SyncIQ delivers unique, highly parallel replication performance that scales with the dataset to provide a solid foundation for disaster recovery. SyncIQ can send and receive data on every node in a PowerScale cluster, taking advantage of any available network bandwidth, so replication performance increases as the data store grows. Data replication starts and remains a simple process because both the replication source and target can scale to multiple petabytes without fragmentation into multiple volumes or file systems.
A simple and intuitive web-based user interface allows administrators to easily organize SyncIQ replication job rates and priorities to match business continuity priorities. Typically, a SyncIQ recurring job is defined to protect the data required for each major Recovery Point Objective (RPO) in the disaster recovery plan. For example, an administrator can choose to sync every 6 hours for customer data, every 2 days for HR data, and so on. A directory, file system, or even specific files can be configured for more- or less-frequent replication, based on their business criticality. In addition, administrators can create remote archive copies of non-current data that needs to be retained, reclaiming valuable capacity in a production system.
SyncIQ can be tailored to use as much or as little system resources and network bandwidth as necessary, and the sync jobs can be scheduled to run at any time, in order to minimize the impact of the replication on production systems.