Pure Storage (NYSE: PSTG), the market’s leading independent all-flash data platform vendor for the cloud era, has announced the availability of its new Copy Automation Tool (CAT) for SAP systems. The tool allows customers to quickly and efficiently automate the entire SAP database copy, clone and refresh processes, which includes database, pre- and post-copy tasks – a process that typically takes several days. The unique CAT for SAP from Pure Storage can reduce database copy from days to hours, and cut SAP-related storage and management costs by up to 90 percent annually. Running directly on both FlashArray//M and FlashArray//X, CAT for SAP is included at no additional charge, provides deep functionality right out-of-the-box, and allows customers the flexibility to integrate additional tasks, customize and scale.
As organizations become increasingly digital, time, money and resources have shifted away from operational management to innovation. To effectively utilize technological infrastructure as an innovation driver requires an increased emphasis on automation. This array-embedded Copy Automation Tool enables significant reductions in SAP database copy time and storage costs of more than 80 percent, and drives lightning-fast SID change. As a result, customers are able to deploy IT staff to drive innovation, rather than manage time-consuming and complex database infrastructures.
The solution is extremely easy to use and embedded directly in Purity Run, a safe, dedicated, compute-and-memory-isolated execution environment within FlashArray. This allows customers to run CAT directly on the FlashArray without requiring any additional hardware to procure or manage.
CAT for SAP also leverages Purity Protect, the space-efficient disaster recovery and protection suite that comes standard with every FlashArray. With Purity Protect, customers receive:
- Instant snapshots, no performance degradation. No reservations or planning required, zero performance overhead and flexible consistency groups.
- Complete copies with all capabilities. Mount, read, write or snapshot again with zero interdependency and full performance.
- Snapshot space savings up to 90 percent. Zero data duplication – always thin, deduped and compressed.
- Recovery anything, to anywhere. Instantly roll forward or backward, and recover any volume from any snapshot.
“Our goal is to help customers achieve new levels of innovation through simplicity. As customers integrate the newest cutting-edge technologies into day-to-day business operations, automation becomes increasingly critical,” said Matt Kixmoeller, VP of Product & Solutions Marketing, Pure Storage. “Our CAT for SAP extends that promise to our customers. What took days can now be performed, fully automated, in a matter of hours. Ultimately, this means increased productivity levels, faster time to market and optimal resource allocation.”