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IBM Launches SmartCloud Data Virtualization Service

February 7, 2014

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.Data_Center_Knowledge_Logo

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.”

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