Actifio Launches PAS 20T, Radically Simple Copy Data Management for the Midmarket

VMworld US 2012
Actifio™, the radically simple copy data management company, today launched a new addition to its award-winning Protection and Availability Storage (PAS) portfolio: PAS 20T. Designed for zero-administration and zero-install, PAS 20T is a single, virtualized solution for data protection, disaster recovery, business continuity, test and development or any application that creates copies of production data. Extending Actifio’s full line of radically simple copy data management offerings, PAS 20T allows a user to manage application data with a single Service Level Agreement (SLA) and recover it instantly for any application (virtual or physical) from any point-in-time, at any location.

PAS 20T is a single, complete system, with integrated storage capacity, to protect and instantly recover up to 20TB of application data, at up to 90 percent less than the cost of supporting a complex tangle of siloed data protection and availability applications. Actifio is presenting live demonstrations of this breakthrough solution at its VMworld booth (#216) on August 26-30, 2012.

“Building on the successful extension of the PAS platform to larger enterprises through the 5.0 release, we wanted to drive down the complexity and cost of copy data management for smaller VMware environments,” said Actifio CEO Ash Ashutosh. “The cost and complexity of storage and data management tools have become major barriers for SMB markets to address enterprise-class data management business requirements like efficient data protection, disaster recovery or business continuity. By ushering virtualization technology into data management, Actifio is delivering the benefits users have come to expect from virtualization: radical simplicity, agility, instant recovery and access to data… all at 90 percent lower costs.”

PAS 20T is an industry-first copy data management solution built to protect both physical and virtual servers running Linux and Windows, including object level recovery for Microsoft File Server, SQL Server, Exchange and SharePoint. The system is ideal for VMware environments, directly integrating through the VMware vStorage API to virtualize the common data management functions – Copy, Store, Move and Restore – into a single, fully optimized, and dramatically more efficient storage platform.

Additional Key Benefits:

  • Application-centric SLA-based management allows users to define their SLA in terms data capture frequency and retention time.
  • Heterogeneous, network-optimized replication of enterprise data allows users to replicate data for disaster recovery at more than 95 percent lower bandwidth.
  • Instant data availability from any point in time with zero backup and restore windows. Users simply mount a point-in-time copy of their application directly from the Actifio storage system.
  • Instant virtual copies of data for test and development require no additional storage footprint.

Since its debut last year, Actifio’s PAS platform has already been installed by hundreds of customers including Boston University Medical Center, City of South Portland and Jones & Bartlett Learning, among others, and sold by 120 value added resellers worldwide. PAS has transformed the underlying economics of enterprise storage by tackling the real driver of today’s data storage explosion: copy data.

PAS 20T is the first solution to bring enterprise-class data management to millions of midmarket enterprises worldwide. The new solution is available immediately in limited quantities; general availability is scheduled for Q4 2012.