Move, Copy or Replicate Data – sounds easy?
In IT, it often transpires that tasks that appear difficult turn out to be quite easy, clearly though not often enough. Conversely tasks that appear to be easy, all too often, turn out to be rather difficult. Moving, copying or replicating data between data centres, including Public Clouds turns out to be more challenging than it first appears.
Of course, there are many point solutions. It is easy to transfer or copy files from server to server, databases have physical and logical replication, you can use ETL to logically synchronise data between two data repositories and storage replication is commonly used between data centres which have the same storage and High Availability primary use case. You can also physically transport a backup copy of your data and restore it at the target end.
The problem is that few of these solutions are fully automated, they require custom configuration for each source, for storage replication you need to have the same storage at each end and physical transportation is a manual process which is only suitable for discrete copies and not for continuous replication or synchronisation.
Delphix’ best kept Secret: Delphix Replication
Delphix Replication allows you to easily transport and synchronise any data between two Delphix Engines regardless of where the Delphix Engines are deployed. This could be on-premise to on-premise, on-premise to cloud (Azure, AWS, IBM Cloud), cloud to cloud or cloud to on-premise.
Delphix Replication is also bi-directional.
Did you say any data?
Yes. Delphix supports a variety of Unix , Linux and Windows platforms. Another of our open secrets is you can push any data, documents, files, folder, backup images, database files, almost anything running on any of Delphix supported platforms directly into Delphix and that data can then leverage Delphix Data Plaform capabilities implicitly. The Delphix data copy (dSource) is compressed, de-duplicated and versioned regardless of how the data is ingested. Copies can then be provisioned from any point in time, included in a Data Pod with full self-service or the data can be replicated to another Delphix Engine.
Does it have to Virtualised?
No. Once a Delphix Data Copy (dSource) is created, any point in time copy can be created as either a virtual copy or a physical copy.
A single fully automated data transport solution
Delphix Replication can act as a data shuttle. Delphix can automatically ingest the data or you can push data into Delphix on your own schedule. Once Delphix has a copy it can automatically transport any selected data between data centres or clouds and enable self-service provisioning of physical or virtual copies locally or remotely.
You can put all the data you need to transport between data centres or clouds into Delphix.
Does it require high bandwidth?
No, you can use what our Support team refer to as a “wet piece of string”. For example we have a customer using Delphix Replication between Hong Kong and China over a 50 Mbps link and another replicating between Argentina and the over a 30 Mbps link. It’s a matter of physics the higher the bandwidth and lower the latency the better the throughput.
The data is already compressed and is encrypted when transported using the Delphix Session Protocol (DSP).
It’s not an option
What I mean is, it is not an extra cost option, Delphix Replication is free with any two or more Delphix Engines. It is available with a single Delphix Engine and does work but is not nearly as useful in such a deployment.
Replicating data between data centres and clouds is currently plagued by a variety of point solutions. It is a non-trivial task and is increasingly required as customers start spreading workload between data centres and clouds, not just for high availability but for scaling workload, enriching data by tapping into remote services and improved vendor support.
Delphix simplifies data transportation and as a Data Platform makes the entire process consistent, simple, safe and easy to manage with out of the box services including compression, de-duplication, replication, encryption and virtualisation.
If you have data on any of Delphix’ supported Operating Systems, Linux (RHEL, CentOS, OEL, SUSE), Solaris, HP-UX, IBM AIX or Windows, that you want to easily send or synchronise to another data centre or cloud, try Delphix Replication.