Copy Data Management for Microsoft Exchange
Reduce Microsoft Exchange backup windows and accelerate recoveries to minimize downtime risk.
Without immediate access to email communications and calendaring functions, most business would grind to a halt. That makes protection and availability of Exchange data of paramount importance.
Actifio provides a comprehensive copy data management solution that extends the value of Exchange, provides enhanced protection of Exchange data, and makes that data and content available for a variety of use cases without taxing limited infrastructure.
Whether you need a better way to backup your Exchange servers to protect your data, or need a more efficient means to provision data and extend environments for development, migrations, legal document management, or other uses, Actifio can help.
Enterprises using legacy backup architecture commonly face the following challenges:
Legacy backup products perform recurring full backups at least weekly, sometimes daily. These recurring full backups impact performance and backup windows.
Long backup windows also lead to a wider Recovery Point Objective (RPO). Recovering from proprietary backup formats will increase Recovery Time Objective (RTO) as well.
Add expensive deduplication appliances to store Exchange backups for multiple years and the total cost of ownership (TCO) increases even further.
All of these problems grow exponentially with increasing Exchange database sizes.
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Users can also leverage Actifio backups to provision storage-optimized Exchange server clones to provide a virtual image for file and mailbox restore, full application restore, or testing.
As a storage agnostic solution, Actifio software can run in any public cloud or on-premises using any storage. Enterprises reduce their total cost of ownership by automating the creation, management and deletion of all Exchange server copies using a single multifaceted software platform.
Frequently Asked Questions.
To capture, manage, and use Exchange data, Actifio uses either the Actifio Connector or VMware API calls. The Actifio Connector is a small-footprint, lightweight service that may be installed on either virtual or physical servers and is used to manage Microsoft Exchange data.
The Connector provides advanced data capture and recovery capabilities and ensures application consistent backup and capture. It truncates database logs on the host after the snapshot and efficiently brings new servers and mounts online.
Actifio’s pricing model is very simple and easy to understand. It’s based on the amount of source data protected. For example: If an enterprise wants to use Actifio to protect 5 Exchange servers, each with 10 TB source size, the enterprise would need Actifio license for 50 TB of source data. Enterprises can use this license anywhere in private or public cloud.
For more details, refer to this licensing page.
Actifio VDP is the patented core Virtual Data Pipeline technology that can be consumed in multiple form factors.
Actifio Sky is a VM appliance that runs Actifio VDP engine and can be provisioned in a public cloud VM or on-premises in VMware, Hyper-v VMs.
Actifio CDS/CDX is a physical appliance cluster that runs Actifio VDP engine with High Availability and is typically used on-premises.
Yes. Actifio supports all major public cloud providers including Azure, AWS, Google, IBM, and Oracle. It’s also available in some of the public cloud marketplaces.
Rapidly and efficiently mounting instant virtual copies for mailbox recovery, application testing or development without impacting production.
Actifio LiveClone™ enables data to be efficiently and automatically updated from production. Development and test are enabled to work with near real time data over the lifecycle of a project.
Actifio Workflows using LiveClone™ can be used to rapidly feed data to masking and sub-setting processes with push-button automation.
Actifio’s robust local/remote site synchronization makes it easy to support geographically distributed development teams and ensure they have the data they need to be effective.