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StorageCraft ShadowXafe
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StorageCraft ShadowXafe

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Overview:

ShadowXafe is the next-generation data protection solution that brings comprehensive, SLA-driven management for the complete data protection lifecycle.

One Solution for Your Data Protection Needs

ShadowXafe delivers powerful recovery and workflow-optimized management simplicity. ShadowXafe is easy to deploy and manage, and it ensures secure data protection, less application downtime, and improved productivity.

Recovery Made Simple

  • Agentless and agent-based protection
  • Dependable complete physical and virtual system recovery
  • Boot backup images as virtual machines (VMs) in milliseconds
  • Recover to dissimilar hardware or virtual environments

Management at Scale

  • Context-sensitive, policy-based administration
  • Unified data protection lifecycle management
  • SLA-driven dashboard and analytical reports
  • Seamless VMware integration

Total Business Continuity

  • Tight integration with StorageCraft Cloud Services for true one-click DRaaS
  • Policy setup provides DRaaS as an option for 100 percent business continuity
  • Complete, orchestrated one-click failover
  • Highest SLAs with one throat to choke for on-prem as well as cloud backup and recovery

The Challenge

Data loss and rising cost of application downtime leads to reduced productivity and revenue. The unavailability of critical data negatively impacts company reputation and results in potential loss of customers.

The Solution

StorageCraft ShadowXafe is the next generation data protection solution that brings a comprehensive, SLA-driven management for the complete data protection lifecycle.

ShadowXafe delivers powerful recovery and work-flow optimized for management simplicity. It tightly integrates with StorageCraft Cloud Services, with a single click it provides business continuity of data, network, and application recovery in StorageCraft's Cloud. Powerful data protection is host-based and/or agent-based, complete with physical and virtual system recovery. The workflow is optimized through a unified lifecycle dashboard that includes policy-based administration, analytical reports, and seamless VMware integration. Optional disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) has orchestrated one-click failover in the cloud, easily recovering the entire infrastructure in case of a site-wide disaster.

ShadowXafe is easy to deploy and manage, ensuring secure data protection, reduced application downtime, and improved productivity. Flexible recovery provides data recovery to dissimilar hardware or virtual environments. Reliable recovery ensures dependable recovery of entire systems from backup images including OS, applications, settings, and data. The solution provides instant boot recovery for virtual machines within milliseconds.

ShadowXafe’s architecture

ShadowXafe’s architecture is designed from the ground up and is a collection of interconnected, scalable, and easily manageable microservices that deliver robust data protection and storage access. It consists of three main components: Data Protection Services, Agents, and OneSystem.

The Data Protection Services deliver storage access and data protection procedures including backup, restore, replication, and storage. Agents are adapters for protecting physical servers and virtual machines (VMs) to deliver higher SLAs. OneSystem is the management framework that orchestrates and manages the activities within Data Protection Services. The communication protocol that ties this all together is open standard Google Remote Procedure Calls (gRPC).

Features & Benefits:

Dependable Recovery
Dependable Recovery

Automated and advanced re-verification of backup images along with inflight verification ensures dependable backup images.

Instant Recovery
Instant Recovery

Quickly recover files/folders in seconds and entire systems in minutes

  • Recovery using VirtualBoot IO read-ahead technology, irrespective of the VM size
  • Direct recovery to primary store means no Virtual Storage Motion and no performance impact during recovery

Flexible Recovery
Flexible Recovery

Recover to dissimilar HW or virtual environments

  • Ensures that recovery is timely & quick (v2v, p2p, v2p & p2v)
  • Utilize resources on hand. No waiting for any specific resources

Management Simplicity
Management Simplicity

Single management workflow for the data protection and disaster recovery lifecycle

Dependable Recovery
Reliable Recovery & Data Integrity

Get your business up and running with integrated Cloud Services.

  • Automated, advanced reverification of backup images along with inflight verification ensures dependable backup images
  • Smart retries, and self-healing repairs ensures service reliability
  • Retained metadata for improved recovery experience
  • Cold file access/recovery
  • PKI-based encrypted channel communication for ensuring data integrity
  • Best-in-class certified VSS integration for app-consistent data protection


Integrated Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)
Integrated Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)

Get your business up and running with integrated Cloud Services.

