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IBM rejigs Disaster Recovery Strategy with the Acquisition of Sanovi Technologies

IBM Resiliency Services

IBM rejigs its disaster recovery strategy with the acquisition of Bangalore-based Sanovi Technologies under undisclosed financial terms. The strategic agreement is sought to bolster IBM’s Software Defined Resiliency strategy and delivery of Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery services for clients undergoing digital and hybrid cloud transformation.

It is also sought further empower clients to redefine their disaster recovery strategy in the face of unprecedented industry change.

The integrated Sanovi’s orchestration technology to IBM’s existing resiliency portfolio to offer solution that helps simplify and automate the disaster recovery process, helps to manage recovery workflows, and can help to reduce recovery time, operating costs, and disaster recovery drill testing time.

From a central dashboard, resiliency professionals can automate and monitor recovery point and time objectives in their disaster recovery environments by application, server, or data base to work towards business driven recovery outcomes. We feel that this will be a crucial differentiator for clients making decisions on their risk posture, as many still use paper based exercises or sample tests based on estimations that potentially mischaracterize actual recovery time and recovery point objectives of their applications.

“Our clients are embracing a digitized world where applications need to be ‘always-on,’” said Martin Jetter, Senior Vice President, Global Technology Services, IBM. “As a cloud-native company, Sanovi will strengthen our resiliency portfolio to manage the broad range of applications, data, and IT systems of our clients balancing digital and hybrid cloud transformation with increased regulatory compliance.”

The deal is known to end by 2016, wherein IBM plans to integrate the Sanovi capabilities into the IBM Global Technology Services unit.

IBM envisions leveraging Watson Analytics to expand Sanovi’s Disaster Recovery Management (DRM) capabilities and enable organizations to move from business continuity planning to more proactive resiliency programs that help anticipate potential failures before they happen.

“IBM’s technology leadership in hybrid cloud infrastructure and resiliency services makes it a clear choice to bring end-to-end services to our customers and transformational value to IBM’s existing client base,” said Chandra Sekhar Pulamarasetti, Co-Founder & CEO of Sanovi. “Together, we will provide next-generation resiliency solutions for robust hybrid cloud deployments across the globe.”

IBM also plans to make Sanovi DRM available as a stand-alone software license for partners and customers looking to optimize in-house and vendor run resiliency programs.

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