Technical white paper

Managing Nimble Storage snapshots, replication, and backup to HPE StoreOnce with Veeam

Executive summary

This paper describes the architecture of a combined Veeam and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Storage (HPE StoreOnce and Nimble) solution. This solution enables key features and benefits not possible with many third-party products, including protection against ransomware attacks. Details of the integration of Veeam and HPE Storage provide an understanding of the end-to-end data protection process.
HPE StoreOnce, Nimble Storage snapshots, and integration with Veeam 9.5 can provide customers with a complete disaster recovery and archiving solution. Individual item restores and backup copy jobs are also supported. Nimble snapshots and replication are created and then directed to the HPE StoreOnce system for backup. For Nimble customers, HPE StoreOnce provides affordable and secure storage that supports encryption. This combination is ideal for longer-term retention with fast restore performance.
With the announcement of Veeam 9.5, Nimble Storage and Veeam introduced a new level of integration. Nimble snapshots and replication can now be managed and scheduled with Veeam, the leading backup application for virtualized environments. Veeam backups can be created from Nimble snapshots as well as from replicated snapshots at a secondary location, thereby offloading backups from production. Creating a backup from a storage snapshot completes the virtual machine (VM) quiescence within seconds and transfers the processing to the storage array.