IBM expands investment in data protection

By | 2 minute read | May 24, 2021

IBM’s customers continue to validate that data protection and cyber resiliency are key challenges on their hybrid cloud journey toward digital transformation. Modernization of applications and the shift to container-native solutions are prerequisites for speed and agility, and this goes hand-in-hand with best-in-class data management practices for high availability, disaster recovery and data resiliency.

As another clear example of IBM’s commitment to our customers’ ongoing transformation success, as well as our venerable storage business unit, IBM has acquired technology assets and the associated engineering teams from Catalogic Software, a proven provider of data protection, copy data management and data resiliency solutions.

Catalogic Software has been an important development resource for IBM Storage® technologies over the past few years, and these acquired assets and engineering talent have helped innovate our award-winning IBM Spectrum® Protect Plus and IBM Spectrum® Copy Data Management solutions.

This move will enable IBM to swiftly integrate advanced data protection and cyber resiliency capabilities into our highly anticipated IBM Spectrum® Fusion family of container-native software defined storage solutions. Designed for AI, analytic and big data applications and workloads, Spectrum Fusion will seamlessly span edge, core data center and hybrid cloud environments (announced April 27th). In addition, we will leverage the technologies to continue to accelerate our data protection roadmap and advance these products, as well as enable new hybrid cloud and container-native cyber resiliency capabilities across the entire portfolio.

“Modern data protection and data resilience are top-of-mind with our customers, from the largest to the smallest,” said John Callisto, Vice President, US Sales at GlassHouse Systems. “To solve the multitude of challenges they face to keep their data protected and resilient, they rely on IBM’s Spectrum Protect family, which not only protects their data, but enables them to recover quickly in the event of a breach. With today’s agreement, IBM will be able to continue to accelerate their leading-edge data resilience and data protection solutions.”

This investment also further bolsters our leadership in hybrid cloud and container-centric data protection and cyber resilience. IBM Spectrum Protect Plus, which is already used by several cloud providers for their backup-as-a-service offerings, is also available from several of the largest hyperscalers, including IBM Cloud, through their cloud marketplaces.

Simply put, Catalogic Software’s technology combined with IBM’s storage portfolio will help customers discover, secure, protect and manage data from the edge, to the data center, to the public cloud. To find out more, please visit here and watch this space for more exciting developments.

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