What Snap Creator Framework does

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The Snap Creator Framework enables you to use prepackaged and custom plug-ins that standardize and simplify data protection for a wide variety of third-party applications, databases, and hypervisors in Windows and UNIX (AIX, HP-UX, Linux, and Solaris) environments.

Snap Creator provides the following by leveraging Snapshot, SnapVault, Open Systems SnapVault, and SnapMirror functionalities, as well as NetApp Management Console data protection capabilities, the Operations Manager console, and FlexClone:

  • Application-consistent data protection

    A centralized solution for backing up critical information, integrating with existing application architectures to ensure data consistency and reduced operating costs.

  • Extensibility

    Achieve fast integration using modular architecture and policy-based automation.

  • Cloud readiness

    An operating system-independent Snap Creator functionality that supports physical and virtual platforms, and interoperates with IT-as-a-service and cloud environments.

  • Cloning capability

    Space-efficient data cloning is supported for development and testing purposes.

The following illustration shows the components of the Snap Creator Framework:

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