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StorSimple experience?

Post by MichaelHusbyn » Jul 05, 2013 11:53 am

Hi,

Find very little on the Internet (and this forum) about StorSimple (www.storsimple.com), cloudbased storage.

Anybody have experience with this and Veeam?

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Re: StorSimple experience?

Post by veremin » Jul 08, 2013 10:48 am

Hi, Michael.

Unfortunately, I don’t have any relevant information with regards to StorSimple utilization.

However, there is an official paper, according to which StorSimple is recommended storage for backup applications, such as Veeam ,etc. So, it means that StorSimple has been tested thoughtfully as a target for Veeam backup jobs, and proved to be reliable solution.

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Re: StorSimple experience?

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Re: StorSimple experience?

Post by Gostev » Jun 24, 2014 11:45 am

Yes, Veeam is the recommended solution for StorSimple, which is why we were invited by StorSimple team to copresent at Microsoft TechEd.

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[MERGED] Veeam & StorSimple

Post by Berniebgf » Mar 07, 2016 6:18 am

Hello,

I would like to know what Veeam's Stance is on the StorSimple product, I have been reading allot of "fluff" on the internet regarding Veeam and Storsimple integration (Partership?) but I am struggling with how these two products would complement each other.

From what I see the StorSimple can serve iSCSI or CIFS (both and multiple instances), not sure if you can "embed" Veeam services into the array for CIFS......
The unit supports de-duplication and compression and can tier to Azure.....
The product supports both local and Azure snapshots...

So my challenges are that there is allot of overlap in product capabilities between the two.... De-duplication, compression, cloud backup and so on.....

Do I leveraging all of the Veeam features and push Storsimple as basic block level storage or do I push the other way (which is Scary).....

Does anyone have any experience with this? Best Practices?

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Re: Veeam & StorSimple

Post by Berniebgf » Mar 07, 2016 6:26 am

Ok,

Just found the answer to my question, despite all of the fluff I have found the following.....

In Short: TechEd North America "Use Cases - Not a Good Fit" = "Storage Target for Backup software or DPM" (May 2014)

https://youtu.be/Qzv2L681qn0?t=4010

Mentions Veeam.... but down head down that path yet... Has anything changed since 2014?

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Re: StorSimple experience?

Post by foggy » Mar 07, 2016 12:56 pm

Bernard, please review the video mentioned above by Josef, would give your more understanding on products integration, as well as some best practices you're looking for. Thanks.

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Re: StorSimple experience?

Post by Berniebgf » Mar 07, 2016 11:46 pm

Interesting,

Both of the presentations listed in this thread are from May 2014, both are from TechEd North America, one says use SimpleStor for Backup target and one says specifically not too.

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Re: StorSimple experience?

Post by Berniebgf » Mar 08, 2016 12:28 am

There is mention in the presentation of reference architecture documents, I have searched on google and nothing has come up. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

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Re: StorSimple experience?

Post by Gostev » Mar 08, 2016 12:31 am

Berniebgf wrote:Both of the presentations listed in this thread are from May 2014, both are from TechEd North America, one says use SimpleStor for Backup target and one says specifically not too.
Can you please quote the exact phrase that specifically recommends not to use Veeam Backup & Replication with StorSimple? The way I understand English language, both presentations clearly endorse Veeam. Thanks!

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Re: StorSimple experience?

Post by Berniebgf » Mar 08, 2016 12:46 am

Here you go. (Not specific to Veeam Just backup)

https://youtu.be/Qzv2L681qn0?t=4010

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Re: StorSimple experience?

Post by Gostev » Mar 08, 2016 1:31 am 1 person likes this post

Yes, this is the same link you posted before... I listened it two times and there is no recommendation not to use Veeam Backup & Replication with StorSimple, but rather quite the opposite one: she notes a reference architecture document available for Veeam specifically, as the solution they (Microsoft) want to push.

By the way, I know these documents are still very much alive, as we had a meeting with Microsoft StorSimple team just a few weeks ago regarding updating them for our v9 and their new StorSimple models.

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Re: StorSimple experience?

Post by Berniebgf » Mar 08, 2016 4:48 am

Thanks,

Might be a good move for Microsoft to clear up their messaging a little, still not very convincing words from a general "backup target" point of view.

If anyone knows where this reference architecture document is I would love to know. I have taken as much as I can from the presentations.

thanks

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Re: StorSimple experience?

Post by readie » Apr 13, 2016 6:58 pm

We have just 'discovered' this today (StorSimple) and most of the references are to a hardware device. Microsoft have (recently) released details of a Virtual Appliance, with detailed instruction on how to install that on either HyperV or VMware (our preference), and how that then links to Azure. It seems that you do need Azure first (as we have already) in order to ask them to provision the service at their end, and then download the VMDK. We have already asked for the service, and will keep this Forum updated as we (hopefully) move forwards.
(By the way, I am not, as far as I know, related to the David Eadie in the first video mentioned above!)
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Re: StorSimple experience?

Post by bthomas » May 24, 2016 12:41 am

Do you have a link to these detailed instructions?

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Re: StorSimple experience?

Post by veremin » May 24, 2016 9:02 am

I believe Bob meant this article. Thanks.

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