ACTIFIO COMPONENTS & SERVICES
Actifio’s Copy Data Virtualization platform is made up of a set of components that leverage the Actifio Virtual Data Pipeline.
COPY DATA SERVICES
Actifio’s copy data virtualization platform changes the perspective on data management, away from a storage and infrastructure-centric viewpoint, towards enabling a catalog of data services. With Actifio, a rich set of SLAs – policy templates that define the lifecycle of data – can be defined generically, and then applied to specific applications, file systems, databases, and even individual VMs to enable a wide variety of copy data services.
Data services can span use cases, from data protection to disaster recovery, warehousing, migration, and more. Data services can span geographies, from cloud vaulting to remote office data centralization and multi-hop replication. Data services can span storage tiers, from flash-based performance tiers to dense, low-performance disk drives. And, finally, data services can span business models, from supporting Actifio’s own solutions, to enabling Cloud Service Providers to offer services to their customer, to instrumenting internal Enterprise IT-as-a-Service initiatives.
Actifio CDS ™ is an enterprise-class physical appliance that brings the Actifio Virtual Data Pipeline™ (VDP) to your organization for large-scale deployments in heterogeneous data center environments.
Actifio CDS supports a broad range of applications, host operating systems, and third-party storage, and is designed to manage and protect nearly a petabyte of application data per system.
As a robust virtual appliance, Actifio Sky™ is built on Actifio’s patented Virtual Data PipelineTM (VDP) that powers the data center appliance CDSTM, yet offers a new level of deployment flexibility and range.
Actifio Sky is ready for the demanding copy data virtualization needs of most environments with sizes and configurations suited for the datacenter, remote and branch offices, or even the cloud.
ENTERPRISE SERVICE ENABLERS
ACTIFIO RESILIENCY DIRECTOR™
Actifio Resiliency Director™ orchestrates compute, network, and data at an enterprise disaster recovery site or a cloud service provider and validates the results to provide a complete solution for non-disruptive, automated recovery and test.
It delivers complete resiliency in the cloud and enables enterprises to restore critical business functionality faster and cheaper than previously possible.
BIG DATA DIRECTOR™
Big Data Director™ discovers, captures, and protects large collections of unstructured data, often referred to as Big Data, housed on large NAS Servers. Currently offered in Limited Availability, Big Data Director supports Netapp and Isilon Servers in its first release, with other systems to follow in the future.
Big Data Director will mount to customer hosts in native format. Like other Actifio data management services, it will also mount either at a local site, or at a remote site, using dedup-async replication.
ACTIFIO GLOBAL MANAGER™
In larger enterprise environments where multiple instances of Actifio appliances are used to manage data across a broad set of infrastructure, Actifio Global Manager provides a holistic and global management layer to coordinate and orchestrate copy data management across many Actifio software instances.
Available now in a preliminary Beta release, Actifio Global Manager will manage up to 100 Actifio Sky or CDS instances in full release. It provides a timeline view of tasks and a management layer to control Snapshots, Dedupe Pools, Live Clones, Remote Replications, and movements via Dedupe Async. Tasks are managed by application, hosts, VMs or groups of the same. An advanced search feature enables easy navigation of managed assets.
VMWARE VSPHERE WEB MANAGER PLUGIN™
VMware vSphere Web Manager Plugin™ enables VMware administrators to manage their copy data through their own view in vCenter, providing superior management flexibility in their VMware environments.
Compatible with VMware vCenter 5.1 or 5.5, the plugin provides VMware administrators with access to monitoring of their Actifio copy data management environment as well as active management of Actifio processes. Admins can now use Actifio to protect and unprotect VMs, as well as clone and restore VM backups, all from within the vCenter web interface.
FORESIGHT API & EXTENSIONS
ACTIFIO FORESIGHT API™
Actifio Foresight™ API enables Service Providers, technology partners, and end user client organizations to interface programmatically with the feature set of the Actifio Copy Data Virtualization platform. The API provides a rich integration layer that enables rapid introduction of Actifio into existing IT environments, linking into existing IT Service Management stacks, orchestration and workflow tools, and information and data management platforms.
Actifio Foresight™ API has also enabled an eco-system of products that leverage the Actifio Copy Data Virtualization infrastructure to manage data used by their products for insights and analytics, reporting, retention for legal and other purposes, and more.
ISV EXTENSIONS AND SP EXTENSIONS
Foresight allows ISVs to leverage data virtualization to extend their own offerings by abstracting the application data from underlying infrastructure. Actifio’s growing ecosystem of ISV partners represent best-of-breed functionality across a mix of functional areas including data masking, tape integration, and even application data archiving.
Many cloud service providers have built powerful user experience portals that hide the underlying complexity from their end users. By leveraging Actifio’s Foresight API, cloud service providers can rapidly integrate Actifio functionality into their clouds. Using industry standard RESTful protocol, Foresight allows cloud service providers to programmatically control and extend the copy data virtualization platform to enable new, differentiated, and profitable services.
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