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UST Global Launches New Application Development and Availability Service Platform With Actifio

Global Leader in Enterprise Application Delivery Introduces Comprehensive Portfolio of Actifio-Powered Services for Faster Application Development, Efficient Infrastructure Utilization, and More Resilient IT Operations

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - September 25, 2014) - Today UST Global, an information technology solutions and services company for Global 1000 enterprises, announced a new partnership with Actifio, the leader in copy data virtualization. With Actifio, UST's customers can now develop new applications faster, while efficiently utilizing their existing server, storage and networking resources. The results are a more agile, resilient and cloud-like IT operation for organization leveraging UST's new service platform.

"Until now, storage solutions have relied on the purchasing extra hardware that could never guarantee increased efficiency," said Rakesh Patel, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Global Sales at UST Global. "Through our 360-degree partnership with Actifio, we're enhancing the customer's experiences of storing, protecting, and accessing data, while decreasing costs for these services. We're allowing companies to focus on efficiency rather than investing financial resources on hardware."

By virtualizing the management and retention of data, Actifio allows businesses to eliminate multiple data silos and point tools deployed for backup, disaster recovery, business continuity, compliance, analytics, and test and development, and instead rely on one, SLA-driven, virtualized solution. UST's branded Managed Storage Portfolio takes advantage of the power of Actifio's data virtualization platform to support UST's full range of new data management services, including:

  • Rapid application development and testing using Actifio workflows and LiveClone Technologies
  • Simple managed storage services reducing redundant copies of data created across multiple use case
  • Fast disaster recovery solution in the cloud and on-premise with Actifio's patented DedupAsync replication
  • Complete application-centric backups with instant restores for best-in-class RTO's
  • Efficient Active Archive using Actifio's SLA-based management and data retention engine

"We share UST Global's passion for helping enterprises deliver more efficient IT operations which can transform how business is done," said Ram Shanmugam, VP Cloud Services, Actifio. "By making these new services widely available, UST's customers can now experience what hundreds of Actifio's users have know for years -- More data doesn't need to mean more infrastructure, cost and complexity."

The joint product development agreement will also result in two new UST Global Centers of Excellence in India and Mexico, and UST Global will form a new global practice around Actifio's copy data virtualization platform. The industry-leading expertise found within UST's Centers of Excellence (CoEs) plays a key role in the success with clients. The CoEs deliver pragmatic IT solutions that allow clients to consistently achieve their most critical business objectives. UST's Partner Program complements the Centers of Excellence. The program aims to develop strategic relationships with best-of-breed organizations to provide UST Global developers with advance access to new technology and educational resources.

"When CIOs are searching for partners who can give them a competitive edge, they often find UST Global with their expertise in valuable solution areas such as application development," said Ash Ashutosh, Founder and CEO, Actifio. "We're excited to help UST continue to deliver innovative new offerings for leading enterprises around the world, and share their vision for enabling a more resilient and agile cloud-like data center."

About UST Global

UST Global is a leading provider of end-to-end IT Services and Solutions for Global 1000 companies. Headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California, UST Global has operations in USA, India, Mexico, Spain, UK, Malaysia, Philippines, and Singapore. UST Global is a technology leader with profound domain expertise across the following industries: Healthcare & Insurance, Retail, Financial Services, Transportation & Logistics, Manufacturing & Automotive, Telecommunication and Media & Entertainment. By focusing on the business model of 'fewer CLIENTS, more ATTENTION', UST Global strives for excellence in providing their clients with the best service and commitment to long-term client success. With 14,000 employees, UST Global's growth and clientele have been impressive. Please visit www.ust-global.com for more information.

About Actifio

Actifio® delivers copy data virtualization to hundreds of global enterprise customers and service provider partners in more than 30 countries around the world. The patented Actifio Virtual Data Pipeline™ technology decouples data from infrastructure, enabling dramatic improvements in business resiliency, agility, and access to the cloud. Actifio replaces siloed data management products with a radically simple, application-centric, SLA-driven approach that lets customers capture data from production applications, manage it more economically, and use it how, when and where they need to. Actifio is headquartered just outside Boston, Massachusetts, and can be reached via the web (actifio.com), Twitter (@actifio), or email at [email protected].

Media Contact:
Casey McDonald
Gutenberg Communications
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646-775-6301

UST Global Contact:
Victoria Traweek
Sr. Associate MI & MR
[email protected]
(310) 422-3496

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