Backup and Archive

Backup and Archive provides a secure, economical and easy-to-manage data protection solution for backing up and archiving local data to the cloud, reducing costs and mechanism complexity with as-a-service convenience.

Business Challenges

  • High Security Risks

    Viruses, accidental deletions, and other unintended or malicious operations cost organizations dearly. Public agency, finance, medicine, and education sectors are required to archive data for regulatory compliance.

  • Costly Local Builds

    Building your own backup centers involves significant operating costs from equipment room maintenance, power consumption, cooling, and more. However, these costly resources are underutilized.

  • Time-Consuming Expansions

    Generally, it takes 3 to 6 months to complete your IT infrastructure procurement and construction. This long build time reduces flexibility to respond to ever-changing business dynamics and data growth.

  • Architecture Difficult to Implement

    Core services require multi-center architectures to ensure service continuity, requiring large amounts of investment and extensive consideration in design as to how all the parts of the architecture will collaborate. Implementing this architecture with a traditional DR model equates to high costs and the benefits are limited.

Typical Scenarios

  • Backing Up Local Data to the Cloud

  • Backing Up Tiered Data to the Cloud

  • DR Drills

  • Archiving Local Data to the Cloud

Backing Up Local Data to the Cloud

Introduction

The service and backup systems are deployed in the enterprise data center, and service data is backed up to HUAWEI CLOUD. This solution eliminates upfront costs, facilitates system expansions, and enhances data reliability.

Cost Control
Storage capacity is charged on a per-use basis. Two storage classes (Standard and Infrequent Access) are available to keep hot data on faster disks and cold data on slower but much cheaper disks. Data can be automatically moved among the two storage classes to control storage costs. Data deduplication and compression reduce bandwidth consumption to further control total data backup costs.


Elastic Expansion
Storage resources can be linearly expanded to nearly infinite capacity. Say goodbye to planning just the right level of storage space for the indeterminate future.


Robust Reliability
Data Encryption Workshop (DEW) encrypts data using AES 256-bit symmetric keys. Data has multiple copies stored in multiple data centers. Data durability is as high as 99.999999999% and data availability as high as 99.99%.


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Backing Up Tiered Data to the Cloud

Introduction

The backup management server is deployed on the cloud, and the media server is deployed in the enterprise data center. This solution allows backup and restoration of data both locally and from the cloud.

Two-level Data Storage
Backup data is stored in two levels. Data is stored locally for short periods (for 3 to 7 days, for example) and on the cloud for longer periods (for 30 days, for example). If the production system fails, local data backups are used for quick restoration; if a disaster occurs, cloud data backups are used for restoration.


Cost Control
Three storage classes (Standard, Infrequent Access, and Archive) are available to keep hot data on faster disks and cold data on slower but much cheaper disks. Data can be automatically moved among the three storage classes to control storage costs. Local backup and restoration can reduce the recovery time objective (RTO) down to minutes.


Security
Triple data encryption, including backup software client-side encryption, in-flight encryption, and storage-side encryption, alleviates from data security worries.


DR Drills

Introduction

Service tests or drills can be conducted by restoring data from local or cloud backups. Afterwards, used resources can be released, reducing total cost of ownership (TCO).

Reduced TCO

You can use Image Management Service (IMS) to store service system images on the cloud. With these images, you can deploy a service system on the cloud and conduct service tests or drills without impacting ongoing production. Cloud backups can be used to restore the latest service data. After the tests or drills are complete, resources can be released to reduce TCO.

Maximized Service Continuity

Data can be restored locally or from the cloud. To protect against unintentional deletion and viruses, data can be restored using local backups, and RTO can be cut down to minutes. To protect data against disasters such as earthquakes and tsunamis, a service system can be created on the cloud and data can be restored to the new service system, with an RTO of hours.

Archiving Local Data to the Cloud

Introduction

Data is archived from the enterprise data center to HUAWEI CLOUD through a storage gateway, ensuring regulatory compliance. Compared with tape libraries, cloud storage delivers higher reliability and lower TCO.

Cost Control
OBS Archive is cost-effective. It is an alternative to physical tape libraries, freeing enterprises from complicated operations such as tape library maintenance, tape management, and manual data transmission.


Robust Security
Backup data is protected at 99.999999999% durability. Client-side encryption, in-flight encryption, and storage-side encryption enhance data security.


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Solution Architectures

  • Backing Up Local Data to the Cloud

  • Backing Up Tiered Data to the Cloud

  • Archiving Local Data to the Cloud

Backing Up Local Data to the Cloud

Description

Data is backed up from the enterprise data center, safeguarding data security. Cloud backup minimizes upfront costs, shortens expansion periods, and simplifies complicated O&M.

Highlights

Affordable: pay-per-use, which is 20% to 80% cheaper than deployment of private storage.

Efficient: deduplication and compression prior to transmission, shortening the backup window by 75%.

Secure: source-side encryption, in-flight encryption, and encrypted OBS storage.

Reliable: 99.999999999% durability, ensuring your data is always available.

Applicable Products & Services

Backing Up Tiered Data to the Cloud

Description

With two-level backup (enterprise data center + HUAWEI CLOUD), local restoration achieves minute-level RTO and cloud-based restoration protects against service outages during disasters. 

Highlights

Reliable: Backup data is stored locally and on the cloud, ensuring your data is always available.

Economical: deduplication and compression prior to transmission, reducing the needed bandwidth.

Efficient: fine-grained restoration reduces RTO down to minutes.

