Today, Microsoft Azure announced a brand new storage tier, Ultra SSD, which delivers extreme performance for critical applications such as SAP HANA, MS-SQL, and other databases. Some salient features are:
This customer was protecting over 70TB of VMs, physical clusters, and SAP HANA. The SAP HANA environment was over 300GB and growing rapidly. The customer was using IBM TSM for data protection and struggled with high RPO and RTO. Backups took too long and they were unable to deliver timely data recovery, which lowered confidence and increased data risk.
The customer was also using multiple point tools which increased complexity. Since the environment was expected to grow rapidly, this organization wanted a solution that would simplify their data protection strategy, lower capital and operational costs while reducing data risk by improving RPO and RTO.
Apotex, a global pharmaceutical company, had no toleration for downtime. Applications needed to be up and running, data protected. Rapid recovery from any system failure was essential. But they were encountering unacceptable data backup and recovery times - as much as 14 hours for backups and equal time to recover if a problem occurred. A broad search for solutions proved that Actifio was the “disruptor” that could deliver backups and recovery in 30 minutes or less. And it provided extensive additional capabilities in support of DevOps, analytics and cloud services.