A customer with a LAN/SAN environment is considering HPE 3PAR for an upcoming storage refresh, but has a tight budget. The customer needs 200 TB of Fibre Channel-attached, very low latency, block-storage for application servers, and 10 TB of LAN-attached storage for end-user ﬁle/ﬁle shares for about 100 end-users. They want to use as much of their existing systems as possible and would like to continue using the ISV back-up system installed last year to back up the block-based and ﬁle/ﬁle share data and files, respectively.
The customer sees a presentation that includes details on the HPE 3PAR File Persona features and they like the idea of consolidating their Fibre Channel and LAN-based storage onto one storage platform. You deliver technical presentations on me HPE StoreOnce and StoreEver backup offerings. The customer asks for an HPE 3PAR solution proposal that includes provisions for backup-to-local disk and tape of all SAN-attached data, and minimal backup-to-disk for all LAN- attached data.
Your sales team is proposing a combined HPE 3PAR StorServ 8000, HPE StoreOnce Backup System, and HPE StoreEver solution and is working on the HPE 3PAR configuration. You are developing the proposals for the HPE StoreOnce and HPE StoreEver configurations. While analyzing ways to reduce costs, you determine that the customer's backup windows are achievable with either their Fibre Channel SAN or Ethernet environment.
Which additional information should you obtain to enable you to recommend the most cost-effective solution?
- A: Does the customer’s ISV Backup System support NDMP?
- B: How much power and floor/rack space will me new proposed solution require?
- C: Does the customer’s ISV Backup System support iSCSI?
- D: What is the skill level of the backup administrators?