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Seamlessly Refresh OneTick Databases with Catalogic ECX Posted on Sep 30th, 2019 by Brian Sietsma

Data delivery is crucial for OneTick software test-dev. Catalogic delivers fresh OneTick database copies automatically every morning, leading to greater development productivity.

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Categories: ECX

Our Thanks to Pure //Accelerate Attendees Who Helped Plant Over 1,000 Trees Posted on Sep 23rd, 2019 by Peter Eicher

Pure //Accelerate 2019 has concluded for another year, and as always it was a great event. We’d like to thank Pure Storage for being the gracious hosts they always are. And mostly, we’d like to thank those of you that participated in our No More Swag campaign. With your help, instead of giving away tradeshow swag, we donated $1,115 to plant trees.

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Categories: ECX, Pure Storage

Microsoft SQL Server Cluster Backup and Restore using Pure Storage and Catalogic ECX Posted on Sep 4th, 2019 by Nathan Oyama

Learn how Catalogic ECX can help you to protect your Microsoft SQL Server™ databases with ease and follow along as we walk you through a step-by-step procedure for restoring Microsoft SQL Server databases in a different location using ECX.

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Categories: ECX, Pure Storage

IT automation with Catalogic ECX, vRealize Orchestrator, Pure Storage and NetApp Posted on Aug 14th, 2019 by Martin Phan

IT automation is increasingly adopted as a means of rapidly scaling IT operations. This blog discusses in detail how Catalogic ECX is helping organizations drive automation of platform delivery. One example is ECX automated deployment of Oracle databases on Pure Storage via help desk ticketing. The other shows how an organization is using ECX and vRealize Orchestrator to deploy and manage over 14,000 VMs on NetApp storage.

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Categories: ECX, NetApp, Pure Storage

We’ve Expanded Our Copy Data Support to SAP HANA Posted on May 17th, 2017 by Sathya Sankaran

Our new Catalogic ECX release 2.6 expanded the application support matrix considerably by adding SQL physical hosts, Epic EHR with InterSystems Cache environments, physical server basic file systems (Windows, Linux, AIX) and VMware pRDMs. On top of all these enhancements, we were also tremendously excited to add support for SAP HANA environments.

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Categories: Data Backup, Data Recovery, ECX

Our New Epic Support is Epic! Posted on May 11th, 2017 by Sathya Sankaran

Catalogic ECX, with its latest version 2.6, has added support for Caché database instances with native integration on top of the support it already offered for SQL Server and Oracle. Unlike several established vendors such as EMC, NetApp and Commvault, we have integrated specifically with the Caché APIs, subsequently avoiding the need for pre-scripts/post-scripts for snapshotting as well as for recovery mounts. Coupling this with the “in-place” copy data management benefits of Catalogic across multiple storage platforms, this is now truly an industry leading feature set for protecting and recovering Epic and Caché environments.

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Categories: Dev-Test, ECX, Health Care, Pure Storage

Are All Storage Snapshots Equal? Seven Things To Consider Posted on May 5th, 2017 by Sathya Sankaran

Every primary storage vendor offers the ability to snapshot, replicate and/or vault datasets. But when it comes to end users, snapshots are like gym memberships: everyone’s got them, but very few use them. At Catalogic, our software is uniquely designed and developed to take advantage of these native capabilities of your storage arrays, but we are aware that (like body types and skill levels) not all snapshots are the same. The technology needs good genes, just as much as good form and the ability to perform and persevere.

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Categories: Data Backup, Data Recovery, ECX

It’s like Uber for your Data Copies: New ECX 2.6 Release Posted on Apr 19th, 2017 by Peter Eicher

Your storage, application and data infrastructures already exist; what’s needed is the ability to deliver copy services on top of the infrastructure. And this is precisely what Catalogic’s in-place approach to copy data management delivers. 

