has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Bangalore, India headquartered, Sanovi Technologies
. Sanovi provides hybrid cloud recovery, cloud migration and business continuity software for enterprise data centers and cloud infrastructure, for an undisclosed amount. IBM claims to have made this move to bolster its SDR (Software Defined Resiliency
) strategy and Disaster Recovery services for clients undergoing digital and hybrid cloud transformation.
Leveraging Sanovi’s software
According to Big Blue, Sanovi’s software will further empower its clients to redefine their disaster recovery strategy in the face of unprecedented industry change. The addition of Sanovi’s orchestration technology to IBM’s existing resiliency portfolio offers a solution that helps simplify and automate the disaster recovery process, helps to manage recovery workflows, and can help to reduce recovery time, operating costs, and disaster recovery drill testing time.
Using the software, resiliency professionals can automate and monitor recovery point and time objectives in their disaster recovery environments by application, server, or data base to work towards business driven recovery outcomes, from a central dashboard. IBM believes that this will be a crucial differentiator for clients making decisions on their risk posture, as many still use paper based exercises or sample tests based on estimations that potentially mischaracterize actual recovery time and recovery point objectives of their applications.
Martin Jetter, Senior Vice President, Global Technology Services, IBM said, “Our clients are embracing a digitized world where applications need to be ‘always-on. As a cloud-native company, Sanovi will strengthen our resiliency portfolio to manage the broad range of applications, data, and IT systems of our clients balancing digital and hybrid cloud transformation with increased regulatory compliance.”
Future with Sanovi
The acquisition is expected to close by the end of this year, where IBM will be integrating Sanovi capabilities in the IBM Global Technology Services, which entails the SDR offerings. Big Blue claims that its Resiliency Services is continuously evolving to learn, anticipate and confront the growing range of natural and man-made risks surrounding businesses today.
Moving forward, IBM envisions leveraging Watson Analytics to expand Sanovi’s Disaster Recovery Management (DRM) capabilities and enable organizations to move from business continuity planning to more proactive resiliency programs that help anticipate potential failures before they happen.
In addition to being available as part of a managed resiliency service, IBM also plans to make Sanovi DRM available as a stand-alone software license for partners and customers looking to optimize in-house and vendor run resiliency programs.
Chandra Sekhar Pulamarasetti, Co-Founder and CEO, Sanovi said, “IBM’s technology leadership in hybrid cloud infrastructure and resiliency services makes it a clear choice to bring end-to-end services to our customers and transformational value to IBM’s existing client base. Together, we will provide next-generation resiliency solutions for robust hybrid cloud deployments across the globe.”