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Ask the Expert: All about Data Replication Recovery and Protection with Recoverpoint (SE)

Welcome to the EMC Support Community Ask the Expert conversation. EMC RecoverPoint (SE) provides continuous data protection with multiple recovery points to restore applications instantly to a specific point in time.  Join in the discussion starting on the 9th of December to learn more about how customers are leveraging RecoverPoint (SE) to protect applications with bidirectional synchronous and asynchronous replication with digital video recorder (DVR)-like recovery in physical, virtual, and cloud infrastructures.  Customers can realize bandwidth reduction, minimizing network utilization with unique bandwidth compression and deduplication, significantly reducing replicated data over the network.  And, learn how you too can streamline disaster recovery testing of your application environment while production replication continues unaffected.


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David Zhang is an EMC Systems Engineer. Before joining EMC David studied Electrical/Computer Engineering at Rutgers University. David has been supporting EMC RecoverPoint for the last 3.5 years.

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Greg Swain has been an information technology specialist for the last 15 years, before joining EMC in 2004 he worked as a Boston based consultant focusing on backup, disaster recovery strategies and networking. After joining EMC Greg worked as a system’s administrator and integrator specializing in brining recently acquired organization into EMC's own information technology infrastructure. Currently Greg is a Systems Engineering Manger based out of Franklin MA.

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Oliver Ames came to EMC with over 7 years of IT experience having worked for Florida’s largest private insurance brokerage firm; PC repair, help-desk management, Systems Administration and Backup Administrator for over 20 branch offices and corporate headquarters. Oliver uses his experience to educate customers on what best practices and approaches can be taken to ensure business can enjoy growth, while at the same time lowering costs to secure and maintain growing data sets.

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Jim Cranshaw has been a Solutions Engineer in EMC's Mid Market Division since 2011. In this role Jim has provided technical support and assistance to a wide array of sales campaigns in the unified storage realm. Prior to joining EMC, Jim spent 11 years at a VAR designing, implementing, and supporting total IT solutions consisting of servers, storage, virtualization, and networking.

profile-image-display.jspa?imageID=9170&size=350Gordon Murray is a 17-year EMC veteran. He started with CLARiiON Product Support, then moved to a pre-sales demo role with the Solutions Group, supporting EBC customer visits and remote demos. Gordon recently joined the Mid-Market Geo pre-sales SE team.

This event will run from December 9th through 20th. Be sure to “follow” this thread to stay up to date on the discussion.

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Re: Ask the Expert: All about Data Replication Recovery and Protection with Recoverpoint (SE)

This discussion is now open for questions and comments. We look forward to an exciting and informative event!

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OllieAmes
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Re: Ask the Expert: All about Data Replication Recovery and Protection with Recoverpoint (SE)

Kicking off the discussion with a little general information, and some links that provide further detial on RecoverPoint(SE).

Customers are using RecoverPoint (SE) not only to replicate their critical as well as tertiary data to another location to protect their business from data loss, but they’re leveraging RP (SE) to test their Disaster / Recovery Play book.  It’s one thing to write a DR playbook, it’s another to actually test it out.  Going a step further, EMC’s integration with VMware SRM (Site Recovery Manager) enables customers to failover (automatically) as well as failback (automatically).  It would be great to hear some testimonials from those who’ve put RecoverPoint and SRM into action.

Some recent news to be excited about; EMC released RecoverPoint (SE) as virtual appliances for those running vSphere 5.0 and higher (some minor hardware requirements to be aware of).  This enables customers to further consolidate; garnering the most of their investment in a virtualized datacenter.  Customers who purchase the local protection suite would be privy to a vRPA for CDP (Continuous Data Protection), and if customers are replicating array-to-array for their VNX’s, they can download the vRPA’s for CRR (Continuous Remote Replication).

There is a lot of great information located on the Virtual Geek website in regards to the new virtual appliances, vRPA.  For more detail on the requirements to operate the vRPA's click here.

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OllieAmes
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Re: Ask the Expert: All about Data Replication Recovery and Protection with Recoverpoint (SE)

December 12th at 3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, we'll be hosting a live RecoverPoint demonstration, hosted by our expert Gordon Murray.   We'll review the RecoverPoint interface, highlighting the features and functionality of RecoverPoint (SE).

Please click on JOIN to view the demo; there is no password required to join. Upon logging into the Webex session, you'll be prompted for a "Call Back".  The line will be muted for the initial portion of the demo.  During the last 10 minutes, we'll open the lines up for questions.

  1. Go to https://emccorp.webex.com/emccorp/j.php?J=649460522
  2. Dial (888) 643-3084
  3. Access Code - 875 963 93
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OllieAmes
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Re: Ask the Expert: All about Data Replication Recovery and Protection with Recoverpoint (SE)

Interesting fact:

The latest RecoverPoint 4.0 enhancements enable administrators to select the appropriate image (replicated data) to mount-to when combining their RecoverPoint solution with VMware’s SRM (Site Recovery Manager). 

EMC improved the API’s for SRM providing administrators granular control over which image is selected when SRM is ready to “spin up” the secondary site. Prior to this enhancement, SRM would simply pick the latest image available; in other words whatever data was most recently received at the DR site. This meant the possibility of mounting a PIT that administrators would have rather not have had selected.  With the ability to choose a specific image (PIT), or even an application consistent PIT (Book Mark) provides less aggravation in having to manually massage data sets to get to the appropriate PIT.  Application consistency is available to those customers whom deploy RecoverPoint in tandem with AppSync or Replication Manager. 

AppSync and Replication Manager are responsible for flushing host buffers (data held in host memory) to the storage array, enabling RecoverPoint to ensure all the data for that particular PIT is committed to the array and replicated to the DR site.  Think of this as the ability to ensure the audio track and film track to your movies are kept in sync with each other so you don’t get that horrible lips moving, words come later effect.

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OllieAmes
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Re: Ask the Expert: All about Data Replication Recovery and Protection with Recoverpoint (SE)

Here is a great LINK that has some great information about RecoverPoint 4.0 and it's enhancements.

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OllieAmes
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Re: Ask the Expert: All about Data Replication Recovery and Protection with Recoverpoint (SE)

December 17th at 3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, we'll be hosting a live RecoverPoint demonstration, hosted by our expert Gordon Murray.   We'll review the RecoverPoint interface, highlighting the features and functionality of RecoverPoint (SE).

Please click on JOIN to view the demo; there is no password required to join. Upon logging into the Webex session, you'll be prompted for a "Call Back".  The line will be muted for the initial portion of the demo.  During the last 10 minutes, we'll open the lines up for questions.

  1. https://emccorp.webex.com/emccorp/j.php?J=646162634
  2. Dial (888) 643-3084
  3. Access Code - 875 963 93
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OllieAmes
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Re: Ask the Expert: All about Data Replication Recovery and Protection with Recoverpoint (SE)

December 19th at 3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, we'll be hosting a live RecoverPoint demonstration, hosted by our expert Gordon Murray.   We'll review the RecoverPoint interface, highlighting the features and functionality of RecoverPoint (SE).

Please click on JOIN to view the demo; there is no password required to join. Upon logging into the Webex session, you'll be prompted for a "Call Back".  The line will be muted for the initial portion of the demo.  During the last 10 minutes, we'll open the lines up for questions.

  1. https://emccorp.webex.com/emccorp/j.php?J=644797697
  2. Dial (888) 643-3084
  3. Access Code - 875 963 93
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