VIRTUALIZE YOUR DATA

The heart of the Actifio 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 copy” 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.

By introducing virtualization to data management, Actifio delivers an application-centric, SLA-driven solution that decouples the management of copy data from storage, network, and server infrastructure.

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KEY FEATURES OF VDP MAKE ACTIFIO THE MOST ADVANCED ENTERPRISE DATA MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY AVAILABLE TODAY.


ACTIFIO CAPTURES APPLICATION DATA IN ITS NATIVE FORMAT

ensuring the system can later provide instant access to the data, without the time and performance penalty of data transformation.

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AFTER FIRST CAPTURE, ACTIFIO INGESTS ONLY UNIQUE CHANGE BLOCKS

minimizing data movement, dramatically accelerating time to capture, and reducing the burden on the production application.

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CHANGE BLOCKS ARE APPLIED TO VIRTUAL COPIES VIA INCREMENTAL MERGE

delivering instantly accessible point-in-time data, without consuming the equivalent storage that would be required for physical copies.

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AS CHANGE BLOCKS ARE CAPTURED, THEY ARE CONSTANTLY EVALUATED AGAINST OUR GLOBAL DEDUP ENGINE

to eliminate unnecessary movement and storage of non-unique blocks, slashing bandwidth and storage requirements for the enterprise.

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DATA IS MANAGED VIA POLICIES SET IN THE  ACTIFIO SLA ARCHITECT

which defines sophisticated data capture and data flows across multiple use cases, technology environments, and even across locations. This enables the creation of data service catalogs, adherence to data governance, and the tracking of SLA compliance.

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WORKFLOWS COLLAPSE MULTIPLE, DISPARATE, TIME-CONSUMING STEPS INTO SINGLE-CLICK AUTOMATED TASKS

creating the basis for self-service automation and reducing reliance on scripts and human factors. This enables the orchestration of activities to support rapid manipulation and provisioning of data for development, testing, QA, pre-production, analytics, and dozens of other use cases, each with their own unique requirements and associated tasks.

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IN A SOFTWARE-DEFINED DATA CENTER, PROGRAMMED CONTROL AND EXTENSION IS BEST FULFILLED VIA A RESTful API

which opens the power of the Actifio Virtual Data Pipeline (VDP) platform to service providers, end-users, 3rd party ISVs and other platform vendors.

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As copy data virtualization environments grow across data centers, geographies and even clouds,

GLOBAL MANAGER ENSURES UNIFIED, CONSISTENT MANAGEMENT, IMPROVING OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY.

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ACTIFIO PRESENTS A READ/WRITE VIRTUAL DATA COPY INSTANTLY, TO EITHER A VIRTUAL OR PHYSICAL HOST, VIA INSTANT MOUNT OPERATIONS

which eliminates unnecessary data movement and gives access to large data sets for any purpose in minutes.

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LIVE CLONE IS AN INCREMENTALLY REFRESHED CLONE OF POINT-IN-TIME PRODUCTION DATA THAT IS UPDATED ON A SCHEDULED BASIS

enabling in-place data transformation (such as data masking) that can be maintained even as data is refreshed with changes from production.

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ACTIFIO’S PATENTED DEDUP ASYNC REPLICATION PROTOCOL

moves only unique, deduped change blocks over the wire and rehydrates the data on the remote site to enable rapid recovery, dramatically improving bandwidth consumption and remote data transport operations.

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ACTIFIO VDP TRANSFORMS DATA MANAGEMENT

Taken together, all of the core features of Actifio’s Virtual Data Pipeline deliver an application-centric, SLA-driven solution that decouples the management of data from storage, network and server infrastructure. The result is a single, radically simple solution, efficiently virtualizing all copies of production data for instant backup, disaster recovery, application test and development, and much more.

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To learn more about how VDP is leveraged to deliver enterprise solutions or power new cloud based services, see our section on Solutions Architecture.

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