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Actifio Introduces World’s Fastest Cloud Business Continuity Solution with Actifio Resiliency Director™
|By Business Wire
|June 17, 2014 06:00 AM EDT
the copy data virtualization company, today announced Actifio Resiliency
Director™, a complete solution for non-disruptive application recovery
and test environment creation from the datacenter to the Cloud. Actifio
Resiliency Director – working in conjunction with Actifio CDS and
Actifio Sky for public, private or hybrid cloud-based recovery – allows
enterprises to restore critical business functionality faster and
cheaper than before possible, orchestrating compute, network, and data
at a cloud service provider or enterprise disaster recovery site and
validating the result. In live tests using a commodity-type
infrastructure, provided by Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS),
a leading provider of managed recovery services, Actifio demonstrated
its ability to successfully recover 100’s of VMs in less than 20
minutes. Users could increase recovery times further by using higher
performance application infrastructure.
To date more than 400 enterprises and cloud service providers (CSP)
across 34 countries have chosen Actifio’s Copy Data Virtualization
platform and now Resiliency Director for business agility, resiliency,
and access to the cloud for their most critical application platforms
including SAP, Oracle, VMware, HP-UX, AIX, iSeries, and Microsoft.
Building on 30 years of delivering high availability services and with
approximately 8,000 customers, Sungard AS has pioneered launching a new
Actifio Resiliency Director-based service. “Sungard AS’ new
Recover2Cloud services leverage the power of Actifio’s copy data
virtualization platform and Actifio Resiliency Director to deliver a
differentiated suite of cloud resiliency offerings,” said Souvik
Choudhury, Vice President of Product Management, Recovery Services at
Sungard AS. “We’re excited by the demand for these new capabilities
because it helps our customers achieve many of their strategic
priorities, from a single platform.”
Resiliency Director leverages Actifio’s core Virtual Data Pipeline (VDP)
technology and extends the Copy Data Virtualization platform. Just as
other technologies have virtualized compute and networking, Actifio
virtualizes data - decoupling increasingly strategic enterprise data
from increasingly commoditized enterprise infrastructure. IDC estimates
the worldwide market for products and services in this space, which it
refers to as copy data management, at $46 Billion this year.
“In order to support business operations resilience, a growing number of
organizations must now support aggressive IT service recovery times of
less than four hours and IT service availability levels of 99.5% or
better,” noted Gartner Research Vice President, John Morency. “In
addition to IT service failover management, IT service continuity
managers must ensure that their data center technology and management
process portfolio is well-rounded so that IT service continuity
management is both effective and sustainable.”*
Using Actifio Resiliency Director, today’s enterprises are able to
dramatically improve application availability and resiliency,
eliminating errors that are often introduced while undertaking manual
tasks to recover applications. Because the disaster recovery process –
from testing to actual execution – can be thoroughly automated, the time
spent on recovering large numbers of applications and virtual machines
is collapsed from days to minutes. As a result, Actifio helps companies
focus on managing their applications, not only their recoveries.
About Resiliency Director™
The first of a new family of services, Actifio Resiliency Director
builds on the capabilities of the Actifio CDS and Actifio Sky platforms.
Offered as a service as part of the Actifio CDS and Actifio Sky
platforms, Actifio Resiliency Director provides:
Radically Simple one-click recoveries of mission critical applications
Dedup Async™ Replication for bandwidth efficient data transport and
Application VM-based (versus storage-based) recovery for granular
Automatic discovery of VMs, vApps, and all dependencies
Recovery plan automation for operational efficiency and improved RTO
Quality of service driven VM recovery prioritization
Non-disruptive, automated DR testing for peace of mind
Automated provisioning / de-provisioning of compute, network and
storage for recovery or pre-production / staging tests
Extensible and customizable recoveries using script injection with
Managed at VM-level vs. LUN level for faster and more granular
"Actifio Resiliency Director is part of a portfolio of services designed
to make it even easier for our customers and cloud service providers to
capture, manage and use data - delivering unprecedented service levels,”
said Ash Ashutosh, CEO, Actifio. “It is no longer acceptable for
businesses to spend massive amounts of time and money – or worse, ignore
all together – managing business critical processes like ensuring data
is recoverable in the event of an application failure. Information is
the lifeblood of today’s enterprises and Actifio is pioneering platforms
and solutions to address data management requirements.”
For more information on Actifio Resiliency Director, visit: http://www.actifio.com/products/resiliency-director/.
*Gartner: Managing IT Resilience Is Much More Than Simply Failing Over
Applications, March 2014
Actifio delivers copy data virtualization to hundreds of global
enterprise customers and service provider partners in more than 30
countries around the world. Our Virtual Data Pipeline™ technology
decouples data from infrastructure, enabling dramatic improvements in
business resiliency, agility, and access to the cloud. Actifio replaces
siloed data management applications with a radically simple,
application-centric, SLA-driven approach that lets customers capture
data from production applications, manage it more economically, and use
it when and where they need to. Actifio is headquartered just outside
Boston, Massachusetts, and can be reached via the web (actifio.com,)
or email at [email protected].
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