BOSTON, October 4, 2016 – Actifio, the copy data virtualization company, today announced the availability of a new bundled offering available through a webstore developed with Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor. Avnet’s embedded organization will support Actifio by taking their solutions to market, leveraging proven long life cycle hardware, integration services and global logistics for Actifio customers. The new Avnet webstore will allow Actifio partners and customers to purchase an integrated copy data virtualization solution including a pre-qualified IBM server pre-loaded with Actifio Sky™, VMware vSphere, and storage platforms to support Actifio Sky, the company’s cloud-friendly copy data virtualization solution. The new portal and offering will make it easier than ever for Actifio partners, managed service providers (MSPs), and customers to procure and deploy Actifio’s copy data virtualization technology, and faster than ever for them to realize the dramatic business benefits.
Actifio Sky brings the power of copy data virtualization to enterprise users, enabling them to build higher quality applications faster, improve business resiliency and availability, and adopt hybrid cloud infrastructure faster. Actifio’s users are able to deploy the Actifio solution “anywhere” — on-premises in legacy data center environments, or in IBM Softlayer or OpenStack private clouds, or in public clouds such as Amazon AWS, Oracle Cloud, and Google Cloud Platform, among others. The offering through Avnet’s webstore makes it even more convenient for customers to consume Actifio Sky software in an integrated appliance in a private cloud.
Starting today, Avnet customers will be able to purchase IBM M-Series servers that are pre-qualified and configured with hardware specifications to support the requirements of the Actifio Sky virtual appliance. The IBM servers also come pre-loaded with a licensed version of VMware vSphere v6.x, and Actifio Sky. The IBM server models are configured to support total application data sizes of up to approximately 10TB or 50TB. Additional, pre-qualified IBM storage and switches are also available on the new webstore.
“In today’s market, companies select the best technology. They want solutions that will make a big impact on business, with minimal disruption at a rapid time-to-value,” said John Salemme, senior vice president and general manager of Avnet’s embedded organization in the Americas. “Actifio’s technology delivers transformative results. Working together, Actifio and Avnet have put customers in the express lane in the adoption of copy data virtualization.”
“Users asked us to further simplify their deployment and decrease their time-to-value by delivering a fully integrated converged solution,” said Actifio Founder & CEO Ash Ashutosh. “It’s what they’ve come to expect from converged and hyper-converged systems, making it easier for users to consume a critical IT function and make their journey to the hybrid cloud simpler. In collaboration with Avnet, we are delivering to that request.”
“The difference,” continued Ashutosh, “is that Actifio has been and remains committed to an application-centric and infrastructure-, storage-, and cloud-agnostic approach to copy data virtualization. It’s something no box vendor can truly embrace, and something essential to customers tired of vendor lock-in on premium storage.”
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 manage, access, and protect 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. To accelerate toward hybrid cloud architectures, build higher quality applications faster, and improve business resiliency and availability, Actifio is the first and only enterprise class copy data virtualization platform. For more visit Actifio.com, or follow us on Twitter @Actifio.