Backup and Archive

Backup and Archive provides a secure, economical and easy-to-manage data protection solution for backing up and archiving local data to the cloud, reducing costs and mechanism complexity with as-a-service convenience.
Solution Advantages
  • High Reliability

    Fine-grained restoration reduces the RTO down to minutes. The backup data is protected with a durability of 99.999999999%. Client-side encryption, in-flight encryption, and storage-side encryption further enhance data security.

  • Minimized TCO

    The pay-per-use storage option means zero initial investment and maintenance cost. Two storage classes (Standard, Infrequent Access) help you keep costs down while ensuring access to data at the proper speed. Data can be automatically moved among the three storage classes to control storage cost.

  • Elastic Expansion

    OBS is ready for use right out of the box. Resources in OBS are allocated on demand and can be automatically expanded. Enterprises do not need to worry about expanding capacity and can focus on their core businesses.

  • Easy Management

    Local and cloud backups are centrally managed. Enterprises can easily purchase computing, storage and network resources on a per-service basis and do not need to assign dedicated personnel to maintain the layout.

Business Challenges
  • Security Risks

    Viruses, accidental deletions, and other unintended or even malicious operations cause huge economic loss to organizations each year. Public agency, finance, medicine, and education sectors are required to archive data for regulatory compliance.

  • Costly Local Builds

    Organizations once had to have the budget for their own backup center builds with huge operating costs from equipment room maintenance, power consumption, cooling, and a long list of other expenditures, but vast amounts of resources were underutilized.

  • Time-Consuming Expansions

    Generally, organizations would need 3 to 6 months to complete their IT infrastructure procurement and construction. The long build times took away the flexibility needed to respond to ever-changing business dynamics and growth in data scales.

  • Complicated O&M

    The multi-vendor mix of backup and archive software, servers, network devices, tape libraries, and other components results in a complicated IT system that requires highly trained IT professionals to perform even routine system O&M.

Typical Scenarios
  • Backing Up Local Data to the Cloud

  • Backing Up Tiered Data to the Cloud

  • DR Drills

  • Archiving Local Data to the Cloud

Backing Up Local Data to the Cloud

The service and backup systems are deployed in the enterprise data center while service data is backed up to HUAWEI CLOUD. This solution eliminates the need for costly initial investments, facilitates system expansions, and enhances data reliability.

  1. Cost Control

    Storage capacity is charged on a per-use basis. Two storage classes (Standard, Infrequent Access) are available to keep hot data on faster disks and cold data on slower but much cheaper disks. Data can be automatically moved among the three storage classes to control storage cost. Data deduplication and compression reduce bandwidth consumption to further control the total data backup cost.

  2. Elastic Expansion

    Storage resources can be linearly expanded to nearly infinite capacity. Say goodbye to the pains associated with planning just the right level of storage space for the indeterminate future.

  3. Robust Reliability

    Key Management Service (KMS) encrypts data with AES 256-bit symmetric keys. Data has multiple copies stored in multiple data centers. Data durability reaches as high as 99.999999999% and data availability as high as 99.99%.

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    Direct Connect

    Data Encryption Workshop

Backing Up Tiered Data to the Cloud

The backup management server is deployed on the cloud while the media server is deployed in the enterprise data center. This solution allows backup and restoration of data both locally and from the cloud.

  1. Two-level Data Storage

    Backup data is stored in two levels. Data is stored locally for a short duration (for 3 to 7 days, for example) and on the cloud for longer periods (for 30 days, for example). If the production system fails, local data backups are used for quick restoration; if a disaster event occurs, data backups on the cloud are used for restoration.

  2. Cost Control

    Three storage classes (Standard, Infrequent Access, and Archive) are available to keep hot data on faster disks and cold data on slower but much cheaper disks. Data can be automatically moved among the three storage classes to control storage cost. Local backup and restoration can reduce the recovery time objective (RTO) down to minutes.

  3. Security

    Triple data encryption including backup software client-side encryption, data transfer channel encryption, and storage-side encryption free you from data security worries.

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    Object Storage Service

    Direct Connect

    Virtual Private Network

    Data Express Service

    Data Encryption Workshop

DR Drills

Service tests or drills can be conducted by restoring data from local or cloud backups. After the tests or drills are complete, the used resources can be released to reduce total cost of ownership (TCO).

  1. Reduced TCO

    Enterprises can use Image Management Service (IMS) to store service system images on the cloud. With these images, enterprises can deploy a service system on the cloud and conduct service tests or drills with zero impact on ongoing production. Backups on the cloud can be used to restore the latest service data. After the tests or drills are complete, resources can be released to reduce TCO.

  2. Maximized Service Continuity

    Data can be restored locally or from the cloud. To protect against unintentional deletion and viruses, data can be restored using local backups and the RTO can be cut down to minutes. To protect data against disasters such as earthquakes and tsunamis, a service system can be created on the cloud and data can be restored to the new service system, with an RTO of hours.

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    Elastic Cloud Server

    Object Storage Service

    Elastic Volume Service

    Image Management Service

    Direct Connect

    Virtual Private Network

    Data Encryption Workshop

Archiving Local Data to the Cloud

Data is archived from the enterprise data center to HUAWEI CLOUD through a storage gateway to ensure regulatory compliance. Compared with tape libraries, cloud storage delivers higher reliability at lower TCO.

  1. Cost Control

    OBS Archive is cost-effective. It is an alternative to physical tape libraries, freeing enterprises from complicated operations such as tape library maintenance, tape management, and manual data transfer.

  2. Robust Security

    Backup data is protected at 99.999999999% durability. Client-side encryption, in-flight encryption, and storage-side encryption further enhance data security.

  3. Related Services

    Object Storage Service

    Direct Connect

    Data Express Service

    Data Encryption Workshop

Solution Architectures
  • Backing Up Local Data to the Cloud

  • Backing Up Tiered Data to the Cloud

  • Archiving Local Data to the Cloud

Backing Up Local Data to the Cloud

Description

Data is backed up from the enterprise data center to the cloud with end-to-end data encryption to safeguard data security and minimize initial investments, shorten expansion periods and simplify complicated O&M.

Highlights

  • Affordable: pay-per-use metering with a 20% to 80% cost reduction over deployment of private storage
  • Efficient: deduplication and compression prior to transfer, shortening the backup window by 75%
  • Secure: source-side encryption, in-flight encryption, and encrypted OBS storage
  • Reliable: 99.999999999% durability, meaning your data is always available

Backing Up Tiered Data to the Cloud

Description

With two-level backup (enterprise data center + HUAWEI CLOUD), local restoration achieves an RTO at the minute range and cloud-based restoration protects against service outages during disaster events.

Highlights

  • Reliable: Backup data is stored locally and on the cloud, ensuring data is always available.
  • Economical: deduplication and compression prior to transfer, reducing the needed bandwidth by 75%.
  • Efficient: Fine-grained restoration reduces RTO down to minutes.
  • Secure: source-side encryption, in-flight encryption, and encrypted OBS storage.

Archiving Local Data to the Cloud

Description

Data is archived from the enterprise data center to HUAWEI CLOUD through a storage gateway to ensure regulatory compliance. Compared with tape libraries, cloud storage delivers higher reliability at lower TCO.

Highlights

  • Reliable: 99.999999999% durability, meaning your data is always available
  • Economical: OBS Archive dramatically lowers TCO, eliminating device purchase and maintenance costs.
  • Secure: source-side transfer encryption, HTTPS in-flight encryption, and encrypted OBS storage.
  • Maintenance-free: Enterprises are relieved from the troubles in hardware maintenance.
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