Quick access to the copies of your data is challenging in traditional environment. New age use-cases such as cloud, Dev-Ops, analytics and reporting rely on quick access to data copies. Without automation in place for quick and reliable access to data copies, it can create severe impact to the operational efficiency for your business.
IBM Spectrum Copy Data Management used in conjunction with IBM Spectrum storage enables critical use-cases by providing in-place copy data management to modernize processes within existing infrastructure.
IBM Spectrum Copy Data Management with its ability to be deployed in 15 minutes inside a virtual machine can catalog the existing environment such as IBM Spectrum storage, VMware environment and applications such as Oracle or Microsoft SQL.
Following diagram shows the orchestrated copy data management of applications hosted on VMware virtualized environment and IBM Spectrum Storage.
It leverages native Global Mirror and FlashCopy of IBM Spectrum Virtualize to create snapshots, clones and replication.
IBM Spectrum Copy Data Management offers following benefits with IBM Spectrum Virtualize
1) Automatic creation and use of snapshots, replicas in existing IBM Spectrum Virtualize systems to ensure application consistency.
2) Simplify management of data copies by efficiently maintaining the versions of data copies residing on IBM Spectrum Virtualize systems.
3) It can be used to leverage high value use-case such as automated disaster recovery across cloud service providers.
4) With capability of integrating application centric VMware and Spectrum Virtualize systems together, it can cater to the modern use case of utilizing data copies in a Dev-Ops environment.
Workflow for IBM Spectrum Copy data management
To view the configuration steps of the demo and know more about integration of IBM Spectrum Copy Data Management with IBM Spectrum Storage and VMware visit
YouTube link : https://youtu.be/OwfUjclfKVc
Technical White paper : https://www-01.ibm.com/common/ssi/cgi-bin/ssialias?htmlfid=TSW03547USEN