This document provides an architectural overview for enabling a collaborative replication and DR solution with SnapMirror between NetApp SolidFire and NetApp ONTAP. SolidFire and ONTAP jointly developed this architecture to enable SnapMirror deployments across heterogeneous storage architectures.
This architecture provides superior data and application availability. Mirroring is one of several methods to increase data availability in the event of hardware, software, or even site failures. SnapMirror technology offers a fast and flexible enterprise solution for mirroring or replicating data over LANs and WANs. SnapMirror technology is a key component in enterprise data protection (DP) strategies.