Actifio Sky for AWS
Automatically protect on-premises workloads and workloads running in AWS. Replicate data to another AWS region for on-demand disaster recovery, long term data retention and on-demand database cloning.
Actifio Sky for AWS is the Actifio software made available in a virtual appliance. Organizations can leverage Actifio Sky on their own premises as well as in AWS. Those who have their own AWS accounts and are well versed with AWS infrastructure provisioning can leverage their own tools to provision AWS infrastructure on demand, and deploy Actifio Sky for AWS in that infrastructure. Organizations can use Actifio Sky for AWS to store data for long term data retention, recover application data in AWS EC2 instances, and provision virtual copies of application data sets in AWS EC2 instances for dev/test use cases.
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Recover Multi-Terabyte Data in Minutes (SAP HANA, MS SQL, and more)
Actifio Sky running in AWS EC2 uses Elastic Block Storage (EBS) to store backup data replicated from on-premises Actifio Sky. It incorporates powerful data virtualization technology to instantly mount backup data to on-demand EC2 instances and delivers low Recovery Time Objectives (RTO.
Actifio Sky includes deep integration with Oracle, SAP HANA, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL and other databases to deliver on-demand instant recoveries in AWS, even for very large 50+ TB sized databases.
Actifio Sky delivers RTOs in minutes vs traditional backup products which can take hours or even days
Satisfy Long Term Data Retention Needs
For data that must be stored for days or months, Actifio Sky can use AWS EBS HDD and/or SSD class storage. For retention of years or decades, Actifio Sky can use AWS S3 (Standard and Infrequent Access) storage.
Actifio Sky delivers the unique ability to instantly access data stored in AWS S3 Object Storage irrespective of whether the data is days or decades old. Traditional backup products will typically require hours or days to access the same data due to rehydration penalties associated with deduplication.
Secure Data with Encryption and Satisfy Compliance Needs
All data is encrypted using AES256 when replicated to S3 storage or remote Actifio Sky instances in EC2. Data is also encrypted at rest in both S3 and EBS. Actifio also provides role based access controls and an audit trail for added security. To satisfy your compliance needs, AWS has a very broad certification list such as ISO, SOC, PCI DSS, FIPS, FedRAMP etc.
Clone Multi-Terabyte Databases in Minutes for DevOps
Data protected by Actifio Sky in EBS volumes can also be leveraged to provision new virtual server instances, instantly. Database clones can be created and presented on-demand for Dev, QA, UAT, analytics or other test environments. Sky also incorporates developer self-service to automate DevOps operations.
Actifio virtual clones are read/write enabled and are highly space efficient. Incremental disk capacity is only consumed when the virtual database clones are modified.
Other backup products typically take hours or days to create physical clones with 10x or more storage required in test environments.
Reduce Backup Window
After the first full backup, Actifio performs application consistent incremental forever backups for everything i.e. Oracle, SAP HANA, MS SQL, PostgreSQL & other databases, VMs, physical servers and NAS filers. This process reduces the backup window by up to 10x and significantly decreases the storage IO and network IO of production applications.
Actifio’s incremental forever model dramatically accelerates the protection of multi TB databases and large files systems. This approach is radically faster and less impactful on applications than traditional protection approaches that rely on weekly full and daily incremental backups.
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SLA Driven, Application Consistent Backups
Actifio Sky includes deep integration with various databases such as Oracle, MS SQL, PostgreSQL, MySQL, and applications such as SAP HANA, Oracle EBS, MS Exchange and Sharepoint. This integration ensures application consistent backups. For example – Actifio Sky uses SAP HANA APIs, Oracle RMAN for Oracle databases and Microsoft VSS snapshot for Windows based applications.
For large and geographically distributed environments, Actifio Global Manager (AGM) provides a single pane of glass to manage multiple systems. AGM allows you to configure backup, replication and retention SLAs for applications in multiple data centers and cloud regions.
Migrate from on-premises to RDS
Migration of on-premises data to AWS RDS is simple and efficient with Actifio. Replicate data to Actifio Sky running in an AWS EC2 instance. Mount data instantly to an EC2 instance and then use native RDS tools to load data from the Actifio mount to RDS engines like Oracle, Microsoft SQL, MySQL or PostgreSQL.
Actifio Sky uses the following various components of AWS:
- AWS EC2: In scenarios where a remote Actifio Sky instance is needed for data retention or instant recovery purposes, Actifio Sky can run in M3.XLarge, C4.2XLarge, M4.4XLarge or R3.4XLarge instances
- AWS EBS: Within Actifio Sky running in EC2, Actifio Sky can use HDD or SSD class EBS storage depending on your performance needs for disaster recovery or dev test
- AWS S3: When data needs to be stored for many years or decades, Actifio Sky running on-premises can directly replicate the data to AWS S3 (Standard or Infrequent Access) object storage
Frequently Asked Questions
Why are recoveries from Actifio Sky instant and scalable?
Does Actifio Sky store data in deduplicated format?
When is object storage vs EBS recommended?
Can Actifio Sky replicate data from on-premises directly to AWS S3?
Can Actifio Sky replicate data from on-premises to another Actifio Sky running in AWS?
Can Actifio Sky replicate data from one AWS region to another AWS region?
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