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Backup to Alibaba Cloud

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Today, cloud has emerged as a popular alternative when customer considering data backup destination. In the following sections, we will focus on the backup software vendor Commvault and Ahsay.


Vendor 1 - Commvault
Use Case 1 - Primary Copy to Cloud
In this scenario, Commvault clients extract the data and then Media Agent moves the data to Alibaba Cloud’s object storage based on defined storage policy. Alibaba Cloud object storage is configured as cloud storage library in Commvault console. Express Connect or VPN can be used for network connectivity between customer data center and Alibaba Cloud.




Use Case 2 – Primary Copy Onsite, Secondary Copy to Cloud
This scenario would be more suitable for medium to large sized customers, as they already have onsite primary copies to disks in order to fulfill existing RPO/RTO requirements. They also have offsite secondary copies to tape, virtual tape library (VTL), or disk. In this case, customer usually considers cloud storage as replacement to their existing offsite copies. Media Agents are setup on both customer data center and Alibaba Cloud, so that Commvault’s DASH Copy feature can be used to reduce the data transmission volume with deduplication. Alibaba Cloud object storage is configured as cloud storage library in Commvault console. Express Connect or VPN can be used for network connectivity between customer data center and Alibaba Cloud.







Vendor 2 - Ahsay
Use Case - Direct Backup to Cloud
AhsayOBM and AhsayACB backup data directly to Alibaba Cloud.
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