Unisys to Help Enterprises Dynamically Adjust to Business Demands

The first of its Real Time Infrastructure products enables enterprises to automatically recover clustered Intel-based applications within 30 minutes.

Unisys Corp. is preparing to roll out a series of infrastructure offerings over the next few months aimed at helping enterprises make their data center resources more responsive to business demands.

The Blue Bell, Pa., company this week unveiled the first of these Real Time Infrastructure products, the Business Continuance SafeGuard 30m disaster recovery offering. It is designed to enable enterprises to automatically recover clustered Intel Corp.-based applications within 30 minutes when the failover sites are more than 186 miles—or 300 kilometers—away, according to Simon Shiach, vice president of program marketing at Unisys.

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SafeGuard 30m, based on the companys Intel-based ES700 servers, not only offers failover recovery in 30 minutes or less, but also breaks the distance barrier of about 125 miles—or 200 kilometers—and costs about 70 percent less than similar offerings from other vendors, Shiach said.

The SafeGuard solution will come in several models, including low-end offerings that can move up to 1TB of storage, midrange products that can move 5TB and a high-end version that can move up to 15TB, he said.

The 30m product is the first in a series of rollouts that Unisys has planned over the next few months to help businesses create what it calls the Real Time Infrastructure, or RTI. Like Hewlett-Packard Co.s Adaptive Enterprise and IBMs on-demand initiative, Unisys RTI program is designed to create an IT infrastructure that can dynamically and automatically adjust to business demands.

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RTI is part of a larger push by Unisys—called the 3D Visible Enterprise—that is aimed at giving customers a holistic view into their businesses, seeing the cause-and-effect of everything from IT to business strategy.

Shiach said Unisys is working with customers to give them that holistic view.

"Weve been able to go to clients and show them what the cause-and-effect, the consequences, to doing something to that business would be," he said. "We want to align IT to the business, make it flexible and responsive to business demands."

Over the next few months, Unisys is planning will roll out RTI solutions around such issues as consolidation, databases and business intelligence, according to Shiach.

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