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  • Panasonic System Networks Taps Actifio in Evolution Toward Virtual and Cloud-based Architecture

    BOSTON—October 21, 2014—Actifio, the copy data virtualization company, today announced that Panasonic System Networks Co., Ltd. (PSN) has successfully deployed Actifio to support multiple copy data management use cases including private cloud backup and disaster recovery. Actifio enabled PSN to collapse its backup and disaster recovery operations into a single, integrated system, simplifying operations and reducing vendor lock-in while improving data protection SLAs and disaster recovery efficiency across multiple applications.

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  • A Brief History of Copy Data [VIDEO]

    We asked our founder and CEO, Ash Ashutosh to explain the history and background of Copy Data and why it’s the founding vision behind Actifio’s Copy Data Virtualization platform.

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  • Bringing an Amazing Community Together: The Ingredients of vFlipCup

    By Andrew Gilman – Sr. Dir. of Corporate and Channel Marketing – For 5 years now, we’ve hosted a variety of community events around the world ranging from local user groups, online chats, demo days to larger events like vFlipcup at VMworld.  It’s been especially rewarding to see our users, partners, and even our competitors come together year after year to celebrate the awesomeness that is Enterprise IT, build relationships and share ‘best practice’ information.

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  • More Flash from Flash

    Meeting with customers is always enjoyable and it’s often enlightening in unexpected ways. It’s even better when we can do it over dinner and a glass of excellent Chianti. That’s what we did a couple of weeks ago for a meeting with some senior executives who have been working through a pretty big plan for their IT transformation. It includes what they see as a strategic marriage of flash storage and virtualized data. We were fascinated by their insight. It confirmed our own thinking that data copy reduction could lead to a more economically attractive use of flash.

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  • A view from Oracle OpenWorld

    By David Meiselman, VP of Digital Marketing - We just returned from a great week in San Francisco attending Oracle OpenWorld. During a whirlwind week, we announced some big product enhancements, talked with thousands of Oracle users, and had a great dinner event with dozens of customers. We even saw an excellent concert with Aerosmith and Macklemore. Throughout the whole experience, it was remarkable how much the concept of Copy Data Virtualization resonated with everyone we encountered.

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  • TriCore Introduces New Oracle Application Development Cloud Services with Actifio

    SAN FRANCISCO – October 1, 2014 – Today at Oracle OpenWorld, TriCore Solutions, the application management experts, announced that it has expanded its Actifio-powered service portfolio to include a new cloud-based agile database development solution for enterprises built on an Oracle platform. The solution has been benchmarked to deliver developer-ready clones of multi-terabyte Oracle databases in minutes vs. hours with the previous process.

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  • Actifio Becomes Oracle PartnerNetwork Platinum Level Partner

    ORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO – September 30, 2014 – Actifio, a copy data virtualization company, today announced that it has achieved Platinum partner status in the Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN). By attaining Platinum level membership, Oracle has recognized Actifio for its in-depth expertise and excellence in delivering data virtualization solutions that can improve business agility and resiliency and for uniquely addressing the challenges of joint customers. Hundreds of global enterprises in 36 countries have deployed Actifio to capture, manage, and use their mission-critical application data to help accelerate development/test, improve data protection, and ease the migration toward cloud-based infrastructure.

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  • Actifio Introduces World’s Fastest Application Data Management Solution for Cloud and Distributed Enterprises Built on Oracle

    SAN FRANCISCO — September 29, 2014 – Today at Oracle OpenWorld, Actifio, the copy data virtualization company, announced new platform enhancements to speed enterprise adoption of the cloud for distributed enterprises built on Oracle. The new features increase the speed and reduce the complexity of managing enterprise data, helping organizations move critical infrastructure to the cloud faster.

