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Actifio: Live From Tech Field Day San Jose

The Tech Field Day staff have been working behind the scenes to improve the quality and timeliness of video output from our event. We are pleased to present the first result of this work, in the form of live streaming from Tech Field Day 4 in San Jose this week.

Day 2 of Tech Field Day began with data management startup, Actifio. The Boston-based software company just recently came out of stealth and were eager to discuss their technology with the Field Day delegates.

The Actifio presentation was led by Ash Ashutosh, a well-known storage industry veteran. Ash discussed the data management issues faced by companies today and his personal decision to lead the company to address them. Rather than duplicating both effort and data, Actifio attempts to address backup and disaster recovery in a unified fashion.

The following delegate roundtable discussion began with a consideration of the company’s products but quickly turned to the state of the industry. Would companies buy from a startup? Is this a sign of a new trend in which intelligence is moved away from storage capacity? These are the questions addressed by the delegates.

About the author

Stephen Foskett

Stephen Foskett is an active participant in the world of enterprise information technology, currently focusing on enterprise storage, server virtualization, networking, and cloud computing. He organizes the popular Tech Field Day event series for Gestalt IT and runs Foskett Services. A long-time voice in the storage industry, Stephen has authored numerous articles for industry publications, and is a popular presenter at industry events. He can be found online at,, and on Twitter at @SFoskett.

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