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StoneFly Backup & Disaster Recovery Appliances

  • Hyperconverged Backup & Disaster Recovery (DR) Solution
  • Supported hypervisors: Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware, and Citrix (Formerly XenServer)
  • Cloud-Enabled Backup Solution with Built-in Cloud Connect to Azure, AWS, StoneFly private cloud, and S3 compatible clouds
  • Supported Protocols: CIFS/SMB, NFS, iSCSI, and Fibre Channel (optional)
  • Terabytes to Petabytes of Storage Capacity
  • Incredible Read and Write Speeds (High IOPS) with Dual Xeon Processors
  • Integrated Data Services: Deduplication, Thin Provisioning, Snapshots, Replication, Encryption, and more
  • Available in Single Appliance, High Availability (HA) Disaggregated Appliance, Dual Node Shared Nothing, Totally Disaggregated, and Scale Out Hardware Configurations
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StoneFly DR365™ – Hyperconverged Backup & Disaster Recovery Appliance

Backup and disaster recovery is important for every enterprise because businesses today cannot tolerate data loss or downtime.

StoneFly DR365™ is a purpose-built and feature-rich hyperconverged cloud-enabled backup and Disaster Recovery (DR) solution that can scale (scale up and scale out) to multiple appliance nodes, connect with public and private clouds, and deliver Recovery Time Objectives (RTOs) and Recovery Point Objectives (RPOs) of less than 15 minutes.

Equipped with enterprise-grade backup software the DR365 delivers data protection features such as delta-based snapshots, replication, encryption, mountable snapshots, anti-malware, anti-ransomware, and several others.

The DR365 comes with standard iSCSI support and an optional NAS upgrade. By leveraging the pre-installed Storage Concentrator Virtual Machine (SCVM™), our enterprise customers can centrally manage their data backups and create redundant copies of their backups in Azure cloud, AWS cloud, StoneFly private cloud, or any other S3 compatible cloud by creating NAS backup repositories.

To suit a variety of enterprise requirements, StoneFly DR365 is available in different hardware configurations, and a range of form factors with Terabytes to Petabytes in storage capacity.

 

Backup & Disaster Recovery with StoneFly DR365

What can StoneFly DR365 Backup?

DR365 can be leveraged as an on-premises primary, secondary, or an offsite backup solution for databases, Virtual Machines (VMs), hosts, applications, files and folders, and other enterprise workloads.

The backup appliance comes with support for MySQL, Oracle, and Microsoft SharePoint, Exchange, Office 365, and supports Microsoft Active Directory Integration.

Looking to backup something specific? DR365 is a versatile backup and disaster recovery solution. We encourage you to get in touch with us for customized enterprise backup requirements.

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Enterprise-Grade Backup & Recovery Features of StoneFly Backup & Disaster Recovery Solution

Data Backup Features

Changed Block Tracking (CBT) Backups

CBT reduces backup time, and bandwidth consumption, for cloud backups, by tracking and backing up block level changes in the enterprise data. Conventional backups require full file or data backups and are thus more time consuming and costly. 

Full, Incremental or Differential Backups

Configure full, incremental, or differential backups and use the enterprise backup solution in a way that fits your organization and requirements. And verify each backup with automatic backup integrity verification.

Agent-less Backups

 

Agent-less backups enable users to backup Microsoft Exchange, MySQL, SharePoint, and Active Directory servers without installing dedicated agents for each server. This simplifies the management and enhances the cost effectiveness of the backup and disaster recovery solution.

Anti-Malware / Active Ransomware Protection

DR365 is equipped with Anti-Malware & Active Ransomware protection features. The intelligent backup software checks for abnormal behavior and prevents attempts at encrypting data, thus making it ransomware attack resistant and a reliable choice for mission-critical enterprise data.

Centralized Backup Management

Manage all your physical and virtual systems with a single centralized backup management console and easy-to-use web GUI.

Enhanced Data Protection with Transportable Storage

Transportable storage comprises of enterprise SAS or SSDs configured to store replicas of mission-critical data. In the event of malware or ransomware detection, this storage automatically disconnects and protects the data inside it from data loss and data corruption.

