LONDON, August 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Actifio 6.0 accelerates automated application development workflows up to 300 per cent, saves infrastructure for cloud services, and offers mobile monitoring and management
Actifio, the radically simple copy data storage company, today announced its expanding scope as a strategic, application-defined platform. Actifio 6.0 allows companies to manage data in ways that go beyond business resiliency applications, classic backup and business continuity use cases, managing enterprise data access in ways that dramatically enhance business agility. The new features enable instant provision of application data for self-service development and testing. In addition, Actifio 6.0 is optimised for cloud service providers to dramatically accelerate service introduction with less infrastructure and cost. In addition, a new mobile management suite for iOS and Android devices provides anywhere access for real-time mobile IT monitoring and management.
Actifio protects thousands of enterprise applications, representing 396 petabytes for over 250 users in 22 countries around the world, making it the fastest growing storage company from inception, ever. The power of Actifio's award winning Copy Data Storage platform lies in its ability to capture data from applications across the enterprise, minimise the movement of the data across the network and optimise its storage to reduce the overall cost of data management by up to 90 per cent.
"Copy data management is more than making backup more efficient," said Ash Ashutosh, Actifio founder and CEO. "Once a customer has protected their application data with Actifio, they can not only recover it, they can leverage it in ways that make the business more agile. With Actifio 6.0, we're introducing new workflow tools and specialised features to transform the way DBA's get their hands on the data they need to develop new applications."
With Actifio 6.0 automated application development workflows can be accelerated up to 300 per cent. Actifio 6.0 offers advanced integration between infrastructure, enterprise apps and underlying databases for application-aware data management, self-service provisioning for development, on-demand test data creation for user acceptance and full app lifecycle protection. Enterprises can reuse the single, golden copy provided by Actifio to work from instantly refreshable, application consistent data, greatly accelerating development and testing. This is achieved through several new capabilities:
- On-demand, self-service app development - New role-based controls enable self-service provisioning of test instances, LiveCloneTM Layers provide space-efficient, live-updated independent virtual copies.
- Dev/Test workflows with consumer-grade simplicity - User-defined scheduled processing of copy data to streamline workflows for test and development, ETL, reporting, analytics and other business agility oriented processes.
New capabilities in Actifio 6.0 allow Cloud Service Providers to rapidly launch new services for 90 per cent less infrastructure; including DevOps and Test/Dev services, backup/recovery and archive-as-a-service from a single platform. New service provider functionalities include:
- Multi-tenancy - Secure separation of tenants with custom-scoped SLAs, resources and replication types
- On-boarding - Data seeding, non-disruptive application/data migration, rich API for portal integration
- Billing/reporting - Easy integration with billing systems; virtual reporting appliance included
- Security - Role-based access controls, encryption in flight and at rest, full audit logging
Actifio 6.0 delivers deeper application support across major enterprise platforms, including Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange, SAP, Oracle, Solaris, HP-UX, AIX, and IBM iSeries. Actifio's advanced integration now covers the majority of enterprise applications providing deeper data protection and business continuity across the board. In addition, Actifio 6.0 offers a powerful new mobile management suite for iOS and Android devices that enable real-time mobile monitoring and management.
Actifio 6.0 is expected to be available as a software upgrade for the Actifio copy data storage platform during the fourth quarter. Please note that this information is not a commitment, promise or legal obligation to deliver any material, code, or functionality.
For more information about Actifio 6.0 please visit http://www.actifio.com/products/actifio-6-0/
Ann Karolin Thueland
Director, Marketing EMEA
16 St Martin's Le Grand, St Paul's
London, EC1A 4EN