In most cases the SP data protection scenario is implemented based on one or multiple Veeam Backup and Replication deployments.
In this section we will focus on the best practices for multi-tenant environments. General best practices for individual VBR installations are already covered in detail in the VBR Best Practices Guide.
The core differentiators of SP Data Protection deployments versus general deployments are:
Network segmentation (often referred to as network isolation)
As per security requirements - most tenant networks are completely isolated from the service provider’s environment. That brings solid limitations in a backup and restore approach.
Data protection responsibilities
Data protection management can be either fully controlled by the service provider, provided via a self-service portal or a combination of both. In the contrary to a fully managed service (when the backup administrator controls backup job creation) - self-service tenants are 100% responsible for creating backup jobs. This leads to an uncontrollable growth and unpredictable configuration of backup jobs. In turn it results in challenges for load balancing, scheduling and the selection of recommended options.
An initial design should always keep in mind the possibilities and ways of charging for the services.
All the design decisions should be made considering the above.
Table of contents
- Backend Scalability
- Frontend Scalability
- Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager
- Proxy Modes
- Application-Consistent Backup and Restore