Actifio Named OnDemand Top 100 Winner by AlwaysOn
March 21, 2012
Leader in Protection and Availability Storage (PAS) Recognized for Eliminating Backup Software and Delivering on the Economic Promise of Cloud Data Management Services
WALTHAM, Mass., March 21, 2012 – Actifio™, the Protection and Availability Storage (PAS) platform company, today announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as an OnDemand 100 winner. Actifio was specially selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team and industry experts from hundreds of other technology companies nominated by investors, bankers, journalists, and industry insiders spanning the globe based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value, and media buzz.
Inclusion in the OnDemand 100 signifies Actifio’s leadership among peers and game-changing approaches and technologies poised to disrupt existing markets and entrenched players.
“There’s a transformation underway where companies struggle to deliver IT as a service. To this point, it’s been a slow road because there has been little economic value due to the high infrastructure costs required to securely deliver data protection, business continuity, disaster recovery and test and development in the cloud ,” said Ash Ashutosh, CEO of Actifio. “2012 is the year when the critical mass of technologies and market momentum comes together to deliver on the promise of the cloud. End-to-end virtualization of the IT stack delivered by Actifio’s PAS Platform is key to transforming IT into a cloud service, private or public, delivered at an unprecedented low cost point, We’re honored to be recognized by organizations like AlwaysOn for highlighting this fundamental shift in IT.”
By virtualizing the management and retention of data, Actifio PAS captures data once and reuses it for multiple applications. This eliminates the need for multiple data silos and point tools, replacing them with one SLA-driven, virtualized Protection and Availability storage device. As a result, data is copied, stored and moved less, driving capital expenses down by up to 90 percent and improving bandwidth utilization. This gives managed, cloud or application services providers the ability to leverage economies of scale and overcome vendor and technology dependencies to finally deliver new data management services that were previously not possible.
“Digital information has expanded exponentially during the past year. As the emergence of robust, innovative apps needed to manage this information continues, a complex world of interconnected business intelligence and ideas is being created at a new macro level,” says Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. “This year’s OnDemand 100 winners are continuing to use disruptive technology and ideas to merge valuable legacy data and systems with new, vital streams of information. The results are being deployed in the cloud by any number of SaaS products and services, changing the way all business coexist. The OnDemand 100 continues to represent some of the highest-growth opportunities in the private company marketplace.”
Actifio and the OnDemand Top 100 companies will be honored at AlwaysOn’s OnDemand event on April 4th, 2012, at Hewlett-Packard’s Executive Briefing Center in Cupertino, CA. This two-and-a-half-day executive event features CEO presentations and high-level debates on how the Internet is disrupting how companies—from small businesses to large enterprises—create, store, distribute, analyze, and take advantage of their mission-critical data.
Actifio, the Protection and Availability Storage (PAS) platform company, pioneered the industry’s first storage system optimized for managing copies of production data, eliminating redundant silos of IT infrastructure and data management applications. By introducing virtualization into data management, Actifio delivers an application-centric, SLA-driven solution that decouples the management of data from storage, network and server infrastructure and reduces costs by 10X. Actifio has helped liberate IT organizations and service providers of all sizes from vendor lock-in and the management challenges associated with exploding data growth. Actifio is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. with offices around the world. For more information, please visit: https://www.actifio.com/.
AlwaysOn is the leading business media brand networking the Global Silicon Valley. AlwaysOn helped ignite the social media revolution in early 2003 when it launched the AlwaysOn network. In 2004, it became the first media brand to socially network its online readers and event attendees. AlwaysOn’s preeminent executive event series includes the Silicon Valley Innovation Summit, OnMedia, OnHollywood, IMPACT Venture Summit Mid-Atlantic, Venture Summit East, OnDemand, Venture Summit Silicon Valley, OnMobile, and GoingGreen Silicon Valley. The AlwaysOn network and live event series continue to lead the industry by empowering its readers, event participants, sponsors, and advertisers like no other media brand.
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