Disaster Recovery

When establishing a Disaster Recovery solution, you should evaluate whether you can:

  • Establish a cost effective secondary copy and still provide adequate protection
  • Ensure minimal bandwidth requirements
  • Manage automatic failover and quick and efficient failback processes
  • Easily manage and test the DR environment
  • Include long-term data copies in order to comply with regulations

Whether you are running in the cloud, on-premises, a hybrid or multicloud environment, you need to protect your data. NetApp’s technology and innovation were built over the last 25 years specifically to provide you with an advanced platform for secondary copies and disaster recovery.

Key Considerations

Review and verify applicability to your Disaster Recovery requirements:

Are you looking to attain a cost effective secondary copy?

Cost Savings

Data snapshots, thin provisioning, data compression, and data deduplication can help reduce storage expenses by as much as 50%. Also, DR data can be tiered to Amazon S3, paying as low as $0.03 per GB per month.

How can you manage automatic failover and failback?

Efficient Replication & Restore

NetApp’s SnapMirror® can synchronize your data, leveraging efficient data snapshots to transfer only data deltas and recover data from any point in time.

Can your secondary copy be leveraged for testing and R&D?

Testing with Efficient Cloning

Efficient cloning technology will enable you to create writable volumes from snapshots, with zero capacity penalties, in zero time, while paying only for the deltas that you consume. This cloning technology will be useful for creating development, research, and testing environments.

3 Steps for a Successful POC:

01

Create your DR Environment

  • Sign up or log in to NetApp Cloud Central, and discover your primary ONTAP Cloud working environment.
  • Create a secondary DR ONTAP Cloud environment.
  • Drag-and-drop your primary working environment to the secondary DR environment. This will establish a replication-and-sync relationship between the two environments.

02

Test the Cost Efficiencies of Your Secondary Copy

Watch your storage footprint reduced and benefit from an average of 50% cost savings.

  • To check thin provisioning: Provision a volume which is larger than the aggregate. Despite the overprovisioning, you will not see an increase in the storage footprint.
  • To check deduplication: Copy a file multiple times and you’ll see that the used capacity remains the same, with no increase in storage footprint with repeating blocks.
  • To check compression: Save a large text file and note how it is compressed substantially, reducing the overall storage footprint.

03

Test the Value of Tiering Your Data to Amazon S3

Reduce your storage costs to as low as $0.03 per GB per month.

  • During your ONTAP Cloud trial deployment, check the “Use S3 as a capacity tier for cold data” option.
  • On the “Replication Policy” page, select the “backup” policy.
  • Check the volume capacity and see how ~90% of the data is now located on Amazon S3.

Tips

Activate tiering of your DR environment to Amazon S3 in order to reduce DR cost to as low as $0.03 per GB per month.

Use the Discover and Replicate functions in the Cloud Manager to quickly and efficiently create a copy-and-sync relationship between the primary working environment and the secondary cloud DR environment utilizing NetApp’s SnapMirror® technology.

Leverage the “Schedule Downtime” option to turn on and off your DR environment in order to save compute and license costs.

Use FlexClone® technology to create thin, RW data copies for DR testing without performance or capacity penalties.

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