There were several high points among the vendors at the conference as well. Actifio offers a data virtualization product that resolves the management and cost problems inherent in duplicate data.
Many enterprises copy production data several times – perhaps for backup purposes, or because developers or testers need a copy. Actifio solves this problem by consolidating duplicate databases.
They create a single “golden master” copy, and then provide virtualized access to that copy – as many virtual copies as needed without the management or storage headaches of real copies.