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How data virtualization works

Breakthrough Virtualization Techniques

ENABLE DATA AS A SERVICE

The Delphix DaaS (Data as a Service) software platform brings the benefits of data virtualization to application data. Specifically, Delphix captures and stores a copy of production application data, including ongoing changes. From this single data footprint, Delphix delivers virtual copies for application development, reporting, troubleshooting, or other purposes, without any data duplication or movement. As a result, application projects move faster, with higher quality, and at a lower cost.

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DELPHIX CREATES AN INITIAL FULL COPY OF APPLICATION DATA

using native backup protocols and without impacting production operations.

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DELPHIX THEN STAYS IN SYNC BY COLLECTING ONLY CHANGE DATA

continuously and efficiently to minimize data movement load and impact on the production source.

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DELPHIX INTELLIGENTLY STORES COLLECTED DATA

on any storage platform after further compressing and de-duplicating the data stream.

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CAPTURED DATA IS PROCESSED INTO A CONTINUOUS TIMELINE

so Delphix can create virtual copies from any point in time, down to the second or transaction point.

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DELPHIX VIRTUAL COPIES CAN BE CREATED IN MINUTES

Delphix intelligently shares the blocks that represent the state of an application at the requested point in time. With data virtualization, no data needs to be duplicated or moved, even copies of large, multi-TB applications are ready for use in minutes.

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DELPHIX ENABLES SELF-SERVICE DATA MANAGEMENT

by automating all the steps in data delivery including remote mounting of data, resetting initialization parameters, and restarting target environments

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SO APP DEV TEAMS CAN DIRECTLY REFRESH, BRANCH, ROLLBACK
& SHARE DATA

without requiring time-consuming support from IT operations teams

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WHILE IT OPERATIONS TEAMS RETAIN FULL CONTROL AND VISIBILITY

For example, IT Ops can define policies within Delphix to control what target infrastructure an app developer can attach data to, who they can share a virtual copy with, and whether virtual copies must be masked (data masking). Delphix also logs and reports all user actions for audits and compliance.

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A FULL FUNCTION RESTFUL API ENSURES DEVOPS READINESS

and easy integration of Delphix into existing workflows and technologies. For example, in the process of refreshing a downstream environment, the operating system could be re-imaged by tools like Cobbler while tools like Puppet or Chef execute post-imaging configuration steps. The Delphix API can be invoked at the right point in this workflow to deliver data to the target infrastructure.

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DESIGNED FOR DEPLOYMENT AT SCALE IN ANY ENVIRONMENT

Delphix can be scaled vertically or horizontally to virtualize thousands of applications across hundreds of legacy data centers, private clouds, or public cloud services. Delphix replication provides added resiliency while centralized management enables global visibility and monitoring in large, distributed deployments.

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DELPHIX TRANSFORMS APPLICATION PROJECTS

Businesses run on applications and applications introduce a constant stream of projects that demand data copies and data access. Today, the high cost of creating more copies and the cost of simply updating or refreshing copies stall projects and delay associated business benefits. The Delphix DaaS software platform transforms application projects by enabling access to application data from any point in time, in minutes, and as a self-service. Over a hundred Fortune 500 companies including industry leaders like Walmart, Wells Fargo, Cisco, and Facebook are successfully using Delphix to double the pace of projects while also improving quality.

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