Veritas and IBM partnership focuses on cloud workload resiliency

By: Dion Smith

As data grows rapidly and becomes fragmented across multiple clouds and virtual environments, unified data protection and business continuity are  becoming top priorities. Unified data protection is the best way for IT to deliver service level agreements (SLAs) while limiting cost and risk, regardless of where data resides. And many organizations find that the safest, most cost-effective way to achieve unified data protection is through a managed service.

In this environment, backup and disaster recovery (DR) technology from Veritas, delivered by IBM managed services, give you a high level of unified data protection and business continuity whether you’re backing up data to or in the cloud. This might seem like a subtle distinction, but each serves an important role. Backup to the cloud relies on cloud storage-as-a-service to reduce offsite tape warehousing costs by ensuring you only pay for the capacity used — and gives you fast, controllable data protection with on-demand scalability). Comparatively, backup in the cloud is an optimal approach for protecting workloads in the cloud and helps reduce infrastructure costs through smart storage. This enables you to use infrastructure as a service (IaaS) for offsite disaster recovery and backup as a service with the added benefit of cloud portability.

Unified Data Protection for Your Cloud

Together, Veritas and IBM offer clients high-quality, repeatable, and consistent backup and recovery built on more than 10 years of experience innovating and working together. A key feature of our joint solution is Cloud Object Storage (COS) with deduplication, automatic removal of redundant data. COS reduces costs by eliminating the need for offsite warehousing and optimizes data transfer and storage in the cloud.

The close integration of Veritas data protection and management with IBM Cloud services includes advanced functionality such as immersive visualization tools. By aggregating a comprehensive view of your IBM Cloud environment, we can help answer such questions as to whether your data is protected appropriately, whether it can or should be deleted, and whether you’re missing less expensive storage opportunities. The ability to automate these decisions can go a long way toward supporting your General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) efforts too.

Cloud and Business Continuity

business resiliency service helps protect your data in the event of a disaster, but you can get even more protection and efficiency through our joint solution. In the face of increasingly complex environments that span hybrid cloud environments, on-premises and virtualized infrastructures, a joint data backup and protection solution helps you reduce complexity, increase scalability and save money.

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About The Author

Dion Smith

Vice President, Global Strategic Partners, Veritas

Dion has worked in the IT industry for the past 25 years with a Global career specialising in Channel transformations & new market creation. He has led direct Sales, channel Sales, channel GTM & programs, channel transformation & operations for some of the largest blue-chip companies WW. He currently lives in the UK with his... Read more