IBM has acquired Sanovi Technologies, boosting its cloud focused data disaster, recovery and mitigation capabilities. The addition, once integrated, will provide the US giant with a more streamlined and automated resilience offering, says the firm.
Sanovi Technologies is a cloud migration, business continuity and IT recovery solutions provider, founded in 2003. The company uses a proprietary Application Defined Continuity (ADC) technology, whereby it can support clients manage workloads across physical, virtual and cloud infrastructures and deal with Disaster Recovery Management (DRM) capabilities, among others. The company, which has five offices across the globe, has over 350 customers, including Fortune 500 companies.
The acquisition adds additional capacity to IBM’s offering in the space of disaster mitigation and recovery for clients undergoing digital and hybrid cloud transformation, through the bolstering of Software Defined Resiliency strategy and delivery of Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery services.
Continued uptake of cloud-based services is introducing a range of new risks, including the loss of data from acts of god to hacking. Through the addition of Sanovi’s orchestration to the wider services offering developed by IBM, clients strengthens its resiliency portfolio, while simplifying the disaster recovery process – allowing for reduced recovery time, operating costs, and disaster recovery drill testing time.
A statement from IBM regarding the acquisitions remarks, “With Sanovi’s software, IBM will further empower clients to redefine their disaster recovery strategy in the face of unprecedented industry change. 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.”