Microsoft SQL Server Data Management.


Actifio software provides a scalable, enterprise-grade Copy Data Management solution for SQL server databases.

Enterprises create many copies of SQL databases for use cases such as backup, remote vault, disaster recovery, test/dev, UAT, analytics, training, security patch testing and more.

Actifio software enables instant SQL server clones to deliver advanced data protection, test data management, and other use cases.

Manage SQL server database copies efficiently and securely in any public cloud or on-premises using any storage.

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Use Cases

Modernize SQL Server Data Management.


Reduce backup windows, recovery time objectives (RTO), recovery point objectives (RPO), and deliver long-term data retention.

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sql server test data management

Accelerate multi-cloud application test and release cycles with rapid cloning of multi-TB SQL Server databases to test environments.

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Actifio Copy Data Management (CDM) helps reduce risk by providing instant recovery of multi-TB mission-critical SQL server databases.


Customers can also leverage Actifio  backups to provision storage optimized SQL server database clones, with automated masking of sensitive data. This enables DevOps teams to accelerate application test and release cycles.


Actifio software is a cloud and storage agnostic solution that can run in any public cloud, or on-premises using any storage.


Actifio helps enterprises reduce total cost of ownership by automating the creation, management and deletion of SQL server copies using  a single, powerful, software platform.



How to Choose SQL Database Backup, Recovery & Cloning Tools.

Frequently Asked Questions.

Every enterprise creates multiple copies of their production SQL server databases.

DBAs dump SQL server images backups to disk.

Backup Admins backup these dumps to backup storage and replicate to a remote site for vaulting or DR purposes.

For low RPO and RTO DR, DBAs set up SQL AlwaysOn replication.

Test/Dev, DevOps, Analytics, Security, UAT users need copies of production SQL databases for testing purposes.

These siloed copies lead to a copy data explosion that drives  very high infrastructure costs & operational burdens. With no automation to manage all these SQL database copies, data provisioning for testers takes many weeks, stretching application test and release cycles.

Actifio’s VDP software platform solves this Copy Data Problem with its Copy Data Management (CDM) solution.

Actifio’s pricing model is very simple and easy to understand. It’s based on the amount of source data protected. For example: If an enterprise wants to use Actifio to protect 5 SQL databases, each with 10 TB source database size, the enterprise would need Actifio license for 50 TB of source data. Enterprises can use this license anywhere in private or public cloud.

For more details, refer to this licensing page.

Actifio VDP is the patented core Virtual Data Pipeline technology that can be consumed in multiple form factors.

Actifio Sky is a VM appliance that runs Actifio VDP engine and can be provisioned in a public cloud VM or on-premises in VMware and Hyper-V VMs.

Actifio CDS/CDX is a physical appliance cluster that runs the Actifio VDP engine with High Availability and is typically used on-premises.

Yes. Actifio supports all major public cloud providers including  Azure, AWS, Google, IBM, and Oracle. It’s also in the leading public cloud marketplaces.