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  • Arise Virtual Solutions Shrinks Application Recovery Times to Minutes with Actifio Sky for Branch Office Data Management

    Boston– July 23, 2014 – Actifio®, the copy data virtualization company, today announced that Arise Virtual Solutions Inc., the leading global provider of virtual, work-at-home business process outsourcing (BPO) and crowdsourcing solutions, has deployed Actifio Sky™ to ensure data accessibility, and business resiliency across their distributed organization’s many locations. An existing customer of Actifio’s CDS solution within its main datacenter, Arise recently implemented Actifio Sky at several branch office data centers including Miramar, Florida and Edinburgh, Scotland for data consolidation and protection.

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  • Swisslos Enhances Business Resiliency with Actifio

    London – 23rd July 2014 – Actifio®, the copy data virtualisation company, today announced. Swisslos, Switzerland’s National Lottery, has successfully implemented Actifio for enhanced data protection and storage efficiency. Headquartered in Basel Switzerland, Swisslos needed a better data management strategy to support increasing demand and data protection requirement for its number draws, lots, and sports betting products.  Despite its complex internal mix of different operating systems, databases, and server architectures, Swisslos was able to replace its legacy backup systems in a matter of weeks with a Actifio’s modern, efficient data virtualization platform.

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  • Actifio Adds Customer Success Pioneer To Executive Team; Expands Sales Leadership in Mid-Atlantic, Asia-Pacific/Japan Regions

    BOSTON – July 15, 2014 – Actifio, the copy data virtualization company, today announced the addition of three proven industry veterans – Ratan Tipirneni, M.J. Golibart and Bjorn Engelhardt – to its global management team. The three represent a combined 75 years experience in enterprise technology, and all have longstanding relationships with existing Actifio team members.

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  • Independence Day?

    By Steve O’Keefe, Founder, MeriTalk  - You may think that 238 years ago, your ancestors sent my ancestors packing. On the 4th, I like to remind folks I’m Irish.  All this independent spirit inspired MeriTalk to question the tyranny of yesterday’s IT in D.C.

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  • Study Finds Improved Copy Data Management Could Save Federal Government $16.5 Billion Wasted On Redundant Data

    Alexandria, Va., June 30, 2014 MeriTalk, a public-private partnership focused on improving the outcomes of government IT, today announced the results of its new report, “Consolidation Aggravation:  Tip of the Data Management Iceberg.”  The study, underwritten by Actifio, reveals that by 2024 agencies will spend as much as $16.5 billion storing redundant copies of non-production data – working directly against the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative.  While Federal agencies have prioritized consolidation and transition to more efficient and agile cloud-based systems, 72 percent of Federal IT managers said their agency has maintained or increased their number of independently operated physical data centers since FDCCI launched in 2010.  Only 6 percent gave their agency an “A” for consolidation efforts against FDCCI’s 2015 deadline.

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  • Seeing Through the (DR) Clouds

    By Brian Reagan, VP Product Strategy & Business Development  - For a time, I worked for a company who provided disaster recovery services to some of the largest companies in the world. A significant percentage of these were using tape-based means of recalling data from underground bunkers and recovering servers and applications via a scheduled appointment in a shared data center. We referred to this as “traditional DR”, which was really a polite way to avoid discussing more efficient and effective means of transporting, restoring, testing, and using data.

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  • [Video] CNBC Interviews Ash – Copy Data Virtualization and Delivering Business Outcomes with IT

    Ash appeared on CNBC yesterday to educate their audience on Copy Data Virtualization. It was a great interview and if you missed it you should check out the video replay of it below.

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  • Actifio Named a “Visionary” in the 2014 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Backup Software and Integrated Appliances

    Waltham, MA – June 19, 2014 – Actifio™, the radically simple copy data virtualization company, today announced that for a 2nd year in a row, it has been positioned by Gartner Inc. in the “Visionaries” quadrant of the 2014 “Magic Quadrant: Enterprise Backup Software and Integrated Appliances[1] report.

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  • The future of cloud computing – 2014 edition.

    For the last four years, we’ve been fortunate to partner with cloud visionary Michael Skok and other cloud leaders on the industry’s most comprehensive Cloud Computing study.  With over 1300 respondents, this year’s Future of Cloud Computing survey yielded some fascinating results and highlighted many of the ways our enterprise users and cloud service provider customers are leveraging Copy Data Virtualization in the cloud. These included:

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  • Actifio Introduces World’s Fastest Cloud Business Continuity Solution with Actifio Resiliency Director™

    BOSTON – June 17, 2014 – Actifio, the copy data virtualization company, today announced Actifio Resiliency Director™, a complete solution for non-disruptive application recovery and test environment creation from the datacenter to the Cloud. Actifio Resiliency Director – working in conjunction with Actifio CDS and Actifio Sky for public, private or hybrid cloud-based recovery – allows enterprises to restore critical business functionality faster and cheaper than before possible, orchestrating compute, network, and data at a cloud service provider or enterprise disaster recovery site and validating the result.  In live tests using a commodity-type infrastructure, provided by Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS), a leading provider of managed recovery services, Actifio demonstrated its ability to successfully recover 100’s of VMs in less than 20 minutes. Users could increase recovery times further by using higher performance application infrastructure.

