Lighthouse Leverages Actifio’s Protection and Availability Storage (PAS) Platform Integrated with IBM Hardware to Deliver on the Economic Promise of Cloud Backup, Disaster Recovery, and Test and Development
WALTHAM, Mass. and LINCOLN, R.I. – February 28, 2012 – Actifio™, the Protection and Availability Storage (PAS) platform company, today announced that Lighthouse Computer Services will launch a new suite of cloud services based on Actifio’s PAS platform integrated with IBM hardware. The solution from Actifio and IBM enables Lighthouse to offer multiple cloud services – including instant backup, disaster recovery, and test and development – from a single virtualized platform while reducing capital expenses by up to 90 percent. Lighthouse is now able to accelerate delivery of cloud services for its clients while delivering critical data management services at a compelling price point and an attractive cost structure.
To date, service providers and Value Added Resellers (VARs) have not been able 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 and IBM remove the cost, operational and complexity barriers that have prevented partners from providing in-demand cloud-based storage solutions to their clients.
Lighthouse, which provides technology products and services to hundreds of midsize and large enterprises across the Northeast, has launched several cloud-based services including disaster recovery-on-demand, backup-as-a-service and data access on-demand.
“With the Actifio and IBM solution in place, we can offer a wide range of cloud services cost-effectively to end-users and improved SLAs,” said Ernie Yenke, president, Lighthouse Computer Services. “End-to-end virtualization of the IT stack transforms IT into a cloud service, private or public, and delivers it at an unprecedented low cost point.”
“Furthermore,” Yenke continued, “the Actifio and IBM solution enables us to deploy a more efficient network and better manage our customers’ data, which, in turn, helps us deliver new self-service enhancements and more powerful cloud storage solutions to our clients.”
Lighthouse customers can leverage these cloud services to enhance overall data production capabilities across their organizations while dramatically improving data protection services – without the added expense of opening and managing a second data center location.
“2012 is the year of cloud data management – especially for service providers and other partners,” said Ash Ashutosh, CEO, Actifio. “They need to respond to the overwhelming user demand to transform IT into a service and drive down operational and capital costs immediately. The Actifio and IBM solution allows them to fulfill this urgent need for cloud services and deliver a true, long-lasting value add.”
About Lighthouse Computer Services
Lighthouse Computer Services is one of Rhode Island’s leading technology companies. Founded in 1995, the company provides technology products and services to hundreds of midsize to larger enterprises throughout the Northeast. Lighthouse offers consulting, integration and maintenance services on the latest hardware and software technologies available. Lighthouse placed number 271 in the VAR Business 2010 ranking of the top 500 IT solution provider firms in the US. Lighthouse is also the winner of IBM’s 2009 Beacon Award for Outstanding Service Management Tivoli Solution; the 2009 Tivoli Business Partner Innovation Award; the 2008 IBM Business Partner Excellence Award for North America; IBM’s 2007 Award for Best Compliance Solution; and IBM’s 2006 Beacon Award for Overall Technical Excellence in a Business Partner. For more information about the company, please visit www.LighthouseCS.com.
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/
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