MINNETONKA, Minn., April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Datatrend Technologies, a data storage solutions provider, announces its authorization as a certified reseller of Actifio Copy Data Storage Systems. With this announcement, Datatrend will provide clients with an efficient way to manage data growth while solving their biggest IT challenges around information protection and availability. The Actifio Copy Data Storage (CDS) system is designed specifically to address the requirements of copy data, which is contributing to the explosive growth in the volume of data storage. It is a purpose-built appliance - including production-class hardware and software - that enables organizations to achieve recovery times of minutes rather than hours and reduces total cost of ownership by as much as 90% versus the traditional model. The solution helps customers manage their data protection, availability, and applications typically handled by point tools like backup, snapshot, disaster recovery, business continuity, replication, de-duplication, and even WAN optimization. CDS virtualizes these disparate data storage management functions to deliver a solution that decouples the management of copy data from storage, network, and server infrastructure. "Being able to provide a data storage solution that helps customers get a handle on their copy data is a huge development," said Charlie Cox, President of Technology Infrastructure Solutions for Datatrend. "We can now give clients a simple solution that protects their applications, allows them to create SLAs easily, and leverages the benefits of virtualization, while giving them a consumer-style user experience." The CDS solution is software-defined, application-centric, and SLA-driven, letting IT managers create a single "gold copy" of whatever they need to protect, quickly and easily recover it when necessary, and dramatically improve service levels while eliminating the need for a complex tangle of separate and expensive tools. "They call it 'radically simple' copy data management, and we see why. It will truly liberate IT departments and the organizations they serve from the challenges associated with exploding data growth," Cox added.