Former IBM Global Technology Services CTO and Renowned Data Protection Thought Leader Joins Copy Data Storage Leader
WALTHAM, Mass. – March 13, 2013 – Actifio™, the radically simple copy data storage company, today announced it has appointed Brian Reagan as vice president of product strategy. In this capacity, Reagan will lead the continued advancement of Actifio’s award-winning copy data storage platform, which lets organizations recover data instantly for up to 90% less than traditional backup and recovery tools. He will also play a role in Actifo’s global business development effort, with a specific emphasis on overseeing large-scale enterprise and Managed Service Provider opportunities.
Reagan joins Actifio at an opportune time, just after the company closed FY 2012 with 700 percent year-over-year growth, emerging as the fastest growing enterprise storage company from inception ever. Other recent accolades include Actifio being named one of the 50 most promising companies in America by Forbes magazine, and its best-selling copy data storage platform receiving Storage Magazine’s “Product of the Year” award. Recently, IDC, a leading market research firm, estimated the magnitude of the copy problem to be over $44 billion* in infrastructure hardware and software spending alone, representing a significant market opportunity for industry front-runner Actifio.
“We are thrilled to add Brian to our world-class management team as we help CIOs better cope with the massive storage explosion within the enterprise,” said Actifio CEO Ash Ashutosh. “Actifio has quickly become the world’s best platform to manage this data explosion. By simplifying IT architectures and slashing recovery times to seconds, we intend to capture a significant share of the $44 billion now being spent on legacy backup and recovery tools. With an experienced enterprise technology leader like Brian leading our product strategy effort, we will continue to drive disruptive innovation that puts the interests of customers above that of the legacy storage vendors.”
Reagan has over 20 years of experiencing bringing technology solutions to market. Before joining Actifio, Reagan was chief technology officer for IBM’s Business Continuity and Resiliency Services division as well as chief marketing officer for Xiotech, where he reshaped the Company’s brand and product family. Previously, he was chief marketing officer for Arsenal Digital Solution, an early leader in the Cloud-based data protection space that was acquired by IBM. He also spent eight years in senior global marketing and strategy roles at EMC, joining that company after leading an online services development team at MCI Telecommunications.
Reagan started his career in IT consulting, primarily serving clients in the financial services, pharmaceutical and government sectors. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biological Sciences from Bennington College as well as a Masters in Business Administration from George Mason University.
“I am thrilled to join Actifio, particularly at the dawn of the industry’s understanding of the magnitude of the copy data problem. We can help customers tame the storage explosion and dramatically improve the quality and speed of enterprises worldwide,” said Reagan. “In the coming year, we will release new solutions that will go a step further in managing voluminous data growth while significantly reducing data recovery times. Expect to see significant and ongoing product innovation from us over the next 24 months.”
By virtualizing the storage and management of data, Actifio can replace any or all of the siloed data protection and availability storage applications a company might be using, with a single system that’s purpose-built to manage copy data. Actifio creates a single, perfect copy of production data and maintains changes to that master copy in a way that gives users a simple application running in a single window to recover anything, from any time, instantly. Doing so delivers recovery times in minutes instead of hours, even for large scale application data sets, while slashing total cost of ownership by as much as 90 percent versus the traditional model.
Actifio is radically simple copy data management. Our copy data storage platform lets businesses recover anything instantly, for up to 90% less. Actifio eliminates siloed data protection applications, virtualizing data management to deliver an application-centric, SLA-driven solution that decouples the management of data from storage, network and server infrastructure. 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/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
* IDC Insight document (#239875)