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Actifio Accelerates Application Development and Protection For Microsoft Environments

November 6, 2014

New 6.1 Release Delivers Advanced Integration with Microsoft SQL and Hyper-V Environments

 SEATTLE, WA – November 6, 2014 – Today at PASS Summit 2014, Actifio, the Copy Data Virtualization Company, announced new platform features for enterprise users of Microsoft SQL Server and Hyper-V environments. These enhancements, to be delivered in Actifio’s new 6.1 platform release, provide a single solution for application development, testing, data management and protection for Microsoft SQL, Sharepoint, Exchange and Hyper-V – dramatically accelerating application development and recovery times on premise or in the cloud.

Highlights of the Actifio 6.1 for Microsoft environments include:

  • Agile Application Development – Microsoft SQL Certified with Actifio workflows and LogSmart
  • Virtualized Application Support – Advanced Hyper-V Integration
  • Application Protection – Application Consistency and change tracking
  • Scalable Microsoft Management – MS Cluster support & New Actifio Global Manager (Beta)
  • Cloud Extensibility – Integration with Actifio-powered clouds for SLA-based business continuity

pass-fb-300x249Additionally, Actifio Solutions for Microsoft SQL provide automated workflow for database administrators (DBAs), orchestrating image refreshes and instantly providing access to read/write virtual copies. This allows numerous virtual copies to be presented on multiple systems—on demand and on schedule – without additional operational complexity or storage costs. RESTful APIs provides integration with a wide-variety of ISVs and Service Providers, for example, provisioning applications, masking software to protect sensitive data and many others.

“Actifio’s platform provides a solution that has enabled our 8TB+ SQL database to be backed up in less than 20 minutes, and is able to be restored in a similar timeframe. The copy data function has resulted in an 80% reduction of storage required for application development.”*  Senior IT Architect, Federal Government

Today, over 80% of Actifio’s customers are leveraging Copy Data Virtualization with their SQL Server environments. “We are always looking for ways increase the efficiency of our application development efforts for our Microsoft applications deployed on-site, as well as those apps hosted in the cloud.” Said Jerod Rentfrow, I.T. Manager at Precision Aerospace. “We first implemented Actifio to protect our ERP and web-applications, and now can easily extend the ROI by applying those same SLA’s to our latest SQL environments to accelerate development and facilitate faster cloud-migration.”

Through data virtualization, Actifio allows Microsoft customers to eliminate those multiple data silos and point tools while improving SLAs, time-to-data-use, and reducing costs and risk. Actifio Solutions for Microsoft SQL Server capture data at block level, in native format, according to the businesses service-level agreement (SLA). Actifio enables management of a physical copy anywhere, moved and stored once.

“IT organizations of all sizes are more dependent on their data than ever before; demanding higher service levels for all servers (not just “critical” ones) – resilience and protection that can’t be sustained by legacy backup tools.” said Jason Buffington, Sr. Data Protection Analyst at ESG. “Actifio was one of the first to truly tackle ‘Copy Data Management’ challenge and has continued to innovate around automating key functions and workload-savvy integration to enable their users to ‘do more with less.’”

Actifio now counts more than 500 enterprise users across customers in more than 30 counties, managing more than one exabyte of essential enterprise production data –a majority who use Actifio as a key element within their Software-Defined Data Center strategy. Dozens of Cloud Service Provider partners now have Actifio-powered copy data virtualization offerings, delivering public and hybrid cloud copy data management services to enterprise customers around the world.

* Source: TechValidate.

About Actifio

Actifio® delivers copy data virtualization to hundreds of global enterprise customers and service provider partners in more than 30 countries around the world. The patented Actifio Virtual Data Pipeline™ technology decouples data from infrastructure, enabling dramatic improvements in business resiliency, agility, and access to the cloud. Actifio replaces siloed data management products with a radically simple, application-centric, SLA-driven approach that lets customers capture data from production applications, manage it more economically, and use it how, when and where they need to. Actifio is headquartered just outside Boston, Massachusetts, and can be reached via the web (, Twitter (@actifio), or email at