Actifio: Radically Simple Copy Data Virtualization. 

 

 

Actifio 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 collapses infrastructure, replacing the many siloed systems you are using today to protect and access copies of the same production data—Backup, Snapshot, Disaster Recovery, Dev & Test, Compliance, Analytics, and others. By creating a single “Golden Copy” of production and maintaining incremental changes over time, Actifio lets you spin up an unlimited number of virtual copies for any use, instantly and wherever you’d like those copies to be in your infrastructure.

 Actifio Allows You To Do Three Things

 Capture data from production applications, according to an SLA you can define in just a few clicks

  • Manage it in the most efficient way possible
  • Use it whenever and wherever you need it

 

Actifio are positioned as Visionary by Gartner in 2014 MQ report.

 

Actifio Copy Data Virtualization Products

Actifio replaces siloed data management applications with a radically simple, application-centric, SLA-driven approach that lets customers:

Capture data from production applications, according to an SLA you can define in just a few clicks

Manage it in the most efficient way possible

Use it whenever and wherever you need it

Actifio products are based on the patented Virtual Data Pipeline™ (VDP™) technology, creating virtual point-in-time copies of data on-demand, for use by any business application. Actifio’s VDP is a distributed object file system, virtualizing the core primitives of data management to enable instant creation of virtual copies of point-in-time data from the collection of unique blocks of data.

Taking advantage of the VDP starts with creating a Service Level Agreement (SLA) to drive the lifecycle of your application data.

The SLA you create in Actifio determines:

  • The frequency of data capture in native application format.
  • The lifecycle of the data, for example how long to keep an instantly accessible pool, and when to move to a more space-efficient de- duplicated and compressed pool.
  • The resources in which they’ll be kept, for example in the Tier I pool on SAS disk of the most recent snapshots, or in the de- duplicated Tier II pool using capacity optimized SATA drives.
  • A retention policy directing how long they’re to be stored.
  • Whether they’re to be replicated to a remote location or cloud service provider in order to provide geographic redundancy.

Once you have created an SLA you will be able to bind it to any application, physical, or virtual machine, using a simple point-and-click interface to select from among those that appear automatically in the Actifio interface.

Once data has been captured, it will be available for instant access to support a variety of use cases from data protection and business resiliency to app development and testing, analytics, archiving and more.

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