Verizon to launch new cloud backup service powered by Actifio

Verizon Enterprise Solutions has partnered with Actifio to launch a new cloud backup service using the copy data virtualization leader´s technology platform, the company said.

The service will support customers using virtualized infrastructures — including a combination of colocation, hosting, off-premises servers and other public clouds — to enable a unified hybrid cloud environment where data is easy to manage, access and protect.

The new premise to cloud backup offering builds on Actifio´s relationship with Verizon, and demonstrates the business impact of their joint capability around three key use cases: enabling hybrid cloud, building higher quality applications faster, and improving resiliency and availability.

Actifio virtualizes the data of businesses in more than 30 countries around the world. Its Virtual Data Pipeline technology enables businesses to protect, access, and move their data faster, more efficiently, and more simply by decoupling data from physical storage, much the same way a hypervisor decouples compute from physical servers.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) (NASDAQ: VZ) generated nearly USD132 billion in 2015 revenues. Verizon has112.6 million retail connections nationwide and provides communications and entertainment services over a fiber-optic network.