Many data replication tools implement point-to-point data flows. HVR is different. HVR uses a hub and spoke architecture in which the hub:
- Maintains the state of every replication channel.
- Routes data from one or more sources to one or more targets in unidirectional, bidirectional or multidirectional setups.
- Centrally logs all information and keeps track of relevant replication statistics.
- Acts as the central point of control for building, managing and maintaining multiple replication streams.
The more complex data flows in real-time across the organization, the more beneficial HVR’s hub and spoke architecture is relative to point-to-point solutions. And HVR provides access to all its capabilities through an easy-to-use Graphical User Interface (GUI).
Any installation of HVR can act as a hub, or as an agent. HVR communicates over TCP/IP between the hub and agents that are instructed by the hub to capture and/or integrate changes. HVR uses optimized large block data transfer to send compressed data, and if necessary data can be encrypted on the wire.
Running as an agent HVR puts minimal load on a source or destination system, and thanks to the flexible deployment architecture HVR is extremely scalable, both in terms of data volume and in terms of the number of sources and destinations a single hub can service. GUI control on top of the central hub ensures great manageability for complex environments, resulting in a low total cost of ownership.