Using NetApp SnapMirror Async With Cisco Wide Area Application Services for Data Center Replication
Source: Cisco Systems
Many enterprises use NetApp SnapMirror Async for data protection, replication, and business continuance over a wide range of distances and transports. By copying only changed blocks, SnapMirror optimizes the use of network resources. Data ONTAP data deduplication can further reduce traffic by transmitting only nonredundant blocks in their entirety. Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) optimizes the performance of many different applications by transparently mitigating network constraints. With the release of software version 4.0.19, Cisco WAAS adds support for optimizing data center to data center replication using SnapMirror. With Cisco WAAS, SnapMirror can replicate data faster and more efficiently to meet SLAs without costly network upgrades.