Thankful for a great year and another to come. [Video]

As 2014 draws to a close and we get ready for the year ahead, we want to say thank you to the extended Actifio community of friends, families, and business partners for a tremendous year. Actifians in Waltham came together recently to celebrate the holidays and say thank you to all of our families for the love and support they provide us to do what we love: innovating and delighting our users.

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Budget Surprises – Good ones

To state the obvious, IT budgets are under pressure. IT is integral to business value. And “Do more with less” is here to stay.

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Save IT. Save the Planet.

Efficient IT. It can address multiple pressing needs. But it requires a different way of thinking. You don’t have to be an environmentalist to realize your self-interest in a healthy environment. You don’t have to be a conservationist to know that conserving energy also conserves cash. Along with global warming, these have become politically charged topics. However, in terms of IT, there are some very practical ways to view them as means to improve efficiency and help manage your budget.

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Just in time for Budget season…

Budget pressure. It’s always on to reduce IT expense and to be simultaneously more productive. For most of us budgets have all the appeal of a tooth extraction. But we also know that solid budget creation and management is how we get where we want to be. Creativity helps. It’s imagination in blending numbers with desired outcomes. Finding adequate time to do it is always a strain but the payback is more than time and money. It’s success.

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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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