Use Cases

STORServer data backup appliances are comprehensive data protection solutions covering a wide range of use cases and workloads.

Backup & Recovery

Protect important business data from loss.

Backups are a 2nd copy of data to protect against inadvertent loss of data.  This form of “data protection” is driven by policies and defined by SLAs (service-level agreement) for the standard 15 to 90-day data lifecycle.  This must include the ability to restore all data in that lifecycle (a file, database, snapshot, or VM) in seconds to the original or an alternate location including on the STORServer appliance.

Long-Term Retention & Archival

Meet and exceed data retention regulations.

Long-term retention or archived data is data that must be kept beyond the standard data lifecycle, for over 90 days, due to governmental or corporate regulations.  Very often this data must be kept in an immutable format such as WORM (write once read many)

Scale-Out Storage

Consolidate workloads and simplify management.

The ability to scale out allows for the data protection environment to utilize multiple processors (servers) as a single entity so that the storage will scale beyond the compute capacity “performance limitations” of a single server while being managed from a single “dashboard” interface.

Development & Testing

Maximize benefits with easy data reuse.

These are production side tasks that are crucial to the growth of the IT dept (and likely the business as a whole) traditionally kept on expensive production hardware.  When off-loaded to the STORServer appliance in the Storage Protect Plus environment, even moving a portion of the Test and Development tasks, the customer will achieve a better load balance and performance on their production (hardware) resources as well as maximize the hardware resources available in their data protection STORServer environment.

Disaster Recovery & Replication

Eliminate loss risks from localized disasters.

Replication creates a 3rd copy of the data and takes place at least once per day to move data in the standard 15 to 90-day lifecycle off-site to a cloud or secondary physical STORServer appliance.  This protects against localized disasters in the main data center that may result in the loss of the production (1st copy) and/or the STORServer appliance (2nd copy) copies of the data.

Compliance & Privacy

Air-gapped malware protection

The ability to store a copy of data either with an air-gap and/or on immutable storage to prevent potential corruption by malware and Ransomware. STORServer is able to automate this process and eliminate the need for regular admin intervention/interaction.

Vulnerability Management

The ability to architect a solution to custom fit the needs and requirements of any organization by limiting potential points of failure and data exposures.

GDPR Compliance

STORServer meets all 7 principles:

  • Lawfulness, fairness, and transparency
  • Purpose limitation
  • Data minimization
  • Accuracy
  • Storage growth
  • Integrity and confidentiality (security)
  • Accountability