Business continuity means partnering with customers to understand key business problems and requirements and provide robust, application-focused storage solutions that enhance operational efficiency and resilience. The high-speed, non-disruptive technology of Hitachi Copy-on-Write Snapshot software rapidly creates point-in-time copies of any data volume within supported Hitachi systems, without impacting host service or performance levels. Because snapshots store only the changed data blocks in the Copy-on-Write Snapshot storage pools, the volume of storage capacity required for each Copy-on-Write Snapshot copy is substantially smaller than the source volume. As a result, Copy-on-Write Snapshot software can provide significant savings over full cloning methods.
The Copy-on-Write Snapshot copies are fully read/write compatible with other hosts and can be used for rapid data restores, application testing and development, data mining and warehousing, or non-disruptive backup and maintenance procedures.
Ensure data availability
Reduces recovery time from data corruption or human error considerably through rapid restore from a disk-resident, pointing-time data snapshot copy. Allows frequent data backup operations to be performed non-disruptively, while critical applications continue to run unaffected. Integrates with Hitachi replication solutions for enhanced protection of data assets.
Improve productivity and processes
Accelerates application testing and deployment by providing always-available copies of current production information. Enables immediate access to time-critical information for decision support, populating data warehouses, performing analysis, or other data mining operations. Eliminates the backup window. Improves operational efficiency by allowing multiple processes to run in parallel with access to the same information.
Reduce operational and capital costsProduct Highlights
Allows disk space to be used efficiently through volume snapshots rather than full-copy clones, which helps maximize disk utilization. Leverages existing storage by taking advantage of the virtualization capabilities of both the Hitachi TagmaStore. Universal Storage Platform and Network Storage Controller.
- Point-in-time copies of changed blocks in Copy-on-Write Snapshot data pools, not full volume
- Lightning-fast restore of just the data you need
- Versioning of backups for easy restore
- RAID protection of all Copy-on-Write Snapshot copies
- Near-instant copy creation and deletion
- Capability to be integrated with industry-leading backup software applications
- Supports and leverages tiered storage features and storage virtualization of the Universal Storage Platform and Network Storage Controller