As a market leader in data protection, Veritas understands that organizations have a wide range of requirements that drives the need for data protection with flexible deployment options. NetBackup provides these organizations a way to standardize data protection across their entire enterprise with a single platform.
NetBackup Flex Scale is Veritas’ newest deployment option, architected to allow organizations to easily scale-out their NetBackup storage capacity and performance as needed.
What does it mean to easily scale-out NetBackup? How about being able to increase your capacity and performance without having to make manual changes such as adding services, changing your backup policies, or changing your client configuration! Read on for more details on how we have simplified scale-out with an architecture designed from the ground up specifically for high-performance data protection.
NetBackup Flex Scale was designed with a focus on simplifying operations, reducing operational risk and overall management costs. There are many automated processes built into NetBackup Flex Scale. Some examples include:
How much do we scale?
The NetBackup Flex Scale architecture is designed for nearly unlimited scalability. The minimum configuration is 4 nodes with a total of 448 TB of usable capacity. Currently, we have tested and support scaling up to 16 nodes totaling 1.8 PB of usable space within a single domain on local storage with the option to add additional capacity using public cloud-based storage services. NetBackup’s advanced deduplication engine ensures that space is highly optimized as data is sent to both local and cloud storage.
You can scale by adding nodes either individually or in groups.
The architecture is designed from the ground up with a focus on scalable and high-performance data protection.
It installs on Veritas validated platforms that ensure the optimal performance and resiliency of the cluster.
NetBackup Flex Scale Software Platform:
The nodes are configured with NetBackup Flex Scale which includes:
This layer ensures the foundation is secure and optimized for data protection and enterprise management.
Scale-out Dedupe Storage:
The scale-out dedupe storage uses NetBackup’s advanced data deduplication engine to provide several key benefits;
Containerized NetBackup Services:
The NetBackup services are containerized and managed by the cluster software. This allows for:
Intelligent Load Balancing:
The NetBackup Flex Scale solution includes an intelligent load balancer that is responsible for intelligently balancing operations across all the nodes in the cluster. In order to determine optimal job placement, it evaluates several factors including:
This provides much better performance than a simple round-robin approach that can result in unequal load distribution.
NetBackup Flex Scale’s containerized architecture provides a unique approach to hyperconverged data protection that was designed with a focus on operational simplicity, scale, and resiliency that expands upon NetBackup’s industry-leading enterprise data protection features and capabilities.
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