Copy Data Management for Microsoft SharePoint
Reduce Microsoft Sharepoint backup windows and accelerate recoveries to minimize downtime risk.
Actifio provides a comprehensive copy data management solution that extends the value of SharePoint, providing enhanced protection of SharePoint data and content.
It 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 SharePoint farms to protect your data, or need a more efficient means to provision data and extend environments for development and test data management, Actifio can help.
Enterprises using legacy backup architecture commonly face the following challenges:
Legacy backup products perform recurring full backups of the underlying database at least weekly, sometimes daily. These recurring full backups impact performance and backup windows.
Long backup windows also lead to wider Recovery Point Objective (RPO).
Recovering in proprietary backup format further increases Recovery Time Objective (RTO) as well.
In addition, storing Sharepoint database backups for multiple years in expensive deduplication appliances increases the total cost of ownership (TCO).
All of these problems grow exponentially with increasing Sharepoint database sizes.
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HOW Actifio HELPS
Actifio Copy Data Management (CDM) helps reduce risk by providing instant recovery of multi-TB mission-critical Sharepoint databases.
Users can also leverage Actifio backups to provision storage-optimized Sharepoint database server database clones.
Sensitive data masking can be automated to help , DevOps to accelerate application test and release cycles.
As a cloud and 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 Sharepoint server copies using a single versatile software platform.
Frequently Asked Questions.
Every enterprise creates multiple copies of their production Sharepoint databases.
DBAs dump backups to disk.
Backup Admins backup these dumps to backup storage and replicate to a remote site for vaulting or DR purposes.
For low RPO and RTO DR, DBAs set up SQL AlwaysOn replication.
Test/Dev, DevOps, Analytics, Security, UAT users need copies of production SQL databases for testing purposes.
All of the above-siloed copies lead to copy data explosion resulting in very high infrastructure costs & operational burden. With no automation to manage all these SQL database copies, data provisioning for testers takes many weeks, stretching application test and release cycles.
Actifio’s VDP software platform solves this Copy Data Problem with its Copy Data Management (CDM) solution.
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 SQL databases, each with 10 TB source database 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 enables users to quickly regain access to SharePoint content without the need for full restores.
Actifio enables data to be efficiently and automatically updated from production. Development and test can work with near real time data across the lifecycle of a project.
Using up-to-date instances of production data for development, testing, and QA, improves code quality. Rework requirements and development lifecycles are reduced.
Actifio’s robust local/remote site synchronization makes it easy to manage migration between data centers or to support geographically distributed teams and ensure they have the data they need to be effective.