Microsoft Windows Server Copy Data Management
Actifio provides a comprehensive copy data management solution for applications and file systems running on Windows operating systems.
Whether you need a better way to backup and protect your data, or need a more efficient means to provision data and environments for development and test data management, Actifio can help.
Actifio Virtual Data PipelineTM (VDP) technology provides for reduction in development project timelines, storage infrastructure savings, reduced defects, improved development team efficiency, and dramatically improved data protection and Disaster Recovery (DR) service-levels.
Enterprises using legacy backup architecturecommonly 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 Windows Server backups for multiple years and the total cost of ownership (TCO) increases even further.
All of these problems grow exponentially with increasing Windows Server sizes.
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Users can also leverage Actifio backups to provision storage optimized for Windows Server with automated data masking of sensitive data for DevOps to help accelerate application test and release cycles.
Providing a cloud and storage agnostic solution, Actifio software can run in any public cloud or on-premises using any storage.
Enterprises reduce total cost of ownership by automating the creation, management and deletion of all Windows server copies using a single outstanding software platform.
Frequently Asked Questions.
The Actifio Connector, a small, lightweight process, is installed on hosts to provide advanced data capture and recovery capabilities for physical servers. The Actifio Connector enables discovery of supported applications on host servers, and ensures application- consistent backup and capture leveraging VSS. If desired, it truncates the logs of the application on the host after the snapshot.
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 Windows 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 application development without impacting production.
Actifio LiveClone enables data to be space-efficently updated automatically from production. Development and test can work with near real time data over the lifecycle of a the project.
Actifio Workflows can be used to rapidly feed data to masking and sub-setting processes with push-button automation.
Using up-to-date instances of production data for development, testing, and QA, code quality is improved, while rework requirements and development lifecycles are reduced.
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.