  • Orchestrated, one-click virtual failover
  • Self-service portal with no 3rd party intervention during recovery
  • Replication to another site or StorageCraft Cloud Services
  • Seed/BMR drives and web download

StorageCraft Cloud ServicesCloud Services:

Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery

Protect on-premises business systems and data in a cloud purpose-built for total business continuity.

This is Where Uptime Comes From

Leveraging the OneXafe, ShadowXafe, or ShadowProtect backup and recovery solution for local backups is usually enough to recover IT systems from server failure and other common problems. But a site-wide disaster will destroy those backups and result in major downtime and data loss for a business. Replicate OneXafe, ShadowXafe, or ShadowProtect backup images to our disaster-recovery cloud, which gives you the tools you need to keep business running no matter what happens.

Business Continuity

Business Continuity

Access cloud data anywhere, anytime using this highly distributed and fault-tolerant disaster recovery cloud with 99.999+ percent uptime. Our premium-level cloud features the patented ability to pre-stage site-wide failover processes so you can test or execute a failover with the click of a single button.

Offsite Disaster Recovery

Offsite Disaster Recovery

StorageCraft disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) offers everything from file and folder recovery and machine virtualization to instant failover of an entire site and network.

Single Pane of Glass

Single Pane of Glass

Centrally manage through an easy-to-use, self-service online portal. Our privacy and security measures ensure that only you can access stored backup images. Additionally, complete control over networking allows for seamless failover during a disaster.

$100K Guarantee

$100K Guarantee

We have confidence in our disaster recovery solutions, and so can you. We guarantee the recovery of virtual and physical machines, on-premises or in the cloud. Qualified partners get cash or credit up to $100K if machines can’t be virtualized during a true failover event.


Features and Benefits

Security and Availability
Security and Availability

Know that your offsite data backup is safe and always available inside our distributed, scalable, fault-tolerant cloud built specifically for disaster recovery.

Service Levels, Retention Tiers, and Mirroring
Service Levels, Retention Tiers, and Mirroring

Customize your cloud storage to fit your organization’s business continuity needs and budget, whether your IT environment is small and straightforward or large and complex.

Control and Flexibility
Control and Flexibility

Centrally manage and monitor all your StorageCraft Cloud Services accounts as well as fail over in a disaster without intervention from StorageCraft.

Advanced Network-Recovery Options
Advanced Network-Recovery Options

Hit the ground running after a disaster with advanced networking features (available with Cloud Premium) that enable you to run your network in our cloud just as you’d run it onsite.

Policy-based Failover
Policy-based Failover

Use Virtual Machine Policy (available with Cloud Premium) to configure and test machine boot order, timing, and dependencies, and be able to press just one button to start site-wide failover processes.

Screenshots:

ShadowXafe Dashboard

Supported Operating Systems:

Learn which operating systems work with ShadowXafe.

ShadowXafe supports the following operating systems via agent-based protection. Agents can be installed on physical servers or virtual machines (VMs).

  • Windows Server 2016 x64
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 x64
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 x64 Foundation
  • Windows Server 2012 x64
  • Windows Server 2012 x64 Foundation
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 x64
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 Foundation

Via agentless protection, ShadowXafe supports what VMware supports for ESXi 6.0 or later.

System Requirements:

Requirements and Prerequisites

The requirements for setting up and running ShadowXafe include:

  • The system where your Hosts and VMs run (VMware vCenter and ESXi versions 6.0 through 6.7).
  • Virtual Machines/Hosts
  • The Deployment Tool from StorageCraft
  • The storage destination - any NFS, SMB, or iSCSI devices accessible to ShadowXafe.
  • System Requirements for deploying ShadowXafe:
    • A minimum of 4 GB RAM
    • A minimum of 2 dual core processors
    • At least one Network Interface Card
    • 10 GB free on the datastore
    • Ports 443 (SSL), ports 40049 through 40056 for control and data (port 40051 is used for data control).
  • Defragmenting disks before backing up a machine can reduce the size of the backup image.

Documentation:

Download the StorageCraft ShadowXafe Data Sheet (PDF).

Pricing Notes:

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