Avnet Technology Solutions Collaborates with Actifio in EMEA

Avnet Technology Solutions announced its collaboration with Actifio to further expand its storage management portfolio. Avnet will now offer Actifio’s Protection and Availability Storage (PAS) platform in the Benelux region followed by widened availability in the rest of EMEA.

Actifio’s Protection and Availability Storage (PAS) platform consolidates traditionally siloed backup, disaster recovery and business continuity applications into a single, purpose-built copy data management storage system. This cost-effective solution is compatible with a wide variety of storage systems, including IBM storage such as the DS3500 Express, IBM Storwize V7000 and IBM XIV Storage System Gen3, making it an attractive option for IBM business partners.

Avnet will work with Actifio to deliver a turnkey virtualised data management solution for mid-market, large enterprise and managed service providers (MSPs) and resellers to meet growing demands for virtualisation, big data and cloud-based IT infrastructure. The partnership will enable Avnet’s resellers to address more than 1,000 MSPs.

Klaus Decker, IBM business group director, Avnet Technology Solutions, EMEA, commented, “This partnership with Actifio complements our IBM strategy and allows us to further increase our expertise in the storage market. It gives our business partners a greater opportunity to expand their business into key areas of growth like virtualisation and cloud services.”

Greg Scorziello, general manager EMEA at Actifio, commented, “With Actifio, organisations of all sizes can essentially reverse their big data growth by copying data once and reusing it for multiple applications. By bringing Actifio’s proven virtualised storage solution to their partner ecosystem, Avnet enables partners to achieve trusted advisor status with their clients.”

Actifio’s award-winning platform is the industry’s first copy data management solution built to protect both physical and virtual servers. The system is optimised for VMware environments and is directly integrated with VMware vStorage API to virtualise the common data management functions – copy, store, move and restore – into a single storage platform.

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