Restore production in minutes at affordable cost
Companies of all sizes are implementing their own data protection plans because they know how seriously data loss and downtime can threaten business continuity. In most cases, the first line of defense of data protection is to create a full copy of production data in your system. Infortrend Volume Copy/Mirror allows users to quickly and easily create multiple disk-based data copies on Infortrend storage systems at minimized performance degradation. Besides rapid recovery, the copies of production data can also be used for secondary applications, such as testing, development and decision support.
For companies of all sizes, downtime poses challenges to business continuity. Each hour of downtime can cost millions of dollars and prolonged downtime can even lead to end of business. Given time and efforts, normal business operations can be restored, but a damaged reputation may never be re-consolidated.
To support the first defense line of data protection, Infortrend equips its storage systems with the ability to non-disruptively produce full data copies in a single system through volume mirror/copy. The copies created through volume mirror can be constantly synced with source or split as independent copies. When a RAID-protected volume fatally fails, the copy constantly synced can be leveraged for no-data-loss quick recovery. As to the split copies, they can be used to enhance operational resilience by allowing shared access of critical information among production and batch applications, such as testing, data mining, scientific analysis and tape backup. As business needs require, the split copies can be quickly re-synced with source. Besides volume mirror, users can also create copies independent from source through volume copy technology. These copies are ideal for time-critical applications since they are immediately available for use even before the copying process is fully completed. Same as the split copies created by volume mirror, the operations done to the independent copies won’t have any influence on the service level of primary application or its data integrity.