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Verizon gets activated IO to its cloud

May 16, 2016

Verizon business customers can now back up their data to Verizon’s cloud using Actifio copy data virtualisation.

Actifio’s basic technology makes a gold copy of primary or production data and then produces virtualised instances of it whenever a file copy is needed.

The Actifio-based on-premises Cloud Backup service sucks up changed blocks from virtualised applications and sends them to Verizon’s cloud. In previous incarnations of the technology Actifio squirts the data off to a remote site to provide business continuity and disaster recovery.

Verizon is calling its offering Premise to Cloud Backup* and says once the data is in the cloud, it can be used for application test and development. It is using the Actifio tech as a pipeline so that data and apps can be moved to/from Verizon’s cloud to on-premises data centres as workload demands change.

In effect Actifio’s tech is being used as a cloud storage gateway, with customers having a hybrid on-premises/Verizon cloud IT set-up.

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