Veritas and Cloudian Simplify Ransomware Protection with Immutable Amazon S3-Compliant Storage

Cloudian® HyperStore® provides a fast, on-premises, disk-based backup target that seamlessly integrates with existing NetBackup and Backup Exec solutions. For long- term archive, Cloudian can migrate older data to the public cloud—AWS, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure, and other S3-compatible services. This minimizes on-site disk costs while ensuring that a DR copy is maintained offsite. For secondary backup, Cloudian can also be used as a backup target at remote DR sites.

Hybrid Cloud Backup and Archive
This solution combines a high-performance on-premises backup target and policy-based migration to the cloud for archive and disaster recovery.

Predictable Performance and Data Protection

Veritas NetBackup and Backup Exec deliver reliable backup and recovery across applications, platforms, and virtual environments. A single console unites the management and reporting of both on-premises and cloud information to provide additional operating efficiencies and simplified administration.

Both Veritas NetBackup and BackupExec offer seamless integration with Cloudian HyperStore straight out of the box without additional software. Integrated cloud storage connectors enable backup to Cloudian as simply as backup to the cloud. With data ingress throughput up to 18TB per hour (16 nodes) or more, Cloudian offers the performance and predictability you need to ensure that backup jobs complete on time.

To economize on storage capacity, Cloudian offers multiple compression algorithms that compress objects on the storage side. Data deduplication options are available as well

Data Immutability for Ransomware Protection

To protect data from ransomware attacks, Cloudian HyperStore and Veritas NetBackup support Object Lock for air-tight data immutability all the way up to the operating system root level. This permits backup data copies to be tamper proof for a set period of time, which prevents hacker encryption or deletion and ensures a clean data copy for reliable recovery. The resulting security feature is comparable to offline storage. HyperStore is hardened by the use of HyperStore Shell (HSH) and RootDisable, securing the solution at the system level, even disabling root access to make the solution impregnable. Similar solutions typically have porous root access leaving system-level breaches possible.

Multiple Offsite Storage Options

For archive and DR storage, Cloudian enables multiple options. Policy-based tiering to the cloud lets you automatically migrate older data to any S3-compatible public cloud storage for long-term archive. Cloudian also offers data replication among distributed nodes.

By locating nodes at geographically separated regions or data centers, you can automatically maintain complete data sets at remote locations.

Data protection is configurable at a granular level, letting you optimize storage configurations for different applications or data types.

Secondary Backup/DR Target

If your requirements only include offsite storage for DR, Cloudian can act as a remotely located target. To the Veritas software, Cloudian appears as cloud storage. This provides a cost-effective disk-based solution for data that must remain under your control for compliance or data governance reasons. With built-in connectivity via the S3 API, Cloudian integrates as easily as connecting to the public cloud.

Cloudian HyperStore Solution and Benefits

Cloudian HyperStore is a fully S3 API compliant, multi-tenant, multi-data center hybrid cloud storage system. You can deploy HyperStore as software to be implemented atop your existing storage infrastructure, or as a fully integrated rack-ready appliance.

Both deployment options deliver multi-data center storage with unlimited scale, optional data tiering to any S3 cloud, and support for all S3 ecosystem applications. HyperStore is designed for simplicity and durability for easy day-to-day operations.

Highly Secure

  • Most security-certified on-prem object storage
  • Hardened storage ships with secure shell, RBAC/IAM and Integrated firewall
  • Root Disable for tamper resistance at the OS level

Multi-Cloud Compatible

  • Replication to public cloud for DR
  • Compatible with AWS, Azure, GCP

Secondary Backup/DR Target
With reduced hardware costs and the elimination of replication licenses, Cloudian provides substantial savings as a secondary backup target for disaster recovery.

About Veritas

Every one of our information management solutions—from business continuity to back up and recovery to software defined storage and information governance—is designed around the principle that information is more important than infrastructure. Veritas has the privilege to help the world’s organizations—including 86% of the global Fortune 500—collect, protect, analyze and optimize their data, even in the most demanding environments.

About Cloudian

Cloudian® is the leader in data management software for the hybrid cloud. With military-grade security, limitless scalability, and seamless cloud integration, Cloudian’s HyperStore S3-compatible object storage lets users optimize data access, meet data sovereignty requirements, and cut costs by consolidating information to a single, cloud-like platform. Cloudian’s geo-distributed architecture manages and protects object and file data at the edge, core, and in the cloud—for both conventional and modern applications.

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BACKUP CHALLENGES
  • Growing backup capacity requirements
  • Offsite backup or DR adds significant cost and/or logistical issues
Solution Benefits
  • Data Immutability for Ransomware Protection
  • Object Lock feature protects backup copies from encryption by ransomware
  • Assured restore in event of an attack
  • A must-have for Cyber Insurance