What is the importance of V2P feature?

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Creating a database through VDB and creating a database through V2P, both creates a database, only difference I find is VDB are Delphix managed(sync, snapshots etc) while V2P are not managed by Delphix. What is the usecase of V2P? Is it because of security or just saving space on Delphix machine? 
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V2P is to "hydrate" a virtual database onto another storage device so that it is a real physical database.  A common use case is to create a non-VDB for performance testing or in the case where you are creating VDB's on commodity hardware from an Exadata source (for instance) then you can put a version back onto an Exadata controlled storage.  Also useful for creating a physical database if you have migrated production to a new data centre or cloud.
Some customers talk about the concept of a fast failover, whereby you have a fast failover to a VDB but then need to fail back to a physical database.  You can leverage the V2P capability in this kind of scenario where to establish planned downtime to fail back.
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Gary
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