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  • Actifio Customer TTX Company Recognized as a CIO 100 Award Winner

    BOSTON, June 2, 2014 – IDG’s CIO magazine today announced TTX Company, one of the nation’s leading transportations logistics and railcar providers, as a recipient of the 2014 CIO 100 award. The 27th annual award program recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology (IT).

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  • Actifio Delivers Application Resiliency and Agility for Leading Global Organizations Leveraging SAP® Solutions

    Boston, MA – May 19, 2014 —Actifio, the copy data virtualization company, today announced Actifio CDS 6.0, the most recent version of Actifio’s Copy Data Virtualization platform, and Actifio Connector 2.1, a lightweight piece of software that is installed on the server to provide tighter integration with various applications, have been certified by SAP to integrate with the SAP NetWeaver® technology platform. The solutions provide a reliable, high-performance, and production-ready copy data virtualization functionality, including accelerated test data management and recovery of an SAP® solution running on an Oracle database on the Linux, HP-UX and AIX operating systems.

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  • Actifians make Actifio the best place to work in Boston.

    We’ve won some great awards in the last year, and we’re proud of all of them. But none mean more to us than being named to the Boston Business Journal’s 2014 list of the Best Places to Work in Boston.

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  • Actifio Named 2014 Best Place to Work by Boston Business Journal

    BOSTON – May 6, 2014 – Actifio, the copy data virtualization company, has been named one of Boston Business Journal’s Best Places to Work for 2014. The annual award honors companies creating the most enjoyable and meaningful work environments, based on anonymous employee surveys collected from over 300 companies in and around the Boston area. This award continues a breakout year for Actifio, which has already included a $100M financing round valuing the company at over $1B, and the introduction of ‘Actifio Sky’, a new software-only product family initially targeting the cloud and remote office environments.

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  • Actifio Extends Copy Data Virtualization Platform With Actifio Sky™

    BOSTON – May 1, 2014 – Actifio, the copy data virtualization company, today announced a significant expansion of its product portfolio dramatically increasing the scope and scale of its enterprise class data virtualization platform. The new offering will extend the functionality of Actifio CDS, making a virtual instance of the company’s Virtual Data Pipeline™ technology available wherever application data may reside, from the data center core to the public cloud.

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  • TriCore Launches New Actifio-Powered Cloud Services for Business Resiliency

    Boston, MA – April 16, 2014 – TriCore Solutions, the application management experts, today announced that it has partnered with Actifio to offer back up as a service and disaster recovery solutions within its managed application services. Leveraging Actifio’s copy data virtualization technology, the partnership will allow TriCore to quickly deliver new solutions to its enterprise customers that virtualize data management, decoupling application data from its physical infrastructure to eliminate the complexity and cost of traditional systems.

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  • On Her Majesty’s Economic Service – AKA even Chief Economists think about Resiliency, Agility, and Cloud.

    Actifio HQ is becoming quite the salon, where we host customers, partners, investors, and entrepreneurs on a weekly basis.  Last Friday, we were fortunate and honored to host the Chief Economic Advisor to Her Majesty’s Treasury, David Ramsden. Representatives from the British Consulate, DataGravity, MassChallenge, CreditSuisse, JP Morgan and MIT’s Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program joined us as well for a great roundtable breakfast about the prospects of the United Kingdom’s economy.

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  • Big data’s hidden problem

    By Ash Ashutosh, Founder & CEO - Why ‘big data’ is smaller than ‘copy data’, and what it means for your business.

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  • Era shifting to the 3rd platform – only the agile survive.

    A bunch of us here at Actifio are hooked on Neil deGrasse Tyson’s big Cosmos remake on Fox and NatGeo. The other night it featured an elaborate animation of the comet strike that ended the era of the dinosaurs, and began that of the mammals.

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  • NaviSite’s NaviCloud® Vault Selected by Bryant University for Remote Storage

    “Information is the lifeblood of a university, and the technology to manage it underpins the entire academic experience.  We need to backup, protect, access, and secure that data,” said Chuck LoCurto, VP and CIO at Bryant University, which is located in Smithfield, Rhode Island.

