IBM reveals data protection software Spectrum Protect

ibm-for-enterprise-technologyBusiness technology major IBM announced IBM Spectrum Protect, a new data protection software, ensuring data security in less than one hour.

IBM will be offering Spectrum Protect Plus in two deployment options, either as a stand-alone software installation into virtualized environments or as an integrated function with IBM’s Spectrum Protect software. The launch date will be Q4 2017.

IBM Spectrum Protect’s hybrid cloud capabilities can rapidly move data from on-premises back-end storage to public or private clouds.

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus provides data availability using snapshot technology for backup, recovery and data management. It provides data clone functionality to support and automate DevOps workflows. IBM Spectrum Protect Plus has data protection and monitoring based upon automated Service Level Agreements to provide backup status and support retention compliance.

“IBM Spectrum Protect Plus is aimed to address a few of the most critical data protection challenges facing IT organizations of all sizes: Virtualization and Recovery Agility. With its SLA-centric design, organizations have a refreshingly new and compelling alternative for modern data protection and availability,” said Jason Buffington, principal analyst at the Enterprise Strategy Group.

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus provides CIOs a single view of the backup and recovery status across the data portfolio and eliminates silos of data backup and recovery.

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus supports senior IT managers (VM and Application Administrators) to self-serve their data availability without complexity. IBM Spectrum Protect Plus also provides an ability to integrate the VM and application backups into the business rules of any enterprise.

“Without availability data is little more than an obligation. IBM Spectrum Protect Plus has been designed for easy setup, easy management and easy recovery that puts the emphasis of data control and management where it needs to be for end users,” said Ed Walsh, general manager, IBM Storage and Software Defined Infrastructure.

IBM will start selling Spectrum Protect Plus in early Q4 2017 as a stand-alone product for virtual and cloud environment data protection, as well as integration with IBM Spectrum Protect.

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