Blockchain Backups

 Integrated Blockchain technology enables users to ensure credibility for their backed up data. Blockchain backups can help with regulatory requirements and to build trust between departments, teams, or organizations / businesses. 

Multiple Backup Destinations

The DR365 backup and disaster recovery appliance enables users to setup on-premises/in-house, offsite, and cloud-based backups for mission-critical data. Enterprise users looking for additional redundancy and high availability can also create geo-redundant cloud copies in different data centers worldwide.

Cloud Connect Backup to Public & Private Clouds

Leverage built-in cloud connect technology and backup to Azure, AWS, StoneFly private cloud, or any other S3 cloud of your choice. Create NAS volumes in the cloud and configure them as backup repositories with the pre-installed StoneFly SCVM™ software defined solution.

Delta-Based Snapshots per Subsystem

Configure automated delta-based snapshots and create backup images. Backup images can be used to recover to a certain system state and restore lost or corrupted data. DR365 also enables users to store these backup images on offsite iSCSI storage media and cloud storage tiers.

Synchronous & Asynchronous Replication

Configure real-time multi-site/multi-appliance replication (campus mirroring) of iSCSI volumes and nodes and failover in the event of primary system failure and failback when the system’s repaired. Or leverage asynchronous replication (optional) to replicate (One-to-Many & Many-to-One) data to secondary and offsite backup appliances. 

Encrypted Backups

The DR365 backup and disaster recovery solution encrypts data at rest with advanced AES 256-bit encryption and data at transit is secured with SSL-encryptions. The encryption provides total ownership of the data and prevents malicious and unwanted access to important data. 

Data Recovery Features

Automated Conversion to VMs & Direct Spin Up for Instant Recovery

DR365 is a hyperconverged backup solution. It enables users to restore backups of physical machines as a VM directly on the backup and disaster recovery appliance for instant recovery and reduced RTOs and RPOs.

Multiple Restore Options

DR365 delivers a number of restore options. Users can restore their backups to the same hardware, dissimilar hardware, or a different hypervisor. The DR365 supports restore choices of Physical-to-Physical (P2P), Physical-to-Virtual (P2V), Virtual-to-Virtual (V2V), and Virtual-to-Physical (V2P). 

Granular & File-level Data Recovery

Instead of recovering the complete data volume each time, DR365 enables users to recover specific files and folders with granular recovery. This reduces the time taken to recover data, the cost of data recovery, and optimizes bandwidth consumption (when using cloud connect backups). 

Recover within minutes

Reduce Recovery Time Objectives (RTOs) and Recovery Point Objectives (RPOs) to less than 15 minutes with data services like Instant VM restore and spin up servers, applications, databases, and hosts as Virtual Machines (VMs) on the hyperconverged backup appliance.

Remote & Automated Recovery

Recover remote sites and systems by accessing bootable media and restoring bare-metal servers remotely over Wide Area Network (WAN). Users can also automate the recovery process by customizing bootable media with scripting. 

Backup & Recovery Data Services

Block-Level Data Deduplication

Reduce copies of backup files by leveraging block-level deduplication. Deduplication keeps the original copy and replaces other copies with a hash redirecting towards the original data. This optimizes storage consumption and frees-up space for backup data.

Thin Provisioning with Space Reclamation

Instead of fat provisioning (or thick provisioning) in anticipation of backup data growth, leverage thin provisioning and repurpose unused storage space for backup data; thus enhancing storage space usage. 

Tiered Architecture with Hardware & Software Support

The DR365 supports hybrid population of storage drives: combinations of enterprise SAS and SSDs. The pre-installed SCVM™ allows for easier management and data transfers between storage tiers for effective data management and storage space utilization. 

Advanced Reporting & Monitoring

DR365 provides system-wide graphical performance and utilization reporting enabling users to monitor the hardware, and the storage capacity usage and consumption with customizable reports and dashboard. 

Hardware-Enabled Volume Encryption

In combination with software-level data encryption, DR365 also allows users to configure hardware-based volume encryptions by dedicated processors; hence adding another layer of protection for mission-critical enterprise data. 

