A solution showcase by Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) describes the rising importance of instant data re-use for mission-critical applications such as SAP HANA and the impact and value provided by Actifio, Inc., in multi-cloud copy data management software, and its Actifio GO for GCP (Google Cloud Platform) SaaS offering.
A recent ESG survey polled 320 customers and found that 51% of these enterprises can only tolerate 15mn or less of data unavailability for their mission-critical applications (like SAP), which has major implications on best practices in data protection and backup.
Another finding is that more and more enterprises are looking to re-use backup data, not just archive it.
DevOps, data warehousing and analytics continue to be top use cases for leveraging backup data.
For workloads running on SAP HANA, the high-performance platform that powers thousands of WW businesses, ESG reports that enterprises are looking to use Google Cloud Platform (GCP).
“Actifio GO for GCP is a SaaS offering in the GCP marketplace that leverages Actifio’s world-class technology to make data management on GCP simple and foster data re-use,” according to the report.
“In many ways, what Actifio is doing with SAP HANA and GCP is the perfect example of a modern and integrated solution that places data asset protection and re-use at the heart of business,” wrote Christophe Bertrand, ESG senior analyst, who authored the report entitled SAP HANA Solutions on Google Cloud Platform with Actifio GO.
BackUp On-premises SAP HANA to Google Cloud
The white paper explains how Actifio can help customers protect their enterprise application data, on-premises or in the cloud, and also enable instant data re-use.
The ESG report describes 4 use cases:
• Backing up on-premises applications like SAP HANA to public clouds like GCP with low RTO and RPO
• Protecting SAP HANA instances already running in the cloud with low RTO and RPO
• Migrating on-premises deployment of SAP HANA to public clouds with minimum downtime
• Automated provisioning of many multi-terabyte SAP HANA test environments for DevOps within minutes in the cloud
Bertrand said: “Actifio offers the full suite of capabilities an organization needs to have a comprehensive strategy for protecting and re-using its data both on-premises and in the cloud. The Actifio platform provides a full set of functionalities to effectively and efficiently protect mission-critical data assets and applications such as SAP HANA.”