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IBM ups its disaster recovery play with Sanovi acquisition

By Shannon Williams
Fri 2 Dec 2016
FYI, this story is more than a year old

IBM has completed its acquisition of hybrid cloud recovery firm Sanovi Technologies.

The move is set to bolster IBM’s Software Defined Resiliency strategy and delivery of Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery services.

Sanovi provides hybrid cloud recovery, cloud migration and business continuity software for enterprise data centers and cloud infrastructure.

“The addition of Sanovi's orchestration technology to IBM's existing resiliency portfolio offers a 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,” IBM says in a statement.

“With Sanovi's software, IBM will further empower clients to redefine their disaster recovery strategy in the face of unprecedented industry change.”

IBM says it plans to integrate the Sanovi capabilities into the IBM Global Technology Services unit. According to the company, IBM Resiliency Services continuously evolves to learn, anticipate and confront the growing range of natural and man-made risks surrounding businesses.

It was named a Leader for the second consecutive year in Gartner's June 2016 Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service.

Moving forward, IBM says it envisions leveraging Watson Analytics to expand Sanovi's Disaster Recovery Management (DRM) capabilities, and enable organisations to move from business continuity planning to more proactive resiliency programs that help anticipate potential failures.

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