Statement of direction: IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Microsoft Azure and Safeguarded Copy for the IBM FlashSystem family and IBM SAN Volume Controller

IBM United States Software Announcement 221-137
March 23, 2021

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IBM® intends to deliver an updated version of IBM Spectrum® Virtualize for Public Cloud that will be available for use on Microsoft™ Azure's infrastructure as a service.

IBM intends to deliver a Safeguarded Copy function in IBM Spectrum Virtualize for the IBM FlashSystem family and IBM SAN Volume Controller, similar to what is currently available for IBM DS8900. This function is designed to help protect copies of data in the event of a cyberattack.

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