SolidFire and HCI

New TR Released: TR-4634: NetApp SolidFire Reference Architecture with Veeam Backup and Recovery



Veeam and NetApp jointly developed this reference architecture to guide successful Backup & Replication 9.5 deployments with NetApp SolidFire storage and to enable data and application availability.

This solution is optimized for virtual environments, providing all-flash backup and recovery on scalable, flexible, performance-oriented SolidFire storage arrays. This solution provides you with superior data management for virtual environments and high availability while also making your data highly available.

SolidFire arrays provide a high-performing backup repository to house Veeam-created backups. With this capability, the recovery technologies that are enabled through Veeam can satisfy stringent RTOs. Recovery technologies such as Instant VM Recovery, SureBackup, and On-Demand Sandbox can achieve their full potential by using backup repositories that are capable of high I/O.

These technologies allow you to restore from your backups faster and enable capabilities such as automated recovery verification. These technologies can also use backup data as a testing environment. This capability has changed the way that users have used backups in the past because there are more benefits associated with having backups. Backups no longer sit idle, waiting for an emergency restore; instead, you can use your backups in many creative ways.

This solution includes the following capabilities:

  • Recovery of a failed VM in as little as two minutes

  • Near-continuous data protection with built-in replication

  • Fast, agentless item recovery and e-discovery for Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, and Active Directory, along with transaction-level recovery of SQL Server databases

  • Automatic recoverability testing of every backup and every replica

  • Off-site backups made up to 50 times faster than the speed of standard file copy with built-in WAN


  • Fast and secure cloud backups with Veeam Cloud Connect

  • Deduplication and compression to minimize storage consumption

  • Off-site recovery with one-click site failover and support for facilitated data center migrations with zero data loss


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