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Spin up fast database clones with HPE RMC

Accelerate DevOps and unlock the value of your mission-critical database with HPE RMC single-click cloning.

What if you had to quickly access your own individual Oracle database clone in order to do test and QA? Or, as a HPE RMC-SQL Server-blog.jpgdeveloper, what if you had to develop a data science algorithm and had to access a Microsoft SQL Server production database clone?

You’re not alone:

  • 40% to 50% of data is dedicated to copies.1
  • 82% of companies have at least 10 copies of any one data instance.1
  • Organizations allocate 56% of their second storage capacity toward data management activities2

It’s time to invest in a solution that can enable you to create database clones quickly and simply to unlock the value of your mission-critical database. With HPE Recovery Manager Central (RMC), you can do exactly that.

Rapid and simple cloning for the intelligent enterprise

 With RMC, you can create highly efficient database clones for test/dev and analytics or for migrating to the next application database release. You can copy these same snapshots to a backup appliance in your private cloud, and send differential data from previous copies over to the public cloud for long-term retention and disaster recovery.

Put your data to work efficiently: As a starting point, HPE RMC is included in every HPE 3PAR StoreServ and HPE Nimble Storage system and tightly integrated with your workloads to simplify data management and data protection cost. Think of it this way: You can automate copies of your data under a single policy so you don’t end up with multi-tier secondary copy data sprawl. While live and updatable clones of your production databases are being created, you’re not consuming additional storage space or slowing down your application performance. In fact, your zero footprint clones are running at production speeds through high I/O delivered by all-flash 3PAR and Nimble storage.

As an example, with RMC, you can clone your database 31x faster than traditional approaches. Our internal testing shows that for a 1TB Oracle database, clones are created under six minutes with a single step. Compare that with using Oracle RMAN where it will take you three hours to clone Oracle by following at least 10 steps. For a 1TB Microsoft SQL Server database, clones are created under two minutes with a single step while using a traditional SQL Server approach takes you 45 minutes to create a clone by following at least eight steps.

As an added bonus, protecting your data reliably: Going beyond database cloning, RMC combines the speed of taking nondisruptive snapshots with the reliability and efficiency of deduplicated backups on StoreOnce backup appliance. A physical StoreOnce can be sitting in your private cloud or a virtual StoreOnce (StoreOnce VSA) can be sitting in a public cloud to deliver a converged availability and fast backup and recovery solution for the database, all easily managed by your DBA.

There's more: This data is effectively shielded from ransomware attacks and complies with the industry’s best practice 3-2-1 backup rule. If you’re already using a third-party backup software, no worries. HPE StoreOnce integrates with industry leading software to provide higher levels of efficiency in data protection tasks.  Oh, and although this may seem slightly off subject, it’s good to recognize that your mission-critical data that was replicated to the cloud is always accessible in the cloud regardless of the availability of a physical on-prem StoreOnce device. This is a big deal and a key differentiator from competitors. We can all think of a million scenarios where the equipment in our physical on-prem data  centers are either inaccessible or in some other way disabled. Don’t forget, the whole idea is access to your data wherever and wherever.

Don’t wait to unlock the power of your data

 With HPE’s free license of RMC combined with HPE mission-critical 3PAR and Nimble all-flash storage, you can unlock a revolutionary world of application and cloud integrated secondary storage use cases. By deploying RMC for a pittance of a price, you’re ahead of the game in placing your mission critical data to where it best fulfills your needs and where it gives the largest economic benefit.

Ready to learn more?

Check out the following:

1 IDC Market Glance: Copy Data Management, 2Q18

Parissa Mohamadi HPE Storage.jpegMeet Around the Storage Block blogger Parissa Mohamadi, Data Protection Solution Product Manager, HPE Storage. 


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