SOURCE: iXsystems, Inc.

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February 16, 2016 15:00 ET

iXsystems' TrueNAS Provides VM-Aware Backup Using Veeam Backup and Replication v9

TrueNAS Provides 3x-4x Faster Backups Than Using Local Disk

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - February 16, 2016) -  iXsystems, an industry leader in storage and servers driven by Open Source, announced that it has partnered with Veeam® Software, innovative provider of Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™, giving iXsystems' clients a VM-aware backup and restore solution for their TrueNAS unified storage infrastructure. iXsystems is a Veeam Technology Alliance Partner and is pleased to be able to integrate and validate our solutions with Veeam's availability solutions, resulting in joint product offerings for our mutual customers.

Analysts have shown that TrueNAS storage arrays are leading the industry in feature, performance, and capacity per dollar, offered at less than half the price of alternatives. Combining TrueNAS with Veeam lets administrators keep their backup data on an enterprise storage array instead of paying for a server with local storage. Therefore administrators can utilize their same procedures to protect their VMs, while also gaining the benefits of TrueNAS' wide variety of storage services, protocols, and superior performance and advanced data protection.

Its modular hardware components, high speed read and write caching, the ability to scale storage painlessly, ease of management, and cost per gigabyte are additional factors that make TrueNAS the right solution for keeping Veeam backup data. TrueNAS is based on OpenZFS and gives customers a self-healing file system for their backup storage, which means that their backup data stays pristine and secure.

"The Veeam backups are working great," said Todd Lamonia, President and CEO of IT Worldwide Services. "I am using Veeam's Direct SAN Access transport mode which connects directly to the TrueNAS using iSCSI which improves the data transfer throughput and reduces the amount of time to backup each VM significantly."

Minimizing downtime and data loss is essential for IT Worldwide Services. With data growing at approximately 50% annually, meeting recovery objectives became a challenge, so they deployed Veeam® Backup & Replication™ and TrueNAS. TrueNAS ensured that Veeam could quickly backup IT Worldwide Services' VMs with no change to existing procedures.

Since deploying their TrueNAS system and implementing Veeam Backup and Replication™, IT Worldwide services saw the time needed for their daily maintenance tasks drop by 75% and their application loading times were twice as fast.

TrueNAS uses TrueCache™ to combine RAM and nonvolatile flash with high-density spinning disks to save you money when increasing capacity and gives you blazing performance for backups. This and its modular, toolless design improve backup infrastructure costs. As backup needs grow, TrueNAS allows for seamless capacity expansion, and increasing the performance of TrueNAS is as simple as upgrading storage controllers, all without interrupting backup tasks.

"Your data is critical to your business. Data continues to grow rapidly and protecting it is more demanding. You can think of data protection like insurance: you only need it when things go wrong," said Gary Archer, Director of Storage Marketing at iXsystems. "TrueNAS ensures a customer's VMs are not corrupted, gives their VMs solid-state performance with spinning-disk capacity, integrates with VMware vCenter, and supports VAAI. Integrating with Veeam also ensures that a customer's VM backups stay pristine."

To learn more about how to use Veeam with TrueNAS or to obtain a no-risk quote on a TrueNAS configuration, visit www.iXsystems.com/TrueNAS, email sales@iXsystems.com, or call us at 1-855-GREP-4-IX.

About iXsystems:

By leveraging decades of expertise in hardware design, its contributions to many Open Source software communities, and corporate stewardship of leading Open Source projects (FreeNAS and PC-BSD), iXsystems has become an industry leader in building innovative storage solutions and superior enterprise servers for a global marketplace that relies on open technology.

Thousands of companies, universities, and government organizations have come to rely on iXsystems' storage, servers, and consultative approach to doing business. Headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley since its founding in 1996, through incorporation into BSDi in 2000, and expansion as iXsystems in 2005, the dedication to white-glove customer service, industry-leading support, and transparent technological contributions has never wavered and continues to help lay the foundation for a new era powered by open technology.

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