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  • UST Global Launches New Application Development and Availability Service Platform With Actifio

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., September 25, 2014 – Today UST Global, an information technology solutions and services company for Global 1000 enterprises, announced a new partnership with Actifio, the leader in copy data virtualization. With Actifio, UST’s customers can now develop new applications faster, while efficiently utilizing their existing server, storage and networking resources. The results are a more agile, resilient and cloud-like IT operation for organization leveraging UST’s new service platform.

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  • Actifio New Customer Win Highlights Momentum in Australia and New Zealand Markets

    Sydney, Australia – 16 September 2014 - Actifio, the global leader in copy data virtualisation, today announced NSW Ambulance Service, which provides health-related transport services to more than 7 million people across the state, has deployed Actifio to modernise its data management systems and increase the overall efficiency of its data centre operations.

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  • Kenwood USA Transforms IT with Actifio, Saving $300K

    BOSTON – September 16, 2014 – Actifio, the copy data virtualization company, today announced that its platform has been successfully deployed by Kenwood USA, a leading developer and manufacturer of consumer electronics and communications equipment.

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  • The Evolution of Virtualization in the Data Center

    By Michael Troiano, Chief Marketing Officer  –  Ten years ago, our industry was dealing with an unprecedented level of server sprawl.  Costs spiraled up, approaching unsustainable levels. Massive amounts of resources were diverted from more productive uses, and the agility of our IT organizations and the businesses they supported was limited.

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  • New Actifio Solutions for VMware Extend Power Of Virtualization To Enterprise Data Management

    San Francisco, CA —August 25, 2014 – Today at VMworld, Actifio®, the copy data virtualization company, announced a series of significant platform enhancements for businesses leveraging VMware’s cloud suite. These enhancements extend the power of virtualization from compute and networks to storage, delivering an application-centric data management model that breaks the bonds of legacy infrastructure.

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  • C7 Data Centers Launches Next Generation Cloud Services, Powered by Actifio

    San Francisco, CA – August 25, 2014 – Today at VMworld, C7 Data Centers (C7), the largest datacenter provider in Utah, announced a new suite of cloud-based data management services to help its customers ensure application availability and instant data access.  This new portfolio of services uses Actifio’s copy data virtualization platform to increase the efficiency and security of C7’s backup service offering and to improve disaster recovery capabilities including:

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  • Gartner Adds “Copy Data Management” to Influential “Hype Cycle” Reports

    Last week Gartner included “Copy Data Management” as a category in both its “Hype Cycle for Business Continuity and IT Disaster Recovery Management, 2014” and its “Hype Cycle for Storage Technologies, 2014” reports. As they put it, “Many organizations have become acutely aware of the increasing cost of managing copy data, whose capacity is often significantly higher than production storage due to multiple copies for different use cases and less managed retention periods.”

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  • Actifio Recognized as a “Sample Vendor” in Gartner Hype Cycles for Business Continuity, IT Disaster Recovery Management and Storage Technologies

    BOSTON—August 11, 2014– Actifio®, the copy data virtualization company, today announced that it has been identified as a “Sample Vendor” in Gartner’s “Hype Cycle for Business Continuity and IT Disaster Recovery Management, 2014”* and the “Hype Cycle for Storage Technologies, 2014”** reports. Most notably the new technology category Actifio pioneered, Copy Data Management, has been added into both reports for the first time because as Gartner states, “Many organizations have become acutely aware of the increasing cost of managing copy data, whose capacity is often significantly higher than production storage due to multiple copies for different use cases and less managed retention periods.”

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  • What is Copy Data Management? – Trouble With Tribbles

    By John Gilroy, Director, BLT - In 1967 Captain James Kirk was perplexed with rapidly multiplying bundles of fur called “Tribbles.”  Here in 2014, our “Trouble with Tribbles,” involves copies of data. In most environments, you may keep a production copy of your data and then make a few copies for data protection, information sharing, analysis, or perhaps compliance. Hard drives have gotten cheap, virtualization has made them larger and the net effect is that copying data had gotten out of control.

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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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