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Categories: Dev-Test, ECX

Why In-Place Copy Data Management is The Better Choice Posted on Dec 13th, 2016 by Peter Eicher

The Copy Data Management (CDM) space has gotten quite a bit of attention this year. Storage industry leaders Dell EMC and IBM both announced CDM offerings. A number of start-up players are growing rapidly, Catalogic Software among them! But there remains a fundamental difference in approach among the up-and-comers: should you use in-place CDM or go with an out-of-band, appliance-based model? Let’s look at the differences, but first let’s agree on what CDM means in the first place. 

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Categories: Copy Data Management, ECX, REST API

Presenting ECX 2.5, Our Biggest Release Yet! Posted on Oct 20th, 2016 by Sathya Sankaran

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Categories: ECX

Pure Storage Added to Our Copy Data Roster! Posted on Aug 24th, 2016 by Peter Eicher

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Categories: ECX, Pure Storage

Oracle, EMC Unity Storage, Amazon S3 and More! Catalogic ECX 2.4 Delivers. Posted on Jun 28th, 2016 by Peter Eicher

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Categories: Amazon, ECX, EMC, Oracle

Modernize and Transform Your IT Posted on Jun 7th, 2016 by Peter Eicher

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Categories: ECX, IBM Storwize, IBM SVC, IBM V9000, NetApp

Is IT Scale Eating Up Your Resources? Copy Data Management Might be the Answer Posted on May 16th, 2016 by Trevor Pott

 --Commander John Crichton, Farscape 

One thing holds true in tech: when a company is growing, demand for resources grows with it.  Managing a SAN is not that hard.  Managing a LUN or a VM is not that hard. Manually managing hundreds or thousands of VMs and LUNs across a half dozen SANs gets to be burdensome; a storage admin can easily start to drown in change requests. At some point scaling up becomes very real challenge for organizations of any size.

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Categories: Copy Data Management, ECX

Too Many Things Demand Your Attention: Solving the Conundrum of IT Automation Posted on May 10th, 2016 by Trevor Pott

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Categories: Business Agility, Copy Data Management, ECX

Copy Data Management Takes Wing Off EMC Announcement. We Have Info! Posted on May 4th, 2016 by peicher@catalogicsoftware.com (Peter Eicher)

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Categories: Copy Data Management, ECX

Copy Data Management is Much More than Just Making Copies Posted on May 3rd, 2016 by Trevor Pott

Copy data management, as you might expect, concerns itself with creating and managing copies of data.  What's important to bear in mind is that this isn't all there is to copy data management.  The critical piece that is often overlooked is that more than creating and managing copies of data, copy data management is about making that data useful.

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Categories: Copy Data Management, ECX

VMware and EMC Predict the Future and It Looks Just Like Catalogic Software Posted on Apr 26th, 2016 by Peter Eicher

In technology, we’re always trying to predict the future, and the future is always now. One of the best ways to guess the future of IT is to ask those for whom it matters most: people in IT departments. VMware and EMC did just that and released a very informative study called “The State of IT Transformation.” As they described the “current state and… biggest gaps” in organizations, it struck me that for all of these operational gaps Catalogic provided a great solution.

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Categories: Business Agility, Data Center, ECX, VMware

It Ain’t Just IOPS: Why All-Flash Alone Isn’t Enough Posted on Apr 19th, 2016 by Peter Eicher

Nobody disputes the IOPs power of all flash storage arrays compared to hard disk drives. This interesting comparison showed that across multiple configurations, IOPS on flash was as much as 80 times greater.

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Categories: ECX, IBM V9000, Storage Efficiency

Your Chance to Learn All About IBM Redbooks and How Catalogic Adds Value to IBM Storage Posted on Apr 4th, 2016 by Peter Eicher

Did you know that over 500,000 IBM Redbooks are downloaded every month?  That’s a lot of IBM Redbooks! You can learn more about IBM Redbooks in general and the Catalogic volume in particular by watching IBM Redbook: Software Defined Agility for IBM Storage with Catalogic

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Categories: ECX, IBM Storwize, IBM V9000

The Voice of the Customer: Hendrick Medical Optimizes IT with NetApp and Catalogic Posted on Mar 30th, 2016 by Peter Eicher

The best way to validate the value of a technology solution is to speak to the people using it. We’d like to highlight an example of this by looking at Hendrick Medical Center, a vital part of the health care system in Abilene, Texas. They were kind enough to talk to us, and you can hear the full story in the interview video.

