July 27, 2015

eWeek

Actifio Strikes New Deals with AWS, Google Nearline Storage

Actifio pioneered copy data virtualization, which decouples business data from business infrastructure in the same way hypervisors decouple compute from servers.

Data management provider Actifio will be getting a lot of new exposure due to recently completed business deals with a couple of the world's largest cloud-service providers.

The first entails Actifio making its enterprise-class data management available for customer workloads on Amazon Web Services. The other makes the Cloud Storage Nearline service on Google's Cloud Platform available as a one-click vaulting option from directly within the Actifio application.
 
As of July 23, Actifio Sky for AWS is now available as a listing in AWS Marketplace, making it easier to run Actifio's Virtual Data Pipeline in a virtual machine in the AWS Cloud.

Actifio pioneered copy data virtualization, which involves decoupling business data from business infrastructure in much the same way hypervisors decouple compute from physical servers.

Key Features

Users of Actifio Virtual Data Pipeline can:

--capture production application data at the block level;

--manage that data as a single "golden master," updated incrementally forever; and

--use an unlimited number of point-in-time, virtual copies–available instantly, on demand–across a full range of data management use cases.

Moving only changed blocks minimizes the transport bandwidth required to support data replication across dedicated and cloud-based infrastructure, Actifio said. When the time comes to access data, "mounting" a virtual copy on Actifio supplements the local copy with only those remote blocks required to deliver the required application from the required point in time.

Actifio replaces the siloed systems users typically use to protect and access copies of 
production data, helping them accelerate recovery time objectives and time-to-market for new applications. users also save money on third-party software licenses and unnecessary infrastructure sprawl, in addition to simplifying operations through the consolidation of multiple point tools into a single data management platform.

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