Businesses continue to accelerate their transition to the multi-cloud world. As part of this transition, businesses are modernizing their workloads and deploying scale out architectures that change the game when it comes to protecting their most precious commodity – their data. New workloads such as hyper-converged infrastructure, Hadoop, or HBase require a modernized approach when performing data protection.
A modernized approach to protecting these workloads consists of the following capabilities: automatic data discovery; agentless scale out deployment model; and API based. NetBackup Parallel Streaming delivered with NetBackup 8.1 is designed to meet the data protection demands when protecting modern workloads that leverage a scale out or web-scale architecture. Innovated and patented by Veritas, this new agentless, parallel streaming technology delivers data protection for modern scale-out and hyper-converged workloads. These workloads can now be backed up and protected with extreme efficiency by leveraging the power of dynamically scaling multiple backup hosts in parallel. Let’s take a closer look to see how Parallel Streaming works.
NetBackup Parallel Streaming consists of 3 logical blocks: Core NetBackup Capabilities, Parallel Streaming Plug-Ins, and a modern workload hosted on Nutanix. Core NetBackup capabilities are the functions that NetBackup performs that are common to the backup and recovery operations to protect any given workload including Nutanix. Workload independent functions such as job scheduling, management, reporting, cataloging and the user interface are serviced out of this layer. The core Parallel Streaming Technology sits in this layer and can be thought of as an API interface that enables the communication and management of backup and recovery operations with emerging workloads.
NetBackup Parallel Streaming plug-ins provide the mechanism for integrating with the Nutanix RESTful API interface. Plug-ins are specific to a given workload and provide the capabilities to perform workload specific functions such as data discovery, snapshotting, and data transfer to and from a workload. NetBackup abstracts itself from workload specific implementations by leveraging Veritas developed plug-ins that bridge NetBackup’s API interface with the Nutanix RESTful APIs.
A modern workload, in this case Nutanix, is the 3rd layer of NetBackup Parallel Streaming. A key requirement is that a modern workload must implement a set of RESTful APIs that can be used by NetBackup to coordinate workload specific capabilities needed for backup, recovery and data transfer operations. NetBackup, via the Parallel Streaming plug-ins, initiate the proper set of API calls to AOS that will prepare data for backup and then coordinate the movement of that data to any number of NetBackup supported backup destinations.
NetBackup Parallel Streaming delivers a revolutionary new backup and recovery technology for large, scale-out, multi-node cluster environments which was designed using the same principles on which scale-out architectures are modeled. NetBackup will scale as needed to solve the data protection needs as you grow your investment in Nutanix. Visit www.netbackup.com to learn more about all the new capabilities now available with NetBackup 8.1.
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