Fw: [Veritas-ha] Veritas VCS/DBAC 3.5MP1 & Kashya KBX4000
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Wed Sep 8 17:00:39 CDT 2004
> From: "Doug Hughes" <doug at eng.auburn.edu>
> This isn't an answer, but, what are the advantages the KBX4000 has over
> VVR? cost? Anything else?
Not sure about the cost aspect, I think it implements a different charging
model, charging by how much you replicate rather than licensing by host.
But then cost is not my concern, just making it work in our environment!
A couple of things it does that VVR doesn't:-
o Compression. It's meant to make very good use of bandwidth, so that a
thinner pipe between sites is needed.
o Syncronised cross host/cross platform point in time copies. Useful if you
have an application as we do, that straddles multiple hosts and platforms.
In theory no need to install complicated software on each host just a
driver. Central monitoring of replication. One method of replication across
all OS platforms.
Not seen it for real yet, just read the docs and seen the sales pitch. I
guess I'll find out once we see it in the flesh. However James in another
posting reported good things about the KBX4000 so hopefully it'll live up to
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