IBM has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Sanovi Technologies, a company that provides hybrid cloud recovery, cloud migration and business continuity software for enterprise data centers and cloud infrastructure. Founded in 2003, Sanovi is headquartered in Bangalore, India, and operates in the United States, the Middle East, and Asia. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.
With Sanovi’s software, IBM would further empower customers 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 would offer a solution that helps simplify and automate the disaster recovery process. It would help to manage recovery workflows while reducing recovery time, operating costs, and disaster recovery drill testing time.
From a central dashboard, 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.
“Our clients are embracing a digitized world where applications need to be ‘always-on,'” said Martin Jetter, Senior Vice President, Global Technology Services, IBM. “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.”
Upon close, which is expected by the end of 2016, IBM plans to integrate the Sanovi capabilities into the IBM Global Technology Services unit.
“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,” said Chandra Sekhar Pulamarasetti, co-founder and CEO of Sanovi. “Together, we will provide next-generation resiliency solutions for robust hybrid cloud deployments across the globe.”
In addition to being available as part of a managed resiliency service, IBM 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.