StarWind Virtual Tape Library
(VTL) eliminates the need for the
legacy tape-based backup infrastructure by
converting the inexpensive, high capacity SATA drives into virtual tapes. StarWind VTL effectively solves
all the problems around physical tapes while delivering significant benefits.
VTL significantly accelerates the backup process since it runs on SATA HDDs which are faster compared to
traditional physical tapes. Thus, backups take less time and easily fit into the backup window, so there’s
no overlapping of the backup process with production workloads. As the result, the performance of the
production system remains permanently high and there is no risk that the backup will be corrupted or lost.
The backup process
becomes more simple
and automated since there is no more need to physically move the
tapes. You can easily perform backups, create new virtual tapes, and move them between your nodes – all from
a single interface. Therefore, less staff is needed to maintain the backup infrastructure, resulting in
lower management costs and higher flexibility.
Additionally, StarWind VTL allows implementing Disk-to-Disk-to-Tape (D2D2T) backup strategy where 1 copy of
the data is created on each stage of the backup process, resulting in additional data security.
Organizations that are not bound to strict regulatory requirements of storing backups on physical tapes can
benefit from the Disk-to-Disk (D2D) backup strategy which significantly accelerates the backup process.
What is more, StarWind VTL seamlessly integrates into the existing backup
with no need to
rebuild it from scratch by allowing to easily switch from D2T to D2D2T backup strategy.