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.
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

    OBS is ready for use right out of the box. Resources in OBS are allocated and expanded on demand. Enterprises can focus on their businesses without concerning themselves with capacity expansion.

  • Easy Management

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

Business Challenges
  • 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

    In the past, organizations had to build their own backup centers, involving significant operating costs from equipment room maintenance, power consumption, cooling, and more. However, these costly resources were underutilized.

  • Time-Consuming Expansions

    Generally, organizations would need 3 to 6 months to complete their IT infrastructure procurement and construction. This long build time reduced flexibility to respond to ever-changing business dynamics and data growth.

  • Complicated O&M

    Mixing backup and archive software, servers, network devices, tape libraries, and other components from multiple vendors results in a complicated IT system requiring highly trained IT professionals to perform even routine O&M.

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

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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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%.

  4. Related Services

    Object Storage Service

    Direct Connect

    Data Encryption Workshop

Backing Up Tiered Data to the Cloud

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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Security

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

  4. Related Services

    Elastic Cloud Server

    Object Storage Service

    Direct Connect

    Virtual Private Network

    Data Encryption Workshop

DR Drills

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).

  1. Reduced TCO

    Enterprises can use Image Management Service (IMS) to store service system images on the cloud. With these images, enterprises 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Related Services

    Elastic Cloud Server

    Object Storage Service

    Elastic Volume Service

    Image Management Service

    Direct Connect

    Virtual Private Network

    Data Encryption Workshop

Archiving Local Data to the Cloud

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.

  1. 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.

  2. Robust Security

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

  3. Related Services

    Object Storage Service

    Direct Connect

    Data Encryption Workshop

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.

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 by 75%.
  • Efficient: fine-grained restoration reduces RTO down to minutes.
  • Secure: source-side encryption, in-flight encryption, and encrypted OBS storage.

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: enterprises are relieved from the troubles in hardware maintenance.
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