Sybase Mirror Activator Now Available through EMC Select
EMC Select Now Offers Mirror Activator to Provide Customers with a Business Continuity Solution for Mission-Critical Databases
DUBLIN, CALIF. — Sybase, Inc. (NYSE: SY), a leading provider of enterprise infrastructure and mobile software, today announced Mirror Activator™, a disaster recovery solution for mission-critical databases, is now available through the EMC Select program. Through EMC® Select, new and existing EMC SRDF® (Symmetrix® Remote Data Facility) and EMC MirrorView™ customers can purchase Mirror Activator – the industry’s only solution to combine the benefits of database replication with storage array replication – directly from EMC. The solution is designed for enterprises with mission-critical, transaction-intensive environments, including those in the financial services, healthcare and retail market sectors.
The combined functionality of EMC SRDF/Synchronous, EMC SRDF/Asynchronous or EMC MirrorView/Synchronous with Mirror Activator is a solution for companies with zero tolerance for downtime or lost data. Mirror Activator works in conjunction with EMC SRDF/S and SRDF/A or EMC MirrorView/S by providing hot standby (R2) Oracle® or Sybase® databases. Mirror Activator reads the R2 devices and replicates data to the standby database. Customers benefit from data availability, mitigated data corruption, reduced bandwidth, and hot standby databases for reporting and decision support. This approach, which differs from traditional disaster recovery systems, significantly reduces the risks associated with planned or unplanned system outages.
Key customer benefits of Mirror Activator include:
* Active secondary database at the disaster recovery site for reporting and decision support activities. The secondary server can also be configured for read and write tasks by utilizing replication between the primary and secondary data centers.
* Mitigated data corruption with live database replication for read/write storage and transactional consistency.
* Minimized business risk with failover in minutes or seconds to a hot standby database located at a disaster recovery site vs. a cold standby system which can take hours.
* Minimized network traffic by only mirroring the log devices of the primary database to the secondary site.
* Zero data loss in a multi-site topology in synchronous storage replication mode.
* Ensured architectural flexibility through support for mission-critical databases, synchronous and asynchronous replication, active/active system configurations, and more.
“Business continuity and disaster recovery are key issues for our customers and it is an area where we are committed to delivering innovative solutions by working with partners like Sybase,” said Justin Bartinoski, manager of EMC Select. “By working closely with EMC Select partners like Sybase to test and qualify products, we are helping to reduce complexity and minimize risk for our mutual customers, while making it easy for them to acquire all the required components that comprise an information infrastructure.”
“Sybase continues to demonstrate its open, heterogeneous approach for Unwiring the Enterprise by offering Mirror Activator to EMC SRDF and EMC MirrorView customers through the EMC Select program,” said Chris Foley, director of business development, Sybase. “EMC shares our commitment of prioritizing the integrity of transactional applications in industries such as banking, insurance and retail.”
Sybase Mirror Activator, service and support is available immediately through EMC Select and Sybase. For more information please visit www.sybase.com/mirroractivator or www.emc.com/partners/select/index.htm.
Sybase is the largest enterprise software and services company exclusively focused on managing and mobilizing information. With our global solutions, enterprises can extend their information securely and make it useful for people anywhere using any device. The world’s most critical data in commerce, communications, finance, and government runs on Sybase. For more information, visit http://www.sybase.com.
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Special Note: Statements concerning Sybase’s new product releases are by nature forward-looking statements that involve a number of uncertainties and risks and cannot be guaranteed. Factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially include shifts in customer demand, rapid technological changes, availability of third party content, competitive factors and unanticipated delays in scheduled product availability. These and other risks are detailed from time to time in Sybase’s U.S. Securities and Exchange filings, which can be viewed at www.sybase.com.
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