Volume Access Control

Maintain full control of your backups, backup images, and cloud-based backed up data with features like volume access control and dynamic volume management.  

Flash Cache™

Configure SSDs / flash drives as front-end cache and enhance data accessibility, reduce backup time, and recover mission-critical workloads faster thus ensuring business continuity for your IT environments.

Independent Back-end Storage

DR365 backup solution can also be repurposed and used as a back-end storage repository. The DR365 appliance comes with iSCSI as base configuration and supports optional Fibre Channel and NAS upgrades. 

Blockchain Technology for Maximum Data Security

Improve regulatory compliance, establish validity of recovery, and ensure the authenticity and integrity of backups with blockchain.

Blockchain backup technology can add a level of confidence to the authenticity of your enterprise data. You can acquire a certificate that certifies when your backup was created and when was it changed / edited, if it was ever edited.

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Available Hardware Configurations for StoneFly Backup and Disaster Recovery Appliances

StoneFly backup and disaster recovery solution is available in the following hardware configurations capable of supporting a wide variety of enterprise data protection requirements.

  • Single Appliance (DR Site in a Box)
  • High Availability (HA) Disaggregated Appliance (DR365-HA™)
  • Dual Node Shared Nothing Appliance
  • Totally Disaggregated Appliance (DR365-TD™)
  • Scale Out Appliance

Each hardware configuration is modular, has redundant key components, is cloud-enabled, and has storage capacity ranging from Terabytes to Petabytes.

DR365 – Single Appliance (DR Site in a Box)

 

 

The DR365 single appliance is a single integrated backup appliance with the Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) Controller, RAID Controller, and storage drives and the backup software and the storage management software (SCVM) running on the hypervisor layer.

The enterprise backup appliance has built-in cloud connect to Azure, AWS, StoneFly private cloud, and supports most S3 compatible clouds.

Businesses can leverage the enterprise appliance to setup the 3-2-1 rule for data protection by creating copies of data in the appliance and redundant copies in the cloud.

The single appliance configuration is a turnkey solution that comes pre-configured and is ready-to-use.

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DR365 – Single Appliance Architecture

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Supported Hypervisors:

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StoneFly DR365 – Single Appliance Hardware Overview

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Choose Single Node from Any of Your Favorite Hardware Vendor Such As HPE, IBM, CISCO, Dell

For enterprise customers looking for choices, other than StoneFly’s standard hardware, can choose to get StoneFly’s reliable backup software and Software Defined Storage (SDS) solution on the hardware of their choice: HPE, IBM, CISCO,

Highly Scalable Backup and Disaster Recovery Solution

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The DR365 single appliance configuration comes with Terabytes to Petabytes of storage capacity and can scale up (increase storage capacity) and scale out (increase storage capacity and performance) without limits.

  • To scale up, users can add expansion units.
  • To scale out, users can add single appliance nodes.

Expansion units (EBODs – Expandable Bunch of Drives) are available in 12 to 108-bay form factors with support for 7200RPM, 10k, and 15k enterprise SAS and flash drives (SSDs).

Each integrated RAID controller is capable of supporting a maximum number of 256 drives.

High Availability Disaggregated Appliance (DR365-HA™)

The DR365-HA is a disaggregated hardware configuration. It comprises of the following chassis:

  • Dual HCI Controllers (1U or 2U)
  • RAID Array

Each HCI controller, both 1U and 2U chassis, comrpises of the hypervisor (the virtualization layer), and the Software Defined Storage (SDS) that acts as the management layer. The SCVM enables users to integrate data services, manage stored resources, and integrate cloud-based storage tiers for additional redundancy. The HCI controllers come with 12Gb SAS ports as base configuration. Users can choose 16Gb Fibre Channel ports as an optional upgrade.

Each RAID array comprises of dual active / active RAID controllers and the storage drives. The RAID arrays are available for both 12Gb SAS attached ports and the optional 16Gb Fibre Channel ports.

The DR365-HA is capable of storing Terabytes to Petabytes of data and has built-in cloud connect to Azure, AWS, StoneFly private cloud, and other S3 compatible clouds for additional redundancy.

