BOSTON. 20 December 2016 – Actifio, the copy data virtualization company, today announced significant growth in China after a series of key customer wins. Companies including China Mobile, China Telecom and China Local Taxation Bureau have all recently joined Actifio’s list of enterprise customers looking to improve recoverability and accessibility while reducing the cost of managing explosive data growth.
Based in Shanghai and Beijing, Actifio’s team plans to expand in 2017, with additional sales, solution architects and technology support staff expected to join by the end of the year.
Through its best in-class Copy Data Virtualization technology, Actifio offers specific solutions designed to manage data across different use cases more efficiently. Actifio consolidates the capabilities required to enable hybrid cloud architectures, improve business resiliency, and accelerate application development all in a single platform. The result is rapid availability of data for test and development processes, in addition to unified data protection including backup, snapshot, disaster recovery, business continuity, replication, de-duplication and WAN optimization.
By implementing Actifio’s technology, enterprises are able to significantly reduce costs, simplify their IT infrastructure and enable fast and reliable access to their data whenever and wherever they need it to accelerate their business and remain competitive.
“The challenge for us in China has been to educate the enterprises that we’re engaged with on the benefits of implementing copy data virtualization across their organization. The key element here is data growth, an issue faced by almost every large enterprise, and providing a way to better manage this cost effectively”, said James Mao, China SE Director at Actifio. “Offering a solution like ours that ticks every box, be it Backup, DR, Business Continuity or Test/Dev, means we’re exactly what enterprise customers want and need.”
“IT Spending in China has continued to outpace the overall economy over the past five years, driven by rapid adoption of mobile devices by consumers and businesses, along with strong infrastructure investment by government and enterprise sectors,“ said Stephen Minton, Vice President for Customer Insights and Analysis at IDC. “Commercial organizations across most industries are shifting their attention to software and services as they seek to ramp up adoption of 3rd Platform and Innovation Accelerator technologies including Big Data, IoT and Cognitive Analytics.“
The growth across China is also being experienced by some of Actifio’s strategic partners across the APAC region. Earlier this year, Spectrum, an Actifio Platinum Partner, revealed the company had grown its business by over 40% from existing and new client adoption of Actifio-powered services for data protection, disaster recovery, application testing and development.
“We’re very excited about the growth we’ve experienced so far this year in China and APAC as a whole. To have customers the calibre of China Mobile, China Telecom, and some large enterprise customers join the Actifio family is a testament to the positive business impact our technology delivers, especially in the face of explosive data growth,” said Patrick O’Donnell, VP and GM, EMEA and APAC, Actifio.
Actifio virtualises 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.