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April 15, 2014

IBM Enhances Softlayer Disaster Recovery Options

Months after acquiring SoftLayer, IBM (News - Alert) is planning to deliver SoftLayer’s clients a new set of cloud-capabilities and services that accelerate cloud adoption by securing vital company assets and maintaining continuous businesses operations, even in the event of a disaster. SoftLayer (News - Alert), a cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) company, was acquired by IBM in July 2013.

IBM announced that companies can quickly deploy innovative critical applications on a SoftLayer platform while ensuring that consumer loyalty and the company reputation are maintained.

IBM has helped more than 20,000 clients around the world transform their businesses. As  IBM continues to gain traction in the cloud, the company is  bringing those skills and support to the fast growing SoftLayer customer-base, providing the services needed to guarantee continuous businesses operations, prevent  outage and quick recovery from disaster, and do so applying all the analytics and threat protection of IBM security services.

In addition, IBM's Resiliency Consulting Services will also be extended to SoftLayer clients. These services, which integrate legacy IT environments with a private cloud and the SoftLayer platform, will help with resiliency assessment, planning and design, implementation and testing and more. These include Resiliency Consulting for Cloud, Cloud Managed Backup, Cloud Data Virtualization, Cloud Application Resiliency and Cloud Virtualized Server Recovery.

IBM will also be opening two new cloud based resiliency centers in Raleigh, North Carolina and Mumbai, India and these new facilities will join the 15 other global centers planned by SoftLayer.

IBM also unveiled enhancements to its BCRS cloud-based resiliency offerings designed to help clients ensure their businesses, applications and IT infrastructures are stable and running around the clock.

IBM will provide additional security services for SoftLayer customers including enhanced distributed denial of service (DDoS) protection, Web and email protection, managed endpoint protection and more.




Edited by Alisen Downey
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