Enterprises are moving toward the cloud; however, on-premise storage is not going anywhere. Customers have a mix of on-premise, private cloud, and public cloud as part of their infrastructure. Protecting this infrastructure is crucial for any organization. NetApp is a one stop shop for data protection, backup and recovery, disaster recovery (DR), and long-term retention solutions.
This blog is all about one of the NetApp® data protection solutions, NetApp Storage Virtual Machine Disaster Recovery (SVM-DR), which was introduced in NetApp ONTAP® 8.3. With SVM-DR you can replicate an entire SVM, consisting of multiple data volumes and their configuration data, as a part of a single job. For full information about configuring SVM-DR using the CLI, see Replicating the Entire SVM Configuration. Starting with ONTAP 9.5, SVM-DR can be configured using the ONTAP System Manager as well.
Customers always want simplicity, cost-effective solutions, and seamless mobility of data. The major use case for SVM-DR includes using data for test/dev purposes. The data can be cloned inside SVM and used for DR testing without breaking SnapMirror® replication.
SVM-DR allows seamless mobility of data from on-premise to the cloud and back. Because SVM-DR supports FabricPool, it is also possible to replicate data to an S3 bucket.
This blog covers replication of enterprise applications hosted on NetApp on-premises ONTAP to Cloud Volumes ONTAP on AWS. NetApp has the Microsoft SQL Server application, hosted on ONTAP 9.7. and Cloud Volumes ONTAP on AWS running ONTAP 9.7 as a DR site.
Figure 1) SVM-DR use case scenario. This blog describes three important things:
Ankita Dhawale is a Technical Marketing Engineer for Data Protection Partner Solutions. She has experience working in data protection including pre and post-sale activities, implementation, field enablement, end to end data protection solutions. Apart from Work she really enjoys Trekking and Photography.