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November 18, 2008


Dudley Over

G'day Chuck,

My customers love Recoverpoint - in fact I find it impossible to have a DR discussion without mentioning Recoverpoint and using the same "Tivo for your data center" analogy as yourself!
I think it's going to be interesting to see how the current economic climate affects our positioning of the product - hopefully Recoverpoint Virtual Edition just just aroun the corner :)


Royi Dankner

Hi Chuck,
If I can add to the wish list.
Why can't we use RecoverPoint to replicate our NAS luns with the ability to recover to any point in time?
Wouldn't it be great to have the same tool replicating FC, NAS and iSCSI luns and maybe add consistency group on top of that?

Jeremiah Cook

Chuck, I agree with Royi, it would be great if Recoverpoint could integrate with Celerra but I have a feeling that will be tough since integrating it with Celerra disk pools will be fairly complex.

I also agree with Dudley, I love recoverpoint and I am starting to talk to customers about the new consolidation features in RP 3.1. This is really beginning to blur the lines between replication and backup. Now that we can integrate application consistent snaps using Replication Manager and Recoverpoint and the fact that we can keep meet longer retention requirements, do we really need backup anymore? At some point, I guess there is a limit to the ingestion speed like you mention above, but for many, this could be a total backup replacement. Especially if you are running CLR (CDP and CRR simultaneously). The blog post title is End of Snaps. I like 'End of Backups' :) Yeah, I know this isn't perfect but for some it will work quite nicely.

By the way, we recently used Recoverpoint and SRM to do a datacenter move for a customer. We failed over 40 virtual machines in exactly 40 minutes to a new datacenter with a new san and new esx servers. We only had a 10Mb link but we had 6TB of data. We did the initial sync with both SANs in the same building, then we stretched it and let it catch up. Then one night at about 1am, we pressed 1 button to start the SRM failover, and then we sat back and let everything run. It was incredible.


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Going a bit further, there's now formal assistance for cascading which expands the situation above to involve a second longer-distance asynchronous hop to a more distant place.

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Chuck Hollis

  • Chuck Hollis
    SVP, Oracle Converged Infrastructure Systems

    Chuck now works for Oracle, and is now deeply embroiled in IT infrastructure.

    Previously, he was with VMware for 2 years, and EMC for 18 years before that, most of them great.

    He enjoys speaking to customer and industry audiences about a variety of technology topics, and -- of course -- enjoys blogging.

    Chuck lives in Vero Beach, FL with his wife and four dogs when he's not traveling. In his spare time, Chuck is working on his second career as an aging rock musician.

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