ORACLE DATA SHEET
PILLAR AXIOM MAXREP
REPLICATION FOR SAN 2.0
Release 2.0 of Oracle’s Pillar Axiom MaxRep Replication for SAN offers an
unparalleled set of replication choices to improve application availability and
Local backups may not deliver the application uptime required for mission-
critical applications, nor do they protect against environmental disasters that
may render a data center unusable for extended lengths of time. Extended
downtime for critical applications is typically very costly, and in extreme cases,
it may impact a company’s survival. Pillar Axiom MaxRep Replication for SAN
2.0 provides the missing link in application availability when you simply cannot
Receive an Unparalleled Set of Replication Choices
Pillar Axiom MaxRep Replication for SAN 2.0 provides maximum protection for your data
and extraordinary configuration flexibility. Data can be protected by replicating locally and
remotely using point-to-point,
multipoint, and multihop
Different replication methods
are supported by Pillar Axiom
MaxRep Replication for SAN
2.0. Synchronous replication
provides maximum protection
and very low recovery point
Asynchronous replication is ideal for long distances over public and/or private WANs.
Encryption and compression are supported for data security and WAN-friendly operation.
Beyond simple point-to-point replication, Pillar Axiom MaxRep Replication for SAN 2.0
offers one-to-many and many-to-one (fan out and fan in) topology support. This allows
businesses either to spread out replicated data or, conversely, to consolidate data replication to
a single disaster recovery site. The flexibility provides you with an unparalleled set of choices
that suits your data protection needs.
Additionally, multihop configurations allow for a synchronous hop to a “hot-standby” disaster
recovery site while also providing a second asynchronous hop to a distant “bunker” site for
complete data protection.
Both local and remote continuous data protection and recovery are available depending on
your requirements and RPO.
• Application-consistent recovery
• Checkpoints and rollback points
• Support for Oracle Databases
• Local or remote continuous
• Support for multiple topologies
• Recover applications to exact point
of operational state
• Save key point-in-time
configurations and restore to a
• Ensure database consistency for
• Protect data in local or worldwide
• Perform replication at multiple sites
for maximum data protection across
• Simplify configuration with an easy-
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Apply Rollback Flexibility to Avoid Undetected Data Corruption
Application-consistent recovery is available with the application protection package, a feature
of Pillar Axiom MaxRep for SAN, can restore replicated volumes to a consistent point-in-time
image. This ensures that the protected application will come up clean. Multiple application-
consistent checkpoints may be preserved at the remote location, giving you a choice in
rollback points. Rollback flexibility is especially useful in cases of undetected data corruption
when the most recent checkpoint may not be optimal.
Applications such as Oracle Database, Microsoft Exchange, and Microsoft SQL, as well as
virtual server environments, can benefit greatly from the protection provided by Oracle’s
Pillar Axiom MaxRep Replication for SAN.
Utilize a Powerful Replication Engine
By employing unique replication offload architecture, Pillar Axiom MaxRep Replication for
SAN 2.0 is able to move all of the replication heavy lifting out of Oracle’s Pillar Axiom
Slammers (storage controllers) and into a powerful replication engine. This ensures that high-
replication loads do not impact I/O performance on Oracle’s Pillar Axiom storage systems or
host application servers.
Figure 1. Example of multihop with three replication engines
Figure 2. Example of metro bidirectional synchronous replication
When you simply can’t afford to be down, Pillar Axiom MaxRep Replication for SAN 2.0 is
the answer. It’s part of Oracle’s Pillar Axiom advantage.