Actifio

Actifio for Data Virtualization and Disaster Recovery
GlobeSoft Qatar has partnered with Actifio for Disaster Recovery.

Actifio, a Boston-area provider of copy data virtualization solutions delivers technology that enables businesses to protect, access, and move their data faster, more efficiently, and more simply.

Enterprises use Actifio to build higher quality applications faster by making high fidelity test data instantly available to authorized developers, to improve business resiliency and availability by rendering traditional backup and disaster recovery point tools obsolete, and to accelerate adoption of hybrid cloud architectures in service to those and many other enterprise use cases.

About Actifio

  • Enterprise Data-as-a-Service Software pioneer
  • 2,700 + global enterprise and service providers
  • Protected by 50+ patients
  • High growth AND profitable
  • Founded in 2009 and headquartered in Boston
  • No.1 VM, Public IaaS Integration, DBs & Applications and User Self Service in Gartner Backup Capabilities
Actifio for Disaster recovery

Actifio for Disaster Recovery:

Businesses today are using data as a leverage point to increase revenue and profits. Improvements in data analytics now allow companies to bring innovative products and services to current and new markets. Improve operations or simply making better decisions based on better information. This data is literally the heartbeat of businesses today and companies go to great lengths to protect that data from loss and or corruption.

In addition, today’s typical approach to backup has IT teams deploying media servers with backup software. Along with deduplication appliances on-site and at off-site locations. Most traditional backup products do not have incremental forever backups for databases.

Actifio's Approach Prior to Disaster Recovery

Backup Copy On-Site and Off-Site

The basic requirement is that IT administrators should have a backup copy of their applications data onsite and offsite in order to recover from disruption of local services, application failure, user error, virus or any other mishap, from a prior point in time.

backup and disaster recovery of actifio

Actifio's Virtual Pipeline

Actifio Virtual Data Pipeline (VDP) does incremental forever backups at block level using native API integration such as VSS snapshots, Oracle
RMAN APIs. And VMware VADP APIs.

Actifio for EDaaS, Data as a service

The Solution? Data Virtualization

Actifio virtualizes your data providing you many benefits from back up to disaster recovery. The Virtual Data Pipelineâ„¢ technology enables businesses to protect, access, and move their data faster, more efficiently. It decouples data from physical storage, much the same way a hypervisor decouples compute from physical servers. For enterprise-class backup modernization, self-serve instant data access, or service provider business transformation. Actifio is the first and only choice for radically simple copy data virtualization.

Key Features of Virtual Pipeline of Actifio in Cloud

  • Native: Manage your data in the cloud with instant access.
  • Mobile: Manage your on-premises physical servers and cloud VMs with replication.
  • Object: Manage on-premises and cloud data using object storage for long-term data retention.
  • Search: Search and restore your data from any data center or cloud.

Actifio Virtual Data Pipeline (VDP) is a patented technology from Actifio that comes in two flavors:

Actifio Sky software appliance and Actifio CDS physical appliance. Users can use Actifio Sky or CDS appliances on their premises and Actifio Sky in AWS.

How Does Actifio Deliver Virtual Data Pipeline?

As mentioned, the heart of the Action platform is the Virtual Data Pipeline (VDP), which virtualizes copy data, eliminating redundancies and re-purposing unique data for multiple data management applications. VDP efficiently captures a single copy or “gold copyâ€‌ of data from production and reuses that data for multiple purposes, allowing applications to directly access the data from the Actifio platform without any physical data movement.

  • Virtual Data Pipeline is delivered as a Virtual Appliance: it can run virtually and public cloud.
  • Storage, Compute and Cloud Agnostic: it supports any backend storage system or computes infrastructure.
  • Virtual Data Pipeline Fully Integrates with Object Storage: it can provide incremental forever data capture and instant access to data stored in the object storage.

Why Actifio for Disaster Recovery

Businesses today are using data as a leverage point to increase revenue and profits. آ Improvements in data analytics now allow companies to bring innovative products and services to current and new markets, improve operations or simply making better decisions based on better information. This data is literally the heartbeat of businesses today and companies go to great lengths to protect that data from loss and or corruption.

In addition, businesses are facing a wide variety of issues by not modernizing their Backup and DR strategies.

Top Issues People Faces:

Slow Cloud Adoptionآ â€“ Cloud can be a real gamechanger when it comes to data protection and long-term retention. آ Yet, companies are trapped in traditional backup infrastructures that were never desired to embrace the cloud. آ As a result cloud usage is often limited and relied upon only as a traditional storage target which significantly reduces its value.

Long Backup Windowsآ â€“ The traditional model of full and incremental backups becomes unmanageable as data sizes grow and full backup windows extend beyond SLA requirements.

Slow Recoveriesآ â€“ While backup windows are important, it is a recovery that really matters. آ After all, if you cannot recover your backups then why have them in the first place?

Disaster Recovery Challengesآ â€“ Traditional backup and recovery methodologies create significant DR challenges due to restoration complexity and windows. آ As a result, many companies limit their focus on DR and if they do focus on it, tests are run infrequently.

Very Large Database Protectionآ â€“ All of the challenges of backup and recovery are amplified with very large databases. آ These data sets are typically critical for business operations and so the impact of lengthy backup windows and painfully slow recoveries can be significant to business operations.

What can Actifio do for you

That depends who you are, and what problem you’re trying to solve.

  • A backup administrator looking to modernize backups, manage workloads across private, hybrid, and public cloud, or eliminate your second site DR infrastructure by leveraging AWS on-demand?
  • An enterprise architect looking to lower your TCO by replacing multiple point tools for snapshots, backup, deduplication, long-term data retention, low RTO DR with a single platform in the cloud?
  • Are you a DBA working to reduce backup windows and instantly recover multi-TB Databases?
  • IT Ops manager looking to accelerate pre-production/ staging testing in AWS?

If the answer is yes above, this solution will explain how Actifio can help your problem.

Actifio wants to protect your data and work on an incremental backup basis; you only ever do one complete backup at the start. Data is managed on an SLA basis, and they operate instant mount technology, acting within minutes, not days.

Actifio aims to be the one tool to manage all of your backups, with a focus on speed of recovery. For large databases, they have deep application integrations with many of the leading vendors. Duncan also delved into the software’s relationship with VMWare and MS SQL databases, before giving a snapshot demo of the product interface, showing how simple it is to navigate.