Now that my presentation from the NetApp Insight conference is completed, I would like to share our plan going forward for integration with VMware's Horizon Suite, specifically with regard to Horizon Data (formerly Project Octopus).
The session that Cedric Courteix and I did was a joint vision for integrations with Citrix ShareFile as well as VMware Horizon Data, but I will be concentrating on the VMware solution here, as that is my focus.
It shouldn't be a suprise that many of the integrations between VMware and NetApp begin with some very unique backup and recovery capabilities. For the Horizon Data solution that integration is in the form of our Snap Creator plug-in for Horizon Data. This plugin will provide application-consistent backups of all the components of the Horizon Data appliance, protecting both the OS and the data from potential data loss and providing disaster recovery capabilities, should the unforeseen happen.
We showcased the capabilities of our Snap Creator framework in this year's partner HoL at VMworld, where we used it to perform backup & recovery for VMware vCloud Director. Snap Creator is a very unique backup and recovery solution, due to the separation that exists between the backup logic and the application logic. This allows us to create plugins for a wide variety of applications without changing the core backup code.
For more specific information on Snap Creator, visit: www.snapcreator.com
I'll share some more details of the solution after the holiday break. Thanks for reading!