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CNW Group To Realize 250% Return on Investment and Improve Business Agility by partnering with Actifio

November 19, 2013

Leading Commercial News Service Leverages Actifio’s Copy Data Management, Achieves Simpler Business Resiliency and Faster IT Agility

Waltham, MA & TORONTO – November 19, 2013 – Actifio, the radically simple copy data storage company, today announced that its Copy Data Storage platform has been implemented by CNW Group (Canada Newswire), the leading commercial newswire service in Canada.  By replacing legacy infrastructure with Actifio, CNW Group can now store, share, protect and access mission-critical data more efficiently and effectively. Ultimately, Actifio provides CNW with a platform to deliver new solutions, faster.

CNW is a trusted and integral part of the Canadian news and information landscape, and is the first place media and financial markets look to for news releases from Canadian organizations.

Using advanced technology is important to this renowned global newswire as it continues to disseminate hundreds of terabytes of exceptional video, photography, audio and imagery so that their clients’ news has maximum impact. With data growth rates over 50% y/y, Actifio helped CNW with their next-generation copy data management strategy that allows them to recover data instantly while safeguarding highly-sensitive client information.

“By implementing Actifio we have dramatically improved our business agility and availability, recovery and protection strategies,” said David Furst, senior vice president, technology, CNW Group.” Actifio provides a solid foundation for our application test and development teams to work faster and more efficiently.”

Actifio Copy Data Storage is optimized for managing copies of data, eliminating redundant silos of infrastructure and data management applications.  By virtualizing the management and retention of data, Actifio transforms the need for multiple data silos and point tools deployed for backup, disaster recovery, business continuity, compliance, analytics, and test and development into one, SLA-driven, virtualized storage system.

“We are always delighted when a customer derives multiple benefits from our copy data management platform,” said Ash Ashutosh, CEO, Actifio.  “We look forward to working with CNW Group as they expand their use of Actifio to replicate production environments for their top-notch test and development teams and to provide these teams with the business agility that they require to create best in class offerings.”

About Actifio

Actifio is radically simple copy data management. Our Copy Data Storage platform is a complete storage system, a package of proprietary software and enterprise-grade hardware that enables customers to identify data from any production application; capture it according to an SLA they can define in just a few clicks; and manage it over it’s entire lifecycle in a dramatically more bandwidth, labor, and storage footprint efficient way than is possible with traditional, siloed systems. Virtual copies of data protected

by Actifio are available to production systems – instantly – for a host of enterprise use cases including Data Protection, Business Continuity, Dev/Test, Data Insights, and Active Archive.

Actifio is headquartered just outside Boston, Massachusetts, with customers in over 22 countries and offices around the world. For more information, please visit or email



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