Oracle, EMC Unity Storage, Amazon S3 and More! Catalogic ECX 2.4 Delivers.

At the same time, we’ve made major changes to our web site, including adding a host of new solutions pages where you can get a lot of great details about what we do.

Since there’s so much to cover, for now I’m going to just point to different places where you can find out information. Over the next few weeks we’ll be digging deeper into a lot of these new features, so keep watching this space!

For starters, you can get the overview from the press release, along with some nice quotes from Dave Floyer at Wikibon and Trevor Pott of eGeek and The Register.

Then there are some of the big ticket items.

  • Deep integration with Oracle databases. This hits one of the biggest challenges in copy data management: dealing with relentless growth and sprawl of databases.
  • New support for the EMC Unity storage family. As we continue to expand our supported storage platforms, the Unity All Flash and Hybrid Flash arrays are a great new addition. In fact, we’re the first vendor to support copy data management on EMC Unity! CDM is really the killer app for all-flash systems, which can drive multiple workloads of a single snapshot thanks to all the I/O bandwidth.
  • As part of our overall Hybrid Cloud strategy, we’ve added support for Amazon S3. S3 is a very logical final resting place for data – think long-term or archive storage. Now as part of your copy data workflows, you can move data sets into S3. And since Catalogic catalogs things, you’ll know it’s there.

There are a lot of other things in the release, including many operational and administrative enhancements, and we’ve put them all into our What’s New document so you can have it all in one place.

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06/28/2016 0 Comments

Modernize and Transform Your IT

Why the focus on storage? Well, first of all because storage copy management is what we do! But it’s more than that. Storage is at the center of everything in the data center, and that’s where you have to start to begin the kind of modernization IT organizations are looking for.

EMC understood this quite well during EMC World and went full steam ahead with their own copy data management (CDM) announcements. We’ve mentioned before how we welcome EMC’s move into the space and how they’ve essentially taken the same approach Catalogic started with years ago: doing in-place CDM on your existing storage infrastructure.

Notice the word storage again. Unlike other CDM approaches that shift your data to an additional hardware stack, the in-place approach functions off a simple principle: you’ve already bought and paid for your storage, and that storage has really good copy features (snapshots, replication). Why bring in an entirely new stack when you can use what you already have?

The problem with the storage, though, is that it lacks the kind of comprehensive features needed for IT modernization: things like automation, user self-service, cloud enablement, usable APIs and so forth. And that’s what we’re going to be talking about in our webinars; how to bring precisely these capabilities to the IBM and NetApp storage you already own.

Think of it this way. You know how you can go to Amazon or Azure or other such cloudy places and do a few clicks and voila! You’ve spun up a workload. Well by combining your current storage with Catalogic ECX, you can essentially do the same thing, and you can do it on your existing system-of-record data. That’s what we mean by modernization.

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