IBM Pushes Cloud-Based Disaster-Recovery Services
IBM announced that its cloud-based disaster recovery service, SmartCloud Virtualized Server Recovery (VSR), is catching on in India.IBM announced that three organizations in India have selected IBM's cloud-based disaster-recovery service to ensure business continuity and operational resiliency. IBM said its SmartCloud Virtualized Server Recovery (VSR) platform will provide these organizations with managed server recovery that will ensure faster restoration, while minimizing data loss and enabling continued customer service in any disaster scenario. The three organizations, spanning manufacturing and services industries, that have adopted the IBM SmartCloud VSR solution include Servion Global Solutions, a Customer Interaction Management (CIM) solutions firm; Synthite Industries, a manufacturer of natural products; and Luminous, a power backup provider. IBM officials said enterprises in India are increasingly using cloud-based technologies to drive agility and integration across functions and operations. Moreover, business resiliency and continuity are critical to organizations as any downtime may potentially result in revenue loss, customer dissatisfaction and negative brand image. Organizations, including small and medium enterprises, are heavily focusing on disaster recovery to ensure seamless business operations.
"The need for uninterrupted business operations has become crucial for us to ensure enhanced customer engagement and protect critical business data," said Chander Khanduja, CIO of Luminous, in a statement. "IBM's proven expertise in cloud-based virtual recovery assured us of a highly resilient infrastructure that helped us mitigate downtime risks. The subscription-based pricing model provides costs benefits as well."