WALTHAM, Mass.--(Actifio™, the radically simple copy data management company, today announced results of its implementation with Rezolve Group, an innovative technology and services company that helps students plan how to pay for an education and helps colleges and other schools communicate value and affordability. More than $227 billion in aid is available to 15 million students for postsecondary education during the 2012-13 academic year.)--
“One Actifio device replaces five tools, drastically reducing total cost of ownership. If I need to, I can quickly recover data from any point in time, from either of our datacenters on the East or West coast.”
All aspects of Rezolve Group’s business are data driven, including critical and time sensitive personal and financial information. With the intense, deadline driven processes of applying for financial aid, constant and secure access to the company’s database is essential for applicants looking to make important decisions that impact their education and financial future.
“Managing enterprise data (including email, file and databases) that were growing between 30 to 50 percent each year became a major challenge that was aggravated by the need to manage multiple copies of that data,” said Rezolve Group’s Chief Information Officer Robert Reeder. “We used a number of different point solutions for functions including backup, snapshots and mirroring. It was a complicated, but an essential solution because keeping several copies of our data was the only way I’d be able to sleep at night.”
Actifio’s Protection and Availability Storage (PAS) solution helped Rezolve Group manage its copy data explosion. PAS eliminates siloed data-protection applications, virtualizing data management to deliver an application-centric, SLA-driven solution that decouples the management of data from storage, network and server infrastructure. As a result, Rezolve Group can now recover anything instantly, for up to 90 percent less cost than its legacy backup and recovery methods.
“Actifio is a game changer,” Reeder said. “One Actifio device replaces five tools, drastically reducing total cost of ownership. If I need to, I can quickly recover data from any point in time, from either of our datacenters on the East or West coast.”
Rezolve’s data is secure against website outages or disasters because Actifio is backing up both data center locations in Massachusetts and California. If one site becomes unusable, Actifio ensures the all data is available at the other site. Actifio also provides the granularity for Rezolve Group to track database and file version histories. If work is lost or needs to be rolled back, the data can be easily recovered instantly.
“Because of all the siloed data backup and recovery applications, businesses have been making copy after copy of their production data. They’re now spending more to protect copies of their data than they are to protect their data. We think that’s crazy,” said Ash Ashutosh, founder and CEO of Actifio. “With PAS 5.0, enterprises such as Rezolve Group create and maintain a single copy of everything in their production environment at a fraction of the cost, while gaining the ability to recover data within seconds.”
To view a brief video of Robert Reeder discussing Rezolve Group’s use of Actifio PAS, visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZOVA5jBN7Y&feature=youtu.be.
Actifio is radically simple copy data management. Our Protection and Availability Storage (PAS) lets businesses recover anything instantly, for up to 90 percent less. PAS eliminates siloed data protection applications, virtualizing data management to deliver an application-centric, SLA-driven solution that decouples the management of data from storage, network and server infrastructure. Actifio has helped liberate IT organizations and service providers of all sizes from vendor lock-in and the management challenges associated with exploding data growth. Actifio is headquartered in Waltham, Mass., with offices around the world. For more information, please visit http://www.actifio.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rezolve Group, Inc. is an innovative student aid technology and services company serving students, post-secondary schools, and Fortune 500 companies. Its subsidiary Student Financial Aid Services, Inc. is the nation's oldest and most popular, fee-based student aid advisory and FAFSA preparation service. Rezolve subsidiary Student Aid Services, Inc. is the leading provider of custom net price calculators and enrollment enhancement services serving nearly 700 campuses. The company also offers its personalized College Cost & Planning Report™, which enables aspiring college students to compare and evaluate their estimated costs of as many as 10 colleges of interest.
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