This document details the overall design strategy behind the Cisco Backup-as-a-Service (BaaS) solution leveraging Actifio Copy Data Storage and Virtualization (CDS). It describes the BaaS solution scope, approach and architectural resources within the Actifio CDS and Cisco Virtualized Multiservice Data Center (VMDC) environments.
This document provides design recommendations and describes the architecture of the Actifio BaaS solution within the Cisco VMDC architecture. This document is based on the in-lab validation of the BaaS solution using Actifio in a Cisco VMDC test environment.
This validated design guide discusses multiple Cisco technologies and products that are part of the VMDC reference architecture and also Actifio Copy Data Virtualization products and technologies.
This guide is intended for, but not limited to, system architects, network/compute/storage design engineers, systems engineers, field consultants, advanced services specialists, and customers wanting to understand how to design, operate, manage or consume a BaaS architecture leveraging Cisco and Actifio technologies. This guide assumes that the reader is familiar with the basic concepts of backup, restore, IP protocols, Quality of Service (QoS), High Availability (HA), Layer 4 (L4) - Layer 7 (L7) services, DC platforms and technologies, SAN, and VMware hypervisor. This guide also assumes that the reader is aware of general system requirements and has knowledge of Enterprise or Service Provider network and DC architectures, platforms, and virtualization technologies.