Database clones

Need Database Clones in AWS Immediately!

Database cloning is the process by which you create a point-in-time copy of a production database. Database cloning is usually done for different purposes:

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RTo is horrible with AWS EBS snapshots

Why Recovery Time Objective is Horrible with AWS EBS Snapshots!

In the previous blog, we discussed the good, bad, and ugly of EBS snapshots. In this blog we will elaborate why recoveries from EBS snapshots takes a very long time.

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Long Term Retention with Cloud Object Storage

Jason Brown and Jay Livens discuss using cloud object storage for long term retention.

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save money backup up EBS snapshots

The Real Costs of AWS Backup using EBS Snapshots

Cloud providers like AWS, Azure, Google, and IBM offer great infrastructure and platforms to be leveraged by enterprises to increase speed and reduce costs. However, after discussing with many enterprises, I have concluded that when it comes to protecting cloud resident database workloads, they have adopted traditional practices as-is in the cloud which has increased their monthly cloud infrastructure costs instead of reducing them!!!

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AWS best practices

AWS Best Practices – Managing Cloud Resident Data in AWS

6 months ago, Tom Dickson’s CIO asked him to migrate their enterprise applications to AWS. After lot of hard work and many trials and errors, Tom’s team managed to migrate to AWS. Tom was burned out and needed a break and so he took off to Hawaii for a week's vacation.

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Sungard Availability Services Is Using Actifio to Leverage AWS, Not Fight It

These are interesting times in the cloud service provider business. While it’s true that the commoditization of infrastructure has more and more enterprise customers shifting workloads into the cloud, those same market forces are driving prices down across the service provider landscape. Combine declining prices with a capital-intensive delivery model, and you have a recipe for challenging cash flows across the industry.

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Copy data belongs in the cloud. Manage it there with Actifio.

We made two big press announcements today, something we rarely do. The first launched Actifio Sky for AWS, a new offering available on the Amazon Web Services Marketplace that will let customers virtualize their copy data right within the Amazon cloud. The second announced a relationship with Google Cloud Platform that will make their Cloud Storage Nearline service available as a one-click vaulting option from directly within the Actifio platform.

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