The Virtual Data Pipeline
The heart of the Actifio solution is the Virtual Data Pipeline (VDP) technology. Its function is to virtualize production data copy management, eliminating redundancies and re-purposing the unique data for multiple data management applications. VDP efficiently captures a single copy or “gold copy” of changed data from the server and reuses the data for multiple uses, allowing the applications to directly access to copy data from Actifio Copy Data Storage (CDS) without any data movement.
A single solution can now be deployed to replace one or all of your backup software, disaster recovery, business continuity or test and development tools. Also, this data source can now be used as the platform for search, compliance and analytics tools. The resulting simplicity of operations and reduction in infrastructure drives down the costs by up to 90% compared to legacy methods.
By introducing virtualization to data management, Actifio can deliver an application-centric, SLA-driven solution that decouples the management of copy data from storage, network, and server infrastructure.
The next sections provide additional details for each of the copy, store, move and restore functions of the Virtual Data Pipeline Technology.
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