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Actifio changes the data protection game

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.

  • Premiered: 10/03/11
  • Author: Arun Taneja
Topic(s): Actifio CDP CDT
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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.

  • Premiered: 06/19/12
  • Author: Taneja Group
Topic(s): Actifio Actifio PAS Actifio PAS 5.0 PAS 5.0 PAS 5 Data protection Data Management Data Copies

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.

Publish date: 06/25/12
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Data Protection: 20th Century Storage Architectures Won't Solve 21st Century Storage Problems

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.

  • Premiered: 12/04/12
  • Author: Arun Taneja
  • Published: Taneja Group Blog
Topic(s): CommVault EMC Actifio Cloud Symantec Backup Virtualization Storage Data protection

Actifio Gets Easier To Buy, Approve, Deploy and Use

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.

  • Premiered: 01/28/13
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: BusinessWire.com
Topic(s): TBA Actifio TBA Arun Taneja TBA data TBA Storage

How the future of data storage will stack up

The future of data storage will have storage shedding the role of a passive technology player as it integrates more closely with applications and workloads.

  • Premiered: 10/31/13
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA Storage TBA Virtualization TBA VM TBA Virtual Machine TBA Block Storage TBA File Storage TBA object storage TBA SAN TBA Automation TBA Oracle TBA ZFS TBA Tintri TBA Atlantis Computing TBA ILIO TBA Actifio TBA Maginatics TBA MagFS TBA Virtual storage TBA VSA TBA converged storage TBA Unified Storage TBA software-defined TBA software-defined storage TBA SDS TBA EMC TBA ViPR TBA Virtualized Big Data TBA Big Data

Legacy vendors seek better footing in shifting storage landscape

Flash, virtualization, cloud storage and commodity hardware have the potential to make IT shops more efficient and large storage vendors very nervous.

  • Premiered: 10/06/14
  • Author: Arun Taneja
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA Flash TBA SSD TBA Virtualization TBA Cloud TBA Cloud Storage TBA Dell TBA HP TBA IBM TBA NetApp TBA EMC TBA AWS TBA Amazon TBA Amazon Web Services TBA Deduplication TBA Compression TBA object storage TBA Pure Storage TBA SolidFire TBA Violin Memory TBA hybrid storage TBA Hybrid Array TBA Gridstore TBA Nimble TBA Tegile TBA Tintri TBA Scality TBA Cleversafe TBA Nutanix TBA SimpliVity TBA Scale Computing

The New Era of Secondary Storage HyperConvergence

The rise of hyperconverged infrastructure platforms has driven tremendous change in the primary storage space, perhaps even greater than the move from direct attached to networked storage in decades past.

  • Premiered: 10/22/15
  • Author: Jim Whalen
  • Published: Enterprise Storage Forum
Topic(s): TBA Storage TBA secondary storage TBA Primary Storage TBA hyperconverged TBA hyperconverged infrastructure TBA hyperconvergence TBA DR TBA Disaster Recovery TBA SATA TBA RTO TBA RPO TBA Data protection TBA DP TBA Virtualization TBA Snapshots TBA VM TBA Virtual Machine TBA Disaster Recovery as a Service TBA DRaaS TBA DevOps TBA Hadoop TBA cluster TBA Actifio TBA Zerto TBA replication TBA Data Domain TBA HP TBA 3PAR TBA StoreServ TBA StoreOnce

Hyper-converged platforms grow to include secondary storage space

Storage vendors are leveraging existing technologies to build products to help hyper-converged systems tackle secondary storage.

  • Premiered: 07/06/16
  • Author: Jim Whalen
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Converged IT
Topic(s): TBA Jim Whalen TBA Storage TBA secondary storage TBA HCS TBA hyper-converged TBA hyperconverged infrastructure TBA hyperconverged TBA hyperconvergence TBA VM TBA Virtual Machine TBA IOPS TBA Data protection TBA DevOps TBA tier-1 TBA inline deduplication TBA Data Deduplication TBA Deduplication TBA Automation TBA Business Continuity TBA BC TBA Cohesity TBA Rubrik TBA analytics TBA Actifio TBA SimpliVity TBA copy data management TBA Virtualization TBA Primary Storage

Copy management systems demystified

The race for dominance in the copy data management market has stiffened as vendors offer competitive functionality and plan to expand their offerings.

  • Premiered: 09/06/16
  • Author: Steve Ricketts
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Data Backup
Topic(s): TBA copy data management TBA CDM TBA copy data TBA Data protection TBA primary data TBA compliance TBA analytics TBA Disaster Recovery TBA Backup TBA Storage TBA Actifio TBA Cohesity TBA Veritas TBA Virtualization TBA data virtualization TBA Virtual Appliance TBA EMC TBA Hitachi TBA IBM TBA Catalogic TBA CommVault TBA Snapshot TBA replication TBA data optimization TBA Oracle TBA indexing TBA SQL Server TBA SQL TBA API TBA SAP

Hyper-convergence: It's for more than primary data storage

The lines between primary and secondary storage and applications such as hyper-convergence remain blurry. But they are a starting point for further discussion.


The copy data management market is starting to go mainstream

Products from copy data management vendors protect and manage production data to lower storage costs, speed data access and streamline self-service access to data copies.

  • Premiered: 09/06/17
  • Author: Steve Ricketts
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA CDM TBA copy data management TBA Steve Ricketts TBA data backup TBA Data Management TBA Data protection TBA secondary data TBA compliance TBA visibility TBA Actifio TBA Catalogic TBA Dell EMC TBA IBM TBA Hybrid Cloud TBA multi cloud TBA data lifecycle management TBA DLM TBA DevOps TBA Data reduction TBA Deduplication TBA Compression TBA Cohesity TBA Veritas TBA Data Domain TBA NetBackup TBA hyperconverged TBA hyperconvergence TBA Storage TBA Hitachi TBA CommVault