Actifio pushes cloud DR that accelerates slow object storage to near SSD speed
September 10, 2020
ESG has validated Actifio’s claim it can provide public cloud disaster recovery at near SSD speed using slower, low-cost object storage in the Google Cloud Platform (GCP).
A yet-to-be-published “Microsoft SQL Server Recovery and Performance with Actifio on Google Cloud” ESG technical review paper, sponsored by Actifio, examined Actifio’s claims.
ESG used a test bed with a 967GB SQL Server production database instance running in GCP and backing it up with Actifio to SSD-class storage, which GCP calls Persistent Disk. The backup was then replicated to a different GCP region and stored there on Google Cloud Nearline (object-class) storage.