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  • Today’s Big News

    By Ash Ashutosh, Founder & CEO - This morning we’re announcing a $100 million financing round we’ll use to double down on the services to make sure we deliver on our business value promises; invest in the core IP and new features of your data virtualization platform; and continue the expansion of our market reach and surrounding ecosystem. As we embark on our next phase of growth, I wanted to share some inside perspective on this, and make sure you know what will NOT change: a relentless focus on delivering results to the customers who make this all possible.

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  • Actifio Secures $100M Funding As Global Adoption of Copy Data Virtualization Platform Accelerates

    BOSTON – March 24, 2014 – Actifio, the copy data virtualization company, today announced it has secured an oversubscribed $100M funding round led by Tiger Global Management, LLC, with participation from current investors North Bridge, Greylock IL, Advanced Technology Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, and Technology Crossover Ventures. Actifio will use the funds to accelerate expansion of market coverage, global brand development, and product feature enhancements in the world’s leading data management solution for virtualized and Cloud IT architectures.

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  • Actifio Named 5-Star Cloud Vendor by CRN

    By Michael Troiano, Chief Marketing Officer  –  Our business with and through cloud service provider (CSP) partners, who build cloud-based offerings on the back of Actifio’s VDP technology, has exploded in the last year. Today Actifio powers dozens of these offerings around the world, for a “Who’s Who” of cloud servicer providers around the world including IBM, Sungard, Time-Warner/Navisite, Fujitsu, and others.

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  • Actifio Cited As Playing A Key Role in DRaaS Delivery By Leading Independent Research Firm

    BOSTON – February 21, 2014 – Actifio — the copy data virtualization company — was cited by Forrester Research, Inc. in the February 4, 2014 report:  “The Forrester Wave™: Disaster-Recovery-As-A-Service Providers, Q1 2014”.  In this evaluation, Actifio was cited as an enabling technology that plays a key role in disaster-recovery-as-a-service (DRaaS) delivery.

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  • Reflections on Actifio Kickoff 2014

    By David Meiselman, VP of Digital Marketing - Last week, hundreds of Actifians and partners gathered in Boston for our 2014 Worldwide Kickoff and it was simply awesome.

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  • Culture eating strategy and other truisms [VIDEO]

    By Andrew Gilman – Sr. Dir. of Corporate and Channel Marketing – On day one, the first person in a company has a tremendously powerful opportunity to establish a culture that will help her organization survive and thrive for years to come – well beyond any single person’s tenure.

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  • IBM and Actifio Add Powerful New Data Virtualization Solutions To IBM Cloud Portfolio

    ARMONK, NY. and Waltham, MA – 4 Feb. 2014: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a new data virtualization service for its portfolio of cloud-based enterprise offerings. The new service – IBM SmartCloud Data Virtualization (SCDV) – will enable customers to decouple their application data from their physical infrastructure, improving business resiliency, agility, and the ability to move more seamlessly into the cloud.

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  • Customer Spotlight: IDC on PR Newswire’s Success With Actifio

    Back in November, we first introduced you to the incredible results David Furst and the team at PR Newswire had achieved with our Copy Data Management platform.  They realized a 250% ROI, while improving both business agility and resiliency, something we’re seeing a lot of these days from our global user community.

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  • Business Resilience and Gartner’s Thoughts on The Vendor Landscape

    By Andrew Gilman – Sr. Dir. of Corporate and Channel Marketing –  If you’re looking for new strategies in 2014 for creating a simpler, cost-effective, and more cloud-like datacenter, you’ve found the right blog post.  We’ve teamed up with Gartner to bring you their latest research on the competitive landscape for enterprise backup/recovery and are excited to share with you some of their objective findings and analysis of where the IT market is headed.

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  • Emerald Queen Casino “Always On” with Actifio, While Saving $750,000

    WALTHAM, Mass. – January 6, 2014 – Actifio, the radically simple copy data management company, today announced that its Copy Data Storage platform has been successfully implemented by Emerald Queen Casino (EQC), a leading casino operated by the Puyallup Indian Tribe, offering Vegas-style gaming, live entertainment and professional boxing.

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  • 100% Faster Recovery? Actifio Delivers For Euronet [VIDEO]

    By Andrew Gilman – Sr. Dir. of Corporate and Channel Marketing –  We covered Euronet’s success story a while back and were recently fortunate to reconnect with their lead infrastructure manager, Ken Wilkey, at an event in San Francisco.  Ken was kind enough to share some thoughts with us and we wanted to share them with you in the video below. As we turn the corner into 2014, it’s especially rewarding to celebrate the many successes of our Actifio User Community who’ve been able to dramatically transform how they manage their data, and their organization’s budget, with our Radically Simple Copy Data Platform.

