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SNW EUROPE 2008Vendor TutorialVMWare, DiDisaster RRecovery & ththe San Andrea’s Fault: How Google’s Law Firm implemented a Geo-Virtualised DR SystemTom BrierleyInMage Systemsth th27 –29 October 2008, Congress FrankfurtInMaggye SystemsVMware, Disaster T BTom BrierlleyRecovery & the San EMEA AdAndréé a’s F F aultlt:Systems Engineering ManagerInMage Systemstbrierley@inmage.netHow Google’s Law Firm implemented a GeoGeo-Virtualised DR System Agenda – Why am I hereInMage’ss CCredentialsredentials• Gartner ‘Cool Vendor’ in Data Protection 2008• Linux World 2008 – Must See Product• Founded by StorageStorage VisionaryVisionary Kumar MalavalliMalavalli – the founderfounder ofof Brocade OR put another way; a lot of clever engineers developing clever and simple software• In Excess of 200 Customers bouggpht on in past 2.5 Years – most in the small to medium business size, with limited budgets for DR/BC"Disaster recovery is talked about everywhere, but only really implemented in one percent of the IT world. InMage is destroying the excuses for all size shops, enabling everyone to protect themselves just like the really big guys.“Steve Duplessie, founder and senior analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group.• 80% ofof our ccustomersustomers areare VMWare customers• Staff have deep storage domain experience (Legato, Veritas, NetApp, Brocade, EEMCMC, IBM, StorageTek))Copyright © 2006 InMage.Systems, Storage and DRThe Old:Costly, Hugge and ...

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SNW EUROPE 2008
Vendor Tutorial
VMWare, DiDisaster RRecovery & ththe
San Andrea’s Fault: How Google’s
Law Firm implemented a Geo-
Virtualised DR System
Tom Brierley
InMage Systems
th th
27 –29 October 2008, Congress FrankfurtInMagyge Systems
VMware, Disaster
TT Bom Brierlley
Recovery & the San
EMEA
AAdndréé a’s F F aultlt:
Systems Engineering Manager
InMage Systems
tbrierley@inmage.net
How Google’s Law Firm
implemented a GeoGeo-
Virtualised DR System Agenda – Why am I here
InMage’ss CCredentialsredentials
• Gartner ‘Cool Vendor’ in Data Protection 2008
• Linux World 2008 – Must See Product
• Founded by StorageStorage VisionaryVisionary Kumar MalavalliMalavalli – the founderfounder ofof
Brocade OR put another way; a lot of clever engineers developing clever and simple software
• In Excess of 200 Customers bougpght on in past 2.5 Years – most in the
small to medium business size, with limited budgets for DR/BC
"Disaster recovery is talked about everywhere, but only really implemented in one percent of the
IT world. InMage is destroying the excuses for all size shops, enabling everyone to protect
themselves just like the really big guys.“
Steve Duplessie, founder and senior analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group.
• 80% ofof our ccustomersustomers areare VMWare customers
• Staff have deep storage domain experience (Legato, Veritas, NetApp,
Brocade, EEMCMC, IBM, StorageTek))
Copyright © 2006 InMage.Systems, Storage and DR
The Old:
Costly, Hugge and Inflexible
BUT
DR Was Easy:
A single ‘centralised image’ in which the
operating system, the application, storage
and memory were tightly integrated.
Application and Transactional Consistency
were implied
The NewNew
Hundreds of disconnected servers
SAN = Storage has been ‘disconnected’ and
distributed
All ‘Peer to Peer’
Worse – Transactional Integrity issues
across composite applications
Copyright © 2006 InMage.The San Andrea’s fault and
Howard Rice LLP
Copyright © 2006 InMage.Matt Reynolds – CIO
"We looked at outsourcing DR,“
"But . . . we can't compgpete against those with deeper ppockets. I'd rather
be the owner of my destiny."
At the time the firm began looking at disaster recovery, it was
struggling with an unreliable back up of 12TB per night including its
mission-critical Apps., including:
• Microsoft Exchange e-mail system, SharePoint, S Q. L, File & Print, etc.
“ Exchange backups were extending well into the business day"
“We needed something better”better”
Copyright © 2006 InMage.Matt’s Needs
Replicate any kind of data, be it :
• unstructured files, Exchange, SQL Server and even SharePoint
data.
Assign variable recovery-point objectives (RPO)
depending on thethe application.
• "We wanted to throttle up or down our overall RPO, based on the
system,“
• "F"For Exchange, we wanttedd essentialllly near-real-titime recovery, but
some of our other business systems that are SQL Server-based
don't require that. The RPO could be three hours. We wanted that
flexibility."
Bi-directional replication was key, too.
• "Replication going in one direction -- a lot of vendors do that,"
• "But you really need bi-directional, so that once the host site is up
and operational, you can replicate that information back from the DR
site to the main site. That was the riddle we wanted to solve, and
wewe wanted to dodo it as transparently as possiblepossible, "
Copyright © 2006 InMage.VMWare –
Cheaper - Greener
Howard Rice had just moved to a new data center and standardized on
VMware, and builtbuilt it’sds disasterisaster-recovery site using onlyonly virtualized
servers.
"Virtualization lletet us reduce our overalloverall ccapitalapital iinvestmentnvestment in serverserver
hardware,"
“In fact, the new data center is about the
same size as the old one, but it offers 60%
more capacity because it requires fewer
servers to support the same number of
applications. PlusPlus, it's greener. WWe e're're
saving on power and cooling because
there are fewer servers, so there is less
heat outputoutput. WeWe wanted toto make suresure we
leveraged those gains at the DR site as
well,“
Copyright © 2006 InMage.InMage Application Availability
Disaster Recovery Near Zero Recovery time
Data Continuity Near Zero Data Loss to APIT or Event
Across any Distance LAN’s OR Optimised Across WAN’s
On Any Storage Any to Any agnostic of vendor or type
Fully Automated Push Button Fail Over
Platforms Windows, Linux, UNIX, VM etc
Copyright © 2006 InMage.Matt says
"In the past, recovery times were incredibly variable because we would
have ttoo ggoo ttoo tthehe offsite vvendorendor, getget the ttapesapes, and thatthat would ttakeake a
day,"
"And tthenhen we'dd need to getget the hardware toto restorerestore itit to, and onceonce wwe e
restored, we had to handle the configuration. Not only would we have
[operating system] configuration issues, but also application issues,
because iinevitablynevitably data wwouldould bbee rrestoredestored ttoo a server with a ddifferentifferent
name, and apps like SQL Server need to know this. It was a very
complex equation."
Today, however, recovery is nearly instantaneous.
“The data is already at our DR site and all we need to do is issue a few
commands to DR-Scout, to bring that data online,”
Copyright © 2006 InMage.