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Why Actifio’s Data Centric Approach In A Cloud-First World Matters

Backup as a technology was introduced many decades ago. Since then a lot has changed with how applications are created and hosted- but the backup industry has undergone only a few incremental changes. As a result, enterprises spend millions of dollars on secondary storage to overcome the tape-centric nature of backup technology, and yet are still stuck with legacy directives that are limited to sow and complex recoveries.

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Folks, Dedupe isn’t Copy Data Management – Copy Data Corner Chapter 3

When you explain the tenets of Copy Data Management (CDM) to someone in IT –particularly someone in the backup and recovery space – there is a pretty common reaction: “I already have CDM since I use dedupe”.  This reaction isn’t surprising since the dedupe appliance market leader, Dell EMC, likes to co-opt industry terms and bend them into a shape resembling their own offerings.  This same perspective – incorrect, mind you – is propagated by all other vendors with deduplication built into their appliances, software, storage arrays, etc.  

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Eversource CIO Named Boston CIO of the Year 2017, Talks Data with Actifio

We’re back with one of our favorite women in tech (aside from me, of course), Katherine Kountze! This powerhouse has been quite the successful leader in tech as she won the 2017 Boston CIO of the Year ORBIE Award for Enterprise as the Senior VP and CIO of Eversource and effectively spearheaded a merger between six different operating companies. Holy cow was that a task! Check out her insight on the merger process and its challenges below as well as her thoughts on design thinking, data analytics, and data protection.

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Data On-Demand

Copy Data Corner Chapter 2: Data On-Demand

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Actifio Continues to Pioneer the Future of Copy Data Management | Guest Blog – Jason Buffington – ESG Group

Data Management is undeniably the future of Data Protection (and not just “better backup”), meaning that the days of simply making copies in case bad things happen are quickly waning.

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The History of Copy Data Management

Copy Data Corner

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Development Operations Advice from a Thought Leader

Giovanni:  Hi everyone! This is Giovanni Tropeano, Director of Digital Marketing with Actifio and I want to thank you for joining us in this week's blog post.  We are  joined by Ashish Nanotkar and John Annarelli of Yash Solutions.  Ashish is the CTO of Yash and John is the Managing Director and I also have with us Jay Livens, Senior Director of Product Marketing here at Actifio.  Today we are going to be talking about DevOps in general, so Jay why don’t you take it away?

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Backup Strategy – Then and Now

Jay Livens, Senior Director of Product Marketing, explains traditional backup strategy and reviews current ways to use copy data.

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5 Must Have Features for Your Data Protection Solution

I recently booked a flight to Toronto’s City Center Airport (YTZ) on Porter Airlines.  YTZ was very close to my customer meetings so I did not give it much more thought.  However, a day prior to my departure, I researched Porter and realized that they only flew Bombardier Q400 turboprops!  Not everyone may recall flying in old turboprops like the Twin Otter or Short 360, but I remember them vividly...in my nightmares.  They were about as quiet as a jackhammer, and their rides were not much smoother. It always felt like they were on the verge of crashing.

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Database Clones: 4 Ways They Mimic Zombie Hordes

Much to my wife’s consternation, I am a fan of The Walking Dead.  For some reason, I find a post apocalyptic world where zombies run rampant interesting.  Fortunately, this is a purely fictional yarn….or at least I tell myself that when I wake up at night hearing strange noises which typically emanate from local coyotes.  

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