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Data Backup and Recovery for High Performance Computing

High Performance Computing centers are broadly working to modernize their IT infrastructure to meet the challenges of tomorrow. Organizations across various industries are facing a pressing need to deliver high-performance, cost-effective, highly secure and robust backup and recovery solutions in their HPC infrastructures. This whitepaper discusses the considerations and advantages of using Bacula Enterprise as a central data backup and recovery system within a HPC environment, and how it can – and does – facilitate a specific, yet critical part in an HPC-using organization’s enterprise-wide approach to digital modernization.

Whitepaper Summary

  • New Management and Project Development Styles
  • IT Environment Complexity
  • Technical and Demanding IT Environments
  • Bacula: Support of Tape Libraries from All the World’s Main Manufacturers
  • The Need to De-Risk Implementation
  • Meeting RPO’s and RTO’s
  • The Need for Especially High Levels of Security
  • Ransomware
  • Bare Metal Recovery as part of a Disaster Recovery strategy
  • Different ways to interface with Bacula Enterprise
  • Hybrid Cloud Technologies in HPC
  • Stand-alone Capabilities, and “Air-Gapping”
  • Container Technology and Kubernetes in HPC
  • Avoiding Vendor Lock-In
  • Scalability




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