Sanovi for Data Replication

Sanovi for Data Replications

 

Overview

A Disaster Recovery (DR) solution is the coming together of process and technology. DR solutions must be designed to meet two key recovery metrics: Recovery Point and Recovery Time. The choice of data replication is an important ingredient of the DR solution. It is primarily influenced by the Recovery Point required of the application. Sanovi’s DRM solution interoperates seamlessly with major replication technologies and offers monitoring and automation of replication processes.

 

Replication Technology and Management Complexity

An important consideration when choosing a replication technology is its ease of management: how easy it is to start, stop, and monitor replication. Block replicators, by nature, are more involved and require training and expertise for designing the right solution, setting it up, and monitoring its health and performance. Most block replication software supports a command line interface; additional software may be required to monitor and manage it with a graphic user interface (GUI).

 

Recovery of applications using block replication usually requires several steps to ensure that data is consistent before it is made available to the application. Block-based replication reports data lag between primary and remote systems in blocks or tracks. For this to be meaningful to the application it must be translated to the application recovery point, which is usually not an easy or obvious computation.

 

File replication must be faithful to file attributes and address security requirements. An important overhead for file replication is disk space management. The amount of available space on the primary and remote systems must be actively monitored; otherwise replication could fail if and when a disk runs out of space.

 

Sanovi DRM for EMC SRDF
Sanovi DRM supports the complete DR life cycle of monitoring, managing, and reporting to ensure the recovery readiness of EMC SRDF. Using EMC SRDF with Sanovi DRM reduces DR cost, simplifies DR management, and gives customers the confidence to recover applications using SRDF replication.
 
Key benefits:

  • Optimizes deployment time and reduces the need for expertise to deploy, automate, and
    operate best-practices EMC SRDF solutions by using out-of-the-box SRDF protection solution templates
  • Lowers the cost of DR operations by providing real-time monitoring and alerts when any
    deviation in the SRDF replication status that impairs data protection occurs
  •  Increases customer’s confidence that EMC SRDF protection will facilitate faster and smoother recovery by eliminating manual steps and using single button recovery and drill workflows
  • Maximizes productivity by providing a single console to manage single or multiple SRDF
    replication instances
  • Improves collaboration by providing a web-based real time workflow tracking capability that helps geographically separate teams watch the progress of EMC SRDF recovery; say goodbye to phone bridges to coordinate drill activities when bringing up EMC SRDF
  • Meets regulatory and compliance needs by providing instance control of evidence report for DR drills and recovery of EMC SRDF that can be used for compliance and audit purposes

 
Sanovi DRM for Hitachi (HDS) TrueCopy and Universal Replicator (UR)

Sanovi DRM supports the complete DR life cycle of monitoring, managing, and reporting to ensure recovery readiness of Hitachi TrueCopy and UR. Using Hitachi TrueCopy and UR with Sanovi DRM reduces DR cost, simplifies DR management, and gives customers the confidence to recover applications using Hitachi replication.
 
Key benefits:

  • Optimizes deployment time and reduces the need for expertise to deploy, automate, and
    operate best-practices Hitachi replication solutions by using out-of-the-box Hitachi protection solution templates
  • Lowers the cost of DR operations by providing real-time monitoring and alerts when any
    deviation in the Hitachi replication status that impairs data protection occurs
  •  Increases confidence that Hitachi protection will facilitate faster and smoother recovery by
    eliminating manual steps and using single button recovery and drill workflows
  • Maximizes productivity by providing a single console to manage single or multiple Hitachi
    replication instances
  • Improves collaboration by providing a web-based real time workflow tracking capability that helps geographically separate teams watch the progress of Hitachi replication recovery; say goodbye to phone bridges to coordinate drill activities when bringing up Hitachi replication
  • Meets regulatory and compliance needs by providing instance control of evidence report for DR drills and recovery of Hitachi replication that can be used for compliance and audit purposes
    IBM Global Mirror

 

Sanovi DRM for IBM Global Mirror

Sanovi DRM supports the complete DR life cycle of monitoring, managing, and reporting to ensure recovery readiness of IBM Global Mirror. Using IBM Global Mirror with Sanovi DRM reduces DR cost, simplifies DR management, and gives customers the confidence to recover applications using Global Mirror replication.

 
Key benefits:

  • Optimizes deployment time and reduces the need for expertise to deploy, automate, and operate best-practices IBM Global Mirror replication solutions by using out-of-the-box IBM Global Mirror protection solution templates
  • Lowers the cost of DR operations by providing real-time monitoring and alerts when any deviation in the Global Mirror replication status that impairs data protection occurs
  • Increases confidence that IBM Global Mirror protection will facilitate faster and smoother recovery by eliminating manual steps and using single button recovery and drill workflows
  • Maximizes productivity by providing a single console to manage single or multiple Global Mirror replication instances
  • Improves collaboration by providing a web-based real time workflow tracking capability that helps geographically separate teams watch the progress of Global Mirror replication recovery; say good bye to phone bridges to coordinate drill activities when bringing up Global Mirror replication
  • Meets regulatory and compliance needs by providing instance control of evidence report for DR drills and recovery of Global Mirror replication that can be used for compliance and audit purposes