Proof Points – The Need to Show Operational Transformation AND Substantial Savings

Given that this is budget season, for the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing some observations of how IT organizations are dealing with the need to transform their operations while working within constrained budgets.

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Copy Data and Security: Fewer Copies = Fewer Attack Surfaces

Security is a hot topic. It has a lot in common with auto safety. We want assurances that it’s there when we need it and then hope we never do.  But we still want to be clear on the basic facts.

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Getting to Flash Faster

This is the third and final post in a series on Flash Storage and our thoughts on the intersection of this technology and data virtualization. To start at the beginning, read the first post “More Flash From Flash.”

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Emerald Queen Casino Goes All-In On Copy Data Virtualization

In January, we announced how our friends at Emerald Queen Casino had successfully implemented our copy data virtualization platform, and were already experiencing measurable benefits across their vast application environments.  From saving nearly $1M to eliminating hundreds of hours of IT related issues – it sounded like we had already heard it all from Dave Bond’s team at the casino.

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Flash Time

Customers tell us that flash storage gives them time. Apparently lots of it. In some ways that’s predictable. And when they take a systems view, combining a broad view of multiple technologies including data virtualization and flash, it gets really interesting.

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Simplicity is Power – Actifio and the FDCCI

By Andrew Gilman – Sr. Dir. of Corporate and Channel Marketing – We’ve been fortunate enough to collaborate with public agencies over the past several years – extending the unique cost/time/efficiency benefits of our copy data virtualization platform to organizations with unique mandates and specifications around security.  Some of these opportunities were highlighted by Meritalk this summer, where they found that Actifio’s copy data platform could help agencies satisfy their Federal Data Center Consolidation (FDCCI) requirements AND save over $16B.

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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.Of course we’re always ready to promote the benefits of virtualized data. And we understand the buzz around the advancement of flash, probably the biggest storage innovation since spinning disk. And we had the working theory of how cool it could be when you put the two technologies together. That’s what these guys were doing and they were getting more flash from flash. No theory anymore.

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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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