IBM Launches SmartCloud Data Virtualization Service

IBM partners with copy data virtualization platform provider Actifo to launch a SmartCloud data virtualization service, and partners with Completel in France to build a unique, high performance cloud offering.

IBM partners with Actifo for SmartCloud Data Virtualization

IBM announced a new data virtualization service for its portfolio of cloud-based enterprise offerings.  The new service, IBM SmartCloud Data Virtualization (SCDV), will enable customers to decouple their application data from their physical infrastructure.  By virtualizing data management, a single physical copy can be used to create multiple virtual copies, in support of any business application. IBM SCDV leverages Actifio’s Virtual Data Pipeline technology to provide a model for managing critical data, without the expense of managing excess copies.

“IBM’s SmartCloud Data Virtualization combines the power of Actifio’s data virtualization platform with IBM’s Resiliency technology and operational reliability,” said Laurence Guihard-Joly, General Manager for IBM’s Business Continuity and Resiliency Services. “As part of our growing portfolio of cloud software, services and expertise that help clients tackle any IT or business challenge with confidence, security and trust, SCDV will not only offer many customers faster recovery times at better price points, it will enable them to leverage their protected data as a business asset rather than simply an insurance policy.”

IBM’ SoftLayer to develop Cloud in France

IBM and French company Completel announced the signing of an Infrastructure as a Service contract, to deploy a unique high speed cloud. The agreement ties Completel’s network infrastructure and IBM’s SoftLayer Cloud Computing to support their customers in the digital era. This offer will be available throughout France for Completel’s clients (including SMEs/SMIs, public sector) and partners (Independent Software Vendors, Systems Integrators). Completel engaged IBM because it is uniquely positioned to lead in the cloud market, and will have 40 data centers worldwide in 2014, among which one that will be open in Paris in the second semester of 2014.

“In this year of the IBM France Centennial, we are very proud to work with Completel in this new cloud challenge, definitely aimed at providing outstanding performance to its customers.” says Rémi Lassiaille, General Manager, IBM France Global Technology Services. “By combining its expertise in Very High Speed Telecoms solutions to new SoftLayer cloud infrastructure services, it will allow new uses for its customers.”

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John Rath is a veteran IT professional and regular contributor at Data Center Knowledge. He has served many roles in the data center, including support, system administration, web development and facility management.

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