Cloud DVX

The easiest and most efficient way to backup your data to the public cloud.

  • SaaS offering: self-healing, fully managed
  • Cost-effective: forever-incremental, globally deduped and compressed on S3
  • Built-in WAN optimization for fast backup and economical recovery
  • Fast VM and file recovery from disasters and ransomware
  • Elastic on-demand capacity and flexible topologies
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OVERVIEW

Cloud Backup Vault for DVX and DRaaS

On-demand, integrated, SaaS-based secure offsite store for backup and DR images leveraging AWS S3 low-cost storage.

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CUSTOMERS

 Datrium Cloud DVX provided a budget-friendly option for the insurance we’d get with offsite backup. At the same time, we can generate and restore snapshots much faster, and have the capacity to store more data for longer – giving us greater peace of mind that we can meet users’ needs. 

– Jeff Cunningham, Director of Information Systems, University of Maryland

FEATURES

Cloud DVX Offers Simple Online Access to Offsite Backup Images

SaaS Offering: Self-Healing, Fully Managed

Cloud DVX is automatically managed by Datrium along with DVX on-premises or as part of Datrium DRaaS. You just identify which asset groups you want protected and Cloud DVX does the rest. Cloud DVX is self-healing should any issues with its public cloud infrastructure arise.

Cost-Effective: Forever-Incremental, Globally Deduped and Compressed on S3

Automatrix, the underlying technology of Datrium products, includes always-on data reduction (deduplication, compression, erasure coding) and forever-incremental backups to reduce S3 storage cost/month and egress recovery costs. Backups retain native storage format without expensive data transformation and rehydration anywhere in the backup/restore cycle.

Built-In WAN Optimization for Fast Backup and Economical Recovery

Global deduplication ensures that data is transferred across the WAN only when it doesn’t already exist in the other location. When retrieving data from AWS S3, Cloud DVX uses the same method, so only changed data is sent significantly reducing egress costs.

Fast VM and File Recovery from Disasters and Ransomware

VM recovery to DVX is faster with global dedupe and forever incremental backups that avoid sending full copies. As a component of Datrium DRaaS, Cloud DVX enables instant recovery of VMs to VMware Cloud on AWS directly from AWS S3. Cloud DVX can manage over a million backups, allowing a deep set of recovery points for situations ranging from operational file recovery to ransomware mitigation.

Elastic On-Demand Capacity and Flexible Topologies

Cloud DVX can scale to support petabytes of capacity and support a broad variety of enterprise topologies. Enterprises with one to many on premises sites combined with one to many Cloud DVX sites can all be supported with the flexible configurations of Cloud DVX.

HOW IT WORKS

 

Protected Sites

Cloud DVX can protect any number of on premises and cloud production sites while restoring them to another on prem site or to the cloud using DRaaS with VMware Cloud on AWS.

Cloud DVX

Scalable, flexible, cost-effective cloud backup service for protecting and recovering your data quickly and easily.

Instant Restore

Data restore time is minimized using global dedupe and only sending changed data across the WAN. DRaaS provides instant recovery of data directly from S3.

Cost-Effective Backup

Cost optimized backup and recovery is designed into Cloud DVX using unique Datrium technologies like always-on data efficiency and forever incremental backups to S3.

Flexible

Many protected sites can be combined with many cloud backup sites in different availability zones to customize a solution for you.

Managed

The entire Cloud DVX solution is managed by Datrium, so you just need to set your protection groups and click go.

ARCHITECTURE

 

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Amazon EC2

Cloud DVX runs on EC2 with automatic fault detection and recovery to resume any running replication tasks. When a new version of Cloud DVX software becomes available, Cloud DVX automatically detects and upgrades the software. On-premises sites could be backed up to multiple Cloud DVX instances across different Availability Zones and Regions. With a two-tier model in the cloud, data is recovered directly to the host on premises without time wasted reassembling data from a separate backup system.