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Categories: ECX, NetApp

Webinar Tackles Copy Data Management, IBM FlashSystem V9000 and EMC XtremIO Posted on Mar 24th, 2016 by Peter Eicher

For those who missed it, we recently had a great webinar on “IT Modernization with IBM FlashSystem V9000 and Catalogic Software,” which featured Patty Crowell of IBM plus our own Christian Burns presenting and Sathya Sankaran driving the live demo. You can catch the video replay on our webinar page (scroll down to the Previous Webinars section).

This was a wide ranging webinar with content suitable for end-users as well as IBM resellers and IBM field personnel.

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Categories: ECX, IBM V9000

Making Your Enterprise Storage DevOps Ready: Webinar Explains How Posted on Mar 7th, 2016 by Trevor Pott

DevOps is the buzzword of 2016. Everyone reading this probably already knows that, but did you know that DevOps is something you might already be doing?  The ins and outs are worth some discussion and so Catalogic is putting on a webinar for exactly that purpose.

For a lot of folks, the entire idea of DevOps is off-putting primarily because individuals and organizations that talk about DevOps absolutely adore talking about dramatically changing a company's entire culture in order to become one with the ooga-booga of DevOps. 

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Categories: DevOps, ECX

Guest Blog: We’re Talking Bridging the Gap Between DevOps and IT Operations at IBM InterConnect 2016 Posted on Feb 19th, 2016 by Trevor Pott

InterConnect 2016 is upon us.  The conference, billed by host IBM as "the premier cloud and mobile conference," runs from Feb 21-25 at the MGM Grand and Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.  In addition to IBM, numerous IBM partners will have booths and be doing presentations at the conference.  Among those partners will be Catalogic, and we'll be talking about the unofficial topic of InterConnect: DevOps.

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Categories: DevOps, ECX, IBM InterConnect 2016

Five Things You Can Learn from our New IBM Redbook on IT Modernization Posted on Feb 1st, 2016 by Peter Eicher

We’re very excited to let people know that our new IBM Redbook was just published: IT Modernization using Catalogic ECX Copy Data Management and IBM Spectrum Storage.

This detailed technical document gives you the complete low-down on how Catalogic ECX can help you drive new and exciting use cases on top of IBM storage infrastructure, as well as into the IBM SoftLayer cloud.

It is available right now from the IBM Redbooks site.

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Categories: ECX, IBM Storwize

Catalogic ECX and IBM FlashSystem V9000: New IBM Technical White Paper Posted on Jan 14th, 2016 by Peter Eicher

IBM white paper explains the “leading-edge suite of storage services” that Catalogic ECX brings to the FlashSystem V9000.

A freak lightning bolt struck forensic scientist Barry Allen, turning him into the world’s fastest human: The Flash! That very same lightning bolt is hitting your data center, turning your storage into flash storage. Or at least it should be. If not, you might just find yourself with a data center where nothing goes quite as fast as it needs to. With flash storage the future is now, but to get the most value out of it you’re going to need the right tools.

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Categories: ECX, IBM V9000

It’s a Flashy World: Catalogic ECX and the IBM FlashSystem V9000 Posted on Dec 22nd, 2015 by Peter Eicher

The combination of Catalogic ECX and the IBM FlashSystem V9000 drives exciting new use cases. 

It’s a flashy world out there and it’s getting flashier all the time. No, I don’t mean flashy as in Taylor Swift’s Girl Squad, but flashy as in all-flash storage.

Who would have thought even a few years ago that all-flash storage systems would be well on their way to being the de facto choice for enterprise storage? Spinning disk has a long life ahead of it, no doubt, and like tape storage, it will hang around longer than an ardent flash advocate might think. After all, we’re still waiting for the last mainframe to be unplugged—a common prediction in the 1990s which now seems ridiculous.

