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The next big leaps for IBM modern data protection

Data security, Multicloud, Storage

Recent analyst research indicates why hybrid multicloud support is becoming increasingly important. According to a 2019 ESG report [1], 67 percent of organizations surveyed currently use public cloud services in their data protection environment. Among those companies, on average 26 percent of their protection environments (measured by amount of data) are housed in the cloud, ...read more


Why data protection for VMs is vital to your business

Hybrid cloud storage, Integrated infrastructure, Software-defined computing...

This is part two of a guest blog post series about the challenges of data protection in a VM-intensive computing environment. In my previous post, I discussed the importance of making data protection easier for a wide group of personnel responsible for working with virtual machines (VMs) and the associated data. In this post, I ...read more


Expanding data protection to meet the challenges of VM growth

Hybrid cloud storage, Integrated infrastructure, Software-defined computing...

This is part one of a two-part guest blog series on addressing the data protection challenges of working and operating in a virtual machine (VM)-intensive computing environment. Part I focuses on the ways in which automation and ease-of-use bring data protection functionality to a wider group of users. VM admins, DevOps personnel, backup and storage ...read more


VM protection and availability made easy

Data security, Software-defined computing, Software-defined storage...

There is too much complexity in backup and data protection. Even the solutions that tout their simplicity can take weeks to setup and hours to recover – even if you’re a backup expert. However, there are fewer backup and storage specialists. As organizations move toward agile processes that embrace cloud and virtual machines, backup is ...read more


Expanding cloud options

Cloud computing, Data security, Hybrid cloud storage...

According to industry analysts, more than 50 percent of IT spending will be cloud-based by 2018.[1] IBM research confirms that 75 percent of enterprises in the US plan to increase cloud investment.[2] It’s clear that cloud computing has become a foundational part of 21st century IT infrastructure solutions. Data protection is one area that has ...read more


Open PaaS – hybrid cloud on IBM PureApplication

Looking at the evolution of IBM PureApplication from 2012 to 2016, PureApplication has a bright future. With hundreds of units sold and three versions available (System, Service on SoftLayer and Software), the PureApplication platform has made its way into the IBM cloud management portfolio. Now, the future is more promising than ever. PureApplication is becoming ...read more