The Data Repository: DS-System

The DS-System is at the core of Asigra Cloud Backup™. Installed in an enterprise or service provider data center, or in an IaaS cloud, the DS-System acts as a data repository as it efficiently aggregates data from all remote DS-Clients or data collectors and maintains, manages and validates the online backup repository.

How it works

Typically installed in a secure offsite hosting facility on either physical or virtual infrastructure, the DS-System supports Windows, Linux and Unix and is compatible with a range of storage architectures, including:

  • Direct-attached-storage (DAS)
  • Storage area network (SAN)
  • Network-attached storage (NAS)

A single DS-System or data repository may be used to provide backup and restore services to one or more DS-Clients or data collectors, supporting both single-tenant and multi-tenant cloud environments with no special licensing or configuration required.

Flexible configuration options

DS-System can be deployed in multiple configurations to ensure maximum reliability of backup, recovery and restore services.

High Availability (HA) N+1 — This configuration, with its redundant grid of nodes, provides further scalability, performance and high availability, and allows the DS-System to withstand failures of up to half minus one of the nodes in the cluster without interruption. Additional nodes also help scale the performance of the grid by providing additional backup and restore processing resources.

Replication — Optional offsite replication provides additional redundancy and Disaster Recovery (DR). DS-Clients can be configured to automatically failover to the replica DS-System for both backup and restore activities. In prolonged outages, the replica DS-System can be promoted to be the primary DS-System.

Replication / Failover and Replication / Failback: VM Replication for Hyper-V and VMware.

Replication Diagram

Advanced Modules

Enhance the efficiency of your backup and recovery infrastructure with additional modules that augment the core backup and restore capabilities of the DS-Client and DS-System.

Backup Lifecycle Management

Classify multiple tiers of backup data based on SLAs, Business Continuity plans and retention policies, and then automatically migrate those tiers based on a set schedule and policy to lower-cost backup storage.

LAN Storage Discovery

Understand and analyze the behavior of your data to design optimal retention policies and determine storage needs and costs.

Virtual Disaster Recovery

Perform efficient, low-impact backups of virtual machines. The local virtual disaster recovery (VDR) module allows you to turn on a backup copy of the virtual machine in your local environment, while the remote virtual disaster recovery (RVDR) component enables failovers to a warm spare in a remote data center while you recover the primary site.

Snapshot Manager

Efficiently back up large data stores and achieve aggressive Recovery Point Objectives and Recovery Time Objectives by integrating hardware-based data protection methods such as snapshots. Asigra Snapshot Manager simplifies configuration, management and scheduling of backups and restores with a “single pane of glass” view of all snapshots in the environment.

Billing

Use a single, automated billing system to track and generate invoices for all your backup and recovery services. As a fully integrated and complimentary component, the DS-Billing module provides a consistent, easy-to-use and customizable approach to billing activity.

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