StorONE unveils S1:Backup - improving the capability of immutable backups
- Published: Wednesday, 17 November 2021 14:23
Backup data is a primary target of ransomware and StorONE's new S1:Backup works with Veeam, Rubrik, HYCU, Commvault, and others to ensure backup data is immutable to ransomware attacks and extends the value to backup infrastructures while lowering the total cost of backup storage ownership.
"When we examined the points of exposure, we discovered a gap between backup software innovations and storage hardware capabilities, which lead to vulnerabilities and higher cost," said Gal Naor, StorONE's CEO. "Legacy backup storage is the cause of that gap, S1:Backup fills it and enables companies to complete their ransomware recovery strategy and extract the full value from modern backup software by eliminating ransomware concerns and elevating backup to deliver high-availability."
If they offer it, legacy solutions force customers to use S3 for immutability says StorONE. S1:Backup delivers immutability across all its protocols, including NFS, SMB, S3, iSCSI, Fibre Channel, and NVMe-oF. According to the company S1:Backup delivers 100 percent ransomware resiliency:
- It captures every backup job into an immutable state
- It retains immutable copies indefinitely without impacting performance
- If attacked by malware, rollback is to a 30-second old immutable copy.
Capabilities like block-level incremental (change block tracking) backups enable customers to reduce their exposure to a ransomware attack or other failure. However, a high frequency of backup jobs puts too much strain on hard drive only backup storage technology, and all-Flash backup storage is too expensive for the use case.
S1:Backup solves the problem by auto-tiering between a generous Flash tier and up to a 15PB hard-disk tier to offer:
- Support for hundreds of simultaneous backup jobs per hour at a low RPO
- The lowest possible backup costs thanks to maximum performance from a small number of Flash drives and 90 percent utilization of high-density hard disk drives.
Elevates instant-recovery to instant-production
S1:Backup is the first backup storage solution that can be standby-production storage says StorONE. IT can now take the time required to investigate the ransomware attack, software bug, or hardware failure that instigated recovery without impacting users or applications.