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  • Thanks to our community for a great year! [Video]

    As we approach the new year and celebrate the end of 2013, we are celebrating and thanking the Actifio Community for an amazing year. Our community of friends, families, and business partners all enable us to do what we love: innovate and delight our customers.

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  • Taking The Test, Making The Grade. ESG’s Lab Validation of Actifio 6.0

    By Andrew Gilman – Sr. Dir. of Corporate and Channel Marketing –  From EMC’s recent moves – realigning their BRS division around the huge $46B spend next year on Copy Data – it’s evident that managing massive amounts of data and subsequently application SLAs will be an increasingly difficult task for CIOs (technologically) and CFOs (financially) in 2014.  The good news is that we’ve recently introduced the SIXTH generation of our Copy Data Management platform specifically designed to help users do much more with much less.  Now enjoyed by hundreds of enterprises and cloud service providers worldwide, we invited Enterprise Strategy Group’s Lab team to experience the new release themselves and take it through its paces.

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  • Texas Wesleyan University Reduces Disaster Recovery from Days to Hours and Saves $2.5 Million with Actifio’s Copy Data Storage Platform

    Waltham, MA & Fort Worth, TX–December 9, 2013 – Actifio, the radically simple copy data storage company, today announced that its Copy Data Storage platform has been implemented by Texas Wesleyan University, a leading private liberal arts college in Fort Worth, TX.  By replacing point backup tools and tape with Actifio, Texas Wesleyan reduced recovery time service level agreements from three-to-five days to five hours – an 18-fold faster recovery.  This achievement was matched by the return-on-investment  yielded by the Actifio solution with Texas Wesleyan saving an estimated $2.5M in remote disaster recovery site costs as well as eliminating five-figure annual tape operations and connectivity costs.

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  • Welcome, EMC. Seriously.

    By Ash Ashutosh, CEO – After seeing your recent EMC Copy Management announcement, we want to welcome you to the most exciting and important marketplace since the storage revolution began 25 years ago. Congratulations on recognizing the transformational impact of Copy Data Management, and its difference from architectures designed to manage production data.  Evolving from an infrastructure-centric to an application-centric model will give businesses around the world instant access to application data from any point in time, for whatever purpose. It will not only improve business resilience, but help them uncover new insights, and make them more agile in addressing new opportunities and threats.

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  • EMC Copy Management

    By Michael Troiano, Chief Marketing Officer  –  EMC just got behind our vision for Copy Data Management… at the highest levels, and with implications for both their organization and (eventually) their technology. This is a significant development, and we’ve spent the last few days trying to figure out what it means.

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  • The Efficient Data Center – Barrier #5 – Operations

    By Brian Reagan, VP Product Strategy & Business Development  - This is the fifth and final post in a series of posts on Creating an Efficient Data Center that originally appeared on Enterprise CIO Forum. The five part series covers the key barriers that stand in the way of IT executives trying to move to their next generation data center model. All installments can be read on this blog starting with the first post.

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  • CNW Group To Realize 250% Return on Investment and Improve Business Agility by partnering with Actifio

    Waltham, MA & TORONTO – November 19, 2013 – Actifio, the radically simple copy data storage company, today announced that its Copy Data Storage platform has been implemented by CNW Group (Canada Newswire), the leading commercial newswire service in Canada.  By replacing legacy infrastructure with Actifio, CNW Group can now store, share, protect and access mission-critical data more efficiently and effectively. Ultimately, Actifio provides CNW with a platform to deliver new solutions, faster.

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  • CAPREIT Taps Actifio to Streamline Backup Processes and Add Cloud-based Disaster Recovery System While Reducing Data Storage Spending by Over $250K

    Waltham, MA & TORONTO – November 12, 2013 – Actifio, the radically simple copy data management company, today announced that its Copy Data Storage platform has been implemented by CAPREIT, one of Canada’s largest residential property land owners.  By replacing multiple tape and back-up point tools with Actifio, CAPREIT both dramatically improved the efficiency of its data backup processes, and added strategic Disaster Recovery capability supported by a local Cloud Service Provider. Remarkably, these functional enhancements will be delivered at a net cost savings of over $250K over a five-year period.

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  • Raindrops on roses & whiskers on kittens. Some of our Q3 favorite things.

    By Andrew Gilman – Sr. Dir. of Corporate and Channel Marketing – Closing the books on yet another third quarter is a great time to reflect on the huge impact we’ve had on Actifio’s global user and partner community. We connected with thousands of organizations across 22 countries through our corporate events and online webinars.  Our engineering organization introduced some really incredible new technologies in the latest product release.

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