IBM has opened its new cloud resiliency center in Research Triangle Park (RTP), North Carolina. The new center provides business continuity capabilities in the cloud to protect companies from potential costly disruptions. Monitise, a worldwide provider of mobile banking and payments, is the first company to use the new cloud resiliency center.
IBM’s new resiliency center integrates cloud and traditional disaster recovery capabilities with innovative physical security features. With cloud resiliency services, the recovery time of 24 to 48 hours that was once deemed the industry standard has shrunk dramatically to a matter of minutes.
Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the resiliency center team will monitor developing disaster events and then mobilize as needed to ensure that the infrastructure for all customers is configured to handle the latest threats to keep data, applications, people and transactions secure.
150 IBM resiliency centers
With more than 30 million registered users and the value of payments and transfers across its platforms worth $88 billion annually, Monitise turned to IBM to help the company expand its mobile banking, payments and commerce ecosystem at cloud resilience centers in Boulder and the new center in RTP, North Carolina. By having IBM manage its cloud infrastructure, the company would be able to establish a resilient and highly flexible bank-grade architecture allowing Monitise to deliver uninterrupted service to its clients.
This year, IBM will also be opening two new cloud based resiliency centers in Mumbai, India and Izmir, Turkey. These new facilities – which will join the other 150 IBM resiliency centers – will speed up recovery times by virtually eliminating network latency while allowing businesses to manage federal and local data residency compliance regulations.
IBM Business Continuity and Resiliency Services (IBM BCRS) has more than 50 years of business continuity and disaster recovery experience with over 150 resiliency centers across 50 countries.