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Emerald Queen Casino “Always On” with Actifio, While Saving $750,000

Actifio, the radically simple copy data management company, today announced that its Copy Data Storage platform has been successfully implemented by Emerald Queen Casino (EQC), a leading casino operated by the Puyallup Indian Tribe, offering Vegas-style gaming, live entertainment and professional boxing.

EQC looked to Actifio to manage over 10 petabytes of storage, back up its data more quickly and often, restore data across two offsite locations (each with 84 servers), and operate 24x7 to support users at all times. EQC will be using Actifio to protect and access all of its production application data, including its point of sales, daily hotel management system, casino marketplace management system, financial applications, files servers, and staff time clock.

Using Actifio, EQC will:

  • Eliminate tape from its environment—saving between $30-50k each fiscal year on tapes alone;
  • Save $100k annually on backup administration costs—an expensive and time consuming process that is now completed three times a day at a fraction of the cost;
  • Complete file server backups in minutes;
  • Fully recover from a disaster within hours versus the days it took previously;
  • Deduplicate data from one of its locations to the other;
  • Recover data instantly and send it to employees within minutes.

Compliance and regulatory concerns were a key factor for EQC when evaluating technologies, given its need to perform a backup, duplicate, and restore process in real-time during onsite audits. EQC had to be able to test the true backup and disaster recovery capabilities of the servers in real-time, and is now able to do so with Actifio. With Actifio, ECQ also has the ability to duplicate and test its environment without playing with the live data in order to predict how an upgrade will affect the live environment.

“With Actifio I have the assurance that if even one of our two locations were to burn to the ground, I could access everything in a matter of minutes, with no problems. The platform is performing flawlessly for us, but the best part is the freedom it’s given my team from the stresses and time demands of complex and often inefficient processes,” said David Bonds, IT Director, Emerald Queen Casino. “Actifio is one of two major technology platforms I’ve put in place during my 13 year tenure at EQC, and it’s already getting some attention from our peers. Several other companies have already been onsite to see the product in action, and each has been impressed enough to recommend it to others.”

Actifio Copy Data Storage is optimized for managing copies of data, eliminating redundant silos of infrastructure and data management applications. By virtualizing the management and retention of data, Actifio transforms the need for multiple data silos and point tools deployed for backup, disaster recovery, business continuity, compliance, analytics, and test and development into one, SLA-driven, virtualized storage system.

“We’re pleased to see Emerald Queen Casino betting on Actifio to deliver a more resilient, ‘always on’ operation,” said Ash Ashutosh, Actifio CEO. “This perfectly illustrates the power of our copy data management platform, enabling world-class organizations to deliver on world-class application SLA’s. We’ve demonstrated again with Actifio, in the real world, that saving time and money, while easing the stresses of managing a tremendous amount of regulated data, is not only possible but also radically simple. ”

About Actifio

Actifio is radically simple copy data management. Our Copy Data Storage platform is a complete storage system, a package of proprietary software and enterprise-grade hardware that enables customers to identify data from any production application; capture it according to an SLA they can define in just a few clicks; and manage it over it’s entire lifecycle in a dramatically more bandwidth, labor, and storage footprint efficient way than is possible with traditional, siloed systems. Virtual copies of data protected by Actifio are available to production systems – instantly – for a host of enterprise use cases including Data Protection, Business Continuity, Dev/Test, Data Insights, and Active Archive.

Actifio is headquartered just outside Boston, Massachusetts, with customers in over 22 countries and offices around the world. For more information, please visit http://www.actifio.com or email [email protected].

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