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Actifio Protection and Availability Storage (PAS) Platform Trumps Traditional Backup Software-Based Data Management and Wins Silver Award in Backup Hardware Category
WALTHAM, MA, Feb. 22, 2012 –/BackupReview.info/– Actifio™, the Protection and Availability Storage (PAS) platform company, today announced that it has been recognized with a Storage magazine-SearchStorage.com “2011 Products of the Year” award. The Actifio PAS platform won a Silver award in the Backup Hardware category. This award recognizes the fundamental shift in the market away from reliance on traditional, siloed backup software solutions, towards a radically simple, virtualized approach to data management and storage.
Based on the article, “Best data storage products 2011,” judges evaluated Actifio PAS in context of management challenges associated with the rapid proliferation of copy data. According to the piece, Actifio PAS represents “a flip on deduplication – instead of eliminating duplicate copies of secondary data, it takes one actual copy of the data and makes multiple disciplines believe they have their own unique copies.”
With PAS, Actifio created a new category of storage that efficiently virtualizes and manages copies of production data. In fact, Actifio PAS is the industry’s first storage platform to apply the benefits of virtualization to eliminate redundant silos of IT infrastructure and data management applications to address IT’s most pressing challenges – backup, disaster recovery, business continuity, test and development, analytics, compliance and e-discovery. PAS is a single, high availability solution that enables the transformation of the data center into a Service Level Agreement (SLA)-driven services organization, while dramatically driving down costs.
“There is a remarkable amount of innovation in the storage space today, which is pushing the boundaries in terms of what companies have come to expect from their legacy software solutions,” said Ash Ashutosh, founder and CEO of Actifio. “We are proud to be among the next generation of data management solutions that are the core building blocks for the transformation underway in IT to a Service-Oriented model, at 10X lower costs.”
The awards, which spanned six storage categories, were presented by the editors of TechTarget’s Storage Media Group. Judges selected 18 “Products of the Year” winners from among 48 finalists. Winners were selected according to the following criteria: innovation, performance, ease of integration into existing environments, ease of use and manageability, functionality and value.
This award is another important milestone in Actifio’s rapid growth and category emergence. The company recently closed a $33.5 million funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz and announced an agreement with IBM to deliver new virtualized storage offerings that help service providers get their clients into the cloud.
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