IBM, Actifio Partner on Data Virtualization Platform
The platform is designed to provide virtually instant recovery and protection of critical data while still allowing it to be used for other use cases.Technology giant IBM announced the launch of a data virtualization service for its portfolio of cloud-based enterprise offerings in collaboration with data management specialist Actifio. The SmartCloud Data Virtualization (SCDV) service helps ease management of industry regulation requirements through backup and restore analytics and reporting and enables multiple retention points and prioritized application recovery to help improve recovery of critical data. The platform is designed to provide virtually instant recovery and protection of critical data while still allowing it to be used for other use cases. Using snapshot technology within a managed service environment, the service can help make data more available for recovery, backup, analytics, testing and development. The service facilitates optimization of storage capacity and data center utilization by creating only a single data copy for multiple purposes, and is available as a stand-alone service or in conjunction with IBM’s server recovery and backup solutions.
In addition, the SmartCloud Data Virtualization portal provides self service to support faster and more efficient changes to the backup environment, and IBM offers a range of onsite, offsite and hybrid information protection solutions based on the company’s scalable, on-demand services architecture.