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DR365-HA – High Availability Disaggregated Appliance Architecture

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Highly Scalable Disaggregated Backup and Disaster Recovery Solution

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The DR365-HA is capable of supporting Terabytes to Petabytes of backup data. The disaggregated backup solution is capable of scaling up (increase in storage capacity) and scaling out (increase in storage capacity and performance) via the addition of HCI controllers, expansion units, expansion arrays, and disaggregated appliance nodes.

  • The dual 1U HCI controllers, both 12Gb SAS and 16Gb Fibre Channel, can support up to 1776 enterprise SAS and SSDs.
  • The dual 2U HCI controllers, both 12Gb SAS and 16Gb Fibre Channel, are capable of supporting 4440 enterprise SAS and SSDs.

Expansion Arrays: Storage expansion units with integrated dual active / active RAID controllers available with support for 12, 16, and 24 7200RPM, 10k, and 15k enterprise SAS and 12Gb flash drives (SSDs).

Expansion Units: Expandable Bunch of Drives (EBODs) available in 12 to 108-bay form factor with support for 7200RPM, 10k, and 15k enterprise SAS and 12Gb flash drives (SSDs).

Disaggregated Appliance Node: The disaggregated appliance node comprises of dual HCI controllers (1U or 2U) and RAID array with support for 12, 16, 24, and 36 7200RPM, 10k, and 15k enterprise SAS and 12Gb SSDs.

Dual Node Shared Nothing Appliance

Leverage the Dual Node Shared Nothing configuration to setup redundant on-site or offsite mirrored backup systems. The Dual Node Shared Nothing configuration is deployed with two or more single backup appliances and synchronous or asynchronous replication.

Users can choose to setup one appliance at one location and the other backup system at a geographically separate location with replication configured between the two. This configuration ensures that even if one complete appliance fails, the other continues to operate and data isn’t lost.

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Dual Node Shared Nothing Appliance Architecture

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Highly Scalable & Redundant Backup and Disaster Recovery Solution

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The Dual Node Shared Nothing Appliance, comprising of two completely independent and mirrored single appliances, is available with Terabytes to Petabytes of storage capacity. The redundant backup solution is also capable of scale up (addition of storage capacity) and scale out (addition of storage capacity and performance) via the addition of expansion units and appliance nodes respectively.

The integrated RAID controller, in each single appliance, is capable of supporting 256 7200RPM, 10k, and 15k enterprise SAS and 12Gb SSDs. Users can choose to add virtually unlimited number of appliance nodes for Petabytes of storage capacity and proportional performance increase.

Supported Storage Expansion Arrays and Units

Supported RAID Expansion Arrays:

  • 12 x 3.5” 2U High IOPS HA RAID Expansion Array – 12Gb SAS or 16Gb FC
  • 16 x 3.5” 3U High IOPS HA RAID Expansion Array – 12Gb SAS or 16 Gb FC
  • 24 x 3.5” 4U High IOPS HA RAID Expansion Array – 12Gb SAS or 16Gb FC
  • 24 x 2.5” 2U High IOPS HA RAID Expansion Array – 12Gb SAS or 16 Gb FC

Supported Storage Expansion Units:

  • 12 x 3.5” 2U HA Expansion Unit – 12Gb SAS
  • 16 x 3.5” 3U HA Expansion Unit – 12Gb SAS
  • 24 x 2.5” 2U HA Expansion Unit – 12Gb SAS
  • 60 x 3.5” 4U HA Expansion Unit – 12Gb SAS, Single Drawer
  • 60 x 3.5” 4U HA Expansion Unit – 12Gb SAS, Three Drawer
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12 Bay

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16 Bay

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12 Bay

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16 Bay

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24 Bay (3.5″)

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24 Bay (2.5″)

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24 Bay (2.5″)

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60 Bay

Totally Disaggregated Backup and Disaster Recovery Appliance

The Totally Disaggregated hardware configuration (DR365-TD) comprises of the following dedicated and hardware independent chassis:

  • Dual HCI Controllers (1U or 2U)
  • Dual Active / Active RAID Controller (1U Chassis)
  • EBOD (Expandable Bunch Of Drives)

The DR365-TD provides seperate compute, RAID, and storage for flexible resource deployment and enhanced utilization. The architecture provides an additional layer of redundancy for core components such as power supplies, processors, etc. and facilitates scale up and scale out for Terabytes to Petabytes of backup storage capacity.

