Under the terms of the five-year OEM deal between IBM and Nirvanix, IBM will incorporate cloud storage IT that will enable enterprises to upload a file of any size from anywhere in the world and access it anywhere.
looking for just the right partner to supply its enterprise cloud storage
service for the next few years, completed its legendarily
exhaustive vetting process and announced Oct. 12 that it has selected Nirvanix
for the job.
the terms of the five-year OEM deal between IBM and San Diego-based Nirvanix,
IBM will incorporate cloud storage IT that will enable enterprises to upload a
file of any size from anywhere in the world and access it anywhere.
file update capability also is built into the Nirvanix IP; whenever a file is
changed anywhere in the Nirvanix cloud, it's updated in like fashion in every
other instance throughout the worldwide system.
conventional method now is to upload the same file multiple times in multiple
geographic regions and impose strict file size limitations. When changes are
made to a file, they are not reflected automatically anywhere else.
Continuous Access to Data With Multiple
new feature is designed to provide users with continuous access to data at
multiple, redundant locations for optimal performance and business continuity,
integrating Nirvanix's storage IT into its SmartCloud, IBM said its enterprise
cloud storage now will be able to provide an efficient service that can support
millions of users, billions of objects and exabytes of data.
of Nirvanix's carrier-class data centers are fully redundant, including diesel
generator power backups and UPS to maintain full power at all times-even during
rolling blackout periods-to ensure the company's data centers are running 24
hours a day, seven days a week.
is a huge deal for us. It indicates that we are truly enterprise-grade,"
Nirvanix Vice President of Marketing Steve Zivanec told eWEEK
. "IBM looked at a multitude of companies, from startups
to established companies, and they acknowledged that the technology they
required was necessary to service the enterprise.
picked us for a number of technical reasons, but the biggest overall reason was
that we have the experience with these massive-scale, business-critical
production environments. We're talking about customers with 500, 600 terabytes
or 2 or 3 petabytes of data for a single customer. Others don't know what they
don't know, because they haven't been there."
cloud storage services offer the advanced, production-grade cloud storage
capabilities that are built on experience with hundreds of enterprises, said
Jan Jackman, IBM vice president of Global Cloud Services.
company's presence and strong adoption in leading Fortune 500 corporations make
its cloud storage technology ideally suited to IBM's global customer
base," Jackman said.
Nirvanix Helped Map the Moon for NASA
2009, as NASA began looking for potential sites for new moon bases, the space
agency selected Nirvanix to
hold and protect thousands of digital images
that were used in mapping the
was the archiver of new high-definition digital photos of the moon transmitted
from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), Nirvanix is currently storing a
large number of 2GB-size photos transmitted from the moon.
specific date was given about the availability of the new Nirvanix services in
the IBM cloud, but it is expected that they will become available early in