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Actifio Helps Abilene Christian University Master Advanced Data Management

July 9, 2019

Files Restored in Minutes Instead of Days by Modernizing Backup & Disaster Recovery, Preparing for Cloud Future

Waltham, Mass., and Abilene, Texas – July 9, 2019 – Abilene Christian University relies on strategic uses of technology across all of its academic programs. That makes advanced IT capabilities essential to the university’s mission. When faced with the challenge of transforming a legacy tape backup environment, they turned to Actifio, the pioneer of multi-cloud copy data management software, for reliable disk-based data backup & disaster recovery (DR) with improved scope, speed and simplicity.

“Actifio has become much more than a vendor to us,” said Arthur Brant, Director of Enterprise Infrastructure at Abilene Christian University. “They’re a partner. They’ve taken on an active and invaluable advisory role as we consider moving backup or DR to the cloud. Actifio has enabled us to pivot from traditional tape backups, reduce our overall backup licensing costs, and expand our disaster preparedness by integrating the cloud as a backup target.”

Abilene Christian University is a private, non-profit university founded in 1906, and committed to transformative, energized learning. Supported by a faculty of Christian scholars, the University prepares undergraduate and graduate students for service and leadership throughout the world. By partnering with Actifio for the transition from tape, they have successfully expanded coverage to include not only backup, DR, and deduplication, but have also prepared for future expansion to cloud-based services.

Technology is integrated across the diverse curriculum to prepare students for a media-rich future. As a result, the university’s IT organization acts as an advanced support function for both administrative and academic requirements. Significant infrastructure is maintained in a regularly refreshed on-campus virtualized environment. Now it was time to modernize an aging backup system.

By implementing Actifio, the University has realized a streamlined process where files are restored in minutes instead of days. System administrators have improved control. Support is easy. Communications are regular and open. A full-time backup administrator is no longer needed, and license expenses are 20% lower.

About Actifio

Actifio is the pioneer of multi-cloud copy data management software. With more than 3,600 customers around the world, Actifio enables organizations to virtualize and deliver their data instantly, anywhere. An enterprise-class software platform powered by patented Virtual Data Pipeline™ technology, Actifio helps accelerate adoption of hybrid, public and multi-cloud strategies, build higher quality applications faster, and improve business resiliency and availability. For more, visit or follow @Actifio on Twitter.

Media Contact:

Mark Fredrickson, CTP for Actifio