Actifio, a copy data storage company, introduced version 6.0 of its software yesterday. The company’s flagship storage software allows customers to instantly provision application data for self-service development and testing.
Version 6.0 provides integration between enterprise infrastructure, applications, 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. Thanks to Actifio, administrators can reuse the single “golden copy,” to work from instantly refreshable, application consistent data. This accelerates development and testing. Actifio made this capability possible with new features, such as on demand self-service application development and simplified dev/test workflows.
“Copy data management is about way 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 specialized features to transform the way DBA’s get their hands on the data they need to develop new applications, for example. And over the coming months you’ll see us refine and integrate similar features, to better support the use cases our customers are showing us every day.”
Cloud service providers might also find something in this release that appeals to them: Actifio 6.0 delivers a “business-in-a-box” that allow them to rapidly deliver new services including DevOps and dev/test services, backup/recovery and archive-as-a-service from a single platform. The newest version of the software offers important service provider requirements such as multi-tenancy, on-boarding, billing and reporting and security.
In addition, Actifio 6.0 provides application support across major enterprise platforms, including Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange, SAP, Oracle, Solaris, HP-UX, AIX, and IBM’s iSeries. And because of the growing consumerization of IT, Actifio also offers a mobile management suite that lets administrators monitor their SLAs using Android and iOS devices.
“We’re thrilled with the success our cloud service provider partners are having with their Actifio-based offerings,” said Actifio president, Jim Sullivan. “Actifio 6.0 will provide them with the ability to deploy and commercialize market-differentiated offerings more quickly, while maintaining the simplicity of operations and capital efficiency that have become our hallmark.”