Organizations of all sizes need to modernize their IT processes to enable critical new use cases such as operational automation, DevOps and integration of system-of-record data with Cloud compute. They are equally challenged with improving management efficiencies for long established IT processes such as data protection, disaster recovery, reporting and test and development.
Catalogic ECX is a Copy Data Management (CDM) platform that can bring modernization to an existing environment without disruption. ECX delivers “in-place” copy data management to enterprise storage arrays from EMC, IBM, NetApp and Pure Storage, allowing the IT team to make use of its existing infrastructure and data in a manner that is efficient, automated, scalable and easy to use. Catalogic ECX modernizes IT processes, enables key use cases, and does it all without additional hardware.
This eight-minute video provides a quick example of how easy it is to manage a SQL Server database copy environment using Catalogic ECX and a Pure Storage FlashArray system. Similar procedures apply to other supported storage systems and applications.
By fundamentally modernizing many common IT processes, ECX dramatically simplifies copy data management, enabling the automation and orchestration of data copies that can be leveraged across the enterprise and cloud for a variety of value-creating use cases.
IT departments spend too much time in mundane, repetitive tasks, such as continually allocating storage resources to internal data consumers. With ECX template-based provisioning and copy management, internal customers can get easy self-service access to request the resources they need, when they need them. ECX templates are pre-defined by the IT team to allow access to specific resources. Users can then access these templates via a self-service portal interface or through API calls.
ECX offers secure multi-tenancy functionality to meet the needs of both managed service providers and larger enterprises that need to delegate resources internally. Individual “tenants” can be created within a single ECX instance, allowing each tenant its own set of resources and the ability to deliver administrative functionality within the tenancy (create users, define jobs, etc.).
ECX provides a “Marketplace" capability that allows users to rapidly and easily leverage new features and tools from Catalogic as well as ecosystem partners. Users can take advantage of new and expanded capabilities as soon as they are available, and without the need to wait for a new software release. This includes plug-ins and scripts for popular DevOps tools such as Puppet, Chef and IBM Urbancode.
ECX is a simple to deploy software platform that is designed to leverage the existing infrastructure in the IT environment. ECX works directly with hypervisor and enterprise storage APIs to provide the overall orchestration layer that leverages the copy services of the underlying infrastructure resources. Catalogic continually qualifies new hypervisor and storage systems to ensure a smooth deployment experience for our customers. For System Requirements and Compatibility, visit the ECX System Requirements page.