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IBM to Acquire Hybrid Cloud Disaster Recovery Provider


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IBM has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Sanovi Technologies, a privately held company that provides hybrid cloud recovery, cloud migration and business continuity software for enterprise data centers and cloud infrastructure. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. 

Adding these capabilities along with advanced analytics will better enable IBM to bolster its Software Defined Resiliency strategy and delivery of Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery services for clients undergoing digital and hybrid cloud transformation.

The addition of Sanovi’s orchestration technology to IBM’s existing resiliency portfolio will bolster IBM’s proposition to help simplify and automate the disaster recovery process, manage recovery workflows, and 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 database to work towards business driven recovery outcomes.

“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,” said Martin Jetter, senior vice president, global technology services for IBM. “Upon close, which is expected by the end of 2016, IBM plans to integrate the Sanovi capabilities into the IBM Global Technology Services unit.”

Moving forward, IBM envisions leveraging Watson Analytics to expand Sanovi's Disaster Recovery Management capabilities and enable organizations to move from business continuity planning to more proactive resiliency programs that help anticipate potential failures before they happen. In addition to being available as part of a managed resiliency service, IBM 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.

For more information on IBM Resiliency Services, visit http://ibm.co/1cqLDOz.

For more on Sanovi, visit http://www.sanovi.com.


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