IBM Spectrum Protect Case Study
ATS Group discovered that IBM Spectrum Protect can support robust cloud backups, providing users with the ability to migrate backed up data to the cloud slowly and consistently in a way that allows for significant control.
With more companies seeking reliable cloud backups everyday, ATS Group wanted to ensure that these needs could be met using IBM Spectrum Protect technology. Spectrum Protect environments are highly scalable and capable of handling petabytes of data with robust and consistent cloud support.
Before scheduled backups can take place, ATS Group needed to configure and connect Spectrum Protect to the cloud environment to enable the migration, and monitor the performance of the new cloud backup platform as data was transferred.
ATS Group installed Spectrum Protect within a simulated customer environment, including dummy hosts and created backup data. A cloud cache and storage pool was also established, enabling data to be backed up to the Spectrum Protect environment through the cloud cache. From here, data is copied to Object Storage, where it is encrypted both at rest and during transit, ensuring security and usability in a scenario in which access to backup data is required.
This backup process, hinging upon Spectrum Protect and Object Storage, takes place on a scheduled, daily basis. In this way, the most recent versions of data are continually accessible via the cloud backup environment.
ATS Group discovered that Spectrum Protect can support several different operating systems for cloud backups, including Windows and Linux. And because this type of setup includes a cloud cache, users can migrate backed up data to the cloud slowly and consistently in a way that allows for significant control.
In addition, because each server does not require a connection to the cloud provider, users are afforded even more control over the environment’s resource usage and performance. This style of cloud backup is especially ideal for organizations seeking to move away from legacy backup systems, as well as those preferring not to make the considerable investment needed for tapes and outside storage.