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Actifio 8.0 Unveiled at Tech Field Day 15

Actifio announces 8.0, their biggest software release in history at the annual Tech Field Day event in Silicon Valley.

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Building a Global Company

We focus on running the business, on growing it and helping our customers succeed. But sometimes we need to take a step back and appreciate what we’ve built, how far we’ve come. Of course it’s a huge team effort, although sometimes it all depends on a single intrepid team member. This struck me in particular when one of our field engineers, James Pattinson, posted a story to our internal site describing an Actifio installation he’d just completed in Nairobi Kenya. It’s a story that illustrates how far our technology reach has extended. It also demonstrates the persistence, creativity, talent, good humor, and dedication of our people in the interest of customer success.

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Fast is the New Big – A New Solution to Enable the Digital Enterprise

Every week, it seems like I meet someone in IT who says, in so many words, “we’re now a software company in the (blank) industry”. In the last month alone, I’ve heard that at an automotive manufacturer, a national bank, and a utility company. What scares these people the most is the acknowledgement that they aren’t really software companies. Structurally and philosophically they are still auto companies, banks, and utilities. Their competitors, on the other hand, are built-from-the-ground-up actual software companies. They’re the new disruptors.   These firms move fast, with a sense-and-respond approach to innovation and customer engagement. A CIO at that bank said he wasn’t focused on the bank across the street; he was concerned about FinTech startups in the Valley eating his lunch.

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Continuous Improvement – Oracle and Actifio Application Development, Resiliency, and Cloud

Oracle OpenWorld is making its usual September splash in San Francisco and there’s more to it than appearances by Sting and Gwen Stefani. Actifio will also be appearing. As with VMworld a few weeks ago, the Oracle event prompts a pause to reflect on our mutual progress. We’ve been at it since the beginning, and it is progress that’s been warmly embraced by our customers. Let’s start with now and work backwards.

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Featured Actifian: Paul Martell

Actifio is chock full of talented people. To showcase some of the amazing talent we have here, Actifio will highlight a particular employee—an Actifian if you will—that is an expert in his or her chosen field. We'll learn how these incredible individuals help Actifio flourish, as well as what occupies their time when they're not in the office. For our first feature, we chose our educator extraordinaire, Paul Martell.  

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Gartner’s Latest Report Sheds New Light on Copy Data Management

Tumbleweeds. That’s the image one of our customers recently cited to describe how his data center has been changed and challenged by server virtualization. “Where once there were racks full of energy hungry machines, we have tumbleweeds rolling down the aisles.” Figuratively of course.

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Tech Field Day 11 Visits Actifio HQ for a Copy Data Virtualization Deep Dive

Last week at Actifio World Headquarters in Waltham, MA, we hosted a dozen technology industry thought leaders for Tech Field Day, a technical deep dive session led by our CEO, Ash Ashutosh, our VP of Solutions Architecture, Brylan Achilles and our VP of Product Marketing, Chandra Reddy.

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Engineer to Engineer: How to Make the Jump into Business Leadership

This post is written by David Chang, SVP of Products and cofounder of Actifio.

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It Takes a Partner

You can’t do it alone. You need partners. We all do. That’s especially true for something as strategic, complex, and rapidly advancing as enterprise IT in the cloud. Partnering with Service Providers (SPs) brings a rich opportunity to accelerate success. Our new Service Provider Marketplace is designed to help.

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Enterprise Data Control – How bad could it be?

Maintaining data control is an essential objective for Actifio customers. It’s much more than managing data copy counts. It’s providing data protection while managing appropriate access and assuring necessary compliance. It’s protecting the enterprise. In all of this, attaining confident data governance and control presents a broad set of challenges. It starts with clear visibility. How many data instances exist as backups, snapshots or development copies? What data is being copied or left unprotected? Who has access? Is there an audit trail? What steps are needed to improve control of enterprise data, to keep it both useful and safe?

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