Backup and Archive

Alibaba Cloud provides rich and stratified products and services to help you properly plan and execute highly available and durable data backup, low-cost and high-performance massive data archiving, and secure and compliant storage-level disaster recovery.

Overview

Facing the continuous explosion of data volume, the deep mining of data value, and the rising storage costs, Alibaba Cloud provides Object Storage Service (OSS) to enable the basic cloud-based storage and backup for diversified data types. Storage services and products, including Cloud Storage Gateway, Hybrid Backup Recovery (HBR), Hybrid Disaster Recovery (HDR), and Hybrid Cloud Storage Array (HCSA), can be effectively integrated on top of OSS to help you build out secure and compliant cloud-based data backup, data archiving, disaster recovery, with deduplication and compression for enhanced cost-efficiency, high reliability, high durability, and ease of maintenance. You can easily deploy this solution on-premises, hybrid cloud, or cross cloud, and it is widely used in industries such as finance, media, and retail.

Download Whitepaper  

Solution Highlights

  • High Performance

  • Cost Efficiency

  • Global Compliance

  • Flexible Deployment

How It Works

Your Challenge

The customer is a finance enterprise. According to the supervision and regulation requirements, the customer need provide persistently protection to a variety of data, and current data volume is huge. If to backup and archive the data completely on-premises, it would be time-consumed to construct, the scalability is poor, the maintenance workload is heavy, especially the high cost, which is a heavy burden for the customer.

Our Solution

  • Back up the customer's offline databases, files, emails, and other types of data for disaster recovery to Hybrid Cloud Storage Array (HCSA) hybrid cloud disaster recovery all-in-one cluster. The data that need to be persistently protected and stored are migrated automatically to Alibaba Cloud Object Storage Service (OSS) with the automatic data migration function. With data lifecycle management, the infrequently used data is moved to Archive Storage of OSS to optimize TCO. The data is secured end-to-end during the transporting.

Object Storage Service (OSS)

An encrypted and secure cloud storage service which stores, processes and accesses massive amounts of data from anywhere.

View Detail

Hybrid Cloud Storage Array (HCSA)

A cost-effective, efficient and easy-to-manage hybrid cloud storage solution.

View Detail

Your Challenge

A finance enterprise has hundreds of trading terminals, according to national supervision and regulation requirement, transaction logs must be persistent for a long time. Customer expected to use the elastic resources on cloud to audit transaction logs and transaction data mining efficiently, support business innovation with proper costs.

Our Solution

  • Customer deployed Cloud Storage Gateway on-premises and on Alibaba Cloud, the Cloud Storage Gateway deployed on-premises provides an NFS interface and is connected to local transaction terminals in a cloud cache mode, the Cloud Storage Gateway deployed on Alibaba Cloud also provides an NFS interface connecting to Elastic Computing Service (ECS). Transaction logs is encrypted and uploaded through public network. Policy configuration only support deletion on-premises, while deletion on the cloud is forbidden, which ensures full data is uploaded to cloud securely and error-free.

  • The data in the cloud is stored in standard Object Storage Service (OSS) and accessed by Elastic Computing Service (ECS) for data auditing and mining. The solution helps to reduce the expense of hardware purchases and cost of system maintenance on-premises, and enjoys the flexibility the cloud. Cold data is moved to Archive Object Storage Service (OSS) with policies, which effectively reduces the TCO. At the same time, policy configuration is used to ensure data security and compliant.

Object Storage Service (OSS)

An encrypted and secure cloud storage service which stores, processes and accesses massive amounts of data from anywhere.

View Detail

Cloud Storage Gateway (CSG)

A gateway service that you can deploy on the premises or in the cloud.

View Detail

Your Challenge

A finance enterprise who is already on Alibaba Cloud needs to back up all types of data and compute instances to cloud to be complaint to supervision and regulation. The data is huge in amount, with diversified types and including both full and incremental. Among the data need to be backup, there are thousands of compute instances, tens of TB files, Object Storage Service (OSS) at PB level with several TB per day incremental data to store contract pictures, hundreds of TB Network Attached Storage (NAS) with TB level incremental per day incremental data to store quality inspection videos. The customer needs a simple and efficient solution that ensures full data, incremental data and compute instances are backup secured and compliant.

Our Solution

  • Hybrid Backup Recovery (HBR) provides a comprehensive backup service to customer, that can back up multiple types of data on Alibaba Cloud, including Elastic Computing Service (ECS) instances, Object Storage Service (OSS), Network Attached Storage (NAS), with unlimited capacity, centralized management and easy maintenance. Hybrid Backup Recovery (HBR) has the functions of deduplication and compression, the highest deduplication rate can be up to 30: 1, compared with traditional solutions, the cost can be reduced by 70%.

Object Storage Service (OSS)

An encrypted and secure cloud storage service which stores, processes and accesses massive amounts of data from anywhere.

View Detail

Hybrid Backup Recovery (HBR)

An enterprise-level data backup and migration service that is secure, efficient, cost-effective, and scalable.

View Detail

Your Challenge

The customer is a retail giant in China and needs to back up SAP when business is processing. To support the business scale, hundreds of Elastic Computing Service (ECS) nodes, dozens of SAP Hana nodes, tens of terabytes of existing data, and nearly 10 terabytes of incremental data every day. Customer subscripted commercial backup software to back up SAP Hana. The steps are tedious, backup to Network Attached Storage (NAS) as the first step, and backup to Object Storage Service (OSS) is further needed. It costed several hours every day to backup and the cost is high. The customer is desired to have an SAP HANA backup solution, which is easy to operate, time saving, and cost-effective.

Our Solution

  • Hybrid Backup Recovery (HBR) provides a convenient SAP Hana backup service to customer, with centralized management, automatically backup both full data and incremental data, significantly saves 70% time to backup, and only 40% cost of using commercial backup software.

Object Storage Service (OSS)

An encrypted and secure cloud storage service which stores, processes and accesses massive amounts of data from anywhere.

View Detail

Hybrid Backup Recovery (HBR)

An enterprise-level data backup and migration service that is secure, efficient, cost-effective, and scalable.

View Detail

Related Resources

Whitepaper

Disaster Recovery: How to Protect Your Data

This ebook describes about how to safely store your data and restore it if disaster does strike.

Whitepaper

Best Practice for Data Storage in the Cloud

This ebook describes about how to store files in Alibaba Cloud's Object Storage Service.

Whitepaper

Integrating SAP Application Data with Alibaba Cloud

This ebook describes the benefits of using SAP on Alibaba Cloud.

Webinar

Data Economics In the Cloud

Talks about data economics in Alibaba Cloud.

Webinar

Hybrid Cloud Architectures – A New Age Reality

Talks about how to build a hybrid cloud architecture, which is a modern-day reality for today's IT architectures.

Webinar

Alibaba Cloud Object Storage Service (OSS)

Store, process, and access massive amounts of data from anywhere in the world.

A Free Trial That Lets You Build Big!

Start building with 40+ products and up to 12 months usage for Elastic Compute Service

Get Started for Free