Secure: source-side encryption, in-flight encryption, and encrypted OBS storage.

Applicable Products & Services

Archiving Local Data to the Cloud

Description

Data is archived from the enterprise data center to HUAWEI CLOUD through a storage gateway to ensure regulatory compliance. Compared with tape libraries, cloud storage delivers higher reliability and lower TCO.

Highlights

Reliable: 99.999999999% durability, ensuring your data is always available.

Economical: OBS Archive dramatically lowers TCO, eliminating device purchase and maintenance costs.

Secure: source-side encryption, HTTPS in-flight encryption, and encrypted OBS storage.

Maintenance-free: You are relieved from the troubles in hardware maintenance.

Applicable Products & Services

Solution Advantages

  • High Reliability

    Fine-grained restoration reduces the RTO to minutes. Backup data is protected with a durability of 99.999999999%. Client-side encryption, in-flight encryption, and storage-side encryption enhance data security.

  • Minimized TCO

    The pay-per-use storage option means zero upfront and maintenance costs. Two storage classes (Standard and Infrequent Access) help you keep costs down while ensuring access to data at appropriate speed. Data can be automatically moved among the two storage classes to facilitate storage cost control.

  • Elastic Expansion

    Resources are allocated and expanded on demand. You can focus on their businesses without concerning with capacity expansion.

  • Easy Management

    Local and cloud backups are centrally managed. You can easily purchase compute, storage, and network resources on a per-service basis and do not need to assign dedicated personnel to maintain the layout.

Recommended Configurations

Generic Backup Package
Product
Specifications
Quantity
Price
Backup software
10 TB back-end capacity license
--
--
ECS (optional)
One ECS, 4-core processor, 8 GB memory, 150 GB disk space, 5 Mbit/s
1
--
OBS
10 TB
--
--
EIP (optional)
50 Mbit/s
--
--
Direct Connect (optional)
1 GE
--
--
VPN (optional)
--
--
Pay per use
DES
--
--
Pay per use
DEW
--
--
Free







Advanced Backup Package
Product
Specifications
Quantity
Price
Backup software
20+ TB back-end capacity license
--
--
ECS (optional)
Two or more ECSs, 4-core processor, 16 GB memory, 300 GB disk space, 5 Mbit/s
2+
--
OBS
20+ TB
--
--
EIP (optional)
100+ Mbit/s
--
--
Direct Connect (optional)
1 GE
--
--
VPN (optional)
--
--
Pay per use
DES
--
--
Pay per use
DEW
--
--
Free





Generic Archive Package
Product
Specifications
Quantity
Price
Storage gateway
--
1
--
OBS
10 TB
--
--
EIP (optional)
50 Mbit/s
--
--
Direct Connect (optional)
1 GE
--
--
VPN (optional)
--
--
Pay per use
DEW
--
--
Free





Advanced Archive Package
Product
Specifications
Quantity
Price
Storage gateway
--
1
--
OBS
20+ TB
--
--
EIP (optional)
100+ Mbit/s
--
--
Direct Connect (optional)
1 GE
--
--
VPN (optional)
--
--
Pay per use
DEW
--
--
Free
Generic Backup Package
Product
Specifications
Quantity
Price
Backup software
10 TB back-end capacity license
--
--
ECS (optional)
One ECS, 4-core processor, 8 GB memory, 150 GB disk space, 5 Mbit/s
1
--
OBS
10 TB
--
--
EIP (optional)
50 Mbit/s
--
--
Direct Connect (optional)
1 GE
--
--
VPN (optional)
--
--
Pay per use
DES
--
--
Pay per use
DEW
--
--
Free







Advanced Backup Package
Product
Specifications
Quantity
Price
Backup software
20+ TB back-end capacity license
--
--
ECS (optional)
Two or more ECSs, 4-core processor, 16 GB memory, 300 GB disk space, 5 Mbit/s
2+
--
OBS
20+ TB
--
--
EIP (optional)
100+ Mbit/s
--
--
Direct Connect (optional)
1 GE
--
--
VPN (optional)
--
--
Pay per use
DES
--
--
Pay per use
DEW
--
--
Free





Generic Archive Package
Product
Specifications
Quantity
Price
Storage gateway
--
1
--
OBS
10 TB
--
--
EIP (optional)
50 Mbit/s
--
--
Direct Connect (optional)
1 GE
--
--
VPN (optional)
--
--
Pay per use
DEW
--
--
Free





Advanced Archive Package
Product
Specifications
Quantity
Price
Storage gateway
--
1
--
OBS
20+ TB
--
--
EIP (optional)
100+ Mbit/s
--
--
Direct Connect (optional)
1 GE
--
--
VPN (optional)
--
--
Pay per use
DEW
--
--
Free

Recommended Services

  • Object Storage Service
    OBS replaces traditional tape libraries with economical, secure, and reliable storage services that support auto scaling to meet the requirements of enterprise data backup and archive scenarios.
  • Data Express Service
    Data Express Service (DES) is a TB- or PB-scale data transmission service. If the amount of data to be backed up or archived is large, for example, 10 TB data, using a 20 Mbit/s network, it would still take 62 days to transmit the entire batch. However, if you use DES to transmit the data, the required time will be significantly reduced, and the costs will be decreased by up tp 80%.
  • Direct Connect
    If the backup and restore services have high network bandwidth requirements, for example, over 80 Mbit/s, Direct Connect is recommended to connect the enterprise data center and HUAWEI CLOUD, ensuring faster connection with less latency.

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