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Categories: ECX, IBM V9000

3 Daring Data Storage Predictions for 2016 Posted on Dec 15th, 2015 by Peter Eicher

Since I can see colored lights blinking outside my window, it must be that time of year. No, not time for presents and holiday cheer. I mean it’s time for predictions!

The folks at SearchStorage beat me to the punch and put out their own prognostications on storage trends in 2016. Theirs is a sensible list of technologies that have a good shot at seeing wider implementation. And more props to them for also putting up their predictions from last year and grading their own guesses. You have to like that honesty – and they did a good job!

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Categories: Copy Data Management, ECX

Not All Copy Data Solutions are Created Equal, Part 3 Posted on Dec 10th, 2015 by Sathya Sankaran

Welcome to the final part of Catalogic’s blog series on copy data solutions. In the previous two articles, we discussed the issues of excessive copy data, how much of that data stays idle, and why copy data management solutions are so important to businesses.

Here, we’ll talk about what you should look for in a copy data solution, and why.

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Categories: Copy Data Management, ECX

Not All Copy Data Solutions are Created Equal, Part 2 Posted on Dec 8th, 2015 by Sathya Sankaran

Welcome to Part 2 of our blog series, “Not All Copy Solutions are Created Equal.” Last time, we discussed the ways in which organizations deal with copy data. 

Here, we’ll discuss some of the reasons why copy data management is such a big issue for companies all over the world.

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Categories: Copy Data Management, ECX

Not All Copy Data Solutions are Created Equal, Part 1 Posted on Sep 28th, 2015 by Sathya Sankaran

Copy data management (CDM) is a fairly new term in the IT community that is rapidly gaining a significant foothold because CDM solution providers address two significant and rapidly growing problems specific to copies of production data:

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Categories: Copy Data Management, ECX

Migrating to NetApp cDOT? Catalogic’s ECX Makes it Easy! Posted on May 22nd, 2015 by Elias Pinto

Hey fellow NetApp Admin, see that? That's the cDOT party!

Jump in! The water is just fine... or is it?

NetApp's Clustered Data ONTAP (cDOT) is the place to be from a technology and performance point of view. As NetApp administrators quickly become aware, the transition away from 7-mode is not as simple as flip of a switch. NetApp’s CEO Thomas Georgens understands this, “The complexity and duration of clustered ONTAP transitions have implications on several dimensions.”

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Categories: cDOT, Copy Data Management, Data ONTAP, ECX, NetApp

Take Advantage of the Data You Have and Reduce Storage Costs Posted on Feb 25th, 2015 by The Storage Alchemist

Let’s say you’re driving down the street and you hear a noise coming from underneath the car that ‘sounds like’ you may have some issues w/ your muffler.  As you’re driving, you see two muffler stores, each across the street from one another.  One shop uses the term “radical” on their marquis and the other “analyze”– which shop do you chose?

The ‘radical’ shop will have you drive in and in a matter of moments, you are convinced that you need a new car, and by doing so, you get a new muffler to boot. 

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Categories: Copy Data Management, ECX, Storage Efficiency

A New Era in Copy Data Management Posted on Feb 10th, 2015 by The Storage Alchemist

It was a big day at Catalogic Software as we just announced the worldwide general availability of ECX 2.0, our software only intelligent copy management platform. We publicly introduced ECX 2.0 during our beta program, which coincided with NetApp’s Insight conferences in both Las Vegas and Berlin late last year. This gave us the opportunity to demonstrate ECX to over 1,000 people between the two conferences. 

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Categories: Copy Data Management, ECX

Catalogic and NetApp Cloud ONTAP: A Match Made In Heaven Posted on Oct 28th, 2014 by The Storage Alchemist

Today at #NTAPInsightUS NTAP announced their new Hybrid Cloud utilizing Cloud ONTAP.  This announcement is a very strong move for NTAP.  Today cloud isn't as much about technology as it is about business agility.  The ability to keep IT cost low, the stuff that doesn't make businesses money, and build agility and flexibility into the data center helps business drive new revenue models which is really important in today's competitive world.

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Categories: Cloud ONTAP, Data ONTAP, ECX, Hybrid Cloud, NetApp