Actifio Shifts Cloud Data Management Services Paradigm at NaviCloud Expo
April 2, 2012
Actifio President Jim Sullivan to Discuss How Protection and Availability Storage (PAS) Platform Enables NaviSite’s Next-Generation Cloud Data Management Services
WALTHAM, Mass. – April 2, 2012 – Actifio™, the Protection and Availability Storage (PAS) platform company, today announced details of its participation at the NaviCloud Expo, being held April 4-5 in Beverly Hills, Calif. by NaviSite, a Time Warner Cable Company. In addition to being a Platinum sponsor of the event, Actifio will also participate in a panel discussion focused on changing paradigms associated with the delivery of data protection, business continuity and disaster recovery services in the cloud.
As cloud services have evolved to provide more flexible, economical and scalable solutions, companies are realizing that the cloud can be leveraged to fully protect their business. In the panel session titled, “Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery: Changing the BCDR Paradigm with Cloud,” Actifio President Jim Sullivan will discuss how end-to-end virtualization of the IT stack delivered by Actifio’s PAS Platform is key to transforming IT into a cloud service delivered at an unprecedented price.
Actifio recently announced a partnership with IBM to help service providers deliver cloud data management services cost effectively. The solution from Actifio and IBM enables providers to offer multiple cloud services – including instant backup, disaster recovery, business continuity, and test and development – from a single virtualized platform while reducing capital expenses by up to 90 percent. Providers are now able to accelerate delivery of cloud services for clients while delivering critical data management services at a compelling price point and an attractive cost structure.
“NaviCloud Expo is an excellent opportunity to highlight innovations in cloud data management for our partners and end users,” said Ash Ashutosh, CEO, Actifio. “We know that service providers are under tremendous pressure to deliver highly valuable cloud services but have been limited by the existing tools and infrastructure. Actifio allows service providers like NaviSite to deliver differentiated data management services quickly and cost-effectively.”
To date, service providers have struggled to deliver on the economic promise of the cloud due to their reliance on legacy technologies and IT architectures that create silos of physical infrastructure and applications. By combining server, storage and data management virtualization technologies with a purpose-built Service Level Agreement (SLA)-driven operational model, Actifio removes the cost, operational and complexity barriers that have prevented partners from providing in-demand cloud-based storage solutions to their clients.
Several weeks ago, NaviSite launched a new self-service backup capability for its NaviCloud Appcenter to enable easy scheduling of de-duplicated VM backups and rapid data protection for virtual machines. This capability is enabled through the tight integration of Actifio’s PAS platform with the NaviCloud portal.
“NaviSite has always been a leader in delivering innovative cloud services, and PAS is enabling us to continue that commitment to the market,” said NaviSite’s Chief Technology Officer Denis Martin. “By collaborating with Actifio, we can offer a wide range of cloud storage services cost-effectively to end-users while realizing strong margins and improved service level agreements associated with cloud applications. We are excited to have Actifio as a platinum sponsor at the NaviCloud expo”
For more information on Actifio PAS, visit Actifio’s booth at the NaviCloud Expo, or visit https://www.actifio.com/solutions/service-providers.
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/
NaviSite, Inc., a Time Warner Cable Company (NYSE:TWX), is a leading worldwide provider of enterprise-class, cloud-enabled hosting, managed applications and services. NaviSite provides a full suite of reliable and scalable managed services, including Application Services, industry-leading Enterprise Hosting, and Managed Cloud Services for organizations looking to outsource IT infrastructures and lower their capital and operational costs. Enterprise customers depend on NaviSite for customized solutions, delivered through a global footprint of state-of-the-art data centers. For more information about NaviSite’s services, please visit www.navisite.com.
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