IBM announces SmartCloud Data Virtualization

IBM announced SmartCloud Data Virtualization (SCDV) to enable customers to decouple their application data from their physical infrastructure, improve business resiliency, agility, and the ability to move seamlessly into the cloud.

Enterprise IT vendor IBM said its SmartCloud Data Virtualization leverages Actifio’s Virtual Data Pipeline technology to provide a unique model for managing critical data, without the expense of managing excess copies.

Clients can reclaim production storage capacity, improve data center utilization, and recover critical servers, resulting in a lower total cost of ownership than can be achieved through traditional means.
Laurence Guihard-Joly IBM
Cloud-based recovery services are expected to provide higher degrees of resiliency, faster response, and ease of use through self-service, automation, and economies of scale greater than traditional disaster recovery services.

The recoverability of an application can be tested – in real-time – without any disruption to the production system.  Test failovers can be performed more frequently and, in the event of an actual failover, changes are logged and are automatically re-synched with the primary production system when failback is initiated.

Laurence Guihard-Joly, general manager for IBM’s Business Continuity and Resiliency Services. “As part of our growing portfolio of cloud software, services and expertise that help clients tackle any IT or business challenge with confidence, security and trust, SCDV will not only offer many customers faster recovery times at better price points, it will enable them to leverage their protected data as a business asset rather than simply an insurance policy.”

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