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Actifio CEO Ash Ashutosh Named 2015 Boston Business Journal Innovation All-Star

September 9, 2015

BOSTON–Actifio, the copy data virtualization company, today announced that its founder and CEO Ash Ashutosh has been named a Boston Business Journal 2015 Innovation All-Star. The annual awards honor enterprising technology companies and entrepreneurs who are building unique brands, bringing innovations to market, starting trends and giving back to the broader community. The awards recognize dynamic companies that are fueling the Massachusetts economy, attracting VC funding and growth capital, creating jobs, and transforming across different areas of technology.

“We’re proud to see Ash recognized for his continued leadership within our team and in the market as a whole, and for his ongoing personal commitment to contribute to the technology community in Massachusetts and beyond,” says Mike Troiano, Chief Marketing Officer of Actifio. “As I often say Ash is the Mikhail Gorbachev of enterprise storage, a powerful and accomplished insider willing to start over with a radically simple approach. His epiphany created the copy data management business, and his leadership has firmly established Actifio as its leader.”

In 2010, Ashutosh recognized a need to rethink enterprise storage solutions and by using data virtualization, was able to transform the way companies think about managing their IT needs. Since its founding, Actifio has created a radically new approach to copy data management through data virtualization. Valued at more than $1 billion, the company has grown to more than 400 employees, and serves hundreds of customers across over 30 countries.

“The credit for this goes to our customers and our team,” says Actifio founder and CEO Ash Ashutosh. “I’m grateful to be a part of this journey, chasing a $50 Billion market opportunity with a fantastic group of people, focused on making one customer at a time successful and passionate about Actifio. It just doesn’t get any better than that.”

The 15 Boston Business Journal Innovation All-Stars will be honored on November 17 at a special awards ceremony in Massachusetts.

“Massachusetts’ reputation as a world leader in innovation continues to grow, and we are once again excited to bring together and honor an incredibly talented group of leaders from around the region who exemplify the spirit and entrepreneurship of this thriving sector,” says Gale Murray, publisher of the Boston Business Journal.

About Ash Ashutosh

Ash Ashutosh brings more than 25 years of storage industry and entrepreneurship experience to his role of CEO at Actifio. Ashutosh is a recognized leader and architect in the storage industry where he has spearheaded several major industry initiatives, including iSCSI and storage virtualization, and led the authoring of numerous storage industry standards. Ashutosh remains an avid supporter of entrepreneurship and is an advisor and board member for several commercial and non-profit organizations. He holds a degree in Electrical Engineering and a Masters degree in Computer Science from Penn State University.


Actifio virtualizes the data that’s the lifeblood of businesses in more than 30 countries around the world. Its Virtual Data Pipeline™ technology enables businesses to protect, access, and move their data faster, more efficiently, and more simply by decoupling data from physical storage, much the same way a hypervisor decouples compute from physical servers. For enterprise-class backup modernization, self-serve instant data access, or service provider business transformation, Actifio is the first and only choice for radically simple copy data virtualization. For more visit, or follow us on Twitter @Actifio.