The Totally Disaggregated backup and disaster recovery appliance has built-in cloud connect to Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), StoneFly private cloud, and S3 compatible clouds.

The DR365-TD comes with 12Gb SAS attached ports with an optional upgrade to Fibre Channel and support for NFS, CIFS/SMB, and iSCSI protocols.

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Totally Disaggregated Appliance Architecture

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Highly Scalable Totally Disaggregated Appliance

Add Performance

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To increase performance, users can choose to add 12Gb SAS attached or 16Gb Fibre Channel 1U or 2U HCI controllers.

The addition of HCI controllers enhances compute, the ability to support more drives, RAID controllers, and improves backup and recovery by reducing making read and write speed faster.

 

Add Storage Capacity

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The Dual 1U HCI controllers, both 12Gb SAS and 16Gb FC, can support a maximum of 1776 enterprise SAS and flash drives.

The Dual 2U HCI controllers, both 12Gb SAS and 16Gb FC, can support a maximum of 4440 enterprise SAS and flash drives.

Users can choose to start small and then add more storage expansion units (EBODs) to add storage capacity as they go. This facilitates enterprises to focus their budget on core operations instead of fat provisioning their backup systems.

 

Add RAID Controllers

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Add more RAID controllers for additional redundancy and scalability. The totally disaggregated hardware makes the process easier because the RAID controller has its independent hardware chassis.

Instead of upgrading the entire backup system, the user can simply add more RAID controller chassis in a disruption-free and quick process.

Add Performance & Storage Capacity

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Enterprise users looking to add performance and storage capacity while maintaing the redundancy and disaggregation of the backup system can add complete Totally Disaggregated DR365 appliance nodes with dual HCI controllers, RAID controller, and EBODs.

This kind of setup is best suited for large organizations, Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and enterprise customers looking to setup their own data center with Petabytes of storage capacity and proportional compute capabilities.

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The Totally Disaggregated Backup Infrastructure also supports scale out (scale performance and storage capacity) by adding integrated DR365 appliance nodes (with built-in RAID controller and HCI controllers).

The integrated DR365 appliance nodes are available in 12 to 36-bay form factors with support for 12Gb SAS ports, 16Gb Fibre Channel, 40Gb QSFP+ ports and enterprise SAS and SSDs.

Scale Out Backup and Disaster Recovery Appliance

The scale out hardware configuration starts with three integrated backup appliances and is capable of scaling out to virtually unlimited number of appliance nodes with support for Petabytes of backup data.

Each integrated single appliance is a DR site in a box with built-in HCI controller, RAID controller, and storage drives.

No backup data volume is too big for the scale out hardware configuration. 

    As the enterprise backup data grows, the scale out backup and disaster recovery system can grow with it. And with dual Xeon processors and data aggregated over the total number of appliance nodes, users do not have to worry about bottlenecks or performance issues.

    The DR365 scale out configuration comes with built-in cloud connect backup to Azure, AWS, StoneFly private cloud, and S3 compatible clouds for additional redundancy and cost effective scalability.

    Pre-configured with StoneFly SCVM, the scale out configuration makes it easy to manage the entire backup system.

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    DR365 Scale Out Appliance Architecture

     

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    Virtually Unlimited Scalability with the Scale Out Hardware Configuration

    Add Storage Capacity

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    Increase storage capacity by adding 12 to 108-bay EBODs with Terabytes to Petabytes of storage capacity and support for enterprise SAS and flash drives (SSDs).

    Add Performance & Storage Capacity

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    Looking to add performance and storage capacity to the scale out backup infrastructure? Add integrated appliance nodes with built-in RAID controllers and HCI controllers for Petabytes of backup data storage capacity.

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    The StoneFly M-Series provides you with a total backup solution for all of your physical and virtual servers and workstations in a single box.

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    StoneFly VSO™ of DR Backup Appliances is a purpose-built scaleable backup system in one easy to manage appliance.

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