who uses it?
and for what specifically? what makes actifio better than alternatives? I asked this last time and nobody answered. Well one person did, privately who said everyone they talked to about actifio echoed similar comments to mine as well.
I even sent an email to one of their solution architects almost 3 weeks ago with my comments and questions and he never replied.
Yes I sat through their presentations last year - no I didn't find anything exciting. I think back over the past decade of any scenarios where I would think "Actifio would of been awesome for that". I can't think of a single one. Not so for most other products. Even those storage products I am not too hot on (e.g. Nimble) - I still can see use cases for them, even if they are not something I would use right now - I can see a market for them. I don't recognize a market opportunity for Actifio. The concept of reducing duplicate data is an interesting one but there are already many solutions for that, as the article mentions most happen at the storage system itself.
It really feels to me like Autonomy - in that they are really trying to pump and hype up their product in the hopes of being acquired for an inflated price. A bunch of execs from other startups that got acquired (3PAR certainly among them) who are chasing the ability to get acquired again.
If I'm wrong - please enlighten me, I'd love for my brain to stop hurting every time the name Actifio comes up.