How to Not Lose Sleep When You Have 30, 50, or even 100TB Databases

While I’m not in sales, I am lucky enough to talk to enterprise IT organizations a lot in my travels – about 10 meetings or calls a week. Recently, I have been discovering more environments than ever that have 50 or 100 TB Oracle databases, 10-15-20TB Microsoft SQL Server instances, i.e. many VLDBs (a.k.a. very large databases, which has to be one of the funniest acronyms in tech after JBOD). There are some common emotional patterns across the organizations who have such environments.

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Bridging the technology gap with Hybrid IT

This guest post was written by Janine Benoit, Senior Manager, Solutions Marketing at Sungard Availability Services.

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Why the Network of Services and Technology Partners Delivers

Partners are integral to our business. And, increasingly, we are integral to theirs. One particularly proud example is Sungard Availability Services, who last month named Actifio as their “Breakout Technology Partner of the Year”. Awards are always appreciated but what’s more important to us is the recognition of Actifo’s value in helping to make service providers like Sungard successful in their businesses, and in helping their customers to be better protected, more productive and more successful as well.

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Actifio + Verizon Enterprise Solutions = Freedom

Are you trapped in your own infrastructure?

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Service Providers Provide

“Old IT” needs to go. Cloud dynamics change everything. Service Providers know that because they’re facing all the same complex business and technology challenges that their clients face. Both need to align technology with business objectives. They want to increase efficiency, reduce complexity, decrease costs, and enhance business agility. They need to adapt.

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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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Sungard Availability Services Is Using Actifio to Leverage AWS, Not Fight It

These are interesting times in the cloud service provider business. While it’s true that the commoditization of infrastructure has more and more enterprise customers shifting workloads into the cloud, those same market forces are driving prices down across the service provider landscape. Combine declining prices with a capital-intensive delivery model, and you have a recipe for challenging cash flows across the industry.

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Copy data belongs in the cloud. Manage it there with Actifio.

We made two big press announcements today, something we rarely do. The first launched Actifio Sky for AWS, a new offering available on the Amazon Web Services Marketplace that will let customers virtualize their copy data right within the Amazon cloud. The second announced a relationship with Google Cloud Platform that will make their Cloud Storage Nearline service available as a one-click vaulting option from directly within the Actifio platform.

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Cloud Brokers – Cloud Sommeliers

If you love wine, you know about making decisions. Narrowing down. Red, white or sparkling? California, Italian or French? Ahh, monsieur prefers Bordeaux? Medoc or St. Emilion? Chateau Figeac ou Clous Fourtet? Le 2001 ou 2005? What goes best with duck? How about the house wine? Where is that Sommelier?

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eCloud Summit. Serving the enterprise cloud.

Today we announced an eCloud Summit to take place in Austin about a month from now. The event will bring together a few hundred top execs across three key constituencies with a big stake in the emerging "enterprise cloud": Global Enterprises, Service Providers, and Enabling Technologies. There are plenty of cloud conferences focused on the plumbing of this change, of course, but we couldn't find one built for top execs. So we built it.

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