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Actifio Named a “Visionary” in the 2014 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Backup Software and Integrated Appliances
|By Business Wire
|June 23, 2014 10:01 AM EDT
Actifio™, the radically simple copy
data virtualization company, today announced that for a 2nd
year in a row, it has been positioned by Gartner Inc. in the
“Visionaries” quadrant of the 2014 “Magic
Quadrant: Enterprise Backup Software and Integrated Appliances”1
“We’re pleased to have been recognized once again as a ‘Visionary’,” said
Ash Ashutosh, Actifio Founder & CEO. “We see this as further
validation of our founding premise… that backup needn’t be treated as a
siloed, expensive, and underutilized insurance policy against a bad
outcome. Enterprise data should be treated as an asset, managed
holistically as part of an integrated copy data management model, and
leveraged to provide improved resiliency, agility, and access to the
In the report, Gartner states, “By 2018, 40% of organizations will
augment with additional products or replace their current backup
application” and that “by 2016, 20% of organizations, up from 7% today,
will employ only snapshot and replication techniques, abandoning
traditional backup/recovery.” Actifio believes that Copy Data
Virtualization addresses user frustrations with traditional backup and
recovery approaches for enterprises and cloud service providers.
Actifio virtualizes data as other technologies have virtualized compute
and networking, decoupling management of increasingly strategic
enterprise data from increasingly commoditized enterprise
infrastructure. To date more than 400 enterprises and cloud service
providers (CSP) across 34 countries have chosen Actifio’s Copy Data
Virtualization platform and the recently introduced Actifio
Resiliency Director for business agility, resiliency, and access to
the cloud for their most critical application platforms including SAP,
HP-UX, AIX, iSeries, and Microsoft.
Gartner also states “By 2017, 70% of organizations will have replaced
their remote-office tape backup with a disk-based backup solution that
incorporates replication, up from 30% today.” Recognizing this market
need, Actifio has continued to extend their Copy Data Virtualization
platform with the recently release Actifio
Sky Product family, which specifically address the unique challenges
of managing data in the modern distributed enterprise.
Actifio Sky offers a new level of deployment flexibility and range,
enabling seamless data management wherever the enterprise data is
located to improve data protection, governance, and analytics. Sky is
available today as a software-only appliance ideal for Remote / Branch
Offices (ROBOs,) and Cloud deployments for businesses looking to shift
enterprise workloads into the cloud. Together with Actifio’s CDS data
center appliance, Actifio Sky eliminates barriers to data mobility
between the edge to the core, enabling transformational data management
velocity and scale across the enterprise.
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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].
1 Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Backup Software and
Integrated Appliances” by David Russell, Pushan Rinnen, June 16, 2014.
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