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.
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.
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.
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.
Copy Data Management (CDM) is a relatively new IT category of solutions designed to manage the creation, use, distribution, retention, and clean-up of copies of production data or “copy data.” “Copy data” is all data not currently being used in production. This can be a snapshot, backup, or replica of a version made for various IT or business functions—data recovery, Dev-Test, analytics, and so on.
Catalogic has worked together with Pure on several strategic accounts where our software stack added application consistency and application awareness to their snapshot and replication technology known as FlashRecover. It helps them compete effectively against the AppSyncs and SnapManagers, but also avoids losing secondary footprint to companies that sell data protection appliances, whether they call them modern or bricked or hyper-converged or next gen or whatever.
Categories: Pure Storage
Webinars are a very popular way for vendors to get their message out. But they often have a major flaw: they take too long. The typical webinar time is an hour, and an hour isn’t that easy to come by in the busy world of IT. So we’ve come up a new idea: a webinar just long enough to enjoy a cup of coffee. Yes, it’s the Coffee Talk 15 Minute Webinar series. All webinars guaranteed to be finished in 15 minutes!
Are your databases driving you crazy? You’re not alone. Many IT organizations are suffering the same pains around creating and distributing copies of databases to data-hungry consumers. If you’re involved with your organization’s IT infrastructure, you probably know the people I’m talking about...
We’re pleased as punch to announce that our ground breaking copy data management software, Catalogic ECX, has been selected as a finalist in the Storage magazine/SearchStorage.com 2016 Products of the Year awards. A lot of people at Catalogic are responsible for making this honor happen, and I’m proud to be working with this incredible group!
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.
Categories: Data Center