In today’s enterprise environments, many of the mission-critical applications and infrastructure services are dependent on one or many of the available relational database management systems. Regardless of the relational database management system (RDBMS) used, it is essential to protect against outages and data loss which could have significant operational and financial impact to the business.To protect against outages and data loss, organizations need to identify their requirements for data management operations by establishing and defining data accessibility and availability service levels that are adequate to their business.

It is still a common practice for organizations to schedule data management and protection operations such as backups in the range of 24-hour cycles (nightly). The reason for this is that it takes a period of 24-hours for all data management for backup operations to complete. The issue with this approach is that longer the periods in between backup operations cycles, the greater risk of potential data loss. Also, in the event a failure was to occur, any data that has been created or modified since the completion of the most recent backup operation could be potentially lost. Organizations are now faced with the challenge of having to find better solutions that transition away from the legacy products and solutions that bind them to the constraints of 24-hour backup operations cycles. Ideally, they’ll find more efficient and elegant solutions that are capable of providing continuous data protection as part of their data management capabilities. Cohesity’s DataPlatform offers an elegant solution to address these enterprise challenges. The solution is based on the deeply integrated combination of hardware and software specially designed to take advantage of the hardware’s performance and software capabilities. The result is a data management platform that provides a comprehensive and modern data protection solution for relational database management system (RDBMS).

With Cohesity’s platform capabilities, organizations can effectively transition away from nightly backup (24-hour cycles) operation routines, and onto to a continuous data protection model. From an operations perspective, organizations using the Cohesity platform will benefit from performing granular and more frequent data protection operations. By leveraging DataProtect (Cohesity’s data protection and backup software) along with their patented SnapTree technology (a snapshot mechanism used with the backup operation process), Cohesity provides infinite scalability and performance for the protection and recovery of SQL Server databases. For RDBMS, such as SQL Server, Cohesity allows organizations to overcome the challenges and risks associated with 24-hour backup cycles. SQL Server protection jobs are tied to simple policies that define the frequency with which SQL Server resources are protected. With Cohesity SQL databases can also be restored to their original source where the backup protection jobs are performed and also onto completely different SQL Servers destination if needed.

In a world where organizations are producing massive amounts of data per second, Cohesity solutions will allow these companies to protect sensitive data, streamline data management, and effectively do so at scale. For more details about Cohesity’s continuous data protection solution for SQL Server, you can visit the Cohesity Resource page and download the Simple and Granular Data Protection for Microsoft SQL Server white paper.

Take a look at Cohesity’s DataProtect Application Aware Service for Microsoft SQL Server in action in the demonstration below.

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