AWS S3

Cloud DVX uses S3 as a repository of backups in a Datrium-native, forever-incremental compressed and deduplicated form. Cloud DVX instances run a copy of the Datrium file system designed for efficient handling of backups on cost-optimized spinning disk media such as S3.

Cost-Optimized

Cloud DVX uses cost-effective S3 as a repository of backups stored in a native compressed and deduplicated form. On-premises systems send native forever incremental backups to Cloud DVX minimizing bandwidth and storage costs. Global deduplication ensures that data is transferred only when needed. When retrieving data from AWS S3, Cloud DVX uses the same method, so only changed data is sent significantly reducing egress costs.

Networking

Datrium VPN is automatically configured to provide secure communications channels for all on-premises and cloud components without requiring any third-party VPN hardware or software. Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) is used to logically isolate Cloud DVX from other services and firewall rules lock down all unnecessary ports. Cloud DVX implements an enterprise-grade SSL VPN to secure communications.

Self-Healing

Serverless Lambda functions are used to automate the initial deployment of various service components and to subsequently monitor and autonomously heal all deployed services. All subnets, endpoints, gateways, and routing tables are automatically repaired on failures. On Availability Zone failures, all Cloud DVX components are automatically redeployed in another available Availability Zone.

SaaS Delivery and Support

With automated deployment, configuration, maintenance, upgrades, and healing from component failures, you can focus on managing your data protection requirements. No manual on-premises software installation is required. Datrium monitors and supports all components of the system, including on-premises infrastructure and AWS.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Product

What is Cloud DVX?

Cloud DVX is a Datrium backup service with backups stored in AWS S3 in a native compressed and deduplicated form.

How can I start using Cloud DVX?

You configure your on-premises system to replicate your backups to a Cloud DVX target in the public cloud similar to how you replicate to another physical site. All backup features continue to work with Cloud DVX: restore of protection groups, restore of individual VMs, file restore, etc.

How is Cloud DVX different than Veeam backups to AWS?

Because Datrium unifies primary and backup storage, Cloud DVX backups are always native at the storage level with no rehydration or data transformation, even in the cloud. Global deduplication ensures that the minimum data set is transferred. This is not the case for standalone backup products.

Purchasing

What are the options for acquiring Cloud DVX and the delivery mechanism?
Cloud DVX is a cloud service that can be acquired in three different ways:
  1. SaaS: This is the primary way most customers will acquire Datrium Cloud DVX, as a service running on AWS and managed through their DVX vCenter plug-in.
  2. Bring-Your-Own-Cloud (BYOC): Cloud DVX service is deployed into a customer-provided AWS account. The customer is responsible for paying cloud infrastructure bills to the public cloud provider and Cloud DVX fees to Datrium.
  3. DRaaS: Cloud DVX is packaged into Datrium DRaaS. The customer gets a single bill from Datrium for Cloud DVX backups, DR orchestration with Datrium ControlShift, and any use of VMware Cloud on AWS for testing and actual DR failovers.
Do I install Cloud DVX software in AWS or is it a SaaS model?
There is nothing to install. Cloud DVX is a fully managed cloud backup service. You just need to activate it, which you can do online in minutes.
How much does Cloud DVX cost?

Cloud DVX is priced on a pay-per-use model. You pay for the amount of data you store (by the terabyte) for the period of time your store it (by the month). Please contact us for specific pricing details.

Support

Do I need to call Datrium Support to recover my data from Cloud DVX?

No, you don’t need to call Support to recover your data from the cloud. You would use the global search capability built into Automatrix to find the backup you want to recover. Then you would restart your VM using that backup, and Cloud DVX would move any missing data back from the cloud directly to the host running the VM. Global deduplication and forever-incremental backups minimize the data that needs to be copied back.

If my DVX is attacked by ransomware, can Datrium Support help me?

You can always call Datrium Support for help, but you can also use the ransomware protection that's included with every DVX. You simply search your global catalog of backups for a point in time before your system was infected. Then, you can instantly restore all your VMs at the same time, and you're back up and running.