Dell’s Storage Software-driven Innovation Continues with AppSync 4.5

Automated and application-aware Copy Data Management (CDM) software that increases storage utilization and lowers costs.

Every department in the organization will tell you they need a copy (or more) of data. Dell’s latest release of AppSync v4.5 software for Copy Data Management (CDM) allows multiple copies of data to be issued to users and when it’s needed without impacting business operations. AppSync software is designed to automate the distribution of application data in a self-served and enterprise application-aware manner with several storage and application integrations, broad infrastructure support and serviceability features. When you use AppSync, you’ll put advanced software in motion that eliminates unnecessary duplication of production and backup data to reduce storage consumption and increase utilization rates saving time and money.

Research indicates that the Copy Data Management Software Market is growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of approximately 11% through 2027.¹ Other research has shown that approximately 90% of global data growth is a result of replicated data for multi-purposing efforts throughout the organization, generally found to be higher than production data amounts² and usually accompanied by increased data management costs.

This dynamic occurs because of the need to distribute redundant copies of the same data that quickly wastes storage space, slows network performance and makes accessing or restoring important business data more difficult. AppSync enables copy data management with deep application integrations, coupled with the abstraction of underlying Dell storage replication technologies. In doing so, AppSync eliminates these problems by simplifying, orchestrating and automating the process of generating and consuming copies of production data.

Storage administrators only need to perform initial setup and manage policies, resulting in agile and transformative application workflows. AppSync will automatically discover your application databases, learn the database structure, and map it through the virtualization layer to the underlying storage. It then simplifies the admin job by orchestrating all activities required from copy creation and validation through mounting at the target host and launching or recovering the application. Those in your organization needing to achieve application-consistent snapshots can deploy AppSync with supported configurations for Dell storage platforms.

This software release provides additional CDM capabilities for Dell customers with multi-array deployments and use cases such as data re-purposing, operational recovery and backup acceleration to address application copy demands and lower capex/opex. These are a few of the AppSync 4.5 innovative software features that you’ll be able to take immediate advantage of:

    • Deeper platform support
    • New application integrations
    • Improved Total Customer Experience (TCE) features
    • Improved infrastructure features

AppSync v4.5 is available to order today for use with Dell PowerMax, VMAX AFAs, Unity/Unity XT, PowerStore, PowerFlex, SC Series, and XtremIO storage solutions running VMware, Oracle, Microsoft SQL/Exchange, SAP HANA, file systems and Kubernetes. You can choose between three AppSync licensing models that makes sense for your business, including:

    • 90-day full feature free trial of AppSync
    • AppSync Basic license (this ships with most arrays)
    • AppSync Advanced license that’s fully featured and available for purchase with Dell primary storage arrays

We invite you to look at our leading storage and software solutions portfolio.

¹ Global Banking and Finance Review June 2022

² First Site Guide January 2022

Ben Jastrub

About the Author: Ben Jastrab

Over 20 years' experience in the information technology industry in various marketing and product management roles at EMC, VCE and Dell Technologies. Ben currently leads the Product Marketing team responsible for Dell's storage and software-defined infrastructure portfolio, where he manages the development of core product messaging, launch planning and execution, and cross-portfolio integration.