The Technical Services team for Backup and Recovery have produced a number of documents we call "Blueprints".
These Blueprints are designed to show backup and recovery challenges around specific technologies or functions and how Backup Exec solves these challenges.
Each Blueprint consists of:
This Blueprint is designed to help with customers who are utilising Backup Exec to build Private Cloud Services.
For MSPs (MSPs), backup and recovery continues to be the most critical service they offer their customers. Even a single instance of a managed service provider failing to recover a client’s data assets successfully, or failing to ensure a client’s ability to maintain business continuity in the event of a disaster, could result in the following:
In addition to the critical nature of backup and recovery services, compounding factors such as the explosive rate of data growth, the increase in complexity of business-critical applications, and the move towards cloud computing are compelling MSPs to modernize the backup and recovery solutions they offer to their clients to ensure they remain competitive in the IT services industry.
MSPs and Cloud Solutions
Market changes in recent years have made cloud-based backup and recovery technologies attractive to both small businesses as well as MSPs. Both are looking for better solutions to the problem of maintaining backups of critical business data at offsite locations to protect against disaster. For years, removable media solutions, such as tape, have been used to solve this problem and both small businesses and MSPs are looking to replace these legacy processes with automated, less complex solutions.
Responding to this market trend, MSPs are looking to leverage advances in internet bandwidth and cloud storage technologies to offer cloud-based backup as a service. Many MSPs are looking to leverage their own data center as a cloud resource to which secondary copies of customer backup data can be stored.
Backup Exec Private Cloud Services
Backup Exec™ 2014 allows partners to offer multitenant, offsite backup storage services to their clients leveraging their own data center resources as a cloud storage location. Known as Backup Exec™ 2014 Private Cloud Services, this capability is designed for MSPs looking to offer cloud-based, offsite backup storage to their clients. Backup Exec Private Cloud Services combines powerful data deduplication with multitenant cloud storage capabilities to ensure backup data is stored securely and enables the MSPs to leverage their own data centers as the offsite repository.
Backup Exec™ 2014’s Private Cloud Services capability allows MSPs to:
This technical blueprint offers an in-depth, technical look at how Backup Exec™ 2014 Private Cloud Services can be leveraged by MSPs to offer efficient, multitenant cloud-based backup storage services to their clients.
This includes diagrams, best practices, prerequisites, and other key technical elements of the Backup Exec™ 2014 Private Cloud Services solution. Note: For detailed, step-by-step instructions on implementing and configuring the different elements of a Private Cloud Services solution, please refer to the Backup Exec Private Cloud Services Planning and Deployment Guide available: TECH172464.
You can download the Blueprint from the link below.