently available.


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