A new cloud services that enable clients to protect, store and retrieve their most critical data in minutes versus days in the event of a disaster was announced by IBM (NYSE: IBM), according to Market Watch. With an analyst estimate of tens of thousands of dollars loss of revenue for every hour during downtime, IBM SmartCloud meets this challenge head on. The new services include server recovery, and archive with eDiscovery capabilities.
"’Now more than ever, companies are relying on a massive amount of data to run their businesses, storing it longer and retrieving it as needed,’ said Rick Ruiz, general manager of IBM's Business Continuity and Resiliency Services. ‘This creates a need for a business resilience strategy that will ensure continuous operation and create a competitive advantage to enable growth opportunities. Our new cloud services bring flexibility, scalability, and rapid provisioning to help accomplish that.’"