Data replication: 10 things you should be looking for

By Henning Lund - September 27, 2017

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Your company needs access to the right data at the right time to make the right decisions, provide the best service and remain competitive. Replicating data between your distributed systems can gives you the central overview of your business you need to make more informed decisions.

Data replication may sound like something confusing or complicated. It does not have to be. It can be simple and stress-free. At Rapidi, we built our first Replicator back in the 1990’s and since then we have extended and redesigned the solution’s technology to be as fast, flexible, robust and secure as possible. Through much research and trial and error, we have collected best practices and collected a number of key components in a great data replication solution.

10 qualities to look for in data replication solutions

Your data replication solution should:

  1. Quickly identify the right data
  2. Distribute the data via whatever communication line or connection is available
  3. Pack and compress the data so it’s exchanged at an optimal rate
  4. Be secure so there’s no risk posed to your data from outside sources
  5. Quickly choose which data to replicate
  6. Enable full control of how data is shared
  7. Be flexible to avoid expensive changes of data integration technology
  8. Allow you to easily track and fix data or connection errors
  9. Be simple to maintain
  10. Give you data you can trust
  11. Increase your business intelligence and operational efficiency

Our data replication solution, Rapidi Replicator does all of this. But as a company, we thrive to improve the way companies engage and deal with their data and systems - transforming data integration and replication from a complex to simple task. This is why our data replication solution, the RapidiReplicator can do all of the above, and more.

The Rapidi Replicator is flexible and cost-effective solution easily adapted to your specific needs. It is easy to set up (you do not need to set up VPN connection). Monitoring and maintaining it is easy as the configuration is done online – and it lets you monitor your data replication from anywhere at any time. This means that you can access your ERP data 24/7. As a new feature, the Rapidi Replicator is also available as a “hybrid” version so you can replicate your data locally, but configure the transfers online.

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Example: Data replication for Microsoft Dynamics NAV

Let’s say for example, that you need to replicate data between multiple Microsoft Dynamics NAV entities. Another advantage is that you do not need to purchase extra NAV objects. The Rapidi Replicator provides automatic data replication between multiple Microsoft Dynamics databases – allowing you to continue working and selling even if your network is down and replicate later. And it gives you the possibility of using Microsoft Dynamics NAV web services or NAS Server (Access to C/AL Code).

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Microsoft Dynamics data replication with Rapidi: how does it work?

The Rapidi Replicator runs with a unique technology called the RapidiConnector. The RapidiConnector resides in your on premise network (or hosting center) connecting outbound to the central Rapidi Replicator on RapidiOnline and enables two-way communication between your legacy systems. This unique protocol ensures all data is compressed and securely transferred between the different Microsoft Dynamics databases.

Using the RapidiConnector has many advantages:

  • Quick & easy installation saving you implementation costs
  • Automatic packing, compression & SSL encryption of data
  • No fixed IP addresses are needed
  • No inbound connection or need to open inbound ports (internal systems remain protected)

Learn more about the Rapidi Replicator

Ask us anything about data replication

Your customer data and operational efficiency are super important to your business. This is why we have designed the Rapidi Replicator to take all stress away from your data replication project, because we know that this is the only way you will experience the true value of data synchronization and replication.

Read also: Data replication in 7 easy steps

About the author

Henning Lund

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With over 25 years’ experience in strategically propelling businesses forward, Henning is considered a business development entrepreneur with a passion for transforming businesses, sales and marketing operations through out-of-the-box thinking, concepts building and process automation to improve overall performance and scalability.
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