VS/Infrastructure, from Voyant Strategies, is the culmination of over sixteen years of experience delivering leading edge storage and security solutions to companies of all sizes. VS/Infrastructure is an integration of the most valuable features of various best-in-breed IT point solutions, each of which integrate extremely well with one another and multiply the practical value of the other components.
The robust data protection feature set of NetApp is the centerpiece of VS/Infrastructure. NetApp's Snapshot technology is the basis of the vast majority of the instant data recovery and remote replication features that businesses need in today's data-centric environment. As the only Snapshot that doesn't require a copy-on-write, NetApp can create many point-in-time copies of data without impacting performance one bit. Combine this feature with Enterprise-class performance and "Five9's" availaility, and you have a solid foundation upon which to build a robust data management infrastructure. In a single platform, NetApp delivers these features via Windows Sharing, NFS, iSCSI (IP SAN), and Fiber Channel Storage Area Networks (SAN).
Most organizations require that data be archived to tape at some point, despite the move towards disk-based restore technologies. VS/Infrastructure includes the Commvault Unified Data Management platform, which provides policy-based data management and recovery. Commvault's unique ability to protect and manage multi-tiered data residing in NetApp and Open Systems infrastructures earned it "Magic Quadrant" status in 2005.
In light of recent disastrous losses of private and compliant data, it makes perfect sense that Decru is an essential piece of VS/Infrastructure. Decru encrypts data at rest, and performs that encryption at wire-speed, so that your application and backup/restore performance remains high. Decru's true value is experienced in it Lifetime Key Management technology, which ensures that you have the ability to decrypt data far into the future, or shred keys when the retention policy for the associated data has expired.
In order to achieve effective remote-site recovery, large amounts of data must be replicated over relatively slow wide-area links. Riverbed Technology's Data Streamlining feature set enables these large datasets to move at radically high throughputs, reducing by factors the number of bits and network packets that traverse the wire. This technology also enables the remote use of that data via traditionally slow file access protocols such as Windows File Sharing (or CIFS) and MAPI, by optimizing the access protocols themselves.
VS/Infrastructure is the optimum platform for server virtualization with VMWare ESX and IBM BladeCenter. With NetApp's ability to recover whole volumes instantly as well as replicate them to a remote site, you now have the ability to recover entire server farms seamlessly and effortlessly, with little or no touch by your staff. The combination of IBM and VMWare allows single-screen management of both virtual and physical resources, allowing for the optimization of processing and storage resources.
Find out how Voyant's best-in-breed integration applies to these general categories: