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HPE SimpliVity 380 Hyperconvergence and Built In automated DR

This BLOG addresses the following topics:

  1. What makes disaster recovery so challenging?
  2. How can we accelerate recovery through automation?
  3. How can we solve disaster recovery with HPE SimpliVity architecture built-in data protection?
  4. What’s new in HPE SimpliVity RapidDR?
  5. Customer Case Study.

1.     What makes disaster recovery so challenging?

“Post-mortem analysis of the failure of Delta’s computer systems pointed to a power surge in a transformer and a failure to switch over to backup infrastructure. This was a 20th-century equipment glitch that brought the biggest and best U.S. airline to its knees.” Nearly700 flights cancelled. Forbes – August 11, 2016.

Delta Airlines

Top 5 Data Protection Challenges

1.       Sub-par disaster recovery strategy

2.       Too few points-in-time to prevent data loss

3.       Inadequate strategy/process for backing up remote sites

4.       Inability to backup within the allocated window of time

5.       inability to backup/recover a single virtual machine

Top 5 Overall Pain Points: Disaster Recovery and Data Growth:

1.       Dealing with data/capacity growth

2.       Capacity planning/forecasting

3.       High cost of storage (Capex)

4.       Delivering adequate storage performance

5.       Meeting disaster recovery requirements

The Data Problem:

  1. Data capacity requirements are increasing at an exponential rate
  2. More and more data resulting in reduced disk performance
  3. Backup windows are shrinking
  4. Recovery point objectives more stringent
  5. Recovery time objectives are continuously being reduced
  6. The majority of enterprises are unable to meet their RTO’s
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The main challenges of Disaster Recovery

  1. The stakes are high – nearly $9,000 per minute (Pokemon Institute)
  2. Relentless data growth makes it challenging to meet recovery time objectives
  3. Expectations for recovery time objectives are unrealistic
  4. Complexity of IT infrastructure makes it difficult to duplicate at a reasonable cost
  5. Complexity of protection solutions makes it difficult to achieve timely responses

2.     How can we accelerate recovery through automation?

By implementing an HPE SimpliVity Highly resilient architecture Data Virtualization Platform with:

1. Guaranteed data efficiency

Always-on compression and deduplication

All data at inception, globally

Offloaded to OmniStack Accelerator

Guaranteed 90% capacity savings across primary storage and backup

2. Built-in resiliency, backup, and disaster recovery


Full logical backups with near zero overhead


Guaranteed 60-second restore of 1TB VM


Granular RTOs and RPOs from hours to seconds


Simple, affordable offsite DR


RAIN + RAID protection of data

3. Global VM-centric management and mobility


Policy-based, VM-centric management


No LUNS, shares, or volumes


Right-click operations


Native tool integration


 Single view of all data centers and Remote and Branch Offices (ROBO’s)

3.     How can we solve disaster recovery with HPE SimpliVity architecture built-in data protection?

HPE SimpliVity systems built-in data protection provides…

1. Global VM-Centric Policies and Management


a)      Backup policies aligned to VMs


b)      Simple, click-driven interface to:


o   Provision a VM


o   Clone a VM


o   Move a VM


o   Backup/restore


c)       No LUNs, shares or volumes


d)      Policies follow VMs wherever they go

 2. Instant Backup and Recovery of Data


a)      Powered by HPE SimpliVity system unmatched data efficiency


b)      Full logical backups in seconds


c)       Hyper Protected 60 seconds or less on average for local backup or restore of a 1TB VM


d)      App-aware backups


e)      File-level restore


f)       RPOs in minutes, RTOs in seconds

3. Simple and Highly Efficient Offsite Disaster Recovery


a)      WAN-efficient remote backups


b)      Global VM-centric management


c)       Rapid recovery at DR site


d)      Choice of HPE SimpliVity cloud service providers for DRaaS

4. Highly Resilient Architecture to Maximize Uptime and Prevent Data Loss:



File and object-level restore


App-aware backups


Multiple points in time


Restore to any VM



New or replacement VM


Multiple points in time


Fully independent



Hardware RAID


Component-level redundancy & protection


Integrity checks & bit rot detection

Data Centre




High availability



Site-to-site DR


Remote backup & recovery


Unique block replication

4.     What’s new in RapidDR?

Rapid recovery. Push-button simplicity.

  • Power VMs at recovery site
  • Run pre and post scripts
  • One-click activation
  • Automated recovery workflow
  • Single vendor solution
  • One support call
  • 5/10 customer satisfaction


Speed up and simplify disaster recovery with RapidDR

 Lowers RTOs through automation


§  Site-level recovery in minutes


§  One-click activation of pre-configured recovery workflows


§  Automation achieves 70% better RTO compared to manual procedures

Dramatically simplifies disaster recovery


§  Reliable disaster recovery in a single, integrated solution with one support number


§  Automation replaces error-prone manual recovery processes


§  Simple, VM-centric backup and recovery policies

Improves readiness and compliance


§  Self-documenting recovery plans replace manually developed runbooks


§  Documented, actionable recovery plan created in minutes


§  Easy disaster recovery testing to verify readiness and compliance

The only hyperconverged solution with built-in data protection now includes automated disaster recovery.


New RapidDR Features Speed Up Recovery and Simplify DR Testing.


  • Even faster recovery:

Reduces downtime by optimizing the execution of recovery workflows
Delivers up to 2x improvement compared to previous versions of RapidDR

  • Automated compliance documentation:

Simplifies audit and compliance by translating recovery plans into fully documented runbooks

Includes manual recovery steps required if RapidDRis not available

  • Easy verification of recovery plans:

Ability to test existing recovery plans without impacting running workloads

Confirms readiness for a disaster by allowing users to test recovery plans in advance


SimpliVity RapidDR Automated Recovery Demo


SimpliVity RapidDR enables one-click recovery of all VMs in your recovery workflow. Watch Adam Sekora, Director in the Office of the CTO, demonstrate the recovery execution process based on a predefined recovery plan by clicking on the following URL:

5.     Customer Case Study

A Belgian healthcare provider enhances disaster recovery with HPE SimpliVity Ensuring business continuity for critical healthcare applications. Click the button below to download your free copy of the costomer’s case study.

As an HPE authorised reseller Tri-Paragon Inc. provides you with the right solution to reduce costs and streamline operations. Installation, training and optimization of your Data Centre together with the requisite network and power cabling, the de-installation of retired equipment and its destruction in accordance with your destruction policies are an integral part of our service.

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