SnapMirror or SnapVault for IBM N series Storage

Extend automated data backup over longer distances

Protect all of the data that you want and meet your RPOs with SnapMirror or SnapVault software for IBM System Storage N series combined with Silver Peak software. Silver Peak fixes the network problems that undermine backup and replication over distance, so you can protect 20-times more data, meet your Recovery Point Objectives (RPOs) consistently regardless of network problems or distance, and secure data in transit. 

Protecting critical data is an essential part of business continuity. SnapMirror and SnapVault software for IBM N Series address the challenge of data protection with quick and easy automated backup and replication.  But as data volumes have grown, so has the amount of data requiring protection. All too often, storage managers cannot replicate some data assets because inefficiencies in the WAN undermine SnapMirror or SnapVault performance. Initial source-target synchronization fail to complete. Incremental replication may take too long, exceeding backup windows and RPOs.

Silver Peak software eliminates the network inefficiencies that limit replication and backup throughput. Distance limitations between source and target N series filers are overcome by accelerating automated backup and replication traffic and efficiently using all of the available bandwidth.  Silver Peak deduplicates and compresses SnapMirror and SnapVault,traffic in real-time, and can further protect data in transit with real-time AES encryption, without impacting performance. With Silver Peak software,  SnapMirror and SnapVault  software for IBM N Series can

  • increase replication or automated backup throughput limited by poor network quality.
  • maximize available bandwidth using byte-level deduplication and compression.
  • replicate or back up over long distances by overcoming latency.
  • secure data in transit with an AES-256, IPSec VPN.

Once deployed, Silver Peak’s storage-specific reporting enables any storage professional to easily manage the Silver Peak implementation.  Reports are in storage-friendly terms  showing the data replicated (in bytes) and replication performance. Storage traffic is segmented by type, such as replication and / or backup traffic, and metrics are reported over a 10­-day interval in part to accommodate traffic increases during weekends. 

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  • Meet Recovery Point Objectives (RPO). Replicate more data in less time to remote locations.
  • Replicate over longer distances. Eliminate distance limitations between source/target devices.
  • Improve business continuity. Maintain redundant data centers for disaster recovery..
  • Lower disaster recovery costs. Eliminate costly dedicated networks for replication; avoid bandwidth upgrades.


  • Data replication performance is severely degraded by the long distances, poor network quality, and limited bandwidth of the WAN. This performance brief provides details on the performance benefits of the Silver Peak and NetApp SnapMirror and SnapVault solution. 
  • Limited bandwidth, congestion, latency, and out-of-order or lost packets are all common challenges associated with replicating data across an IP wide area network (WAN). Any one of these problems can impede replication processes or prevent them from happening entirely. These issues can also increase the total cost of ownership (TCO) for data protection by preventing replication and backup services from taking place on shared WAN infrastructures such as MPLS and IP VPNs.
  • This document describes the configuration of NetApp 7-mode SnapMirror for use with Silver Peak Velocity Replication Acceleration, VRX. When Silver Peak VRX software is deployed with the NetApp SnapMirror, a static route is used to direct replication traffic to the VRX software for acceleration.
  • Deploying Silver Peak and NetApp SnapMirror in under 5 minutes
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  • When Storage Area Network (SAN) replication stalls, some companies might just throw more bandwidth at the problem, but not Priva B.V. The Dutch manufacturer of building management and climate control systems makes a point of conserving natural resources – and WAN bandwidth, apparently. Instead of purchasing more bandwidth to replicate traffic between its Dutch locations, Priva improved NetApp® SnapMirror replication nearly six-fold with Silver Peak WAN acceleration. “Our partner, Storedata, recommended we try Silver Peak,” says Ed de Jong, IT network engineer at Priva, “We found we were able to move nearly ten-times the data over our existing Internet connection, without spending a single Euro more on bandwidth.”