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Today Actifio is announcing a product that could not be a clearer reflection of our CDT vision. But it goes even further in that data deduplication and compression have been added for even greater storage efficiency. And the implementation uses the principles of virtualization that remove the need for LUNs, volumes, and RAID. Now the system administrator does not have to worry about provisioning storage on secondary storage side. Ever. Only one source of secondary data (vs. primary data which stays in primary storage), only one-time, non-disruptive data capture. Forget backup and backup windows. Not needed. Want a specific SQL Server volume as of 2:31 PM. No worries. Ask for it. Want a point of consistency across 10 different volumes. Ask for it. Recover a file from yesterday? No big deal. Want to ship a volume as of 12 midnight to the support group? Ask it and it will create it on the fly. All from one source.
Actifio PAS 5.0, Shrinking BU Win & Unattainable SLAs? How About Instant Restores w/ Guaranteed SLAs
If you have ever been worried about shrinking backup windows and have not met SLAs, you should take a serious look at Actifio PAS 5.0 which provides instantaneous restores with guaranteed data recoverability and guaranteed SLAs.
Actifio: Transforming Data Protection and Data Management
Today, only one vendor deserves the position of vDPAS category leader: Actifio. Actifio’s Protection and Availability Storage (PAS) platform is a revolutionary storage offering that radically transforms data protection and management, yet smoothly slots into an organization’s existing infrastructure.
Data Protection marketplace is undergoing sea change right before our eyes. All the legacy players, including Symantec, IBM Tivoli, EMC NetWorker, CommVault, are feverishly trying to bring their decades-old architectures to the 21st Century. For at least a decade, I have been saying the old method of doing full and incremental backups has to go. It is archaic and smacks of the 70’s. Why a full backup must be done every week, moving all data across the application server, into the network, then into the backup server before placing it on tape or disk, when 90%+ of that data is the same as last week’s, has never made much sense to me. Ditto with incrementals. Why move an entire 2MB file across the network when only four bytes have changed? The inefficiencies have been mind boggling. Regardless, that is how it has been for three decades. Granted there have been improvements over the past several years. Data deduplication has been a godsend. Now we dedupe the original full at a sub-file level and only keep one copy of each “chunk” in the backup. But we still lug all that data across the network and only dedupe it at the target (so network efficiency remains sub-optimal). Of course, with onset of source level deduplication, we have been able to positively impact the network traffic too. But most of the world is still doing target-based deduplication. Regardless, all these have been positive movements towards the goal of simplifying data protection and ultimately making it disappear entirely as a task to be performed by IT administrators. But wait. Just as we were making these positive strides something else changed the nature of the problem.
WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Actifio™, the radically simple copy data storage company, today announced significant product and service enhancements designed to make managing copy data – and transforming the underlying economics of enterprise storage – even easier.