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IBM to Acquire Sanovi Technologies

Indian company in hybrid cloud recovery, cloud migration and BC software for enterprise and cloud infrastructure
This is a Press Release edited by StorageNewsletter.com on 2016.10.28

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IBM Corp. signed a definitive agreement to acquire Sanovi Technologies, Inc., a privately-held company that provides hybrid cloud recovery, cloud migration and BC software for enterprise data centers and cloud infrastructure.

Adding these capabilities along with advanced analytics will better enable IBM to bolster its software-defined resiliency strategy and delivery of BC and DR services for clients undergoing digital and hybrid cloud transformation.

With Sanovi's software, IBM will further empower clients to redefine their DR strategy in the face of industry change. The addition of Sanovi's orchestration technology to IBM's existing resiliency portfolio offers a solution that helps simplify and automate the DR process, helps to manage recovery workflows, and can help to reduce recovery time, operating costs, and DR drill testing time. From a central dashboard, resiliency professionals can automate and monitor recovery point and time objectives in their DR environments by application, server, or data base to work towards business driven recovery outcomes. This will be a 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 RPOs of their applications.

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"Our clients are embracing a digitized world where applications need to be 'always-on,'" said Martin Jetter, SVP, 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."

Upon close, which is expected by the end of 2016, IBM plans to integrate the Sanovi capabilities into the IBM global technology services unit. IBM resiliency services is continuously evolving to learn, anticipate and confront the growing range of natural and man-made risks surrounding businesses today and was named a leader for the second consecutive year in Gartner's June 2016 Magic Quadrant for DR as a Service. Moving forward, IBM envisions leveraging Watson Analytics to expand Sanovi's DR Management (DRM) capabilities and enable organizations to move from BC 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 and CEO, Sanovi. "Together, we will provide next-generation resiliency solutions for robust hybrid cloud deployments across the globe."

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.

Today, IBM operates over 300 global delivery data centers and 46 IBM cloud data centers across 68 countries to help companies worldwide maintain continuous business operations, protect their data, and improve overall resiliency for any size organization.

Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.

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About Sanovi Technologies
Founded in 2003, the company is headquartered in Bangalore, India, and operates in the United States, the Middle East, and Asia. It provides cloud migration, BC and IT recovery solutions using its Application Defined Continuity (ADC) technology for workloads across physical, virtual and cloud infrastructures. The firm has over 350 customers, including Fortune 500 companies, service providers and multi-billion dollar enterprises across vertical industries.

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