Actifio Launches No-Backup Data File System
The distributed object file system virtualizes the core primitives of data management -- copy, store, move and restore -- and enables instant creation of virtual copies of point-in-time data.The data storage industry has added yet another acronym to its already large set of lettered shortcuts: PAS. But it may well be an important one to learn. PAS stands for Protection and Availability Storage, as coined by 3-year-old storage startup Actifio. On Oct. 3 the company introduced PAS, which it contends is the industry's first storage system truly optimized to manage copies of production data and eliminate redundant silos of IT infrastructure and data management applications.
This goes much further than deduplication and data compression. Actifio, whose catchphrase is "Un-Silo Data with a Pipeline to Freedom," takes deduplicated, compressed data a step further: It creates just-in-time copies of data when it's needed, instead of storing everything in arrays or in the cloud.
- Eliminates backup windows and delivers a radically simple, application-centric solution that decouples the management of data from storage, network and server infrastructure, resulting in 10X reduction in costs.
- By virtualizing the management and retention of data, Actifio transforms multiple silos of infrastructure and point tools traditionally deployed for backup, disaster recovery, business continuity, compliance, analytics and test/development into one, service level-driven, virtualized protection and availability storage device.
- Reduces overall storage costs by an estimated 90 percent and network utilization by 70 percent.